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 Dorn 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
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At the initial briefing by the admiral, he incorrectly refers to Lt. Commander Shelby as simply 'Lieutenant', a lower rank than she actually holds. Shelby was a Lieutenant Commander when she arrived on Enterprise in Part 1 and still held that rank during the briefing. See more
Captain William T. Riker
Commander Shelby, take an away team and confirm that the Borg are... asleep.
References The Outer Limits
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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