Remember seeing Star Trek: Discovery and hearing no mention of the Borg? The same threat that had terrorized the Federation and Earth for countless years? Well, Picard series finale just resolved the mystery of the unmentioned Borg Collective.
The season 3 finale, “The Last Generation,” marked the end of the failing original Borg collective when the USS Enterprise-D led by Picard wiped them out. That’s why there was no mention of the terrible enemy in Star Trek: Discovery during the 32nd century.
At first, the lack of mention led the audience to believe that they were no longer a threat, but the other Star Trek show gave no explanation for this new development. Of course, they should have been mentioned during a time when the Federation couldn’t warp travel, but now Picard explains why that wasn’t the case.
Introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Borg has been the biggest threat to the federation through the 24th century. However, Borg Queen’s most desperate efforts couldn’t change the fact that her race was dying after Admiral Kathryn Janeway’s poisoning.
But if you remember, there was a more peaceful quadrant of the Borg introduced in season 2 of Star Trek: Picard. Led by Dr. Agnes Jurati, the benevolent tribe was led by the hybrid Borg Queen and became allies with the Federation after sprouting from an alternate timeline.
While it is possible this faction of the Borg survived, there is no mention of them in Star Trek: Discovery, meaning nearly eighty decades after Picard, they were wiped out as well.
Their fate might be featured in the upcoming Star Trek: Legacy.
All seasons of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery are available on Paramount+, and 2024 will bring a new season for the latter show. Let us know what you think of Picard’s series finale in the comments below!
About Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Picard is an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman. It is the eighth title in the Star Trek franchise.
The series follows a retired Jean-Luc Picard, who is disturbed by Data’s death in the film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life in his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his past.
The show will return for its final season on February 23, 2023.
Source: Cinema Blend