Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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About to enter Borg space, Voyager finds a threat so devastating that even the Borg cannot deal with it.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
John Rhys-Davies ... Leonardo da Vinci


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. Written by statmanjeff

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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. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
The Borg: 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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Referenced in Trekkies (1997) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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You KNOW you're in deep trouble when you come into a part of space where the Borg are running at full speed to avoid some unforeseen enemy!!
20 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Generally, the best episodes of the Trek franchise involved violence. I know this isn't the enlightened Gene Roddenberry idealized way of looking at the future, but too often shows ended up being too cerebral and too PC--so seeing some violence and fighting often comes as a welcomed relief.

When this episode begins, Kes' spider senses are tingling--something BAD is coming! Soon, the ship encounters Borg cubes. However, these 15 or so cubes have no interest in Voyager and quickly fly right past the ship! Obviously they are afraid of something--and it's hard to imagine anything worse and more dangerous than the Borg!! What is coming?!

After Voyager contacts the scary as crap aliens, they realize that they need to do something drastic, but Chakotay is NOT happy with the Captain's decision to try to make an alliance with the Borg. But what other options do they have?!

This show is exciting from start to finish--and it shows that violence, bloodshed and war is pretty least in the Trek universe!

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