Are Doctor Who’s Cybermen and Star Trek’s Borg the same thing?

Dear Sara –

Aren’t DOCTOR WHO’s Cybermen and STAR TREK’s Borg sort of the same thing?

– Be well,
Judy N.
Dear Judy –
You’re not the first person to make this observation. It is true that both Cybermen and Borg take biological entities and turn them into cyborgs, and both of them have catch slogans – “You will be deleted,” “Resistance is futile,” respectively – but Cybermen wipe out the original appearance of the biological entity much more thoroughly and seem much harder to deprogram.

-Sara Bellum

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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.