Summary of "Star Trek Voyager: Unworthy"

by Iam Jaebi

"Star Trek" is a media entertainment franchise based off of a Gene Roddenberry television show which debuted in the 1960s. Since that original TV show, the fictional "Star Trek" universe has expanded with stories created by numerous writers and filmmakers. "Star Trek Voyager: Unworthy" is a novel written by Kirsten Beyer and published by Simon & Schuster in 2009.

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Another Voyage Begins

At the start of "Star Trek Voyager: Unworthy" the intergalactic menace known as the Borg are believed to have been wiped out, but leaders of the Federation have doubts. Unwilling to take a chance that the life-stealing Borg are still out there, Starfleet charts a course to the ominous Delta quadrant, led by the Voyager ship and its new captain, Afsarah Eden. The mission is "Project Full Circle," so called because the Voyager's journey begins with the crew lost in the Delta quadrant.

Seven of Nine's Personal Voyage

Half Borg and half human, Seven of Nine is left out of Full Circle and struggles to find normalcy on Earth. The Collective, a hive-like consciousness shared by every member of the Borg, is superseded by memories of Annika Hansen. A voice in Seven of Nine's head replaces the Collective and tries to convince her the memories of Annika's are her own. The notion is hard to accept and the dueling personalities slowly drive Seven of Nine crazy. Chakotay, former captain of the Voyager spaceship, agrees to help Seven of Nine and the two women journey to the Delta quadrant to rendezvous with Full Circle.

The Indign

When Full Circle enters the Delta quadrant, they discover what appears to be a Borg ship attacking B'Ellanna's shuttle. Later, they discover that the ship is operated by the Indign, a race of beings that offer others to the Borg as a way to protect their home. The Indign send a capsule aboard the Voyager that Seven of Nine's voice instructs her to open. A force inside the capsule possesses a crew member, Meegan McDonnell, and warns starfleet to leave the Delta quadrant. This and other inexplicable events aboard the Voyager lead Seven of Nine and an away crew to investigate an Indign colony for answers.

Traitors

Captain Eden discovers that her ex-husband, Admiral Batiste, is a traitor and responsible for using the Voyager to open a rift in time-space. Meegan McDonnell is revealed to be an advanced hologram and escapes from the ship with the capsule. During the away visit, Seven of Nine learns that the capsule contains the essence of eight dangerous immortals, although the knowledge comes too late as both the capsule and Meegan disappear.

Resolution

Using her Borg half, Seven of Nine is able to convince the Indign that she is a Borg and that the race still exists. The lie works and the fleet is able to move on without costly battle. In the end, Chakotay is offered a spot as captain of Voyager and Captain Eden is promoted to fleet commander. Seven of Nine comes to understand the voice is a part of her and will ease her adjustment to normalcy.

About the Author

Iam Jaebi has been writing since 2000. His short story, "The Alchemist," reached over 250,000 readers and his work has appeared online in Thaumotrope and Nanoism. His novel, "The Guardians," was released in 2010 by Imagenat Entertainment. Jaebi is also a business writer specializing in company naming, concept designs and technical writing. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.