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Season Six


Production # 935
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Original Airdate: 16 February, 2000
Order in Season 6: 6 Order in VOY: 126
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Synopsis - When the away team is captured by a Borg vessel, it turns out to be run by group of five Borg juveniles, after all the adults were killed by a pathogen. Now Janeway and Seven must find a way to reason with the children.

Collective finally shows the intricisies of what happens to children and even babies when they are assimilated. The are placed in maturation chambers until the become adults, at which time they become regular drones. Here we see what happens when the adult drones die, forcing the early release of some of the children. These children, neither fully Borg nor fully part of their original species, try to form a collective of their own; except it's flawed. They are not fully linked to one another, and as it turns out, one is far more controlling than the rest. In the tradition of works such as Lord Of The Flies, we see the breakdown of discipline among juveniles when left to their own.
As it turns out, Voyager ends up taking on the Borg children and removing most of their implants, leaves their rehabillitation in the capable hands of Seven. And for once we actually get to see them come back for later episodes; unlike previous stays picked up by Voyager, and even the Enterprise on The Next Generation. The Borg children will make at least two more appearances in season six: #938 Ashes To Ashes and #939 Child's Play.


Series' Regulars
Captain Kathryn Janeway™ - Kate Mulgrew
Commander Chakotay™ - Robert Beltran
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok™ - Tim Russ
The Doctor™ - Robert Picardo
B'Elanna Torres™ - Roxann Dawson
Lieutenant Tom Paris™ - Robert Duncan McNeill
Ensign Harry Kim™ - Garrett Wang
7 of 9™ - Jeri Ryan
Neelix™ - Ethan Phillips

Computer Voice - Majel Barrett

Guest Cast
- Ryan Spahn
Icheb - Manu Intiraymi
Mezoti - Marley S. McClean
Azan - Kurt Wetherill
Rebi - Cody Wetherill

Teleplay by:

Michael Taylor
Story by: Andrew Shepard Price &
Mark Gaberman
Directed by: Allison Liddi

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