Story: Unimatrix Zero
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Several Borg slip off to a sort of Fantasy World where they can live as individuals while regenerating. The Queen wants to put an end to this, but these Borg contact Seven of Nine, who once spent a lot of time in “Unimatrix Zero”, and she is able to take Janeway in (with Tuvok’s help) and convince her to lead Voyager on a mission to free these Borg from the Collective or something. Janeway, B’Elanna, and Tuvok infiltrate the Borg Cube for this mission in order to exploit this apparent weakness and inject the Borg with a virus, and all three are assimilated...and Voyager leaves them. Cliffhanger!
Having Voyager crew members assimilated also felt a little tired...Trek's first great cliffhanger was just that...and it left such a mark on the franchise that no one forgot it. Only difference here was that it seemed like a plan to be assimilated, and that it was more than just one person being assimilated. And because they are main cast, we know they are coming back.
Personally I didn’t care for this, but I’m sure Voyager fans and Borg enthusiasts would disagree.
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