Story Spotlight: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive

Star Trek! A great and long lasting science fiction series that has, for the most part, stood the test of time (recent works notwithstanding) and filled the universe with many original and creative species.

 

The Borg! One of the greatest threats the Federation has ever dealt with! Cybernetic beings that have one mission; find and assimilate all organic life to improve themselves and become perfect! They would deal with Star Trek since their introduction in Next Generation and skyrocketed after the two parter “The Best of Both Worlds” as well as be the main threat of the second TNG movie First Contact! They would further progress during Star Trek Voyager where the character of Seven of Nine (played by Jeri Ryan) would be introduced.

 

Brannon Braga, one of the two minds that helped push Star Trek The Next Generation and subsequent series into a Renaissance (even if he’s been had just as many misses as he has hits) and the Borg was one of the creations he was best at handling!

 

One day, IDW Comics, current holder of the Star Trek license, asked him if he had a Borg idea ~ and he did! He felt he had the perfect idea for the final Borg Story! Set just after Star Trek Nemesis, he tells a story where the Borg have come to the Federation for help, but this is just the start of what would be their final gambit! Either the Borg get annihilated, destroying any possibility of restoring the innocent souls assimilated, or they succeed and will inevitably assimilate the entire galaxy and eventually the universe! One way or another…it ends now!

Here is the solicit:

In the distant future the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by Borg and it’s king… Locutus! The only hope for the future lies in the past, in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise — as Picard faces off against the Borg collective in one final, terrifying and definitive encounter!

 

This story is clever but…there are a couple issues. Check out my review video below as I go over this four issue mini series that gives us a possible end of the Borg by one of the creators who knew them best!

 

 

Robert Willing

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