I, Borg works specifically because Picard has to weigh that decision. The entire episode is based on his coming to a decision.
And the counter argument is a completely valid one or he wouldn't have had to struggle with it. That's why it's a well written episode. The Borg destroyed countless lives after that moment. That blood is at least partly on Picard's hands. He had a chance to save those people.
It's the needs of the many argument. We're talking about a body count that may be in the tens of trillions. They destroy worlds wholesale.
Look back on the threads I start. I was always intrigued by the counter arguments in TNG. About Hugh, about Jellico and countless others. You made the arguement that I don't like Insurrection because we don't focus on what the Federation is about. That's not true. Those are often the best stories
They made it work on the show. Insurrection tried to be that, but it fell flat. That's the problem.
Last edited by Captain Tom Coughlin : 01-28-2013 at 12:50 PM.