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“The Best of Both Worlds”
Written by Michael Piller
Directed by Cliff Bole
Season 3, Episode 26
Original air date: June 18, 1990
Star date: 43989.1
The Enterprise investigates a distress signal from Jouret IV, with whom they lost contact 12 hours earlier. When they arrive, not only are there no life signs of the 900 inhabitants, but there are no signs life was ever there at all. What’s left of New Providence, the settlement, is a giant crater. Picard is joined by an Admiral Hanson and young Commander Shelby, who believe that this is an attack by the Borg… an attack that has caught the Federation completely unprepared.