||I'm not sure how to feel about this episode as I am not sure what it's trying to say. It is intensely atmospheric - brooding, lonely, almost melancholy. I think Tarquin is supposed to be a genuinely good man driven to acts of "abduction" out of desperation and he lives up to his promise to help the Enterprise, but he comes off as creepy, almost perverted, definitely not the kind of bloke you leave your comms officer with. He should have presented a compelling reason for Hoshi to stay, something personal to himself, some fascinating aspect of his character or any type of chemistry with Hoshi. While we get to see Hoshi Sato in a short dress, would she really wear this when living alone with a male alien who seems to be obsessed with her? We don't see many episodes set mainly on a planet. I like how Tarquin appears to Hoshi as a man, but when she actually meets him he is strange and alien - a bit like internet dating.