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- Boylen listed here is a Crewman on the USS Voyager, as stated by Seven of Nine: "Crewmen Boylen and White - frequently late for their duty shifts." However, my sources have this person as 'Boylan' (I changed the quote to prevent confusion). I know the apprehension of using closed captioning, but maybe somebody should check this episode if they have the Season 5 DVD.
The ending is slightly vague -- was it just me, or does it imply Qatai is operating in league with the monster?
Is the monster in this perhaps a grown up version of the doomsday machine?
'The creature that stars in this episode is similar to a creature Worf described in TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease", that was said to "devour entire vessels."'
Wasn't that Nagilum, who experimented on people, but didn't eat them per se?
Fire Extinguisher Locker Edit
I know it's OR, but: Qatai's ship has what I am certain is a 20th century fire extinguisher locker (One of the ones that is traditionally set into walls). It has the characteristic beige paint, and has a slit window that fits with every fire extinguisher locker I have ever seen. Is there any chance we could mention it? Links: An image of the type of fire extinguisher locker I am speaking of: http://www.iangarrott.com/fec.ht2.jpg Compare to this screengrab, near the end of the episode: 
- No. You may think it's a fire extinguisher locker but it could be a futuristic replicator - unless you have a source that states it's supposed to be a fire extinguisher then you can't post it as it would be a nitpick — Morder 23:59, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Script request Edit
Does anyone have the script for this episode? I am just curious about it.
Anneka9842 22:45, January 8, 2010 (UTC)
"The odds of finding such an anomaly are infinitesimal."
- - Seven of Nine
"And who might you be? The local monster expert?"
"As a matter of fact ... I am."
- - The Doctor and Qatai
"The intelligent always survive."
"I wouldn't go that far. It appears to operate on highly-evolved instinct. I haven't detected any signs of sentience."
"Oh, he's intelligent alright. Smart enough to fool your crew into taking you off-line."
"No need to get personal."
- - Qatai and The Doctor
"Starfleet's not in the habit of killing lifeforms."
"Even if that lifeform is about to kill you?"
- - The Doctor and Qatai
"Don't worry, my presence here is authorized."
- - Seven of Nine and Naomi Wildman