The question of the Borg Queen’s beginnings would have been answered in Star Trek: Enterprise.
By now, we know there are myriad Borg Queens from different timelines and alternate realities, but there has always been the question of where she got her start. How did she get assimiliated to begin with? And had Star Trek: Enterprise gotten a fifth season, that question would have been answered. Well, at least for one Borg Queen anyway. As the second season episode “Regeneration” proved to be a hit, fourth season showrunner Manny Coto have every intention of revisiting the Collective, according to Whatculture.
Alice Krige, who’d previously played the Queen in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Voyager had been approached about returning as the character, and a fifth season episode was planned where she would have started out as a Starfleet technician. The Enterprise would have encountered the Borg again, though whether or not they would have known the name of these villians is unknown. But Krige’s technician character would have been assimilated at that time.
Having the Borg Queen on Star Trek: Enterprise would have been epic.
Though neither one of the earlier captains of the Enterprise encountered the Borg Queen, it’s still possible for Captain Pike from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to have the unwelcome meeting. But this Enterprise isn’t the earliest version. Had she made her debut, of sorts, in Enterprise, we would have gotten the chance to see the evolution of at least one Borg Queen.
Those of us who watched Star Trek: Picard saw the evolution of the hybrid Borg Queen which was a combination of the Queen and Dr. Agnes Borgati, but seeing how a technician went from being a member of Starfleet to one of the most feared villians of the United Federation of Planets would have been a boon. And it’s one more reason to be disappointed in Enterprise’s early cancellation.