After climbing over our 1,000th daily post at borg.com this week, it’s time to update the borg.com Hall of Fame, with borg in genre fiction from past, present, and future, and from all media. Click here for our “About” page if you need a refresher on what makes a borg a borg.
Some of these more than two dozen borg inductees were overlooked in our initial list. A few may or may not be borg, depending on your point of view. Robots or androids that look perfectly human, for example, that have organic looking material but may not have actual living tissue are not technically cyborgs. But if Cylons are borg, we think most of the characters below should be considered borg, too.
So here is Round 2, the 2014 borg.com Hall of Fame honorees, in no particular order:
Mike Power, the Atomic Man from the 1970s. We hope he shows up again in this year’s The Six Million Dollar Man, Season 6, from Dynamite Comics.
In the 2003 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it was revealed the Rat King was once the Slayer, a bio-mechanical super soldier prototype.
From Dark Horse Comics’ 2014 comic book series, we have Vandroid. Chuck Carducci is a mechanic. Chuck is also an android created by Chuck, but does he have any humanity? This one is just out so we’ll know for sure soon whether Vandroid is a borg or not.
From the low-budget sci-fi B-movie, we reviewed Manborg here at borg.com back in 2013.
From the classic fantasy movie The Dark Crystal, it’s SkekTek the Skeksis scientist who had multiple bionic parts.
From 2013′s new TV series Almost Human, Karl Urban’s detective John Kennex (who has a cybernetic leg) is a borg, but is his partner, Michael Ealy’s out-dated android Dorian? The newer model police officers appear to be androids only, but is there any organic part, any living tissue, in Dorian?
Almost Human features a society full of androids (including the prostitute, above)–some with illegally-trafficked actual human skin–real skin, which, of course, makes them borg. We don’t know if Dorian has any organic material yet.