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The Best of Both Worlds Part II 

Having absorbed Captain Picard and his knowledge, the Borg head for Earth, leaving Riker and the Enterprise desperate for an unanticipated way to defeat them.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Michael Piller | 2 more credits »




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 ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Ensign Wesley Crusher
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Lt. Cmdr. Shelby
George Murdock ... Adm. J. P. Hanson
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Whoopi Goldberg ... Guinan
Todd Merrill Todd Merrill ... Gleason


Having absorbed Captain Picard and his knowledge, the Borg head for Earth, leaving Riker and the Enterprise desperate for an unanticipated way to defeat them.

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Whereas Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds (1990) originated the half of the Borg's trademark quote "Resistance is futile," Part II originated the other half of the quote: "You will be assimilated." See more »


While Locutus is in Sickbay, he states, "You underestimate us, if you believe this abduction is any concern." Then two statements later, he states, "I will continue to speak for the Borg, while 'they' continue without further diversion to Sector 001, where 'they' will force your unconditional surrender." His pronouns changed from us to I and they, causing an in-continuity. As part of the Collective, his pronouns should have stayed with the us, and we, rather than they. See more »


Captain William T. Riker: How much do you remember?
Jean-Luc Picard: Everything. Including some brilliantly unorthodox strategy from... a former first officer of mine.
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Featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (1993) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Picard versus Picard
20 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The intensity level of this episode makes one feel they are watching a feature film. With Picard infested with a Borg assimilation, the Enterprise must fight the Borg in general and the Borg with Picard's personality and strategic knowledge. Riker must make decisions that are original and unpredictable to counter the intelligence and adaptability of the Borg. It stretches the entire crew because the mind of Picard is such a private thing; he is a complex being with amazing adaptability as his career with the flagship Enterprise is obvious to the world. The Borg are approaching Earth and the future of the seminal planet of the Federation is at stake. Many of the Federation ships were destroyed in the huge battle where Picard was captured (the Enterprise survived by coming late to the dance). The conclusion to this episode is excellent. It creates a set of possibilities for future conflicts with the Borg as they bully their way. We also have the unanswered questions about what will become of Picard. Set aside time to watch the two episodes together. Excellent television.

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