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Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Best of Both Worlds Blu-ray review

Two-parter features conflict with Borg
by Matthew Price Modified: May 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm •  Published: May 17, 2013
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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Best of Both Worlds' (Blu-ray)

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” created a memorable cliffhanger at the end of season three, as the Enterprise faces off against the Borg.

Since it's on the cover to the package, it's probably not too extreme of a spoiler, nearly 23 years later, to note that the cliffhanger features Capt. Jean Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), abducted and seemingly assimilated by the techno-organic species of the Borg.

The two-parter has been edited into a feature presentation and restored in 1080p. In “Best of Both Worlds,” a Federation colony is destroyed and signs point to the Borg. Lt. Cmdr. Shelby (Elizabeth Dennehy) comes on board the Enterprise to lend her expertise to facing down the Borg threat. Soon, it's clear she's angling for first officer Will Riker's job as well. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) has been offered his own command, but isn't sure about leaving the Enterprise, Starfleet's flagship vessel.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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