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8472 Bioship

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : 8472
Class Name : 8472 Bioship
Type : Warship1
Unit Run : Unknown, but large numbers thought to exist.1 60,000 built in total.
Commissioned : Unknown
Dimensions : Length : 200 m2
Beam : 20 m
Maximum Diameter : 40 m
Mass : 213,000 metric tons
Crew : Unknown; possibly one individual1
Armament : 1 x High power energy weapon of unknown type1, total output 7,500,000 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Bioarmoured1 Single hull.
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Unknown; believed to be capable of high warp speeds, possibly through use of transwarp conduits
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 150,000
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 2,500
Shield Strength : -
Hull Armour : 600,000
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 8,350
Overall Strength Index : 82,215
Diplomatic Capability : Unknown
Expected Hull Life : Unknown

Notes

Beyond a doubt Species 8472 represents one of the most highly evolved and advanced life forms outside of the Q continuum. Their weaponry is far and away beyond anything that the Federation has experienced before; their relatively small bioships are more than capable of defeating Borg cubes one on one, while small groups can combine their fire and use it to destroy entire planets in seconds.

Species 8472 themselves originate from beyond our dimension. They came into contact with our galaxy when the Borg invaded their space in an attempt to assimilate their biological technology. The attempt failed, and species 8472 (the Borg designation for them) responded by invading our galaxy - apparently intent on utterly eradicating not only the Borg but all other species also.

The Borg were being heavily defeated by 8472 when the Intrepid class USS Voyager came across them; Voyager was able to modify Borg nanoprobes to analyse and attack the 8472 ships on the cellular level. Voyager was able to design warheads based on these nanoprobes, and in skirmishes with 8472 bioships was able to overcome and destroy them in numbers. Subsequently the 8472 invasion fleet has returned to their own dimension and has not returned.1

Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 VOY 3 Scorpion, Part 1
2 Speculative Approximation.
Series : VOY Season 3 (Disc 7)
Episode : Scorpion, Part 1
Source : Speculative
Comment : Approximation.

Comments

The bioship is a peculiar weapon; networked together in small groups they are capable of wiping out entire planets with a single blast, but when Voyager first encountered them the ship survived a direct hit from a bioship. Now it's possible that that ship was not capable of firing on maximum, since it was stated to be damaged. But that doesn't sound quite right to me, and when I had a close look at my second image I realised that the central bioship in the planet killing scene is quite a bit bigger then the others. I think that the bigger ships either provide most of the firepower in the networked state, or that they somehow magnify the fire from the rest of the ships. Unless and until we learn a bit more about the bioships I can't really make any kind of call on this, so I've just left it hanging without explanation for the moment.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 21,361 Last updated : 16 Dec 2003