Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 1

The Best Of Both Worlds (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 24, 1990 on CBS

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  • The fourth season begins with William Riker thrust into the captain's chair and facing not just the Borg, but the assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who is now known as Locutus.

    The best episode of the series comes full circle in a conclusion which deliveres as well as part one did. Like part one of this episode, the writing, acting and special effects remain rock solid. What also makes this episode work is the change of pace we see aboard Enterprise with Riker as Captain. Seeing him taking the reins and fighting the Borg with his own strategies is a real treat. Whoopi Goldberg has only one scene in this episode, but it is her most memorable performace as Guinan. Almost twenty years after its premier, this episode still delivers. Fascinating!