Everybody's favorite Star Trek
trickster god, Q (John de Lancie), returns to the Enterprise
despite promises never to trouble the ship again. Q has been kicked out of the Q continuum, he's bored, and he's decided he wants to join the crew of the Enterprise
and go exploring with them. When Captain Picard says no, Q gets angry and knocks the ship into a particularly dangerous part of the unexplored universe, just to see how well they can fend for themselves without his help. Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg), the bartender of Ten-Forward, has been to this part of space before, and she recommends leaving as quickly as possible. Needless to say, they don't leave fast enough, and they meet up with the cyborg race called the Borg. After one battle, the Borg prove to be stronger, and Guinan says their brief taste of human technology will no doubt spur them on to seek it out again. An auspicious introduction to a brilliant villain: the Borg. --Andy Spletzer
From the Back Cover
receives an unwelcome visitor - Q (John de Lancie), the omnipotent being with a strange fascination for Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the Enterprise
. After Picard refuses to let Q join his crew, Q hurls the Enterprise
to the far side of our galaxy. A Borg, a being who is part organic and part artificial, suddenly appears in the Main Engineering room and begins to drain information from the ship's computers.
A Borg vessel appears and the Borgs demand Picard's surrender. The captain refuses and a violent battle ensues which leaves both ships damaged and eighteen Enterprise crew members dead. As the Borg ship gives chase to the Enterprise, Q taunts Picard and reminds the captain how he scorned Q's offer to join the Enterprise. Will Picard be forced to beg for Q's help in order to save his ship and crew?