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The Best of Both Worlds 

Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Michael Piller | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard / Locutus of Borg
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Lt. Cmdr. Shelby
George Murdock ... Admiral J. P. Hanson
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Whoopi Goldberg ... Guinan


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.... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Guinan mentions that her planet was destroyed by The Borg. Which is later mentioned again in Star Trek: Generations (1994). See more »


A Borg drone beams in near the emergency turbo-lift, attacking Riker and Worf. When he beams out, he's near the Ready Room. See more »


[after the Borg have abducted Picard]
Lieutenant Worf: Sir, the coordinates they have set - they're on a direct course to sector 001. The Terran system.
Commander William T. Riker: Earth.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Parallels (1993) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Favourite 2 part episode of TNG
1 November 2018 | by ChloeODonnellDublinSee all my reviews

I could write such a long review of this but after reading the others, I just echo the repeated sentiments that this is truly some great TV! I remember being gutted that it was the end of the series and we, here in Ireland, had to wait months to see the 2nd part - but it was so worth it.

Patrick Stewart is fantastic and the story is gripping. I still remember the shock of what happens when I saw it that very first time....

I feel if I write any more, I will only start to drop spoilers without realizing it. I always loved the episodes with the Borg, and if you haven't see this, watch it. Resistance is Futile!

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