Oh, look: the complete absence of yet another "magic bullet" for the vs debate.
DP, Borg adaptation is a passive defense, not an active weapon. Could
the Borg transmit a jamming signal that prevents some stage of Imperial blaster operation? Sure, I guess they could now
, but then so could the Rebels (who are more familiar with the operation of the technology, creation, and use of blaster tech), yet they don't, and never have
. Shame, would have really changed the timing of the Rebellion. Or Separatist's effort a generation before. Or Sith wars a thousand years before that....
Until this story (after who-knows-how-many episodes or movies of techie-gadgets unexpectedly jamming cell phones or bomb-detonator-remote signals in popular media/fiction), no one needed this gimmick to not get shot by a blaster
. Whodathunkit? It's almost like Trek has had an influence on our culture with routine "treknobabble" deux ex
solutions to dead ends! Yay! More crappy writing/problem solving!
Just going to bitch about the writing for Borg for a second, feel free to just skip this:
Granted, the speed of Borg analysis being what it has to be to adapt and implement that adaptation with the speed they do, electronic and computer warfare should be their thing. They should be jamming the targeting systems of Federation ships, infecting Federation computers (which are wired into everything, including power, sensors, weapons, life support, etc.) and destroying the "extra ship of the week" through induced venting of habitable command spaces after cutting failsafes and main power. Oh, look! turn power back on, throw up some security force-fields, re-pressurize, and the Borg have a fully-intact Federation vessel, with captive non-combatants including children! But that would make Borg less lurching Frankenstein's monster/zombies, and more teen-slasher-flick baddie calling from inside the house ship! And the Federation would have to actually out-think them, instead of just writing a better random-number generator for their approved-by-James-T-Kirk-phasers.
Forty years. Forty stories.
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.
Dunno if it's canon. Kinda strikes me with this write-up as "Star Wars-inspired-we-used-to-call-this-EU-at-best".
But, hey, the authors all donated their work:
All of the authors have forgone being compensated for their writing. The book's proceeds are being donated to First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides books and other educational material to teachers and children's organizations. Penguin Random House has also donated $100,000 to First Book, and Lucasfilm donated 100,000 children's books, valued at $1 million, as well.