Repair and TWOK
Well here's the thing: the Borg call tons of things adaptation in Voyager.
I spent all of last night looking for the scene where Seven "triaxilates" the shields to stop thirty ships from some race of the week from destroying a diamond and a cube. That will be the definitive reference to support "Borg adapt - Borg become nearly immune" to phaser weapons at certain power levels. We also need a counter-example of the Borg adapting and failing, probably ST:FC but something more explicit can do. There was also another one where Seven goes to a console to boost shields. I also found some references to adapt used colloquially. I believe the Borg would call raising or lowering the shields adaptation and if I can just find that reference with Seven modifying the shields it will be solid.
Turning off or turning on the shields the Borg would probably call adaptation. The Borg call almost anything adaptation, and I think we should include at least passing references. Well I fucking suck at wiki so thanks for adding the table of contents... I can't figure out how to comment like you guys do.
- You still haven't explained how the Reliant incident ties into Borg adaptation in any way, shape or form. the connection exists only in your head as far as I'm concerned. --Bounty 10:30, 13 November 2007 (EST)
Adaptation and TWOK
Where the hell does anyone get the idea that Spock was "modifying the shields"? He just turned the Reliant's shields off remotely. The plan is even explicitly discussed:
(descends) The prefix code is 16309. All commands from each Starship bridge are relayed electronically; each ship has its own prefix combination code...
KHAN Thirty seconds...
KIRK ... to prevent an enemy from doing just what we're attempting; using our console to tap in a message, an order to lower Reliant's damn shields...
--Bounty 03:50, 13 November 2007 (EST)
Is repair really an "adaptation"? To my mind, adaptation is when the Borg modify their defenses to mitigate or neutralize enemy weapons; fixing damage to their own ship is not adaptation. --Ted C 09:29, 13 November 2007 (EST)
- It's been a while since I've seen Voyager, but I seem to keep remembering Seven constantly talking about how "we will adapt" to everything. In the context she uses it in, I could see Seven believing that "repair" is simply "adapting to damage." (While I'm here, I think the Shields and Frequency sections should be merged, or their connection made more obvious since they are very closely related.) - Mad 09:50, 13 November 2007 (EST)