Admiral J. P. Hanson personally boarded the Enterprise to join the investigation of a destroyed Federation-colonized planet, suspecting the feared Borg. Before this is confirmed, he points out Commander William T. Riker has for the third time refused a captains helm, indeed he prefers the Enterprise. Shortly after an enormous Borg ship is found, it engages in battle with the Enterprise, which draws it away. Novel tactics are conceived. But first Captain Jean-Luc Picard is told to come aboard for unprecedented discussions only to find they tolerate no resistance, and intend to turn him into a Borg. Riker suddenly finds himself acting captain ad infinitum... Written by
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Originally supposed to be a three part episode. The battle at Wolf 359 was originally going to be shown as well. Additionally, both Picard and Data were supposed to be assimilated by the Borg and be combined as one unit. Budgetary concerns forced producers to edit the story down to a two part episode. See more
During every subspace communication scene with Admiral Hanson, he is not reflected in the conference room table. This reveals that Hanson's image was superimposed in post-production. See more
[Capt. Picard has been assimilated by the Borg
I am Locutus - of Borg. Resistance - is futile. Your life, as it has been - is over. From this time forward, you will service - us.