Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Dark Frontier”

An episode that’s twice the length with half the plot! Voyager goes after the Borg, on purpose, and don’t wind up devastated and destroyed, which is pretty much the textbook definition of a failure of writing. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch comes to a “Dark Frontier.”

An excerpt:

The Hansens came up with all these nifty-keeno doodads that would protect them from the Borg. But the Hansens were assimilated. We even saw the Borgified Magnus Hansen right there in the episode. We also know from “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II” that the Borg instantly absorb all knowledge of folks they assimilate and immediately incorporate that knowledge, as the Borg already had a defense against the Enterprise’s fancy-pants weapon because they had assimilated Picard a few hours earlier. And yet twenty years later the Borg never bothered to create a method of defending against the lifesigns inhibitor, the multiphasic shielding, or anything else? Really? We’re supposed to buy that?

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