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STAR TREK: BORG

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STAR TREK: BORG (Simon & Schuster Interactive, for PC and Mac, $49.95) Fresh from their high jinks in Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg — those marauding nasties with the Swiss Army knife-style arms — are back to wreak havoc in this classy interactive-movie game. Borg’s star, omnipotent chatterbox Q (John DeLancie, reprising his role from various TV Treks), whisks your alter ego, Cadet Qaylan Furlong, back in time to the U.S.S. Righteous moments before the Borg are about to vaporize it. From there, choose from a series of create-your-own-destiny clicks to thwart the enemy — and reverse history (space-time continuum be damned!). Borg excels because it doesn’t skimp: Authentic props, costumes, and sets — not to mention DeLancie’s wonderfully acerbic presence — make it easy to assimilate. A-

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