Stardate is 43000
The United Federation of Planets is attacked by a Borg cube, which annihilates the New Providence Colony on Jouret IV, as well as the freighter USS Lalo. The USS Enterprise-D intercepts the Borg near the Paulson Nebula, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard is abducted and assimilated. The Enterprise prepares an energy weapon based on its deflector dish, but Picard, as Locutus of Borg, gives the Borg knowledge which renders the deflector weapon useless. The Borg continue on a course to Earth.
B'Elanna Torres enters Starfleet Academy.
Work begins on the Defiant class.