Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 16

Q Who?

Aired Unknown May 08, 1989 on CBS

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  • The entrance for Star Trek's version of Darth Vader - a relentless inhuman villian. Still the best Borg episode.

    Introductions to dark and inhuman nemeses are inevitably going to be probably the best moment we ever see them. The fact we know so little about this unstoppable force is what makes them so fascinating and disturbing. The Borg cube is truly vast in scale and dwarfs the already enormous Enterprise. The Borg here are quite different to later versions. They have absolutely no personality, no interest in anything except assimilation and destruction- unreasonable and unstoppable. Later versions lose these brilliant attributes a little and as a result the audience loses that fear of the enemy. The nature of losing one's self to a machine and the surgical nature of the artificial implants all add to the horrific concept of a cyborg species bent on destruction. Superb stuff.