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
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This two-part episode contained 'graveyard' scenes full of wrecked and/or abandoned star-ships. These scenes were populated with study models that were considered for use in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1979) (as possible versions of the Enterprise) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
(1984) (as the Excelsior). Some of the other wrecked ships were created via "kit-bashing," or by quickly mixing starship parts from many different models. See more
In the initial confrontation with the Borg, Riker orders, "Full reverse!" This order is never countermanded. Yet when the phasers disable the tractor beam, the Enterprise remains stationary instead of immediately moving backwards. See more
Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more