I'm not a Trekkie or Trekker; I'm more of a Star Wars guy. However, I was a fan of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION when it was originally on television. I remember watching the episode when the Enterprise was first introduced to the Borg through Q ("Q Who?"). I also remember watching the season cliffhanger, "The Best of Both Worlds" where Picard was kidnapped by the Borg. The Borg were a fearsome antagonist and rightly so. Therefore, I looked forward to watching STAR TREK FAN COLLECTIVE: BORG as it collected together some of the best episodes featuring the Borg. The DVD set includes 4 discs that contain a total of 14 episodes. The episodes are presented as they would have chronologically appeared.
Disc 1: STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – "Regeneration": In this episode, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE's attempt at cashing in on the popularity of the Borg by having an artic expedition on Earth awakening an assimilated alien crew and Captain Archer and crew chasing them down before they escape the solar system. Outside of the continuity problems presented, "Regeneration" is actually a good episode of Star Trek. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "Q Who?": This is the episode that first introduced the Borg to the Federation. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1": The first Star Trek season cliffhanger, where the Borg capture Captain Picard and turn him into Locutus. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "The Best of Both Words, Part 2": continuation of the series cliffhanger where the Borg prepare to invade and overtake Earth.
Disc 2: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "I Borg": the crew of the Enterprise save an injured Borg drone. Data and Geordi plan to use the drone as a weapon against the Borg, but as time goes on, the drone show individuality and is called Hugh. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "Descent, Part I": the Enterprise encounter a planet apparently ruled by individualist Borg. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – "Descent, Part II" : continuation of the previous episode. STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Scorpion, Part I": the crew of Voyager and the Borg have to form an alliance to defeat Species 8472. Seven of Nine is introduced.
Disc 3: STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Scorpion, Part II": continuation of the previous episode, the Borg and the crew of Voyager's alliance is broken after the confrontation with Species 8472. STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Drone": a malfunction in the transporter chamber with Seven of Nine and the Doctor causes the creation of an advanced Borg that the Voyager crew help make into an individual. STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Dark Frontier": the crew of Voyager makes a plan to steal the transwarp coil of a damaged Borg sphere. Also, Seven of Nine has memories of her parents abduction and comes face to face with the Borg Queen.
Disc 4: STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Unimatrix Zero, Part I": a Fifth Column of sorts is discovered in the "dream world" of some of the Borg called Unimatrix Zero. STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Unimatrix Zero, Part II": second part of the previous episode where Janeway plans on using Unimatrix Zero as a way to cause destruction to the Borg. STAR TREK: VOYAGER – "Endgame": the finale of STAR TREK: VOYAGER where a future Janeway travels through time to help Voyager get back home sooner.
Other than some text commentaries for some of the episodes, there are no extras on this set.
Overall, this is a good collection of Star Trek episodes featuring the Borg.
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