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Encyclopedia > Resistance Is Futile

Resistance is futile” (IPA: /ɹɛzɪstɛnsˈɪzˈfutaɪəl/) is a famous catch phrase used by the Borg from the Star Trek fictional universe. It has subsequently been assimilated into popular culture as a proverb and has become a cultural meme. IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The Unicomplex, a huge Borg complex in the Delta Quadrant. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... Look up proverb in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Memetics be merged into this article or section. ...


It was first spoken in Star Trek in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds," written by Michael Piller. It was later used by Piller in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine pilot episode "Emissary". It was made more popular as the tagline of the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact by the actor Jeff Coopwood who was the "Voice of the Borg" in that film. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Best of Both Worlds is a two-part episode from the third/fourth seasons of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Michael Piller (born May 30, 1948) is an American television and cinema screenwriter. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Emissary was the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Jeff Coopwood (born June 29, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Look up Borg in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Full citations of sentences from Star Trek movies containing this phrase are:

The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Best of Both Worlds is a two-part episode from the third/fourth seasons of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Best of Both Worlds is a two-part episode from the third/fourth seasons of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

This phrase in popular culture

"Resistance is futile" has been used in a 2006 advertising campaign for Leerdammer cheese, and as part of commercials for Arby's. The phrase appeared in the wedding episode of the British sitcom As Time Goes By. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Country of origin The Netherlands Region, town Schoonrewoerd (Leerdam) Source of milk Cows Pasteurised Yes Texture semi-hard Aging time 3-12 months Certification Trademark name Leerdammer is a Dutch semi-hard cheese made from cows milk. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. ... Judi Dench as Jean Pargetter Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel Hardcastle As Time Goes By is a British comedy TV series that aired from 1992 to 2002; it used the song As Time Goes By as its theme. ...


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Resistance is futile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (545 words)
“Resistance is futile” is a famous phrase used by the Borg from the Star Trek fictional universe.
"Resistance is futile" has been used in a 2006 advertising campaign for Leerdammer cheese, and as part of commercials for Arby's.
In 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.
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