The Briar Patch 8: Survive Without Getting Paid / by Trek fm

Borg Collectivism vs. Individualism.

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Running Time: 1 hour 9 minutes 00 seconds
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Throughout Star Trek, the Borg—with a few breakaway exceptions—is presented as a single mind. As first seen on The Next Generation, they all do “what is best for the hive.” But is that the full story, or is there truly a Queen that controls the thoughts of the Collective, as shown in First Contact and Voyager?

In this episode of The Briar Patch, hosts Patrick Devlin and Guinevere Liberty Nell discuss the Borg and the differences between collectivism and individualism. They take a look at how a drone operates versus how the Queen operates, and discuss whether the Queen is part of the hive mind or is an individual who controls the hive.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
Lenin was the Borg Queen (00:08:35)
Does the Queen Think for Herself? (00:12:30)
She Didn’t Have to Ask Permission (00:17:00)
Borg Origins (00:27:49)
Is the Central Plexus a Stand-in for the Internet (00:34:30)
Does this Slow Progress? (00:42:15)
Final Thoughts (01:01:21)
Closing (01:05:41)


Hosts

Patrick Devlin and Guinevere Liberty Nell

Production

Guinevere Liberty Nell (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)