||One of those curious episodes, which once again gives certain cast members the excuse to play a completely different character. That is exactly what Tim Russ does, and he does it well, giving us some idea of what the ancient Vulcans might have been like. Ethan Phillips does quite well opposite him as Neelix, with the usual mix of the annoying and the sympathetic. However, one has to wonder what happened to Vorik. Maybe he's young and hasn't learnt how to mind-meld, but it might have been a good thing for Tuvok to speak to another Vulcan. 'Ba'Neth' seems to be almost an anagram of 'Beneath', which makes it sound like a name somebody made up for them. Now they were an interesting concept, and the 'afterimage' scenes were very strange. I wondered if Starfleet's methods for detecting Romulan ships might have been helpful at one point, but perhaps Vorik had taken them away to study or something. In general, it was curious.