Did Data And The Borg Queen Really Have Sex In Star Trek: First Contact?

By Josh Tyler | Updated

Data and Borg Queen in First Contact

One of the big lingering questions left hanging by Star Trek: First Contact is: What really happened between Data (Brent Spiner) and the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) anyway? At one point in the film the Borg Queen tempts Data with various sensations and then things get pretty sexually charged. When last we see them they’re locked in an embrace, and then the scene ends.

So that begs the question: Did Data and the Borg Queen have sex? Until now we never really had an answer. But First Contact director Jonathan Frakes (who also plays Commander Riker in the movie) has delivered one for us.

When asked in a Q&A if we should assume Data and the Borg Queen had sex off camera Frakes said, “I would,” and then followed that with a more definitive “yes”.

I think the only correct reaction here is: Gross. Because seriously, the Borg Queen is just gross.

However, this wasn’t the first time Data had some kind of weird sexual interaction. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Naked Now” it’s pretty clearly laid out that he has sex with Lieutenant Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby) off-camera.

Before pulling him into her bedroom she asks if it’s something capable of by saying “You are fully functional, aren’t you?” to which Data replies: “In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring.”

STar Trek: The Next Generation scene
Data and Tasha in “The Naked Now”

Given that we know Data can have sex and has had sex, it only makes sense that the Borg Queen would use this as a tool when trying to subvert him using the pleasures of sensation. Maybe the skin on Data’s arm wasn’t the only thing she replaced with the real thing. There’s no telling what was under his clothes.

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