History Fridge / StarTrekFirstContact

8th Feb '17 10:02:20 PM Statzkeen
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* In the trailer, Data recites the Borg catchphrase, "Resisitance is futile," but [[ItsPronouncedTroPay places the emphasis on the first syllable of "futile."]] Not only did this hint to the audience that [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Data didn't join the collective,]] it's a MeaningfulEcho of when Polaski mispronounced Data's name in a similar fashion on the show. Data didn't simply mock the Borg, he emphasized that they were never compatible.

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* In the trailer, Data recites the Borg catchphrase, "Resisitance is futile," but [[ItsPronouncedTroPay places the emphasis on the first syllable of "futile."]] pronounces it more like "feutal" than "fewtile".]] Not only did this hint to the audience that [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Data didn't join the collective,]] it's a MeaningfulEcho of when Polaski mispronounced Data's name in a similar fashion on the show. Data didn't simply mock the Borg, he emphasized that they were never compatible.
3rd Feb '17 6:02:59 PM ThallianGold
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* In the trailer, Data recites the Borg catchphrase, "Resisitance is futile," but [[ItsPronouncedTroPay places the emphasis on the first syllable of "futile."]] Not only did this hint to the audience that [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Data didn't join the collective,]] it's a MeaningfulEcho of when Polaski mispronounced Data's name in a similar fashion on the show. Data didn't simply mock the Borg, he emphasized that they were never compatible.
31st Oct '16 10:26:40 AM StarTropes
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*** According to the novel ''Rogue'', the ''Enterprise'' lost nearly two hundred--one-quarter of her crew. Including those who were assimilated and then died with the queen.
7th Oct '16 10:34:41 AM Asvarduil
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* Speaking of Replicators and physical weapons being more difficult for the Borg to adapt to, why not replicate polearms - a ranged, physical weapon that's easy to use with limited training - and use those to fight the Borg?
31st May '16 1:46:13 AM Doug86
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*** Or, you know, it could actually be sequestered in his baldric sash (only moving it to his spacesuit during the spacewalk scene since melee combat was expected). The premiere episode of ''StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Klingon who crash-lands on Earth withdraw a blade from his sash. Klingons being the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] of the franchise, it's quite plausible.

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*** Or, you know, it could actually be sequestered in his baldric sash (only moving it to his spacesuit during the spacewalk scene since melee combat was expected). The premiere episode of ''StarTrekEnterprise'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Klingon who crash-lands on Earth withdraw a blade from his sash. Klingons being the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] of the franchise, it's quite plausible.
6th May '16 7:08:06 AM aye_amber
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* Everyone gave grief to the writers about why Picard didn't replicate [[MoreDakka physical guns]] (which ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' proved Starfleet possessed at least replicator files for) when the phasers were fully adapted to. After all, he was able to shoot up two drones on the holodeck without the shields deflecting anything. However, notice that the second drone took MANY more hits before going down. Borg are ''perfectly'' capable of adapting to traditional gunfire, except it just ricochets off the armor plating instead of producing a green flash.

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* Everyone gave grief to the writers about why Picard didn't replicate [[MoreDakka physical guns]] (which ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' proved Starfleet possessed at least replicator files for) when the phasers were fully adapted to. After all, he was able to shoot up two drones on the holodeck without the shields deflecting anything. However, notice that the second drone took MANY more hits before going down. Borg are ''perfectly'' capable of adapting to traditional gunfire, except it just ricochets off the armor plating instead of producing a green flash.
3rd May '16 2:50:22 PM psionycx
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* The severity of post-WorldWarIII conditions is subtly underlined by the fact that there was ''no'' U.S. government response to a Borg sphere dropping into low-orbit and opening fire on Montana! No military forces came to investigate and no contact with anybody outside of the Bozeman village occurred. Likewise, the simple fact that a nuclear missile was sitting, seemingly abandoned, in its silo where a bunch of people could start converting it into a manned spacecraft suggests that the government and military were no longer in a position to track their assets. This is reinforced in that they were able to actually launch the ''Phoenix'' seemingly without having to deal with any civilian or military authorities overseeing rocket launches. There was basically no well-organized government left!
3rd Jan '16 10:02:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* May also count as a ShoutOut, but the song "Ooby Dooby" by RoyOrbison that Cochrane plays on the jukebox is also featured prominently in the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. And you might say that the primary mission of this film is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right what the Borg made go wrong]].

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* May also count as a ShoutOut, but the song "Ooby Dooby" by RoyOrbison Music/RoyOrbison that Cochrane plays on the jukebox is also featured prominently in the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. And you might say that the primary mission of this film is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right what the Borg made go wrong]].
18th Dec '15 9:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* SFDebris pointed out that Picard's raving about not sacrificing the ''Enterprise''-E could be in part justified because of his anger at losing the ''Enterprise''-D in the the previous film, and lingering feelings of having lost the ''Stargazer'' before the events of TNG. Note that Picard has a look of utter horror on his face when he realizes the model he smashed in the cabinet with the gun is that of the ''Enterprise''-D which is why his "Make them pay" rant goes off the deep end.

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* SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris pointed out that Picard's raving about not sacrificing the ''Enterprise''-E could be in part justified because of his anger at losing the ''Enterprise''-D in the the previous film, and lingering feelings of having lost the ''Stargazer'' before the events of TNG. Note that Picard has a look of utter horror on his face when he realizes the model he smashed in the cabinet with the gun is that of the ''Enterprise''-D which is why his "Make them pay" rant goes off the deep end.
18th Dec '15 12:56:19 PM starwolf99
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** In addition to Starfleet concerned about Riker deferring to Picard's judgement, there is also the issue of Riker in the previous film ''losing the flagship of the Federation'' to an old Klingon Bird of Prey. Starfleet was concerned not only on Picard's ability to command but Riker's after that disastrous battle.
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