Episode 49 Regeneration
Bring on The Borg!!! It doesn’t really fit with the continuity of Star Trek but has some great action and shows Archer’s resolve as a military tactician. Flying around in space with phasers and torpedoes without using them aggressively on occasion limits the action. But a full on assault while trying to stop one of Star Trek’s most interesting bad guys was a breath of fresh air for the struggling show.
The Borg appearance ties in with the film Star Trek: First Contact and the time travel aspect helps alleviate some of the Star Trek story inconsistencies that may have been created.
The episode was seen as a gimmick to pull in fans who wandered away from the series. It is a shame because it was a great episode in it of itself. Also, season two was proving to be far superior to season one. But the show was struggling to find its footing with audiences and The Borg episode was their attempt to recapture the die-hard fans.
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