Monday, May 9, 2011

Borg to Human

The article written by Frances Blevins



I have seen every episode of all of the series in the Star Trek family on my satellite tv from http://www.tvbydirect.com/. Episodes of each series are often repeated on the various network channels. There are so many memorable characters and amazing story lines and episodes. However, if pressed, I would probably say that the character Seven Of Nine is my favorite in the Star Trek world. Watching her journey from Borg to human was extremely enjoyable. She was assimilated into the Borg Collective as a child along with her parents who were researchers studying the Borg. During her years on the Borg ship, she helped assimilate millions of individuals. While serving as a liaison between the Enterprise and the Collective, Seven Of Nine's connection to the Collective was severed. The quietness of her mind caused her great distress because she was so used to sharing the thoughts of millions of others simultaneously. She was forced to try to become an individual and examine the positive and negative aspects of humanity. The holographic doctor was able to remove many of her implants and make her look more human. He eventually became her closest friend on the ship. Watching this transition allowed for many philosophical discussions and observation among the crew. The actress Jeri Ryan who played Seven Of Nine was particularly stunning and sexy in her skin tight uniform.