Prospecting the Argolis Cluster as potential Federation colonization area, the Enterprise receives a message from a viable moon of the fourth planet- it's a crashed Borg craft emitting a homing signal with four crew corpses and a single male survivor, who is beamed aboard as Dr. Crusher's medical help was needed. Geordi repairs his cyborg technical parts and Beverly his biological organs. During further tests he proves surprisingly cooperative in order to be 'fed' energy, they rename 'Third of Five' Hugh and although even alone he still talks as 'we' he proves quite open, Hugh learns to understand human resistance to assimilation to the Borg collective. Data and Geordi have devised an unsolvable geometrical problem which should cause the Borg collective intelligence to break-down in overload, but after Picard, speaking as the Borg Locutus, finds Hugh has become a true friend of Geordi, refusing to help assimilate him, moral doubts cause asylum aboard being offered to Hugh, who however...
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In the scene in which Geordi names 3rd of 5 "Hugh", 3rd of 5 asks, "Do I have a name?" Rather than, "Do we have a name?" See more
I was thinking how you said the other day that my foil was dipping. That I should get some exercise and strengthen my arm.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Well, a strong forearm is certainly an advantage in fencing.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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