Admiral J. P. Hanson personally boarded the Enterprise to join the investigation of a destroyed Federation-colonized planet, suspecting the feared Borg. Before this is confirmed, he points out Commander William T. Riker has for the third time refused a command, preferring the Enterprise. Shortly after an enormous Borg ship is found, it engages in battle with the Enterprise, which draws it away. Novel tactics are conceived. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is ordered to come aboard for unprecedented discussions, and kidnapped when he refuses. He finds they tolerate no resistance, and intend to turn him into a Borg. Riker suddenly finds himself acting captain....
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For two establishing shots (using the same clip) of Admiral Hanson's transport ship flying alongside the Enterprise, recycled footage of the Excelsior-class model was recomposited with the Enterprise model; the clip had previously been used in TNG: "The Child", for which it was utilized to represent the USS Repulse. See more
O'Brien tells Riker that the coordinates he's at correspond to the center of town. But the next shot shows no buildings, only a giant pit, meaning that the Borg scooped up the entire town. But if Riker is supposed to be in the center of the city, then he should be at the bottom of the crater. See more
[Capt. Picard has been assimilated by the Borg
I am Locutus - of Borg. Resistance - is futile. Your life, as it has been - is over. From this time forward, you will service - us.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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