Trekathon 231: I, Borg (TNG)

Poor old Picard. The war crimes become a lot harder when the kids give your prisoner a name.

This is a nice story, and it’s very interesting to see Picard and Guinan be the ones who are resistant to logic, rather than the other way around. I did feel that everyone was won over by the Borg Hugh a little too quickly, but that’s probably mostly a constraint of this being a one hour show.

There is a slightly disturbing undercurrent here – Picard acts as if his plan was acceptable, because this was war. But even in war today there are rules, especially around the treatment of prisoners. Have these rules gone away by the 24th century? A time of peace and then merciless war?

231 down, 506 to go.