Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Dark Frontier 

Aboard the Delta Flyer, Janeway leads Tuvok, Paris and the Doctor on a rescue mission to retrieve Seven from the Borg Queen. whose treatment of Seven is markedly atypical.


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. Janeway is confused but won't give up on her crewmate and friend. Two years after being liberated from the Collective, Seven of Nine rejoins the Borg, seemingly of her own will. When Janeway finds a history of transmissions from the Borg to Seven, she is convinced that Seven was lured back against her wishes. Meanwhile, aboard the Borg sphere, the Borg Queen attempts to seduce Seven into helping her assimilate Earth. Written by Meribor

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When the Hansens first detect a Borg cube, the music that plays is reminiscent of Jerry Goldsmith's score to Star Trek: First Contact (1996). See more »


On Stardate 32611.4 (2353) the Hansens received approval from the Federation Council on Exobiology to begin their search for and study of the Borg - twelve years before the Federation knew of the Borg's existence. The Enterprise's first encounter with the Borg was in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who on Stardate 42761.3 (2365). Also, Janeway has previously described the Hansens as wanting nothing to do with Starfleet or the Federation. 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

Some material was cut from the original feature-length episode when it was split in two parts for reruns, to make room for extra credit sequences and the "previously on" segment. In later airings of the two parts, the 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 »


References Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk (1998) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Good but talky.
26 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the previous episode ended, Seven walks away from an incursion mission onto a Borg ship. In other words, she rejoins the Collective! Soon you see the Borg Queen do her mega-cool entrance and she talks to Seven--informing her that her time on Voyager was all part of the Borg's master plan (yeah, right--you just don't want to admit you screwed up, Queenie!).

Aboard Voyager, they make a discovery--that the Borg were beaming messages to Seven and perhaps she wasn't responsible for her recent actions. Naturally, the Captain wants to do on a rescue mission-- but they have to locate Seven first.

What is the Queen's/Borg's plan? There obviously is more to the plan that we've seen so far.

I generally enjoyed this episode. After all, it involves the Borg. However, I was surprised just how talky it all was when the Queen began talking and talking and talking to Seven--and it did seem to go on way too long and didn't make a lot of sense.

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17 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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