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The eighth film set in the Star Trek universe, and the second to feature the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The plot of "First Contact" features the Borg travelling into the past to disrupt Earth's first contact with an alien species, and the Enterprise travelling back to stop them. Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, could the Borg have been beamed off the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, once the Enterprise's crew found out that the Borg were on board, could they have beamed the Borg off the Enterprise out into outer space, or do the Borg have the ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise-E crew just use holodeck machine guns against the Borg? [duplicate]

Picard is pursued by the Borg while they take over the Enterprise-E. He starts a chapter of some crime-drama holo-novel on the holodeck. The crime boss and his henchmen carry tommy guns, which Picard ...
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Why did the Borg ignore these Enterprise crew members when they were assimilating?

During the movie, Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg were assimilating as many crew members as they could as they took over the Enterprise-E. Picard watches a Borg drone lead a crew member away to ...
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Why didn't Picard destroy the Borg sphere before it went back in time?

I re-watched First Contact today, and as sort of a followup to my previous question, why didn't Picard destroy the Borg sphere before it went back in time? When they finally did go back in time, they ...
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Why didn't Picard use a tractor beam to stop the borg sphere from going back in time?

After the Enterprise engages with the Borg cube, it witnesses a Borg sphere heading towards Earth and then go back in time. Picard knows all too well the Borg are not allies and any Borg entering ...
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What's with “killing you where you stand”? [closed]

I have noticed the recurring expression "I will kill you where you stand". The first is Worf in Star Trek: First Contact: We also have Te'alc in Stargate SG-1: ...
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When does First Contact take place in relation to DS9? [duplicate]

Star Trek: First Contact was released while the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still running. When does the film take place in conjunction with the series. I know that it should take ...
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When was the design for the “original” Enterprise (NX-01) created?

While watching Star Trek: First Contact, I noticed that Captain Picard keeps a case with models of all the previous Enterprises, including what seemed to me to be the Enterprise NX-01. This ship ...
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Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

So the Borg are introduced to the Federation by Q, but the fact remains the Federation lives on the other side of the Galaxy, and aside from more possible encounters with Q / Caretaker like beings, ...
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Why mute the countdown?

From Star Trek: First Contact: Picard: Initiate auto-destruct sequence. [snip various characters giving authorization codes] Picard: This is Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Destruct sequence: Alpha 1. ...
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How could the Vulcans in First Contact Speak English? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, when the Vulcans come to Earth and meet Dr. Cochrane, the one very clearly says "Live long, and prosper." But how would the Vulcans know how to speak English? Up until ...
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What are the changes of the timeline made by “First Contact”?

When I watched "First Contact" my impression was, that in the end, our heroes repaired the damage the Borg did to the timeline. But there were so many subtle and not so subtle changes, one could ask ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

The Borg tend to justify their actions by claiming that they are "improving" species, bringing them closer to perfection. They are bringing order to chaos. Basically they reckon they're the good guys. ...
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How did Cochrane intend to return to Earth? [duplicate]

The flight of the Phoenix will undoubtedly be one of humanity's greatest achievements in the years to come. A re-purposed nuclear missile (and it's nice to know we'll have some left over) with a ...
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Star Trek: First Contact — any stories about assimilation of Earth?

Per the Wikipedia plot summary: The Borg sphere generates and enters a temporal vortex. As the Enterprise is enveloped in the vortex, the crew briefly glimpses an Earth populated entirely by Borg. ...
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Why didn't the Borg drones in “Regeneration” become individuals?

In the 23rd episode of the second season of Star Trek: Enterprise, a couple of Borg drones are allowed to regenerate. Assimilation ensues. Why did they start assimilating things instead of becoming ...
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Why didn't the Borg send a tactical cube the 2nd time?

For reference, I am talking about the Battle of Sector 001 in the movie "First Contact." I can understand that the Borg were busy dealing with species 8472, and that's a reasonable explanation for ...
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What do the Borg think perfection is?

The Borg Queen tells us in 'First Contact' that they seek perfection. What do they view as perfection? They assimilate every race they think would benefit them. "Your biological and technological ...
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Were the events of the Star Trek movie First Contact always a part of history?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, the crew of the Enterprise travel back in time and witness the Borg working to prevent Zefram Cochrane's first warp flight. They then decide to directly ...
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Why did the Borg cube in Star Trek first contact have no shields?

It's quite clear when the Cube is first hit, and when you see the Defiant firing its phaser cannons, that every shot is breaching their hull. The Enterprise takes out their tractor beam with 2 shots. ...
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'Star Trek First Contact', small room with forcefield use/purpose?

