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Star Trek: Voyager’s Species 8472 Villains Explained

Species 8472 were introduced in Star Trek: Voyager season 3, billed as the Star Trek villains that were deadly enough to scare the Borg Collective. Impressed by the advances in CGI that allowed Voyager's VFX team to realize the sentient macro viral life forms in "Macrocosm", plans were made to create a pure computer-animated alien species. Executive Producers Jeri Taylor and Brannon Braga, and CGI Effects Director Dan Curry are all credited with the genesis of this unique Star Trek alien. Voyager season 3 finally introduced the Borg, but the team wasn't willing to rest on their laurels when it came to big bads for Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) to face.

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