Is TBOBW As Good As You Remembered?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by AdmiralScreed, May 30, 2013.

  1. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 28, 2004
    I think the whole point of there being just one cube at the beginning was to show us how damn powerful The Borg were, that they didn't "need" more than 1 cube to take on 29 Federation Ships without a scratch.

    First Contact would have been better with more cubes and a DS9 "Sacrifice of Angels" level of Federation ships to fight them. I'm happy we got what we got though, considering that's the best TNG movie, and that's not saying much.

    The whole idea about using Picard against The Borg was kind of expected, but the genius comes in at Picard himself being the one who gives them the solution with his "sleep" statement. I freakin' loved that! It was great that everyone thought he was just exhausted, while Data actually deduced the true meaning of it.

    As for VOY, Scorpion I and II were great also, particularly for successfully one upping TBOBW. In the one, we have an enemy so powerful that it whacks the Federation in 2 mins. In the other, that same super powerful force meets a force so much more powerful, that it's whacking *them* in 2 mins. The ending of Scorpion 2 was good, but I wish it would have gotten fleshed out and not so rushed to get the episode to end.
  2. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 11, 2006
    Moncton, NB
    The way they stopped the Borg in BOBW was pretty smart, and actually ahead of its time.

    Aside from destroying it, how do you more or less incapacitate a computer that has a self-sustaining battery? You put it in sleep mode!
  3. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Part 1 is an amazing episode, but I think I love Part 2 just as much if not a little more. Nowadays, the way to resolve something is through non-stop action and guns ablazing, This episode decided to do what TNG has always done best, take this problem, and actually solve it in a creative, kind of logical way. I like the comparison to how Picard dealt with the Shiliak because it's kind of the same thing. Riker and Data used the Borg's own system against them, just like how Picard used the contract. Like I said, it was really creative and a pretty satisfying ending.
  4. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    The music is still awesome as is the wonderful sense of foreboding that I feel every time I watch it.
  5. Jonesy

    Jonesy Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2003
    This has been said many times, but in one the blu-ray docs (think it was from season 1) Patrick Stewart recounts being shocked when he was told by his agent that he had committed for six season when he signed onto the show.

    I think it more likely that Stewart may have been considering leaving the series. But, again, I don't recall ever reading any interview or blurb from Stewart or anyone (working on the show) that he was seriously considering trying to get out of his contract.
  6. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 9, 2006
    As far as I am concerned it is as great, as it was when first aired what 20 years ago.