Prospecting the Argola system as potential Federation colonization area, the Enterprise receives a message from a viable moon of the fourth planet- it's a crashed Borg craft emitting a home signal with four crew corpses a single male survivor, who is beamed aboard as Dr. Crusher's medical help couldn't go unnoticed. Geordie repairs his cyborg technical parts and Beverly his biological organs. During further tests which he proves surprisingly cooperative at in order to be 'fed' energy, they rename 'Third of Five' Hugh and although even alone he still talks as 'we' he proves quite open, Hugh learns to understand human resistance to assimilation to the Borg collective. Data and Geordi have devised an unsolvable geometrical problem which should cause the Borg collective intelligence to break-down in overcharge, but after Picard, speaking as the Borg Locutus, finds Hugh has become a true friend of Geordi, refusing to help assimilate him, moral doubts cause asylum aboard being offered to ... Written by
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47-reference: The destructive program Geordi plans to introduce to the collective is called "Topological Anomaly 4747" See more
There is a security guard in the detention area who presses a wall panel to activate/deactivate the force field that secures the detention cell; he does this several times early in the show. On the occasion when Worf and Geordi visit the cell, he presses the wall panel, deactivating the field so that they can enter. Once they step inside, though, the field comes back on all by itself, without the wall panel being touched by the guard. When Worf and Geordi leave the cell, however, the guard touches the wall panel each time like before to deactivate/activate the force field. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It is what it is. And in spite of efforts to turn it into some kind of pet, I will not alter my plans.
Fine. But if you don't talk to him at least once, you may find that decision a lot harder to live with than you realize.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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