Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Borg And The Cylons (Part Two)



Guest Poster: The Borg Queen

The Conference Chamber at Borg HQ is a mass of confusion.

Our Leader, the Alpha Borg Queen, has given an audience to a representative of artificial creatures known as Cylons. Seven warned me that this person might be troublesome, but I didn't realise how much.

Six, the Cylon representative has informed all of us Queens that our way of life is coming to an end.

The first thing I thought of was that she wanted to ban Christmas parties.

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"Why do we not just destroy you now?" shouts out the Troi Queen, "That would send a message to you creatures not to come around here again."



"If you wish to do that, you are welcome to." replies Six with a pitying smile, "I would merely be ressurected and downloaded into an identical body."

The Queens are amazed at this ability, and even our Leader is impressed.

"That is very interesting." the Alpha Borg Queen says to her, "But we have been kind enough to give you this audience. What evidence is there that your race is any threat to us?"

The atmosphere seems very tense, as if someone is about to light a match in a roomful of gas.

Six calls out to something from behind the stage.

"You can come out now."



A huge metallic creature strides towards Six and stands behind her. There are gasps of amazement from the seated Queens, as if they are watching a firework display. The creature has enough metal to keep a scrap merchant in business for years.

"This is Norman, my Centurian guardian." Six tells us. "Millions of these Cylons are attacking and taking over planets in the galaxy, incuding ones that were held by the Borg."

"The Borg do not lose planets!" the Alpha Borg Queen states defiantly, "We are supreme!"

"Oh really?" Six says with a hint of sarcasm, "What happened to Borg Sector 9.oo.99 on the outer rim of the galaxy?"

Our Leader looks embarrassed.

"Something happened. I am not sure." she says, "We did not get incoming reports."

"Here's an incoming report." Six snaps back, "The Cylons came through and wiped you out before you could do anything."

"What do you want?" our Leader says with a resigned air.

"We have a particular interest to acquire Earth in Sector 0:00:01" Six casually mentions, "As well as all the planets in the galaxy."

"The Federation are formidable opponents." the Alpha Borg Queen warns, "And so are we."

"That may well be." Six says with a smile.

She and Norman exit the stage, and our Leader turns to us.

"My Queens." she says, "I let Six go so she can get word of the situation. The Cylons may well be a threat to the Borg way of life, and, for that matter, any planet that we have not assimilated yet. We must all band together and drive them out."

With that, she leaves and I go get another ice cream to replace the one I dropped earlier.

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Editor's note:

Mimi has sent me this meme (no pun intended). I have continued her theme of seven book facts about myself. I haven't passed on the rules as I don't intend to give it for people to do unless they want to.

1: One of the first intelligent books I read was Frankenstein by Mary Woolstonecraft Shelley.

2: I love historical fiction, with Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl being the best. It is much better than the movie.

3: A book I abandoned because I disliked the characters so much was The Time Traveller's Wife.

4: The worst book I ever read was Patricia Cornwell's Blowfly. I was a biig fan before I read that book. I actually read it all, as I thought it would get better.

5: The weepiest book was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Highly original.

6: Best book this year was The Host by Stephanie Meyer. A real page turner about an alien invasion narrated by the alien and the body of the woman she has taken over.

7: All time favourite book is Gustav Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

22 comments:

The Curmudgeon said...

An alliance with the Borg against the Cylons? Interesting. Also dangerous.

Linda said...

Going to need more than an ice cream to get through this I think!

Adam said...

Tag, you're it!

http://letmycamerongo.blogspot.com/2008/11/alphabet-meme.html

Gordon said...

Tell me you got a good scan of that tin can! Let me at it, I'll splat it or wait - hmm this might work, okay so hey it's totally black market illegal - I did acquire some interesting bio-warfare "stuff" I might just be able to come up with a way to give the cylons something a bit nasty, a bit like the "flu virus" of the early 21st century except this will have a bit more of a bite..
I may even be able to engineer it to "eat" into the metal cyborg casing and only the casing.
The Anti-dote will be available
Signing off we don't know who's listening in..

M. C. Pearson said...

Oh my gosh. You are SO funny! We started watching Battlestar Galactica just last month...rented them all through Blockbuster. This is great! I'll have to make sure I tell my boys to read this tomorrow. Ha!

BTW, you've been tagged. Go here to see the details:

http://tagsandotherformsofmischief.blogspot.com/2008/11/7-random-facts-tag-book-edition.html

Bruce Cain said...

let the tin cans weaken each other then take them out.

Bilbo said...

Uh, oh...

Jesus H. Christ said...

Lol...the Borg got owned.

Amanda said...

Cylons....interesting. I didn't think there would be another 'race' that could beat the borg!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Pass the ice cream

No_Newz said...

Ah, your words cut me to the quick. LOL! I didn't toss him aside, I just parked his ass by the curb! LOL!

Why do I always land on your blog in the middle of a series??

BTW, I posted an update this morning about Operation RoLo.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

No Newz, this is not the middle of a series. I'll be back to it a little later.

M. C. Pearson said...

Great answers Jean-Luc! Thanks for playing.

My boys are now reading this...all excited about Cylons vs Borg. LOL.

Jen said...

That's actually pretty interesting, thinking about what Cylons and the Borg would make of each other. I wonder if the Borg could assimilate a "skin job" Cylon, there's plenty of organic material there but you'd have to overcome their programming. Who knows, maybe that would be easier than subverting a human.

On a nerdy note, which I'm sure you can appreciate even though it's a different universe... They had to cauterize Sage's scalp after her biopsy today. Man, that smells bad! We distracted her by explaining that cautery is why Luke Skywalker didn't bleed to death when Darth Vader cut off his hand. Then we started thinking about what it must smell like when they have one of those huge light saber battles...P-U!!! Sometimes I'm just glad to live in the present.

Titania Starlight said...

Norman reminds me of that evil Maximilian from The Black Hole. A lot more scary though. :O)

Michael Manning said...

SIX! :D)

Ellee Seymour said...

I love Madame Bovary too.

zyriana.com said...

Oh I love it! Great story line!

Chu said...

Seeing the history and goals of these 2 races, it would be interesting to see a crossover story linking them together. The Borg could have originated from the Cylons. We know there are millions of "skin jobs" left after the ending of BSG (on account that there are dozens, if not hundreds of basestars that weren't involved in BSG's final battle). The centurions could have rebelled against the humanoid models for enslaving them and limiting their higher cognative functions. They would have them seen their attempt at creating humanoid models as a failure, and developed an alternative - implanting cybernetic components in humanoid models and linking them on a singular and equal level, thereby eliminating the drive of one group's desire to impose control over the other. The Borg's goal of perfection falls in line with the Cylon objective of evolving, and the remaining Cylons could have evolved into the Borg of the Start Trek universe over the course of 150,000 years. If the Borg one day managed to assimilate humanity, it would fulfill the hybrid's prophecy of Kara Thrace's place as the harbinger of death, leading humanity to its last phase of life before its end at the hands of the Borg.

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