It wads probably 1994 or 95 for me too. I rented the VHS of Emissary
out and watched it. Really only like the first Borg battle and the attack on the station at the end. The rest was not of interest to my young mind at the time. I didn't get hooked until years later when I rented out "In the Cards"/"Call to Arms" on VHS on a whim. I now count Emissary
as one of my favourite episodes.