|"We are the Borg, lower your shields and surrender your ships, we will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own, your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."|
The Borg: perhaps the scariest enemy every created in Star Trek, and certainly the breakout hit of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After the first attempt to create a recurring foe for the second Star Trek series, the Ferengi, ended up creating a comedic race rather than the desired threatening species the writers managed to pull a real rabbit out of their hat.
However, I was very nervous about using the Borg in my Star Trek game and put off their debut until our fourth block of gaming. I was quick enough to use the Klingons, Romulans, Q, Cardassians and Bajorans - as well as more obscure races like the Husnock and Iconians - but the Borg were something I didn't want to run into.
Because the Borg... have problems.