23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"Anomalies are attracted to Starfleet ships like magnets."
—SFDebris, "The Void"
Janeway: Another spatial anomaly? Oy vey!
—The Agony Booth, "The Fight"
"When people say that space is big and empty don’t believe a word of it! They definitely should have had somebody writing a spotters guide to anomalies as the series continues…you could have had Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy style narration moments popping up all over the place to give them some historical context! Its become a long running joke that whenever they run out of tawdry quirks like WWE Wrestling and mock Irish towns that the show either pulls out an anomaly (odd how they all look pretty similar, isn’t it? They vary in colour but all basically look like floating wobbly things in space) or a time travel episode. I guess that makes Shattered the ultimate joke because it slaps the two together!"
"A warp/realspace interface of immeasurable magnitude, the Eye of Terror is a realm of madness and despair, where skies weep blood, ancient stars burn in multicoloured flares and the whims of the Dark Gods of Chaos hold sway. Synonymous with discord, terror, ancient secrets and insanity, no other place in the galaxy fills the mind with such dread and foreboding."
Paris: It's good to be in space, where things are predictable.
Iki Piki: Bizarre space anomaly, dead ahead!
Paris: See? This sort of thing happens all the time.
Cat: Is that what I think it is?
Lister: Why, whaddya think it is?
Cat: An orange swirly thing in space.