The Borg Queen had a minor change to her character on Star Trek: Voyager.
When talking about the best villains in Star Trek history, The Borg Queen is among the best that there have ever been. She made her debut as the symbolic representation of The Borg, a figurehead to go after Jean-Luc Picard physically. Along the way, she did the horizontal mambo with Data, got melted, and then stretched and snapped like a Stretch Armstrong.
Can’t keep a good villain down, however, and despite getting off’d in the late 21st century, she came back a few centuries later for Star Trek: Voyager. Though the woman who played her the first time around, Alice Krige, couldn’t reprise the role. So another actress was brought in; Susanna Thompson. Krige was wrapped up with another project but eventually came back to the role near the end of Voyager’s run.
This was when she found out that the Borg Queen would be a bit differently played according to an unnamed Voyager producer. In an interview with the AV Club, Krige revealed that the Borg Queen was given a bit of a different direction in her character, saying;
"It was very terrifying, frankly, to shift mediums, to shift from an enormous screen down to a television screen. I thought to myself, ‘Will she even work in this little space?’ Two nights before, it dawned on me that I was working with two women and not two men. I called the producer and said, ‘She’s with two women.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry. Think of her as omnisexual.’ And I thought, ‘Okay.’ It was only after that I realized I didn’t know what omnisexual was."
The Borg Queen as a sex symbol? That was apparently the plan.
I’ve never viewed the Borg Queen as a sexual being, and I’ve watched her films and episodes arguably the most out of every villain. Yes, she did the hippity-dippity with Data, but they were compatible that way.
She was not nearly as salacious with Picard or Kathryn Janeway, and with Seven of Nine was more maternal than anything. She wanted Seven of Nine to come home to the family. So the fact that the producers saw her one way completely different is, rather unnerving.
Gives a whole new meaning to “cybersex”.