Borg Breasts:

What they mean to the Collective

(Cronan Thompson)

The addition of 7 of 9 to Voyager has caused me to do some serious thinking about the Borg and human genitalia.

Let's say there are 4,000,000,000,000 female Borg drones (a conservative figure considering he number of solar systems and ships). The excess material required to form the interesting metal bust enhancer for each female would be greater than the mass of the Enterprise D given in the tech manual.

This, coupled with the fact that simply cutting them off would reduce the number calories need for each Borg, makes them unnecessary. This is, of course, ignoring the possibility that female Borg occasional use their formerly mammary regions to store data. (This will explain all future scenes in which 7 of 9 is caught rubbing her breasts, while moaning something about needing to be accessed.) Testes, on the other hand, are harder to explain. Due to the fact that the volume of the scrotum is less than a cup, any additional processing components could more effectively be mounted elsewhere.

They are more than likely removed simply because the purpose of the scrotum is to keep the testes cool. Borg outfits just don't have the room.  If, for some unknown reason, human Borg drone testicles are intact, they are effectively useless due to their prolonged position. Unless of course the suits have a way of transferring the heat. This would seem to explain the higher temperature and humidity on a Borg ship. This could all be remedied if the Borg allowed the breasts and testicles to hang free, effectively securing a whole new audience for Star Trek in general and UPN in particular....

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