The borg were first seen by Picard in TNG because Q sent them to the delta quadrant. This Wiki said that Kirk destroyed a borg sphere which is impossible and inaccurate. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

Kirk encountered the Borg in Star Trek: New Visions and in Star Trek: Boldly Go, and before him, Captain Archer also encountered them in ENT episode: "Regeneration". -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 16:00, January 29, 2020 (UTC)
You are correct that the incident with Q from the TNG show was the first introduction of the Borg along the real world chronology. However, subsequent "Star Trek" releases, both official (the TNG movie "First Contact", the above mentioned ENT episode) and licensed (the above mentioned works) have introduced earlier encounters along the in-universe chronology. The same has happened with first contacts between Humans / Federation representatives and Vulcans, as well as Ferengi. Things like this are simply par for the course with such long-running and multi-faceted franchises like "Star Trek", especially when they include time travel. - Bell'Orso (talk) 22:36, January 29, 2020 (UTC)
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