Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 26

Unimatrix Zero (1)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 24, 2000 on UPN
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Episode Summary


Stardate: Unknown
Seven of Nine is led to a place known as Unimatrix Zero; a place where Borg drones are individuals for a short period of time during their regeneration. However, once their regeneration is complete, all recollection of the event is erased. Captain Janeway uses this to form a plan of attack that would create a mutiny from within the Collective.


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  • Borg Life

    I appreciate how 7 of 9 continues to be able to interact with The Collective during Voyagers missions and this leaves a unique oppurtunity to understand how being assimilated effects the lives of the individuals. A lot of strong emotions and tough choices pop up in this episode and it kept me glued to the screen.
  • Unimatrix Zero (1)

    Unimatrix Zero (1) was a perfect and very entertaining episode and season 6 finale of Star Trek: Voyager. I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of great action, drama, intrigue, as well as character and plot development. The story was well written and focused on the Borg. It was a great idea and neat to see more of the Borg Queen. I wonder what her deal is, where did she come from, what is her purpose, her goal? I guess that may be obvious but she has some sort of different rationality than a regular drone. The end of this episode was shocking and I look forward to watching the next season!!!!!!!!!

  • Seven awakes from her regeneration chamber. She was just dreaming. She dreamt of a familiar place where everyone calls Annika. She thinks she is malfunctioning , so she goes to see The Doctor.moreless

    Seven awakes from her regeneration chamber. She was just dreaming. She dreamt of a familiar place where everyone calls Annika. She thinks she is malfunctioning , so she goes to see The Doctor. The Doctor tells her she is becoming more human and it is normal to dream. He places a monitor on her to tell when she has reached REM sleep. Seven again wakes from a dream. The Doctor realizes Seven is not dreaming. She was actual awake when she saw what she saw. The place is called Unamatrix Zero. It is a place where few Borg live out their individuality. I rate this episode a 9.9moreless
  • Great season ending show with a "high stakes" cliff hanger along with a very nasty Borg Queen. A decidedly well done episode.

    Great season ending show with a "high stakes" cliff hanger along with a very nasty Borg Queen. A decidedly well done episode.

    There's something new in Borg land. A very small number of drones have a gene which puts them in a collective, virtual world known as Unimatrix Zero while they are asleep during regeneration. In this environment, they're free to be their old individual selves again unencumbered by Borg implants and the like. Only problem is that when they wake up, they have no memory of it. The other problem is that the Borg Queen knows all about it and wants to have it shut down forever.

    One of the inhabitants, Axum, contacts Seven while she's regenerating and brings her back to Unimatrix Zero. It seems Seven used to go there while she was a Borg but now has no memory of it. He tells Seven that they've developed a virus that make the drones in Unimatrix Zero impossible to detect but because they can't remember the environment when they wake up, they have no way to deploy it. They clearly need a cooperative and brave Starship crew to help them. Janeway is up to the task although it's very risky to take on a Borg cube especially a heavily armed one. She'll eventually works to board the cube along with Torres and Tuvok while Voyager is attacking the cube. The ensuing battle has pretty good special effects but nothing we really haven't seen before.

    Overall, the story unfolds at a very good pace, raising the stakes as it goes and building to its climax. The cliff hanger ending works to make you want to tune into the second part. After pretty much a crappy season, they've come up with a winner here.moreless
  • Voyager do what whole fleets couldent do in the alpha quadrant.

    i must say that im not that happy about the unimatrix zero plotline. feels like they could have found a more intresting plot. that 7 is one in a million and happends to be on voyager? i dont know... but the thing i have most difficulties with are the ending. In the battle of wolf 359 and in the movie first contact, we see how ONE of those tactical ships destroy a whole fleet of alpha quadrant ship, most with only one shot. and here Voyager not only survives a 5 minutes long battle, but also hurt a cube alone???

    I know Voyager are a new ship and all, but anyway...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


Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the last time the original Delta Flyer is seen in a Voyager episode. It was presumably destroyed when Janeway, Tuvok and Torres transported to the Borg cube.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Janeway: You're late, Mr. Paris.
      Paris: (confused) Ma'am?
      Tuvok: According to the ship's chronometer, by 22 seconds.
      Paris: I'll make it up at the end of my shift.
      Chakotay: See that you do.
      Janeway: (to Paris) Take your station.
      (B'Elanna gives Paris an unsettled look. Paris finds a box on his chair)
      Chakotay: Open it. That's an order.
      (Paris finds a black pip in the box)
      Chakotay: Not only late but improperly dressed.

    • Janeway: Mind-melds... last time I heard the words, 'Your mind to my mind', I had a headache for two weeks.

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