||I get the feeling that the writers wanted to send out a strong anti-colonialist message with this one. If the barrier ever comes down permanently, the Ventu might well end up like the Aborigines - nice tourist attractions, but if a village happens to be on top of a valuable mineral deposit, pack your bags and push off. Still Species 312's decision to put the barrier up in the first place without apparently asking anyone seems colonialist enough in itself, and certainly inconsiderate. Even the solution smacks of colonialism. As a Brit, I'll try not to take it personally. On the story itself, it wasn't especially gripping. There were some interesting points, like the sign language that the Ventu used. The B-story was vaguely amusing, and I've known driving instructors just as obnoxious. Still, you'd have thought that the Ledosans would actually tell people what their laws were when they turned up in the system. Oh yes, Chakotay has written off another yet shuttle. Perhaps Tom isn't the only one who needs flying lessons.