Each unit & Limited Collector’s Edition set is made to order. A plot where the Federation and Romulans team up to defeat the Borg was scrapped due to a pending Writers Guild of America strike. The Romulans at that reclamation site, perhaps with Soji’s help, are clearly trying to use Borg technology to survive. For that, maybe the problem the Borg have assimilating Romulans isn’t random, but intentional. Or at least one that’s being rebuilt. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! If the Borg were created by the Romulans, or some progenitor race of the denizens of Romulus, the ill effects could have been part of the initial programming that persists now. They view Soji as a mythical force of destruction. The final scene of Star Trek: Picard's series premiere introduced Soji, the twin sister of apparent android Dahj, who was working for the Romulan Reclamation Project in a remote location as a medical doctor. It’s setting up a key link between the Romulans and the Borg, [Ed. Maybe the Borg could make a return, and maybe that’s why some of those Romulans seemed so hellbent to stop Dahj, who had weird “programming” that activated and turned her into an unstoppable killing machine. But the dreams are guiding Picard’s mind to Data and his daughter at a critical time, rousing him from retirement to take action and fight for the future of the Federation. In the 2380s, the cube encountered two Tal Shiar vessels. Case automatically discounted; use code COMPS to receive additional discounts on components. The Romulan villain Nero’s ship in the 2009 “Star Trek” film looks vaguely Borg-y. The cube has been realized previously as both a miniature and a completely CG asset. Whatever political forces existed that kept other races out appears to be gone. Others maybe are willing to do whatever they can, use whatever technology they can get ahold of, and make even the most questionable allies, in order to survive. This has been hinted at in ancillary Trek media in the past. Somehow, that caused a systems collapse in the Cube, and the Collective severed all links to it. Maybe that’s why they’re not interfering with these Romulans’ attempts at rebuilding a cube for their own purposes – they’re simply not around anymore. What are Romulan refugees doing on a Borg cube? As Soji met a Romulan man named Narek, it was revealed the two were on a Borg Cube, the ominous spacecraft of the fearsome Borg. Getting to the detail. She repeatedly pestered the director of the Cube reclamation project to let her interview Ramdha (Rebecca Wisocky), an expert in Romulan mythology who is among the Disordered, by claiming that she wants to use mythology to help heal the minds of the assimilated Romulans. Of course, the Borg cube is not a new ship in the Star Trek universe, and that meant the visual effects teams had a wealth of past cube content to use as a reference for the Picard build. They’re the mostly unstoppable ships of the Swedish-sounding cyborg collective that goes around the galaxy and “assimilates” any useful beings it encounters into its collective: robbing them of all individuality just so they can apply their skills to serve the greater whole. It’s been a little over 17 years since we last saw Jean-Luc Picard in action, in “Star Trek: Nemesis.” You would be forgiven for forgetting much of the plot of that lackluster film, which bombed at the Christmas box office in 2002 (beaten handily by “Maid in Manhattan” — yay, JLo!) With space being as vast as it is, the series used multiple visual-effects houses to put together intricate sequences that included the Borg cube ship, space battles and various planets. Copyright © 2021 Penske Business Media, LLC. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. It’s also possible that Q’s role in informing Picard about the threat of the Borg isn’t over. Q often appeared to Picard in obnoxiously obvious ways, but at other times, he worked more subtly. Soji doesn’t know she’s an android, and doesn’t understand her capabilities and programming. All rights reserved. Borg Cube The Borg Ship in Picard presented some interesting design challenges, as it was now a Romulan base. 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That was B-4, the not-nearly-as-sophisticated predecessor to Data that Data’s creator built originally. Picard's staff are likely considered refugees. The Romulans were first shown harvesting technology from a partially destroyed Borg cube in Picard’s premiere, “Remembrance,” but this episode demonstrates how the extremely destructive giant spacecraft came under their control. He was indeed. (It was a Col. Kurtz-like Janeway from the future who did this, not the Janeway in the present, so you can still feel good about the actual Janeway if she should ever pop up on this show. Redubbed as "the Artifact" by the Romulans, the derelict Borg Cube is now the site of the Romulan Reclamation Project, where the thousands of assimilated Borg Drones are "reclaimed" by scientists from various species, including Dr. Soji Asha (Isa Briones), who is secretly a synthetic and the 'daughter' of the late Commander Data (Brent Spiner). However, once Soji starts speaking to Ramdha, she reveals that she knows about the incident that caused the Cube to collapse, even though she later can’t recall how she acquired that information. The black Borg case is made of injection-molded ABS. (ST short story: "The Beginning"; et al.) A shy child, she one day came home and, to the astonishment of her family, told them she had gotten the lead in the play "The Wizard of Oz". Star Trek: Picard is unraveling one of the Trek world’s biggest mysteries. Here’s how the links between the Borg and Picard’s recent past seemingly pave the way for the series’ future. We also learn that she took Rizzo and her brother … The first four episodes of Picard have established that the Romulans are working on a Borg Cube called The Artifact, salvaging Borg technology and studying drones cut off from the Borg Collective. The Federation has become increasingly isolationist, even refusing to send a rescue armada to help save the lives of hundreds of millions of Romulans during the supernova incident. On stardate 43989., another Borg cube — sent to assimilate Earth and its technology — traveled to the Alpha Quadrant using a transwarp conduit to make their journey and was briefly led by Locutus, the assimilated Picard. We see Narek and Soji Asha not only interact, but have sex. Featuring Seven of Nine and Hugh within the green glow of the Borg Cube, this comfy sherpa was made for Star Trek marathons. 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