Borg casualties from a century earlier (events depicted in "Star Trek: First Contact") are re-animated by a research team. The Enterprise is ordered to intercept them before they can escape in their commandeered ship.



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Christopher Wynne ...
Dr. Moninger (as Chris Wynne)
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Lt.. Foster (as Paul Scott)


An Earth research team uncovers wreckage and drones from the Borg sphere that attempted to stop Zephram Cochrane's warp flight nearly 100 years ago. The Borg regenerate, assimilate the team, modify their transport and flee Earth. Enterprise answers a distress call too late, rescues "survivors," and Phlox is injected with assimilation nanoprobes. Enterprise catches the transport and Archer must determine whether or not to try to salvage the personnel or stop the Borg efforts before they are out of control. Written by Meribor

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Approximately 13 minutes and 20 seconds in, the blue text on Captain Archer's computer monitor is a letter to the graduating class of Princeton. See more »


At the end, the Borg sent a subspace message aimed for the delta quadrant and that it would take approximately 200 years for the message to be received. Taking the distance to Borg space (70,000 LY or so based on Voyager), this implies that messages traveling in subspace travel about 350 times the speed of light. In the season 1 TNG episode...Where No Man Has Gone Before...Data says it will take 51 years, 10 months, 9 weeks, 16 days (which is a different way of saying 52 years, 1 week, and 6 days...or 52.038 years) for a subspace message to reach Starfleet, which is approximately 2.7 million LY away. This would calculate messages traveling in subspace as going 51,885.51 times the speed of light. See more »


Dr. Phlox: The technology could assert itself at any moment. I don't know what will happen if it does. I underestimated these nanoprobes once. I don't intend to make the same mistake twice.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: 11001001 (1988) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Exciting and interesting...but also a slap in the face to many of the fans.
29 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Q introduces the Enterprise to the Borg. Up until then, this awful group of assimilators were never seen on the show before and they were a complete surprise to the crew. They also soon became huge and exciting enemies on the various other Trek shows. However, "Star Trek: Enterprise" is set something like 200 years BEFORE all this. So how can the crew have an encounter with the Borg in the 22nd century and yet no one in the 24th century knew about them?! Huh?! This just doesn't make any sense--especially since with computers and so much data on the Borg you wonder HOW this could be.

When the show begins, some frozen Borg are discovered by scientists. Amazingly, although they were frozen for a very, very long time, one of the seemingly dead Borg revives and begins doing what Borg do best--assimilating the crap out of everything. Soon these scientists are all Borg and when Enterprise comes to help, it is nearly destroyed by these jerks.

In addition to the inconsistency of even having the Borg in the show, it's very inconsistent how Dr. Phlox is assimilated. Normally, within seconds a being becomes a full-fledge Borg drone. Yet, inexplicably, his transformation is VERY slow and is later easily reversed! Again, the correct response is...huh?!

Despite all these annoying errors that violate canon, the show is reasonably exciting. For folks who don't care about these problems, I'd give this one a 7. For Trek fans, I'd give this one a 2 at best.

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