||Me likey. I think this marks the last appearance of 8472 in Voyager (I'm not viewing these in order) which is a shame as they were the most formidable species ever. It's a shame the writers ruined them the same way they ruined the Borg - by humanising them. Why can't aliens just be alien and unknowable, like they occasionally were in ENT? Nevertheless, while I definitely wouldn't have included an episode like this, it is well-played, gives Voyager fans a chance to see Starfleet Headquarters (and Earth) and wraps up the 8472 by allowing them to realise the galaxy is not full of hostile, conquering enemies. Actually, it is, so it's lucky they took the Federation as an example and didn't recreate Romulus or Kronos or Cardassia Prime etc. Why does everyone see the Federation as such as threat? All the Feds have to say is "Actually, YOU'RE the hostile, mistrustful, militaristic, shoot first ask questions later types, not us."