This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Prodigy episode “Let Sleeping Borgs Lie.”
Star Trek: Prodigy brought the crew of the Protostar face to face with one of the scariest villains in Starfleet history on its most recent episode “Let Sleeping Borg Lie.” The Borg. Which makes this episode one of the scariest (f not the scariest) of the entire season.
When Dal and his crew encounter a dormant Borg cube, they decide to board it in an attempt to shut down the “Living Construct,” the weapon aboard the Protostar which could destroy Starfleet. Since the crew can’t figure out a way to turn it off as it protects itself, they know, from what hologram Janeway has told them, that the Borg have assimilated thousands of species so they have to have the knowledge needed to get the weapon off of the Protostar.
Naturally, nothing ever goes well when you’re dealing with the Borg, and even though this cube isn’t active, Janeway knows it’s still a threat and wants the crew to run far away. But Dal and his friends are determined to find a way to stop the “Living Construct.” Once the crew heads over to the cube, it’s all downhill as Zero needs to connect with the Collective in order to obtain information. That connection wakes up the ship and puts the entire crew in danger.
Star Trek: Prodigy upped the chill factor in this episode.
There are a lot of scary elements in this episode, especially when everyone but Gwyn gets captured by the Borg. (Murf has remained safely aboard the Protostar.) Then Zero’s mind is taken over, and it’s up to Gwyn to break through the Collective to reach her friend. Otherwise, the entire crew of the Protostar will be assimiliated.
Though Prodigy is a show for children, it doesn’t shy away from the villains of the galaxy, which makes sense. You can’t learn about Star Trek and the Federation without learning about the Federation’s enemies. Fortunately, Gwyn is able to get through to Zero, and she and her friends return to the Protostar. But they still don’t have a way to neutralize the Diviner’s weapon so they will be unable to contact Starfleet.
But they have bigger problems to worry about because on the USS Dauntless, Admiral Janeway has just discovered the decimated Comm Relay station, and the Diviner has begun to wake up. The danger is far from over for the crew of the Protostar.
New episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy air on Paramount+ every Thursday.