Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Dark Frontier 

Defeat of a Borg Probe whets Janeway's appetite for bigger game - a disabled Borg sphere. The Borg Queen, however, presents Seven a proposition.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Susanna Thompson ... Borg Queen
Kirk Baily ... Magnus Hansen
Laura Interval ... Erin Hansen (as Laura Stepp)
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
Rye ... Annika (as Katelin Petersen)
Eric Cadora Eric Cadora ... Alien


Members of the Voyager crew train on the holodeck for a raid on a Borg ship. Should they be successful, they will steal the Borg trans-warp coil in hopes of integrating the technology into Voyager's systems. The Borg seem to be one step ahead when the Borg Queen communicates with Seven of Nine. Written by Meribor

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Did You Know?


Both the Borg probe and the Borg Queen's vessel, introduced here, are featured in the PC games Star Trek: Armada (2000) and Star Trek: Armada II (2001), wherein the probe is known as a Borg "Interceptor." See more »


Multiple references are made to Seven having been freed from the Borg for two years or more. By this episode, it would have been about 18 months (a year and a half), not two years. See more »


[first lines]
The Borg: A vessel has been detected. Unimatrix 424, Grid 116. Activate. Alter course to intercept.
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Alternate Versions

In later airings (in two parts) some cut material was restored. One restored scene shows Seven getting angry after hearing Harry Kim and Tom Paris making anti-Borg remarks in the mess hall. See more »


Featured in Star Trek: Voyager: The Voyager Conspiracy (1999) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Captain Janeway...what ARE you thinking?!
26 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

For Captain Janeway, this is an odd two-parter because her character acts very odd compared to the usual Janeway. First, she announces she's tired of dealing with the Borg from a defensive posture after Voyager blows up a Borg ship. The plan? She wants to send a team aboard a damaged Borg ship and steal its warp core. But here is where Janeway gets REALLY weird--she insists that Seven get in touch with her childhood and practically forces her to read through her idiot* father's old logs. Not surprisingly, this really messes with Seven's brain. Later, when they do attack, Seven unexpectedly rejoins the Collective--perhaps due, in part, to her PTSD and reading Daddy's log. Sure, there's a bit more to it than that...but you do wonder how much Janeway's orders led to this.

This is an exciting episode. However apart from Janeway, you learn that Seven's father is extra-stupid and practically does everything he can to destroy his family! Still, the show is full of action and high on the cool factor.

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17 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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