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Scorpion, Part 1

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Title : Scorpion, Part 1 Rating : 5
First Aired : 21 May 1997 Stardate : 50984.3
Director : David Livingston Year : 2373
Writers : Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky Season : 3
Rating : 5.0000 for 4 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : BJH Rating : 5
Review : Possibly the best of Voyager's offerings, I cannot count how many times I watched this on VHS, and again on DVD.
Reviewer : Satan Rating : 5
Review : Now this is simply one of Voyager's best episodes. It came at a time before the Voyager writers ran out of gas; when the Borg were still exactly what they were supposed to be, a species with no individual leader, that only wished to improve itself by assimilating other beings throughout the galaxy. They were unstoppable, they were frightening. THESE are the Borg that used to give me nightmares when I was a kid, which is exactly what they should be. I loved the story. We've seen and heard about the Borg destroying so much throughout their existence, and to be honest I was kind of waiting for the day when they just simply messed with the WRONG species, and that exactly what happened here. It's hard to believe this episode was written in a week, because everything worked so well it had me itching to see part II. Sucks they couldn't pull the same trick with "Endgame"...
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 5
Review : We all knew this was coming; the Voyager reaches Borg space. Then we find out that there is something even more powerful out there. When I first saw this, that was a terrifying thought. Janeway seemed keen on trying something suicidal most of the way through, the 'North West Passage', taking on the whole Collective, allying herself with the Borg; and this time Chakotay was playing the voice of caution. Still, Janeway is in a position of being both powerless and powerful, because she had something that the Borg want and they could get by assimilation. Working in Picard's log entry was very neat (I'm not sure if it was a genuine line or not). Voyager has finally given us something up with the very best.
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 5
Review : The Borg. A terrifying and utterly alien new race who pwn the Borg and are so badass they never needed a name. A tip of the hat to The Next Generation. A corridor of space which at first glance is free of Borg activity, but as Voyager draws near, turns out to have actually been abandoned by the Borg due to the number of 8472 ships in the area. While I agree totally with Chakotay, that helping the Borg will effectively be participating in murder (or assimilation), nobody makes the point that 8472 are so powerful that the Borg would become unstoppable after assimilating them. Janeway's driven and determined personality is at least consistent, even though I do not agree with her. Couldn't they have just run Voyager on minimum power and sneaked through Borg space, or would the Borg even notice one Intrepid class cruiser when there are dozens of planet-killing 8472 ships running loose? Still, nearly every scene is excellent, full of metaphor, full of tension, with a difficult decision that Janeway was always going to have to make at some point. The best scenes are exploring the wrecked Borg cube and also Kes's contacts with 8472. And poor Kim!
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