hunter killer wrote:ok, i'll give you that one, but the zerg would be able to track the borg just as easily if not easier through the same reasoning.
The point, however, is that the Borg have nothing interesting to track. The Borg (and, for that matter, the Zerg) aren't subtle, just malicious. You would basically turn on your Borg-detecting-thing and say "...look...Borg space." The Zerg are unique in having concentrated points to attack.
i'm pretty sure that was only the scouts that had some problems.
and the reason all the races are still there is because kerrigan took 4 years to evolve the zerg (she got bored and decided to invent the "power overwhelming" cheat or something).
What scouts? I seem to remember SC1 ending with a direct attack on the overmind itself, and it was defeated with a group of exiled Protoss and Raynor's splinter faction of Terrans.
accually, there are quite a few things in nature that reacts with itself, hydrogen peroxide (i'm pretty sure) being one example. and there could be a catalyse within the devour/ what ever other unit to stop the acid/chemical from reacting within the body, or it might have to be activated by an enzyme which is mixed with the chemical only after it exits the body. with out anything from the SC writers, these are all better explainations than "the devour, which sometimes fights in space, spits an acid that react with metals, biological matter, and the protoss psionic shield', it sounds worse than my theory.
But what are you proposing this chemical does upon reacting with itself? An acid does damage by reacting with the target material, but here there simply isn't any. All the shield has to do is divert the actually acid that's being flung at it, which I can explain below.
accually, i've never seen a starship fly into heavy astroids in startrek, although i might be wrong. and after a starship go to warp, it enters subspace and can not interact with any astroids.
I'm not talking about heavy asteroids, although see season 7 of TNG, "The Pegasus" for a very good example of flying, uh, into heavy asteroids. In reality, asteroid fields are not dense enough to cause that much problem. However, I'm talking about micrometeorites. These are very tiny pieces of debris that are quite common in space--as I said, they're a big problem even for our modern ships--and when you're going really fast, they've got a lot of kinetic energy to unload at you. (Or you've got the kinetic energy. Relativistic and such.) Warp drive is not what I necessarily referred to, although it should be noted that warp drive does not enable one to go through objects--see the aforementioned TNG episode for a device that does, in fact, do that. I don't recall any mentions in canon about being able to pass through things while in warp drive. I don't think "enters subspace" is the right term, either. Subspace is probably the least well-defined piece of technobabble in trek (and that is saying a LOT) but it is clear from some sources, notably TNG 6x05 "Schisms", that "going into subspace" is not the same thing as warp drive.
haven't you ever seen the infested command center? the zerg do consume/infest technology.
Yes, but they don't assimilate it. Let me explain. The Zerg might find and infest, say, a Borg ship--although the Borg would probably self-destruct it. But they would never build their own Borg ship. They consume technology, they don't use it. The Borg don't assimilate nonhumanoids and rely on technology; the Zerg don't assimilate technology and rely on nonhumanoids.
they are animals yes, but they are not terrestrial animals. and just because a terrestrial animal gets killed by a shot gun doesn't mean the zerg have to be. again, they have diffrent genetics.
Yeah, but genetics only go so far. When the Zerg are shown to be perfectly susceptible to weapons that aren't great leaps and bounds ahead of ours--I'm referring to the Terrans here, whose nukes are actually radically neutered compared to our own, due to the Korhal incident--you have to conclude that they'd have no way of dealing with the Borg's far more advanced tech.
so? the collective (the ability to stay in a collective i should say) is the only thing holding the borg together. if the borg were freed from the collective, they'd pretty much act the same way the zerg would if the cerebrate were killed. and since kerrigan is the only thing holding the zerg together, i highly doubt the zerg would just hand her over.
This is the crux of my argument, so I want to make it clear. You can't just go around freeing the Borg from the collective. If I watched Voyager I'd know waaay more about this, but I know of only one incident in which this happened, with Hugh from TNG "I, Borg". He became an individual basically by being isolated from the collective for a long time and exposed to the Power of Friendship--not something the Zerg can offer, and very time-consuming on a case-by-case basis. When sent back, his ship or subunit or whatever did, in fact, manifest individuality. (TNG, Descent) They actually became far more dangerous fighters--their main problem was a lack of direction, so an evil android enslaved them. The collective as a whole was unaffected, as they simply cauterized their metaphoric wound.
The Borg are inherently a collective. The Zerg, however, are inherently a bunch of very dangerous animals with a very strong mind at the center of it all. The Borg have no single point of weakness, there is no "router" you could shoot to bring the whole thing down. The Zerg, do. The entire war would hinge around Kerrigan being hidden--which, as psionics are trackable, she couldn't--and when found, her staying safe--and...did I already mention blowing up stars, glassing planets, etc?
unless if the zerg overlord rush... i know it sounds pretty lame, but we've established that the zerg are more numerous than the borg, and the phasers can only fire so fast. not mentioning the mutas would block for the overlord if the need arises.
I don't see the relevance of this. The Borg would lose on the ground. In space, however, they've got more than enough to shoot down the carriers full of ground troops and the accompanying air force--the air force that can be defeated by Valkyries firing rockets, let alone photon torpedoes or quantum torpedoes or whatever they're packing.
it could possibly interfere with the aiming mecanism (i'm not sure what it's called) of the starchip.
1) Defilers are ground troops.
2) The aiming mechanism is irrelevant. It's a small cloud and you're packing explosives that would let you take out targets bigger than the entire thing. You aim at the cloud and detonate when it enters. You don't actually have to aim at anything.