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I saw Star Trek over the weekend.  It was fabulous.  Though I was vaguely aware of some plot and science silliness, I couldn't even care.  I giggled uncontrollably every time Spock said "fascinating."  (*Spocksquee!*)

Anyway, it reminded me.  The BORG are coming.  And I can prove it.

Via BibleGateway.com:

Revelation 21:10-17 (New International Version)

10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel . . . 16The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[a]in length, and as wide and high as it is long. . .

See? Totally the Borg.  Floating down from heaven during the apocalypse.  (FYI: 12,000 stadia is about 1400 miles. Which he measured with a "rod."  Clearly, a space rod.)

Repent or be assimilated.  Resistance is futile.

Date: 2009-05-11 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scbutler.livejournal.com
So, the Borg are Christian? Cool.

Date: 2009-05-11 07:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-05-11 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fixed-air.livejournal.com
as wide and high as it is long

Like a cube? Sounds like the AllSpark.

Date: 2009-05-11 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
Huh. Come to think of it, the Borg and the AllSpark have a lot in common.

Date: 2009-05-11 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fixed-air.livejournal.com
It's the Holy Spirit speaking to us through science fiction.

Date: 2009-05-11 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
Heavenly ascent narratives, always strange.

Star Trek: Karl Urban and Simon Pegg were cool. :)

Date: 2009-05-11 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
Yes, and YES!

Date: 2009-05-11 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barbarienne.livejournal.com
No, no, no... Repent AND be assimilated! The Borg are the holy city, and they will assimilate you.

The implication is that folks who don't repent will not be made part of the Collective. Which is pretty much the point, yes.

Date: 2009-05-11 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere, possibly Wikipedia, that the Borg Bible in original Borgan read, "Assimilate! Or be assimilated!"

Then they discovered Christianity and realized that "assimilate" and "repent" were the same thing.

Date: 2009-05-11 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frigg.livejournal.com
Thank you, that really made my evening.

Date: 2009-05-11 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjschwabach.livejournal.com
I also enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Yes, you had to ignore problems like skydiving from upper atmosphere. And my brother claims he did the math, and if you assume they stuck with Canon on the location of Vulcan (Orbiting around Eridani Epsilon, I believe) it would take 3 minutes to get to Vulcan from Earth at Warp 65... (Captain, I dinna think she can take it!)

However, I went in with one question: How did they plan to justify having Kirk and Chekov both newbies on the same ship -- were they going to say that Kirk was a real late bloomer, or that Chekov was a genius who was accepted into Starfleet Academy when he was 12?

I was pleased to see that the answer was, "Yes." (Unless it was, "No, 13."

It was great fun for those of us who like the beta characters. Even if Sulu was a bit of an idjit...

Date: 2009-05-12 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
Yeah! And what was up with that "red matter" crap? *eyeroll*

But the movie was so much fun!

Date: 2009-05-12 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjschwabach.livejournal.com
They needed a McGuffin. Or would Vulcans have a T'Guffin?

Date: 2009-05-11 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-r-evans.livejournal.com
Brilliant! And then there's that religion that tries to assimilate you after you're dead. Talk about out-borging the Borg!

Date: 2009-05-11 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesaucernews.livejournal.com
So... cometh the end of human civilization, hundreds of cultures, space travel, technology, all the books and movies and music and science... all of it... gone, in a global cataclysm of blood, fire, demons, magic, madness, and some more blood.

And in exchange, God drops a Byzantine cube on us to live in. Not even a cube particularly suited to human habitation, but all solid gold and jewels and pearls. Not a bit of concrete, or wood, or plastic to be seen, but plenty of features that divide by twelve. You do get a white robe.

Sign me up for the other place.

Date: 2009-05-12 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
You'd need permanent sunglasses to live there. Unless you were seeing your new home through spiritual eyes, of course.

Date: 2009-05-12 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilona-andrews.livejournal.com
I got the story of the first vampire from the Bible. :)

Date: 2009-05-12 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raecarson.livejournal.com
No way! You must tell. :)

Date: 2009-05-12 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccfinlay.livejournal.com
It's not Ilona's version I'm sure, but this is the first place that I encountered vampires in the Bible: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2003/20030317/jashar.shtml

Date: 2009-05-12 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purdypiedad.livejournal.com
This is why I love you.

Date: 2009-05-12 04:06 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-05-12 07:24 am (UTC)
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