The premise of this piece is off - it traces a darkening of Star Trek to First Contact, instead of TNG, where the Borg originated. And of course, Contact comes BEFORE not AFTER Insurrection.
The further Trek moved past Roddenberry's influence - starting btw with Khan - the more it began evolving into something more like everything else.
WOK was not that much of a departure from the average villain, monster or threat in the television series. Obviously the villain was straight out of the television series. WOK strengths lies in its relationships and character building scenes. It isn't a brainless action movie like the reboot.