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Fan movie that uses footage from various Star Trek games to tell a new story. Fearing another Borg attack, the Federation puts Picard in charge of developing their own secret cloaking tech. Meanwhile, an alien organism infects a Borg cube.

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Geoffrey James

Writers:

Paul Haggerty (contributing writer), Geoffrey James | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Greg Eagles ... Jureth (voice)
Nancy Linari ... Admiral Arai (voice)
Brock Peters ... General Mi'Qoch (voice)
Tim Russ ... Tuvok (voice)
Dwight Schultz ... Barclay (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Jean Luc Picard (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Kleeya (voice)
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It's seventeen years after the return of Voyager. The Alpha quadrant has been preparing for the return of the Borg, primarily by investing massive R&D in offensive and defensive weaponry. During the long peace, the Federation and Klingon alliance has been wearing thin, with the younger factions seeking a return to the old ways. Meanwhile, the Federation, taking advantage of a détente with the Romulans, have cautiously begun to work to with them on "holocloak" technology, a combination of a "holodeck" and a cloaking device. Technically, this is a violation of the treaty of Algeron, which forbids the Federation the use of cloaking technology. While the treaty is technically between the Federation and the Romulans, the Federation's willingness to forgo cloaking is a linchpin of the Federation and Klingon alliance. The consensus at Starfleet is that the free races of the Alpha quadrant must work together if the next Borg invasion is to be successfully repelled. However, because the ... Written by Geoffrey James

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek: Borg War See more »

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Budget:

$165,000 (estimated)
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Starbase 28 See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This fan movie was featured in the exhibit "Star Trek: 40 Years of Fandom" at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. See more »

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Enjoyable story, but horrible dialogue
24 April 2015 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

You can't expect a lot from a Machinima movie. The characters are 3D models reused from various games, the animations are kind of locked in place and the only thing that can save it is a good story and good audio dubbing. With this in mind, it has a decent story and bad, but not horrible dubbing. The sound bits were cut and pasted, though, from who knows what source and it fast gets really annoying.

But consider the plot. An unsuccessful assimilation of an alien species results in a hybrid that wants to take over the Borg and destroy all life. Picard's Enterprise and Tuvok's Dallas (a version of Defiant) join forces with Klingons and Romulans to defend. However the strenuous relationship between the three races leads to complications and we get to witness in the end a semi assimilated Enterprise with a holo-cloaking device fighting a planet-size Borg sphere wrecked by interspecies civil war. It can hardly get better than that.

Now, the plot is sketchy, there are numerous confusing bits and parts that make no sense and all the characters are horrible clichés of their respective races, but what was worst of all was the dialogue. I understand that they had limited audio material to work with and, by that standard, they did a very decent job. But objectively it is still horrible!

Bottom line: a Borg methadone pill for the hardcore trekkie having withdrawal symptoms.


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