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Part 1:Suspecting that the Borg are behind the recent disappearance of a Federation colony, Starfleet sends Lt. Commander Shelby (Elizabeth Dennehy), a specialist in Borg matters, to theEnterprise. Alluring and ambitious, Shelby has more than the Borg on her mind--she wants to replace Riker (Jonathan Frakes), who has been offered command of his own starship. The Borg threaten to attack theEnterpriseunless Picard (Patrick Stewart) is surrendered to them. After Picard refuses, the Borg board the ship and abduct Picard. Under Riker's command, theEnterprisepursues the Borg who appear to be headed for Earth. After Shelby leads a thwarted rescue attempt, a Borg spokesperson contacts theEnterprise. The being identifies itself as Locutus, but the crew recognizes his true identity--Captain Jean-Luc Picard!

Part 2: After Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) has been captured by the Borg and transformed into one of them, Starfleet promotes Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) to Captain of the Enterprise. The Borg have now absorbed Picard's knowledge of the Federation, enabling them to decimate a Starfleet armada and continue on to Earth, where they intend to enslave humanity. Riker realizes the only hope is to tap into Picard's knowledge of the Borg and turn the tables. In a daring strategy, Riker has Picard kidnapped from the Borg ship and brought back to the Enterprise. Data (Brent Spiner) then wires into Picard's Borg side to try to implant a destructive computer command into the Borg collective consciousness. But will destroying the Borg also kill Picard?

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Genre:  Boxed Sets, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio:  Paramount
CastLeVar Burton, Gates McFadden
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Since the original series came out, my favorite Start Trek episode has been "Mirror Mirror" where Kirk, Scott, Mccoy and Uhuru are accidentally beamed into a parallel universe where the Federation is an evil empire. However, that favorite has been replaced by this one. Not only do we meet a new villain, it is one with enormous power and quite different from humans.    To me, the most interesting thing about the Borg is that unlike the Klingons, Romulans and other threats, they actually …
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