Star Trek: Voyager–False Colors
WildStorm (January, 2000)
WRITER: Nathan Archer
PENCILER: Jeffrey Moy
BACKGROUND ASSISTS: Philip Moy
INKER: W.C. Carani
COLORS: WildStorm FX
LETTERER: Ryan Cline
SELECTED PHOTO COVER: Alex Sinclair
EDITOR: Jeff Mariotte
Voyager comes across the remains of a ship that appears to have been attack by the Borg…except some of the wreckage is Borg. It turns out pirates came across the remains of a Borg cube and stole the technology to pretend to be Borg to hide their raides. Seven Of Nine, Chakotay, and Tuvok make their way to the pirate ship, and Seven uses her Borg implants to take over the ship’s Borg components, which summons real Borg to say hello. Luckily Voyager made a fast retreat before they showed up.
What they got right: I’m not sure if the fake science holds up because I’m not that well versed in the Borg, or Star Trek: Voyager‘s take on it. The story itself however is actually not a bad idea, pirates using the Borg as cover for their operations.
What they got wrong: I’m just not convinced they really did a lot with it. There’s some mild at best exploration of Seven handling the false signals of the fake Borg, the fight with the remaining aspects of the collective. There’s even a scene where a random crewman is worried about Seven having been taken over already. The story then proceeds to not really go anywhere with the idea. It’s an action story pretending it has aspirations of exploring Seven’s old Borg ties and then proceeds to not really use them.
What I think overall: A good plot but the story itself feels lacking.