While Trekkies couldn’t see her face during “Võx,” fans heard the distinct voice of Alice Krige as the Borg Queen. Jane Edwina Seymour stood in for Krige on set, but it’s perplexing since she doesn’t have any prior connections to the “Star Trek” franchise. Will the same arrangement hold true for the finale? Will Seymour or won’t she serve as the body double again all seems like a moot point, though. Showrunner Terry Matalas made it crystal clear that it will be Krige playing the Borg Queen in the final episode of “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3.
“It is Alice Krige as the Borg Queen,” Matalas said during an interview with Collider. “You will see in the finale, though, it is voiced by Alice Krige, but the Borg Queen does not look good when you see her. Janeway did a number on them the last time we saw them, and there’s a reason she needs Jack.”
Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) and the Queen’s run-in during the series finale of “Star Trek: Voyager” did leave the Borg badly damaged, so that may play into Seymour’s presence on set. But it seems apropos that such a cunning and formidable foe will mark the conclusion of “Picard,” too. Having Krige back as the leader of the Hive is exciting, but it sounds like Seymour deserves some of the credit for her work in “Võx.”
The “Star Trek: Picard” finale streams Thursday.