Ben 10

Season 1 Episode 8

The Alliance

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 18, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Allusions

    • Joey: Assimilation
      The manner in which Joey was converted from a normal human into a powerful cyborg is similar in many ways to how the Borg assimilates others in Star Trek: The Next Generation. With the Borg, a tube is inserted into the neck of the victim, allowing nanotechnology to reconfigure their bodies with cybernetic upgrades and link them to a hive mind. A similar process happens to Joey, though the details are not so clear. She, too, is given cybernetic upgrades and is linked to Vilgax's mind.