Still on its journey home, the Voyager enters Borg space only to find the Borg Collective on the losing end of a desperate war against a bio-technical race designated as Species 8472. While investigating a defeated Borg armada, Harry Kim becomes infected from brief close contact with an 8472, an infection that starts to eat him alive from within. Janeway turns to her Leonardo da Vinci holodeck program for inspiration and devises a risky plan to book safe passage through Borg space by working together with the Borg to defeat Species 8472. As they begin negotiations, Species 8472 attacks.
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This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Voyager in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann
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When Janeway orders Chakotay to take an away team to the Borg ship, she tells him that they will keep an open com link and an active transporter lock on them. When Chakotay is on the Borg ship, he needs to tap his communicator and request a connection with Captain Janeway. This would not be necessary if they had an open com link. Later Torres can not get a lock on the away team to transport them. She should have known the lock was down previously if she was actually keeping an active lock on the away team. See more
We are the Borg. Existence as you know it is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is f...
[Borg cubes are hit by plasma weapons and blasted to pieces
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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