Episode 2-16, Q Who

I remember when this first aired and what a huge deal it was when the Borg were revealed but even now, 30 years later it’s still an incredible episode and the Borg are the greatest scifi “villains” of all time. Interesting how the idea of a collective, decentralized threat predicted what would happen about a decade later when Al Qaeda was the world’s greatest threat, and even now with an organization like ISIS. There really is nothing more chilling than an enemy that you can’t really see. I also love how the Borg are so clearly inspired by HR Giger whose Alien design was equally horrific and depersonal. This episode also gives Star Trek the much needed sense of real danger that had previously been missing and there are real stakes now going forward.