Kurtzman says Stewart continued to defend against falling into the trap of repeating old stories. That tension shaped how Star Trek: Picard treats the Borg. “His constant refrain was: I don't want to do what I've already done,” Kurtzman says. “Obviously it's not a secret that the Borg were involved, and his first instinct was not to do the Borg. He was like, ‘I did that story. I don't want to do that story.’ And we couldn't just say, ‘Yeah, but we loved you in it so much, we just want to do that again.’ And what ended up emerging was actually as a result of that back and forth, a very unique and very different Borg story. Definitely not one that you could have told in Next Generation. https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019...ifferent-borg-story-from-the-next-generation/ I think it's telling that Stewart didn't originally want anything to do with the Borg. Throwing Seven of Nine into the mix is a DEFINITE change from Next Generation.