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Commander Riker had no choice as acting captain but fire full force on the Borg starship, despite Picard being on board of it, altered to a Borg calling himself Locutus, both ships are damaged. Emergency repairs shouldn't take too long to make the appointment with Admiral J. P. Hanson, who announces Klingons coming to the rescue, but Picard seems lost forever: Riker is granted full command. Technology is adapted to render it unpredictable, such as randomized phaser settings. Hanson's communications are cut, the war must be going badly. To avoid musical chairs, Borg expert Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Paula Shelby is acting XO. Locutus refuses to come to terms, separation and fire are engaged, including anti-matter spread. Data and Worf beam into the Borg ship, overpower and get Locutus into a shuttle and beam aboard before it's shot down. If Crusher can awake Picard, he may now have decisive Borg info, but meanwhile declares himself Borg spokesman. While earth's own solar system is ... Written by KGF Vissers

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The battle bridge set used for this episode had previously served to show such areas as a courtroom and a geology lab in Season 2's "The Measure Of A Man" and "Pen Pals", respectively, as well as the USS Enterprise-C bridge in Season 3's "Yesterday's Enterprise", before going on to be redressed as an alien pirate ship in Season 7's "Gambit, Parts I and II". The updated battle bridge set was one of a mere few Enterprise-D sets to feature actual video monitor screens in its control consoles, rather than simple backlit graphics. See more »


In previous episodes the Battle Bridge looked different, and the Enterprise was slower compared to Borg ships from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who. It is reasonable to assume that their technology and equipment were upgraded since then in response to the earlier episode's events, to keep up with the "arms race." See more »


Locutus: The knowledge and experience - of the human - Picard - is part of us now. It has prepared us for all possible courses of action. Your resistance is hopeless - Number One.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Family (1990) See more »


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The Borg continued!
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:75 - "The Best Of Both Worlds, Part II" (Stardate: 44001.4) - this is the 1st episode of the 4th 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. Continuing off from part I (in the first cliffhanger episode in TNG), the Enterprise, under a newly promoted Commander Riker with Shelby as his Number One, tries to rescue Picard who has been assimilated by the Borg, Picard now renamed Locutus.

Can the Enterprise rescue Picard from the Borg, with Riker working together rather than against Shelby, thereby saving the Federation from its most dangerous threat? Watch this part II of an exciting two part episode - it is the cliffhanger that you were waiting for and conclusive evidence that The Next Generation can indeed hold its own (from under the shadow of the Original Series).

Trivia note: Although the battle at Worf 359 is only mentioned here, we will get a chance to see it in the Deep Space Nine pilot episode "Emissary". Also the Enterprise separates again in one of the few times of the series. And Whoopi Goldberg makes another appearance as Guinan.

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