Star Trek: Picard, the Borg took over Starfleet in the series finale, something that could have been avoided if the Federation had learned from its mistakes 20 years earlier. The Borg Queen (Alice Krige) manages to nearly destroy Starfleet Picard Season 3, Episode 10, “The Last Generation,” with a plan that involves DNA alteration via a transporter that assimilates all Starfleet officers under the age of 25 into a new Borg team. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the USS Enterprise-D manage to fend off the attack, but not before the assimilated fleet destroys Earth’s defenses and nearly destroys the planet.


During the Borg attack Star Trek: Picard It was a shocking turn of events, not the first time the Federation had faced something like this. Season finals Star Trek: Downstairs and Star Trek: Awesomeboth installed about 20 years ago Picard, also features the all-too-familiar attacks on Starfleet. In Lower floorsthe artificial intelligence system installed on the new Texas-class ships became unstable and began attacking the fleet before being subdued. USS Cerritoswhile ProdigyIn the season 1 finale, the fleet turned against itself after being captured by the Living Construct, a deadly weapon of the future created by Vau N’akath.

Picard Starfleet’s repeated decks and spectacular bugs

Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek's Starfleet Wrecks.

Although there are attacks Lower floors and Prodigy In the not-so-distant past, Starfleet seems to have learned nothing from them, and by this time has taken no precautions against another attack. Star Trek: Picard‘s finale and allows the Borg to nearly destroy them. While the Texas-class AI attack was largely an example of faulty technology and a power-hungry admiral, Starfleet had to implement stricter protocols with untested technology. This may have prevented them from adopting fleet formation mode so quickly, allowing the Borg to mobilize and wreak a lot of havoc once they took over.

Attack by Living Construct Star Trek: Awesome Season 1 more like the Borg’s attack in Star Trek: Picard, making Starfleet’s inaction even worse. In both cases, outside forces managed to infiltrate Starfleet and create vulnerabilities of the highest order. In ProdigyThe Vindicator (Jameela Jamil) disguised herself as a Starfleet ensign working under Admiral Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), while the mutant faction worked for the Borg Queen. Picard The Borg posed as Starfleet officers to inject the absorption code into the transport system. This kind of internal sabotage meant Starfleet had to have stronger protocols in place to protect against it, especially after the Construct attack.

What can Starfleet learn from Picard’s Frontier Day disaster in the 25th century?

Jean-Luc Picard in the background of Starfleet in Star Trek.

Provided; Given the Star Trek: Picard‘s finale isn’t the first disaster on the scale of Frontier Day , Starfleet should finally learn from the past and be careful heading into the 25th century. This could happen on two fronts, one of which was already being explored Picardthe finale of After the Changeling infiltration, it seems that Starfleet is finally working out the best ways to detect alien rogues under the leadership of Admiral Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden). However, the biggest problem remains the susceptibility of Starfleet technology to the harmful effects of outside forces.

Since the technology Starfleet uses is constantly evolving, it makes sense that the Federation has experienced hiccups and setbacks in the past. However, disasters on the scale of what happened Lower floors, Prodigyand now Star Trek: Picard It should be a sign to the Federation that Starfleet should be wary of untested technology. This is more proven in other examples Star Trek TV shows Also like Control’s takeover attempt Star Trek: Discovery. Hopefully Starfleet can finally fix these issues as the franchise’s timeline continues into the 25th century.

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 is available to stream on Paramount+.