Stardate 42761.3: Q returns once more to the Enterprise to plead his case to Picard for a position as a crewman on the ship after being expelled from the Q Continuum. When refused, the godlike alien propels the Enterprise thousands of light years to prove to Picard that some threats are too much for humanity, and the Borg is one of these threats…
written by Maurice Hurley
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones
Guest Cast: John de Lancie (Q), Lycia Naff (Ensign Gomez), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)
Notes: This episode is the first to show the Borg, a race first mentioned (though not by name) in The Neutral Zone. According to writer/producer Maurice Hurley, the Borg were originally intended to be insects instead of cyborgs; budget shortfalls meant costuming cutbacks, even to the point that “stillsuit” costumes from Dune were heavily redressed as Borg costumes.
LogBook entry by Earl Green