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Old 04-28-2009, 07:41 PM
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Default The Defiant. Why did the Borg take it out so easy?

Defiant-built by Starfleet to fight the Borg. Yet in First Contact, it is taken out quickly. Why? Something was not right, as only 2 crew were active. Did the rest die, or was Worf forced to go after them with a less than full crew?
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Defiant-built by Starfleet to fight the Borg. Yet in First Contact, it is taken out quickly. Why? Something was not right, as only 2 crew were active. Did the rest die, or was Worf forced to go after them with a less than full crew?
They are the borg. Defiant is futile.

Good question, but this thread probably belongs in another topic board. Like "General Star Trek discussions."
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Defiance Is Futile.
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Biggest threat = primary target.
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Defiant-built by Starfleet to fight the Borg. Yet in First Contact, it is taken out quickly. Why? Something was not right, as only 2 crew were active. Did the rest die, or was Worf forced to go after them with a less than full crew?
The plot required it to be.
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The plot required it to be.
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While I agree with "the plot required it to be", to put an in-universe possible explanation.....

It is possible that the Defiant was not as well built and prepared to fight the Borg as StarFleet ASDB initially thought. Much the same as a battle plan never survives first contact in a fight perfectly.

Sure, Defiant performed well against the other quadrant powers (Klingons, Romulans, Dominion)....but the Borg are just a completely different animal altogether.
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Well, Riker did say that it's a "tough little ship". Guess it just took a LOT of pounding (there's ships blowing up left and right when Enterprise crashes the party). After all, one tiny ship vs. an entire Borg cube... /remembers Voyager/ never mind that.
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