Tuesday, April 23, 2013


** (2 stars out of 5)
There's another broken Borg ship over there. Have you tried turning it off and on?

A space virus has killed 4,995 of them, leaving 5 Borg Babies in charge of one cube. They want to call their Queen Mum, and to that end they hold Delta Flyer's crew hostage, demanding Voyager give them the means. And/or cookies.

During negotiations, the confused drones agree that Captain Janeway may "transport one" and they lower their shields. So, instead of transporting all of the hostages, she GIVES the Borg another hostage by sending over Seven of Nine. This is some new form of clever plan I'm not familiar with. Or a fine way to get rid of 7 of 9, I guess.

The Lost Boys Borg are from the Brunali, Norcadian and Wysanti races. It's not important to remember which has what kind of funny nose unless your last name is Westmore. Their names are Icheb, Mezoti, Azan, and Rebi. They don't do anything very Borg-like, and they end up fine. Except for their stupid, belligerent leader, who died doing what he loved: being stupid and belligerent. And the sick little baby, who was seemingly not relevant enough for the writers to tell us what happened to her on screen.  Maybe the Equinox crewmen are looking after her- down in the root cellar. (Brannon Braga says she was cured and sent home. And I guess he would know.)

Dork overalls and Enterprise-D hand-me-downs for everyone. And Seven of Nine will be the den mother! Who better? She's got almost 3 solid years of arrogantly avoiding becoming human, so OF COURSE she should be in charge of babies!

"Collective" is under the impression that the audience wants new blood, and that may be true. Do they HAVE to be more Borg? Do they HAVE to be cute kids? Apparently so.

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