Reviewer: CeJay Signed
12 Sep 2021
Chapter 56: Episode 28.2: The Covenant - King Prometheus
My first question here is: How? My second and third question are also, how?
I mean, that's quite something. Every single planet in the galaxy, no matter their level of technology? And the whole Organian you-can-no-longer-do-battle thing?
The technology and complexity to pull this off is mind boggling. The impact on countless societies is probably immeasurable. But, if this works, the galaxy survives. That's worth it.
It'll be a very different galaxy afterwards, however, I wager.
Also, sharing existential information in cartoon form? Hysterical. Reminds me of the recent Loki show. Although I wonder if there aren't societies out there who may consider cartoons, or any kind of filmed medium like that offensive or otherwise inappropriate.
Another reader referred to this scene as "toon-splainin'.." The Doctor's new bedside manner...
Not every planet - just a majority of those in the Alpha and parts of the Beta quadrants - which are the only areas under threat. And only those innocents that are in Federation or other available databases and have sufficient technology for the borg to cannibalize.
The Collective Rannaisance happened about 3 months before the onset of the Klingon War. The Doctor has had 6 months to put partially assimilated (borg on the inside only) agents in place, infect viewers and ships with nanites and cannibalize local tech to create shield emitters where needed. Assisted by the ultra-fast Minerva and four people capable of instantaneous travel... It's not magic - just a LOT of work and creative use of borg-tech. The Borg Queen just didn't have the Doctor's diabolical imagination.
Of course, with no shortage of assimilated klingon and romulan engineers, it was easy to cloak the borg cubes so no one notice their arrival.