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Who Plays The Borg Queen In Star Trek: Picard Season 3?

Season 3 of "Star Trek: Picard" has functioned a bit like a family reunion. As this marks the last time Patrick Stewart will play the role of Jean-Luc Picard, the series has brought together nearly the entire crew of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for one last adventure through the stars. And, in the last leg of the season, major villains have returned as well, most notably the Borg Queen.

The Borg, terrifying hive-minded and technologically augmented collective who absorb entire worlds, have plagued Picard his entire life. In the darkest chapter of his life, he was even turned into a Borg operative, the notorious Locutus of Borg. And in the 1996 film "Star Trek: First Contact," Picard comes face-to-face with the physical embodiment of the hive mind: the Borg Queen.

The Borg Queen has since popped up occasionally across "Star Trek" media, and a version of her was even a central figure in "Picard" Season 2. Now, in Season 3, she returns again, this time played by Alice Krige, the original actor who portrayed her in "Star Trek: First Contact."

Alice Krige reprises her nearly 30-year-old role as Borg Queen

Alice Krige plays The Borg Queen in Season 3 of "Star Trek: Picard." Krige originally played the character nearly three decades ago in "Star Trek: First Contact." In that movie, she time travels to the mid-21st century in order to assimilate Earth into the Borg Collective before humanity has developed the technology to fight them. Picard and the crew of the Enterprise travel back in time to fight the Borg, and they encounter Krige's Borg Queen there.

Krige is a highlight of the movie, playing the Borg Queen as a devil with a deal to make. She tempts the android Data (Brent Spiner) with the possibility of real human sensations and emotions. Meanwhile, she tortures Picard with memories of his time as Locutus of Borg.

Krige reprised the role twice thereafter before joining "Star Trek: Picard," appearing as the Borg Queen in an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" and voicing the character on an episode of "Star Trek: Lower Decks."

Additionally, MCU fans may know Krige from "Thor: The Dark World," in which she played the Asgardian doctor, Eir. And horror aficionados may remember her as the sinister Mrs. MC from Netflix's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and as the cult leader Christabella in 2006's "Silent Hill." The darkness of Krige's roles has taken quite a toll on her, the actor told Looper.

Krige has also appeared in episodes of "NCIS" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent." Additionally, she played a sex worker named Maddie on five episodes of the Western drama "Deadwood."