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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: corblimeyguvnor
I love Star Trek so much. It simultaneously preaches mutualism and anti-collectivism at the same time, teetering between the brink of two chasms. If only Americans realized that one of their top shows kind of promotes socialistic individualism and irreligiousity, there would have been one heck of a bible thumpin. Puritans, you know I hate 'em.
The exact phrase was used by the First Officer to the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode Enlightenment (Doctor Who) (1983] " Resistance is futile, we mean her no harm. ".
Doctor Who. The Daleks used the phrase "resistance is useless" in the 1964 serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth. It 1966 it was spoken by the cybernetically enhanced Cybermen in The Tenth Planet, and in 1968 by the Master of the Land of Fiction in The Mind Robber. The main Borg article contains more information on the possible influences of the Cybermen on the Borg.