Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3, Episode 26

The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (16 Jun. 1990)

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Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack.

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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 command, preferring 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. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is ordered to come aboard for unprecedented discussions, and kidnapped when he refuses. He finds they tolerate no resistance, and intend to turn him into a Borg. Riker suddenly finds himself acting captain.... Written by KGF Vissers

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The visual for the Paulson Nebula is the same visual used for the Mutara Nebula in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). See more »

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When Admiral Hanson turns down Riker's offer to play poker in his quarters, look at the shadow underneath Riker's left hand. When Hanson says "Rumor has it Commander Shelby has played a hand or two" the shadow of the microphone's tip is visible. At first it appears to be the shadow of Riker's hand, but closer examination shows that this shadow moves independently of Riker's. See more »

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Lt. Cmdr Elizabeth Paula Shelby: Data was available. I took him, we came.
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The best of The Next Generation.
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ST:TNG:74 - "The Best Of Both Worlds, Part I" (Stardate: 43989.1) - this is the 26th and last episode of the 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The Borg are back! The last time they were encountered was 7000 light years away in the 2nd season episode "Q Who?", with Starfleet thinking they'd have more time to prepare. Regardless, the Enterprise goes to intercept - with Elizabeth Dennehy as Commander Shelby. She has more than the Borg on her mind, wanting to replace Riker who has been offered command of the Melbourne. As tensions mount between Riker and Shelby, Picard is captured by the Borg!

Watch this part I of an exciting two part episode. You won't be disappointed.

Trivia note: Riker is offered his 3rd chance of commanding a starship. Also, we see the poker game again (this time Wesley joins in on the fun). And Whoopi Goldberg makes another appearance as Guinan.


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