Survival Instinct

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53049.2: Voyager docks at a gigantic Markonian space station and the crew engage in cultural exchanges with the station’s population. While some of these exchanges cause security headaches for Tuvok – including petty crimes and Tom and Harry’s ill-fated night on the town – the greater threat goes unnoticed. Three individuals who were formerly Borg drones – fellow members of Seven of Nine’s unimatrix – slip aboard, attempting to force a connection with her. Survivors of a Borg scout vessel crash over five years before Seven joined Voyager, the three suffer a constant neural link forcing them to share every thought. Despite their individuality, they cannot explain this connection. But when Seven decides to assist them in retreiving lost memories, she discovers that she is responsible for the former drones’ condition…and must now decide whether they should be returned to the Collective to extend their lives, or enjoy freedom at last for a few brief weeks.

Order the DVDswritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Vaughn Armstrong (Lenser), Bertila Damas (Marika), Tim Kelleher (V’chan), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Jonathan Breck (Dying Borg), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Note: Marika’s nose shows that she is a Bajoran, so shouldn’t she swear to the Prophets instead of exclaiming “Oh my God”? The Borg are also effective at recycling – in her Borg form, Marika is wearing Hugh’s eyepiece.

LogBook entry by Earl Green