Published Feb 7, 2023
Star Trek 101: Seven of Nine
Rediscover the ex-Borg before her return for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard!
Seven of Nine returns for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, premiering on February 16.
Portrayed by Jeri Ryan, the series regular joins LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, and Michelle Hurd star alongside Patrick Stewart in the highly anticipated Star Trek original series. Ahead of the series' return, we'll be revisiting the iconic role Ryan portrayed over the years.
Who is Seven of Nine?
"I am no longer Borg, but the prospect of becoming human is... unsettling. I don't know where I belong."— Seven of Nine, Star Trek: Voyager,"Hope and Fear"
Seven of Nine first appeared in the fourth season premiere of Star Trek: Voyager, "Scorpion, Part II."
The daughter of human Federation exobiologists Magnus and Erin Hansen, the ex-Borg drone was born Annika Hansen on the Tendara Colony. At a very young age, she was captured and assimilated by the cybernetic species known as the Borg, who renamed her Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One.
Seven was liberated by the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager in 2374. She joined the crew and returned to the Alpha Quadrant with the starship in 2378. After her time on Voyager, she joined the Fenris Rangers, helping instill justice in lawless and dangerous regions of the galaxy.
Seven was assigned as the Borg liaison to Voyager when the Collective formed a temporary alliance with Janeway to defeat their mutual enemy, Species 8472. But you can't just trust a Borg; after they got rid of Species 8472, Seven tried to hand Voyager over to the Collective. Janeway responded by destroying Seven's link to the Borg and removing most of her high-tech hardware.
Seven initially resisted Janeway's attempts to restore her humanity, but eventually she came to accept her new life.
"Scorpion" - The Borg drone designated as Seven of Nine
"Drone" - Seven of Nine's nanoprobes fuse with The Doctor's mobile emitter.
"Dark Frontier" - The Borg Queen attempts to lure Seven of Nine back to the hive.
This article was originally published on February 14, 2017.
Star Trek 101, co-authored by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, serves two functions — succinctly introduce Star Trek newcomers to the basic foundations and elements of the franchise and refresh the memories of longtime Trek fans.
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