As acting captain, and despite Picard being aboard the Borg ship (absorbed into the Collective and rechristened "Locutus"), Commander Riker has no choice but to fire full force on the vessel. No effect. Subsequent emergency repairs keep the Enterprise from joining a united stand with Admiral J. P. Hanson (along with Klingon aid). With Picard deemed lost forever, Riker is granted full command. He orders technology to be rendered unpredictable, such as randomizing phaser settings. Hanson's communication cuts out: the war must be going badly. To avoid musical chairs, Riker names Borg expert Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Paula Shelby his XO. At a renewed confrontation, Locutus refuses to come to terms, the saucer separates, and gunfire engages, including an anti-matter spread. Data and Worf beam into the Borg ship, overpower them and get Locutus into their shuttle and beam away before it's shot down. If Crusher can awaken Picard, he may now have decisive Borg info, but Locutus maintains ...
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Did You Know?
Locutus is a Latin word, which means "Spoken, having spoken". See more
In the final scene right before the destruction of the Borg ship, Riker walks into Data's lab and Marina Sirtis is blocking the view of Patrick Stewart. She then frantically steps backward. Clearly the director motioned her backwards in a panic to keep her from ruining the shot. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
Troi to bridge. Data has made first contact with Captain Picard.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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