After Lily loses the medical party while traveling through the Jefferies tubes, she meets Picard, and uses his phaser against him. He then takes Lily to a room, with a hatch that open into space, with ...
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How could Picard take control of the fleet so easily?

In the Battle of the Sector 001, when Picard came to Earth to engage Borg after violating his direct order, he had a special coordinate in mind which could blowout the Borg cube and Starfleet had no ...
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Did the events of First Contact create the Prime Universe?

In the Enterprise episode "In a Mirror Darkly", the Mirror Universe's First Contact is shown with the Vulcans acting normally, but Zefram Cochrane pulling a shotgun on them and boarding their ship. ...
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How does First Contact occur in the alternate timeline (from Star Trek 2009)?

Based on what we know, how does First Contact occur in the Star Trek 2009 timeline? And does First Contact mean the Enterprise-E crew is still somehow canon in this timeline? Star Trek: Enterprise is ...
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In ST: “First Contact” why weren't the Borg able to differentiate Picard and Lily from the other characters in the holodeck?

ST "First Contact": (they enter a nineteen-thirties night club pursued by two Borg) MAITRE D': I'm sorry, gentlemen but we're closing, and you do understand we have a strict dress code? So ...
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What happened to Data's eye?

Reading this question, I came across the below image: If you look closely, you can see that Data's eye is blue! Now, out of universe, Brent Spiner's eyes are blue, so that's the out of universe ...
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First contact with Vulcans

In Star Trek: First Contact, we find out that the first aliens that humans encountered were Vulcans. Was this fact invented for First Contact, or had it been part of the Star Trek mythos previously?...
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Why did the Earth stay still in Star Trek: First Contact?

When the Borg Sphere left the Cube and flew towards Earth and entered the temporal vortex, why did the Earth stay still? It was my understanding that the planet/solar system/galaxy rotate around the ...
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Was Picard guilty of murder in First Contact?

From Memory Alpha: Rushing to a Jefferies tube, Picard sees a crewman begging for help as Borg technology starts to take over his body and, believing he is saving him from a worse fate, shoots him ...
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Why don't the Borg “adapt” to recognize Picard and his crew?

In the movie, Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg can "adapt" to withstand shots from the weapons that Picard and his crew carry. The Borg also ignore Picard and his crew until they are deemed a threat,...
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Why can Picard still hear the Borg?

Towards the end of the TNG episode "The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)", we have the following dialogue concerning Picard's condition: CRUSHER: Life signs are stable. The DNA around the microcircuit ...
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Is Sisko referring to the events of First Contact here and if so how does it affect things?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow (Part 1)": SISKO: A Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant will affect Cardassia every bit as much as it's going to affect us. Besides, we need all the help we can ...
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Why do the Borg refer to Earth as 'Sector 001'?

A note for future readers of this question: this is based on an incorrect memory of the Voyager episode 'Dark Frontier'. The term 'Sector 001' indicates that it is a point of origin. Unless I'm ...
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How did the Borg come into being? [duplicate]

Pretty straight forward question. How did the Borg start? Is there anything in the STU, or in novels, or anywhere that deals with the creation of the Borg, Borg Queen, first Drone, etc.? Was there an ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise disappear in the Star Trek movie First Contact when the Borg traveled back in time?

The Enterprise is near Earth and a Borg sphere travels back in time to a period before the Enterprise and the federation itself existed. Almost immediately the entire earth changes to a Borg ...
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How was it so easy for the Borg to transport aboard the Enterprise in First Contact?

In Star Trek: First Contact the Borg somehow transported themselves aboard the Enterprise when they knew that their ship was doomed. Was it ever explained how this could have happened? Why would the ...
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How did the Phoenix land?

We see how the Phoenix was launched, and that its flight was successful - however it doesn't look like it would survive re-entry (no heat shield etc and we have no mention of deflector shields being ...
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Which Defiant was shown in ST: First Contact?

In Memory Alpha, the page on the U.S.S. Defiant states that two Defiant-class ships had that name: the prototype Defiant, and a successor, the U.S.S. Sao Paulo, which was assigned to DS9 and renamed ...
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Why didn't Data give Picard the stardate instead of the Gregorian date?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact the Enterprise enters the past through a temporal vortex created by the Borg. Upon arriving there is the following exchange: PICARD: A missile complex? ...The ...
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ST: First Contact: how did the crew get back to the future having destroyed the main deflector?

In the film First Contact, when in the past, the Borg from the future try to contact the Borg in the past's time period by building a transmitter out of the particle emitter on the main deflector dish....
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What did Picard actually hear when he heard the collective in First Contact?

In Star Trek: First Contact, Picard hears the collective and orders the fleet to fire on an area of the cube that seemed low priority. What did he hear? Not to be "illogical" about it but was the ...