||I found much of this episode plain annoying. Perhaps it was the phoney accents or the American idealisation of Ireland, but I could not put up with it. The neutron star collision was an interesting idea. Not being an astronomer, I don't know whether it would create a 'neutronic wavefront', although it's bound to do something, and the result would probably collapse into a black hole. Still, the ship's hull and shields should protect the crew up to a point, although neutron radiation is very dangerous and I wish they would stop this 'inoculation' rubbish. Something like this with a reason that the ship could not outrun it was a credible threat, so the background story was OK. However, I really don't like what Janeway did with Michael Sullivan. Creating the perfect holo-boyfriend is not very far from Quark's holo-brothel, and I'm always astonished that got onto American television at all. There is something repugnant about the whole idea, and I really do not think we should allow anyone to go down that road. What if Sullivan accidentally achieves sentience, like Moriarty did? Surely that result in a form of sexual slavery. Still, at least Janeway had qualms about it, and that redeemed the episode a little. It wasn't a total disaster, but please don't give us any more Fairhaven.