Trekathon 611: Unimatrix Zero (1) (VOY)

January 6th, 2013

Seven of Nine discovers a Borg dream world, and Janeway decides to use it to destroy the Borg.

Rarely has a cliffhanger annoyed me quite this much. Janeway et al have a special secret plan that requires them to get assimilated? Pretty sure that’s going to turn out to be one of the stupidest plans ever planned. There’s a whole part two coming, but if it can make me think this plan isn’t stupid I’ll be amazed.

As for the rest, it’s a standard ‘previously unknown Borg feature’ stuff. It seems like the writers aren’t interested enough in the Borg, we have to add new features every time ? Borg queens, fights with unstoppable alien races, Transwarp conduits. The best Borg stories have been the ones like I, Borg or Best of Both Worlds, which are just the Borg without the fancy add ons. The Borg dream world is very boring, and adds little here. The idea of a Borg civil war is potentially interesting,but the setup undermines it.

611 down, 126 to go.