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Unimatrix Zero, Part 2

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Title : Unimatrix Zero, Part 2 Rating : 2
First Aired : 4 Oct 2000 Stardate : 54014.4
Director : Mike Vejar Year : 2377
Writers : Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky, Michael Sussman Season : 7
Rating : 1.6667 for 3 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 1
Review : Yet more of Janeway's insane plan. Apart from risking the ship and the entire crew, she's taking the chance that the Borg will gain access to all the tactical data in her head. Amazingly, it works, although mostly through the blockheaded actions of the Borg Queen. If she planned to kill off the inhabitants of Unimatrix Zero using a modified virus, why not just get on with it? On the other hand, if she wants to negotiate, why not just go into Unimatrix Zero and do it? After all, the Collective is timeless. She has all the time in the world to reassimilate the rogue drones one by one, so that should not bother her in the slightest. And why not just assimilate Voyager? Instead, she takes the stupidest possible actions and tries to negotiate via Janeway. As a result, the episode just did not work. Yes, there was tension throughout, but most of the story was silly. However, Seven/Annika in Unimatrix Zero saved some parts of the episode. You got some sense of the person who Annika Hansen might have grown up to be had she not been assimilated, and that helped character development. To sum up; flawed, but not a complete disaster. Incidentally, why didn't Janeway ask the Klingon general if he could spare a few transwarp coils?
Reviewer : Satan Rating : 2
Review : Pretty much the expected follow up to part I. There are a lot of plot holes and the Queen's characterization problems present in part I are still present here. Every time I see this episode I end up wishing the writers decided to explore how Tuvok's full blown assimilation affected him, similar to what was done in TNG's "Family" with Picard. But of course, as always during the final years of Berman and Braga's Star Trek rule, I was disappointed. There's some nice action towards the end, but all in all this episode falls a bit short of part I's quality (which wasn't all that spectacular to begin with). Of course another oversight of the "brilliant" writing staff, why doesn't Janeway bum a couple transwarp coils off of Korok's ship? Dee-dee-dee writers!
Reviewer : MarcusP Rating : 2
Review : The season premiere lacks punch and failes to deliver the appropriate suspense like it's first parter. The idea of unimatrix zero is somewhat boring. Not enough in my mind to risk you crew or yourself.
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