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EPISODE
The Best of Both Worlds
Attribution
Series: The Next Generation
Written by: Michael Piller
Directed by: Cliff Bole
Production information
Episode no.: 3x26 and 4x01
Production no.: 174 and 175
First aired: Part 1 - 18 June 1990
Part 2 - 24 September 1990
Chronology
Date: 2366 and 2367
Stardate 43989.1 to 44001.4

Contents

Summary

References

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Characters

Beverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataGleasonGuinanJ.P. HansonGeordi La ForgeMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDennis RussellElizabeth ShelbyDeanna TroiWorf, son of Mogh
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Reginald BarclayHoratio NelsonMarguerite Sherman

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • USS Ahwahnee (Cheyenne-class) • USS Buran (Challenger-class) • USS Chekov (Springfield-class) • USS Firebrand (Freedom-class) • USS Gage (Apollo-class) • USS Kyushu (New Orleans-class) • USS Lalo (Mediterranean-class) • USS LiberatorUSS Princeton (Niagara-class) • USS Tolstoy (Rigel-class)
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HMS Victory

Locations

EarthEarth Station McKinley • Jouret IV • New Providence • Paulson NebulaSaturnSector 001Sol systemWolf 359
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Danula II • Sentinel Minor IV • Starbase 157Starbase 324 • Zeta Alpha II

Races and cultures

BetazoidBorgEl-AurianHumanKlingon

States and organizations

Borg CollectiveStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other

Appendices

Related stories

  • "Q Who?" (TNG episode) - "Q Who?" depicted the Enterprise's first contact with the Borg, preparing Starfleet for the coming of the Borg which was finally realized in this episode.
  • Death in Winter (TNG novel) - Captain Picard flashes-back to when Dr. Crusher tried to save him from the Borg and later saved him from their clutches.
  • "Emissary" (DS9 episode/novelization) - The opening of "Emissary" depicts the Battle of Wolf 359 from aboard the USS Saratoga. One of the themes in the episode from this is Sisko's coming to terms with the death of his wife, which he blames Picard for.
  • First Contact (TNG movie/novelization) - First Contact is a sequel to "The Best of Both Worlds" building upon Picard's time as Locutus.
  • The Battle of Wolf 359
    • Borg (TNG video game) - Borg depicts Q transporting a cadet back in time to the Battle of Wolf 359 and trying to save his father aboard the USS Righteous.
    • "Ghosts" (VOY comic) - "Ghosts" established a temporal vortex opened during in the battle, which several escape pods became trapped in. The vortex eventually opened in the Delta Quadrant where it pulled the USS Voyager in allowing them to witness the battle, and meet the people in the escape pods.
    • "Second Contact" (TNG comic) - This X-Men crossover comic features another temporal anomaly, this time placing the X-Man John Proudstar as a member of the Saratoga's crew during the battle.
    • Greater Than the Sum (TNG novel) - This novel establishes a Borg sphere was launched form the cube during the battle, taking assimilated personnel back to the Delta Quadrant.
  • Aftermath of the Borg attack
    • "Loyalty" (TNG manga) - This manga comic shows Starfleet's reaction to the Borg attack, in a hearing to decide whether or not Picard should be allowed to resume command of the Enterprise.
    • "Family" (TNG episode) - This episode shows the Enterprise crew's recovery following "The Best of Both Worlds"; while the enterprise undergoes repairs Picard visits his home in France to recuperate.
    • "Alien Spotlight: Borg" (TNG comic) - This comic references the Locutus protocols, a series on contingencies put in place in case the Borg assimilated a Starfleet captain again, which were established following the Battle of Wolf 359 in this episode.
    • Homecoming (VOY novel) - This novel refers to the Borg Entreaty, a speech given by a Wolf 359 widow.
    • "Program 359" (DS9 comic) - This comic shows Benjamin Sisko using the holodeck to relive the Battle of Wolf 359, trying to find a way to win.
  • Locutus resurrected
    • Armada (TNG video game) - In Armada The Borg make a clone of Picard to recreate Locutus to lead the Borg Invasion of the Alpha Quadrant.
    • Resistance (TNG novel) - In this novel Picard willingly offers himself to the Borg for reassimilation, to become Locutus again, in an attempt to infiltrate a Borg cube and stop them.

Timeline

published order
Previous episode:
Transfigurations
TNG episode produced Next episode:
Suddenly Human
Previous episode:
Transfigurations
TNG episode aired Next episode:
Family
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Before Part 1: Transfigurations
Before Part 2: Final Entry
5th entry
Pocket Next Adventure:
After Part 1: Final Entry
5th entry
After Part 2: Borg
Wolf 359 backstory

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