Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 2

Drone (21 Oct. 1998)

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Voyager is investigating the birth of a nebula. Unfortunately, after an away mission shuttle is caught in the blast, a transporter accident during the team evacuation causes the Doctor's ... See full summary »



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'One,' 29th-Century Borg Drone


Voyager is investigating the birth of a nebula. Unfortunately, after an away mission shuttle is caught in the blast, a transporter accident during the team evacuation causes the Doctor's mobile emitter to be infected with Seven's nanoprobes. The mobile emitter starts assimilating a science lab, and creates a new drone built upon the emitter's twenty-ninth century technology. Written by Melkhior

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Although the character of Ensign Mulcahey (Todd Babcock) is mentioned in at least four other episodes of "Voyager", this installment marks his only on screen appearance. See more »


When the Borg sphere is approaching Voyager, Seven of Nine and "One" are alone in the turbolift en route to the bridge. In the Next scene, Seven of Nine, "One", Janeway and Tuvok are seen exiting the turbolift on the bridge. See more »


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The Doctor: Seven of Nine! How's my favorite Borg today?
Seven of Nine: Annoyed.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A new type of Borg
17 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When their shuttle is damaged while examining a proto-nebula the crew aboard are beamed back to Voyager but something goes wrong and the Doctor's mobile emitter is contaminated by Seven of Nine's nanoprobes. While he is returned to sickbay B'Elanna takes the emitter to the science lab so she can look at it in the morning. Over night something strange happens; Borg tubules come out of the emitter and begins to assimilate the work station, when a crew member comes in he is attacked and a DNA sample is taken. Seven senses a Borg presence on and when they go to the lab they find a Borg Drone is growing; this isn't any ordinary drone though as it incorporates the 29th Century technology from the Doctor's emitter. Seven suggests that it might be wise to Terminate him but Captain Janeway says they will not harm him unless he proves to be a direct threat. He seems harmless as he is just keen to learn more and more. However things go wrong while he is regenerating and he automatically signals the Borg, the closest sphere is sent at high speed to intercept Voyager, bring the new drone in to the collective and assimilate the rest of the crew. As the sphere closes into attack the crew must trust the new drone to save them.

This was a good episode where we get to see that when given a choice Seven is determined to stay with Voyager rather than rejoining the Borg Collective. She also shows a greater than usual degree of humanity as she cares for the new drone. The ending where the drone realises its continued existence presents a danger to Voyager was rather touching.

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