||Once again, we have a case of effect before cause. The polaric power situation, and of course the protests, bear a decided resemblance to the debate over nuclear power here on Earth. Portraying it as very dangerous is a bit odd in the Trek world, where thermonuclear power is common and antimatter power is at the heart of almost every warp-capable ship. However, we know that this really was extremely dangerous, unlike nuclear power, and we had a ticking time-bomb. They then succeeded in keeping some tension going, which was not so bad, until it ended in a complete paradox. We also saw Kes playing a part that nobody else could, something they would struggle with later on. Not all that bad for early Voyager.