Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
Scorpion was mainly about spectacle, but it also clearly wanted to set the tone for the coming seasons. Since the show failed to create iconic villains on its own, it had to use iconic villains from another show.
Like TNG constantly went back to the Klingons and Romulans from the original Trek? Or DS9 recycled TNG's Cardassians and Bajorans?
The Borg were a given from the start. They established the direction of Borg space way back in "Q Who" and it's no fluke that they chose to set Voyager in that same part of the galaxy. It's what many Trekkies (myself included) were waiting for from the outset.