Written By: Michael Taylor
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Voyager encounters a Borg Cube that has been severed from the Collective and is run entirely by five child drones. The drones are able to take a few hostages from the Delta Flyer and attempt to negotiate an exchange: the prisoners for Voyager’s deflector array. The children are erratic and don’t function with the skill of the standard hive mind...so their negotiations don’t go very well.
Seven now plays Foster mom to these kids I guess. It isn’t a bad development for her character or for the series really, although we’ll see how it goes. I think the episode was decent enough. As much as I feel the Borg are overused on Voyager...they really are one of the things this show manages to succeed at more often than not. I don’t think all the Borg episodes are good, but at least you have a memorable villain that doesn’t need to be reestablished in each episode...and if you turn your brain off they look cool!
So I give this episode a sort of half thumbs up. It wasn’t tremendous, but I know it could’ve been much worse.
NEXT TIME: Supernatural Holoprogram