Q pays the Enterprise another visit, much to Captain Picard's disapproval. He wants Q to keep his part of their earlier bargain and stay away. Q insists that Picard needs him on his side and to prove his point, hurls the Enterprise far into the galaxy. There, the Enterprise crew meet the Borg and their strange, cube-like space craft. The Borg are a race that is part biological and part machine that exists within a collective consciousness. They are also a formidable foe that can out power, out run and out fight the Enterprise. With their shields weakened, it's left to Picard to decide if they really do need Q's help.
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When Picard has hot chocolate spilled on him, he doesn't show any pain from the hot liquid. See more
Ensign Sonya Gomez
[horrified that she spilled hot chocolate on Captain Picard
First impressions, right? Isn't that what they say? First impressions are the most important?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
I'll give you this - it's a meeting the captain won't soon forget.
The episode's credits begin a full minute after the theme music. See more
Referenced in Franklin & Bash: Pilot
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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