Star Trek: Picard (2020– )
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The Impossible Box 

Picard and the crew trace Soji to the Borg cube, forcing Picard to face memories of being Locutus; Narek believes he's found a way to safely exploit information from Soji.


Maja Vrvilo


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek: The Next Generation" created by), Akiva Goldsman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Jean-Luc Picard
Alison Pill ... Dr. Agnes Jurati
Isa Briones ... Soji
Evan Evagora ... Elnor
Michelle Hurd ... Raffi Musiker
Santiago Cabrera ... Cristóbal Rios
Harry Treadaway ... Narek
Jonathan Del Arco ... Hugh
Peyton List ... Lieutenant Narissa Rizzo
Barbara Eve Harris ... Emmy
Sumalee Montano ... Mother
Marti Matulis ... XB Worker
Ella Gross ... Young Soji (as Ella McKenzie)
Rico McClinton ... Older XB
Charlie Newhart Charlie Newhart ... Romulan Guard


Picard and the crew track Soji to the Borg cube in Romulan space, resurfacing haunting memories for Picard. Meanwhile, Narek believes he finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information.

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Footage from Star Trek: First Contact (1996) is used for the flashes of memory that Picard experiences while on the Borg Cube. Several distinct sequences featuring the Borg on the Enterprise-E are shown in split second clips. See more »


After the Romulans place heavy restrictions on what Picard may or may not do during his visit to The Artifact, he is transported to a completely empty chamber with nobody there to guard or welcome him, then allowed to wander about on his own. See more »


Jean-Luc Picard: Elnor, I will not leave you behind again!
Elnor: It fills me with joy to hear you say that.
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Features Star Trek: The Next Generation: I Borg (1992) See more »

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Choose to Live
28 February 2020 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

Now that I have seen this, I'm glad that they took their time telling the story. Instead of just barreling through in one or two episodes. A good story unfolds like origami.

It appears that Hugh Borg knew more about what was going on between Soji and Narek than he ever let on. He knew that Narek was slime. And this works to Picard's advantage.

Picard goes to a Borg cube for the first time since he was Locutus. Once a Borg, always a Borg. Which gives him a lot in common with Hugh.

And Picard is always Picard, even with his damaged crew. Raffi is a mess. There is one Genuine Starfleet shill, and a Romulan protector/assassin who refuses to do what he's told. But Picard being who he is can still get things done- even with the deck stacked against him. Will it be enough?

Meanwhile, Soji is starting to flip out, and Narek takes advantage of the situation to get information that he shouldn't have. Because it appears that it never really was about two android girls, when there's possibly a whole planet of them. But the more that we see, the more that we know that the ban on lifeforms like Data was something that the Tal Shi'ar wanted, and they infiltrated Starfleet to make it happen- even while Picard was trying to save billions of Romulans.

If only Picard could get Starfleet to listen, but Starfleet is no longer Starfleet. It occurs to me that we haven't seen Starfleet from the point of view of being on a starship, we are seeing Starfleet that is falling to pieces, from the outside. And as Starfleet fails, so does the Federation.

Can one man fix something that's so broken?

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27 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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