This natural resistance to assimilation provides another intrinsic and ancient link between Borg and Romulan kind. Frequently, during Borg encounters, there's often a survivor or two, such as Guinan, or the people Seven saved in "Dark Frontier", so given that the Borg have probably encountered the Dominion at least once, there was probably at least one survivor, who probably told the Dominion government "Hey, I'll take what I can get in terms of Borg defense, and the Dominion is worth a shot". The main feature of the Borg as life forms is their mixture of organic and artificial life - Borg drones are created by "assimilating" organic matter with technological enhancements and a connection to a hive mind. Finding their new cyborgs couldn't be controlled, the Romulans might've subsequently launched their fledgling creation into the Delta Quadrant (where the Borg are first discovered) and established the Zhat Vash to ensure the secret remained covered, both from Romulans and from other species. We have every reason to think the Borg were a powerful technologically advanced faction while the major Alpha and Beta Quadrant powers were still developing warp drive. It was the Caeliar. In fact, the Romulans likely have benefited from Borg technology for over a decade; the Star Trek: Picard trailer shows a sign inside the Borg Cube that says "This facility has gone 5843 days without an assimilation". Maybe the Romulans have battled the borg and somehow fought them off, which has left them kind of traumatized. Like the Borg say, resistance is futile. Those … What is known is by … The Romulans being the main adversary until the Borg come along. The big thing Picard does is explore the ramifications of the destruction of Romulus, which was the catalyst for the events of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (2009) new Kelvin timeline. As a basis, he considered what the ancient Roman Empire might have looked like had it developed to the point of spaceflight. Given Jean-Luc Picard's own traumatic experiences with them, the Borg have appeared quite prominently throughout the first season of Star Trek: Picard. At least, that's my canon. The Romulans being the main adversary until the Borg come along. The aging ex-Enterprise captain is now leading a hastily-assembled crew on a hopeless mission to find the other daughter before the pesky Romulans do. What are the Romulans doing, period? The Borg almost destroyed The Federation. Incalculably long ago in the Mass Effect universe, a synthetic life uprising became a threat to all organic life, so the Leviathan created Catalyst with the mandate of protecting organic life. But how does Bruce Maddox factor into such a shadowy plot? In terms of mythology, Star Trek: Picard delves heavily into both Borg and Romulan lore. For the primary universe counterpart, see Romulan Star Empire. That’s what I’m starting to think. The Borg are cybernetic organisms linked in a hive mind called "the Collective". What are they doing aboard this cube? I can't wrap my brain around that. share | improve this question | follow | asked Nov 2 '17 at 9:23. colmde colmde. In the mirror universe, the Romulan Republic (sometimes known as the Romulan Empire) was an interstellar state government composed of member planets, colonies, and other outposts. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Well the Borg were shown to be all over the Galaxy far away from the Alpha Quadrant & possibly existed millenniums before the Romulans even went into space & the when the Romuluns did first encounter the Borg, they didn't know what they were & thought the Federation was responsible. True but most of Star Trek takes place in the Milky Way galaxy. Reply. However, there is something more insidious bubbling beneath the surface, no doubt connected to the Romulans' new mission to deconstruct an entire Cube of Borg drones. Why are the Romulans interested in the Borg? i always thought it was just the standard story of the vulcans creating AI, and then blew up in their faces. Unlikely. TL;DnR: I think the Zhat Vash are the Borg, who were created by the Romulans and Species 1 and 2 are the Klingons and the Remans. The Romulans … Since joining the Screen Rant fold, Craig has been involved in breaking news stories and mildly controversial ranking lists, but now works predominantly as a features writer. I really doubt it. We’ve known the Borg interacted with the Romulans from the first season of The Next Generation. I'm hearing now rumors that they are deciding that the Romulans created the Borg. Adding together a shared Romulan/Borg myth, a deep dark secret and a burning hatred for robots, the most obvious conclusion is that the Romulans were somehow integral in the creation of the Borg. Star Trek news and discussion. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. The attacks the Romulans complain about dangled as an unresolved plot device for quite some time, but there was a plan: Hurley had meant for this episode to compose part of a trilogy in which the Borg would be formally introduced. The Borg got there within a year or so (I don't remember exactly). Well, the Romulans left Vulcan around the 4th century CE, and the Borg were first reported a thousand years later, albeit on the other side of the galaxy, and long before propulsion like that was invented. ... Maybe a little slash fic. How could it have worked? Related: Star Trek Theory: Picard's New Hologram Evolved From DS9's Vic Fontaine. Similar reasoning would also explain how Ramdha recognizes Soji as Seb-Cheneb - her Romulan side knows the myth, but her Borg enhancements recognize Data's daughter as the leader who will break their chains. According to Romulan legend, the "Day of Annihilation" will come when " all the shackled demons break their chains " and are led by a "Destroyer" called Seb-Cheneb. If the Borg Collective encountered paradoxical information about its own creation — thanks to the memories of the Romulans — it might be enough to make it short-circuit. So yes, I see Alex Kurtzman making the connection & making them being made by the Romulans. The Borg Queen comes closest, but merely acts as a leader, rather than a progenitor. If Soji is designed to lead the Borg, why would've Maddox created her as such? Sure, the Klingons were a problem for a while, and the Borg seemed really dangerous at first, ... 6 Romulans: Created The Federation. The Borg are an alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. A major clue that the Romulans could've created the Borg many centuries ago comes from a prophecy spoken by a Romulan scholar called Ramdha. With the mention of big secrets so profound... this is the only thing that would make sense at this point. The Zhat Vash may have the same thinking. No slash fic. The Borg are a whole new ballgame, she says. But, as so often happens when a female — an El-Aurian, in this case — speaks truth to power, her warnings fall on deaf ears. 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Although any further details would be purely speculative, it fits with the established canon and timeline that the ancient Romulans could've started experimenting with artificial life forms, accidentally created the Borg and realized the terror their experiments had given rise to. The attacks the Romulans complain about dangled as an unresolved plot device for quite some time, but there was a plan: Hurley had meant for this episode to compose part of a trilogy in which the Borg would be formally introduced. The last we see of the Romulan Empire in the timeline is … There are the warlike Klingons, the trickster Q, and the relentless Borg -- but before most of Trek's repeat villains came the Romulans. If that's a technology the Vulcans had at one time, it's easy to imagine them developing lifelike androids. Someone made the comparison that at some point in the ancient, distant past the Vulcans might have had their own version of Butlerian Jihad, in which AI were narrowly defeated and subsequently shunned. The Borg seek to assimilate cultures and technologies that would … I love her outfit so much!!! Thank you! Nevertheless, Bruce was a clever boy, and if he could somehow make the connection between the Romulans and the Borg, he might've been tempted into creating the perfect android life form that would not only complete his life's work as a technical achievement, but would also succeed in bringing down both the Romulans and the Federation, gaining revenge upon those who thwarted his research in the first place. If the Borg Collective encountered paradoxical information about its own creation — thanks to the memories of the Romulans — it might be enough to make it short-circuit. Attacked just as the Federation had some other adversaries, but none as evil and capable the. 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