Janeway is Borg, seemingly helpless at the hands of the
Borg Queen. Her choice seems simple, surrender to the collective
or witness the death of millions of innocent lives. But a
surrender will mean more than her loss of individuality, it
will also result in the destruction of the Borg dream world
where drones can live out ordinary lives, free from implants.
trouble with Voyager two-parters is that the second half of
the story rarely matches the first. Unimatrix Zero - Part
2 is no exception. Although the fast pace - sometimes
too fast perhaps - and some dramatic visuals help lift the
action. It just seems so unlikely that Janeway would risk
her crew for Unimatrix Zero, a Borg dream world. Just click
your heels and say Kansas.
Seven is ill; a node that controls many of her vital functions
is on the blink and without a new one she will die. Unfortunately,
a replacement unit needs to be taken from a freshly dead Borg
and there are none to hand (for a change).
is another Seven episode in which she discovers what it
means to be human: this week it's friendship and trust. The
really disappointing aspect of the episode is that the ending
is clear from almost the start which hardly helps build dramatic
tension. And there's also the problem with Seven's implant
itself. It's the size of a large bolt and lives in an equally
large recess just under the skin above her left eye. Did Janeway
have one of these last week when she was Borg? Seems like
a Starfleet captain can function with one frontal lobe missing.
the best of starts for the final series of Voyager.