Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 16

Collective

2
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2000 on UPN
7.6
out of 10
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Borg children who were rejected by the Borg as unworthy drones abduct Chakotay, Kim, Neelix and Paris.

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  • Collective

    8.0
    Collective was a great episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character development for Seven as well as action, drama, and intrigue. The Borg children were interesting and it was fun to watch them in action. I thought the baby Borg was pretty cool too. This was an entertaining episode and a fun Borg story but not really too spectacular either for the Borg. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!moreless
  • Chakotay, Kim, Paris, and Neelix are aboard the Delta Flyer playing a game of poker. Who should show up unexpectedly? The Borg. The Borg capture the Delta Flyer, but there is a delay in assimilating the away team. Is the Borg damaged?moreless

    9.6
    Chakotay, Kim, Paris, and Neelix are aboard the Delta Flyer playing a game of poker. Who should show up unexpectedly? The Borg. The Borg capture the Delta Flyer, but there is a delay in assimilating the away team. Is the Borg damaged? Voyager is at the rendezvous point, but no Delta Flyer. Janeway has the crew follow the ion trail of the Delta Flyer. There is no sign of the away team. Voyager sensors locate a Borg Cube. The Borg Cube wants Voyager to give up their deflector. Seven says the Borg behavior is irrational and they may be defective. I rate this episode a 9.6moreless
  • A Watch once episode.

    2.0
    This episode is probably the worst borg themed episode there is. I hated this episode because it isn't thought provoking, it does not present you with a moral dilemma the characters have to face no, instead it is about Seven struggling to reason with an adolescent borg drone whose only remaining aspect of individuality involves being a complete moron who does not listen. That's it, thats what all the episode is about, he gets electrocuted at the end which is slightly satisfying but oh god, what could of been a really interesting story was wasted. The episode should of forced Seven into making a choice, the safety of voyager against the life of one fully assimilated child who was going to contact the collective. I think that was originally intended, but it went horribly wrong,



    The episode pointed out the borg was ignoring the cube the children were on but the borg would not simply ignore this vessel, it would either be salvaged or self destructed to prevent what the crew of voyager should be doing.... what they spent the whole of dark frontier doing.... trying to steal a transwarp coil to get home? What happened to that idea? IT does not get any worse than this, at least i thought that until Enterprise came along.moreless
  • This is the Borg-children episode some people really dislike.

    7.5
    This is the Borg-children episode some people really dislike.



    The Delta Flyer is captured by a Borg cube where all the adult drones died of a virus. Only a few children survive because they were in "maturation" chambers at the time. The kids want Voyager's deflector so they contact the collective and be rescued. Janeway, of course, has no intention of turning it over. Also, Seven discovers the collective has written them off and no rescue will ever happen.



    Such is the basic story setup and the major push of the story is for Seven to "win over" the kids so they'll agree to be disconnected drones like she is. Naturally, she's successful with all of them except the oldest one who is electrocuted and dies. As you can expect, it's sort of like watching a sitcom without a dose of insulin. The kids are just way "too cute."



    The kids (4 of them) will join the Voyager crew and future storylines. However, there is no mention of the Borg baby Seven had rescued or what they did with the Borg cube. (Why didn't they take it and use it to get home?)moreless
  • Good episode with an interesting storyline: An all powerful borgcube not so powerful.

    8.0
    I like episodes that specialize in Seven because in my opinion it's the most interesting character – even if she weren't hot. But pretty much from the moment it's revealed that the cube is run by only 5 borg, the only thing I could think of was: They hit the Jackpot.



    Just about 20 episodes before this one they take very great risk to raid a damaged borgsphere. They made a whole double feature of how even the little part they salvaged under extreme pressure took years of their journey. And it had no negative effect – it just ran out. I mean it was kind of inconsistent, when they didn't think about it at once. I thought: Ok, they try to resolve the hostage situation first and then the cube gets accidentally destroyed with no usable debris – but no! The cube remains completely intact and they still didn't salvage anything.



    So once again a good episode is spoiled by total inconsistency with former episodes. The curse of the 6th season!moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Ryan Spahn

Ryan Spahn

Teenage Drone Leader

Guest Star

Manu Intiraymi

Manu Intiraymi

Icheb

Recurring Role

Marley McClean

Marley McClean

Mezoti

Recurring Role

Kurt Wetherill

Kurt Wetherill

Azan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Janeway is talking to Seven in her ready room, she steps around her desk with a PADD in hand and goes to stand on the upper level. In the next shot the PADD has mysteriously disappeared.

    • Trivia: The Borg baby is neither seen nor mentioned again after this episode.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Borg Collective: We will return your crew members in exchange for specific technology.
      B'Elanna: Talk about unusual behavior. The Borg negotiating?

    • Janeway: They're not exactly drones. Mature Borg are predictable. They'll ignore you or assimilate you, but these... juveniles, they're unstable.
      Tuvok: They are contemptuous of authority, convinced that they are superior. Typical adolescent behavior for any species.

    • Seven: Not all Borg drones can be saved, Captain.

    • B'Elanna: Now they're going after our impulse engines. That one was meant for our sensors. They can't seem to make up their mind.
      Seven: Their attack strategy is erratic. Inefficient.
      Tuvok: ...And finished. We've disabled their weapons.

    • Borg Vessel: Negotiation is irrelevant. You will be assimilated.
      Janeway: Not today and not by you. Agree, or I'll resume firing.

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