Tuesday, November 04, 2008
The Borg And The Cylons (Part One)
Guest Poster: The Borg Queen
"Frankly, I fail to see what all the fuss is about." Queen 04 tells me as we talk in the staff powder room of the Borg home planet, "After all, we never grant an audience to any other races."
"Quite so, 04." I reply, "But Seven of Nine, my reprentative on the Federation starship Enterprise has sent me a warning that the race she encountered at the Artificial Life Form Convention might be serious trouble to our way of life."
"Indeed!" answers 04, "That is most surprising. The Borg are the dominant force in the galaxy. We aim to assimilate and eradicate all...."
"Yes, yes." I say, listening to the familiar rhetoric as I get a paper towel and wash my hands, "But when the person Seven encountered suddenly turns up at Borg HQ requesting an audience with the Alpha Borg Queen, red flags went up, and our Leader has demanded that Borg Queens be present when we hear what this creature has to say."
We both leave the powder room and head for the Conference Chamber. I groan when we meet Borg Queen 02, otherise known as the Troi Borg Queen.
"We should not waste our time here!" Troi snaps, "I have a race of beings to destroy. We should simply wipe out these...what are they? Cylons? And then be on our way."
"We need to be careful, Troi." I warn her, "This race might be more powerful than first thought. If they choose to come right into the centre of Borg territory, they must think they have the ability to leave."
Troi snorts with derision. She has always thought herself superior, having come from a universe where the Borg reign supreme."
"We are Borg!" she says defiantly, "Resistance is futile."
I agree, but I like to see the enemy first.
In the Conference Chamber, we all sit in our seats marked with our Cube numbers. After I have some ice cream from the drone seller, we wait for our Leader to arrive.
She arrives on the stage in a multitude of flashing green lights.
"Greetings my Queens." she announces, "I am announcing a representative from the race known as Cylons so that she may speak to us."
"Why do we allow this?" the Troi Queen shouts, nearly dropping her ice cream, "We are the Borg, and reign supreme."
"You will be silent!" orders our Leader, "Indeed we are supreme, but we always listen to others...before we destroy them."
Everyone seems satified at this.
"Now." our Leader says, "Welcome on the stage, the Cylon representative named Six."
A gorgeous blonde in the shape of a human glides on to the stage. Some of the Queens look in awe, Troi looks in seething hatred.
"Welcome, Six." our Leader says to her, "What have you got to tell us?"
"Thank you for giving me the chance to speak." Six says to her, "I am here to tell you all that your way of life is coming to an end. The Cylons are here."
This time, it's me that drops my ice cream.
To be continued...