Originally Posted by Samuel
Hmmm. Never thought of Q and borg that way. I would like to think I am pretty good at reading between the lines but those went over my head.
Oh and as for the borg again. They didnt even have a leader until the movie. And actually she didnt describe herself as one. I forget the exact words but she said she was more of a bonding agent and than a leader. Maybe sort of like the big brother type that nobody ever saw except as a face on the television.
I think DS9 tried to deal with some church/state issues, but I have to agree with Samuel that I never thought of the Borg as a metaphor for the Vatican, although i know Roddenberry liked to do God-type stories, and I think you are right about Q being a God-like Being, of the OT variety. In "Encounter at Farpoint,"
Picard (Christ) and crew (Theives) are put on trial (the cross) for the crimes (sins) of humanity, by Q (Father-God).
I always considered the Borg a metaphor for a cult, or a Communist society, even though Roddenberry was a utopian Socialist.