- "Parem" means "better" in the Estonian language. - I removed this comment as I don't think it is relevant to the article. Tom 21:32, February 21, 2012 (UTC)
I would dispute his status as deceased. Ro and LaForge thought they were ghosts because they hadn't felt hungry or thirsty or tired in the dozen hours since the incident. So being out of phase removes some of the normal biological restrictions. What about breathing? If they didn't need to breathe then Parem would not die after being kicked into space.
However, this does create a gruesome fate for Parem, drifting undetectable through the depths of space never to starve or die of old age. Unable to interact with normal matter he'd be lost in space forever.
188.8.131.52 23:12, January 18, 2014 (UTC)
- I think he wasn't moving or flailing once he was outside the ship; I think it's pretty safe to say he's dead. Presumably they could still somehow breathe since they were talking and were still alive(probably a plot hole, but we deal with what we are given.) I also don't recall Ro and LaForge stating they didn't feel hungry or thirsty; in fact, they ate a great deal once they were restored which would suggest they were very hungry. 31dot (talk) 03:36, January 19, 2014 (UTC)