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* TwoDSpace: It would take a year to go around the nebula and a month to go through, but based on the graphic shown, this would only be true if the year-long route had them fly to the far edge of nebula. Simply going up and over seems like it would at best add an additional month to their journey -- two at most -- without having to risk the ridiculously deadly radiation.
** That said, the nebula may be larger all around than it appears to be.

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* TwoDSpace: It would take a year to go around the nebula and a month to go through, but based on the graphic shown, scan shown in Astrometrics, this would only be true if the year-long route had them fly to the far edge of nebula. Simply going up and over seems like it would at best add an additional month to their journey -- two at most -- without having to risk the ridiculously deadly radiation.
** That said, the nebula may be larger all around than it appears to be.
radiation.



** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers.
*** Potentially justified if assuming that something in the nebula exerted some form of resistance to ''Voyager'' passing through it.

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** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers.
*** Potentially justified if assuming that something in the
kilometers. The nebula exerted would either have to be dense enough to cause significant friction or exerting some form of resistance other force that would require continued thrust to ''Voyager'' passing through it. overcome.



* {{Claustrophobia}}: Tom Paris doesn't like sleeping in what seems to be like coffins to him. He ends up breaking out of his stasis multiple times.

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* {{Claustrophobia}}: Tom Paris doesn't like sleeping in what seems to be like coffins to him. He ends up breaking out of his stasis chamber multiple times.



* InfiniteSupplies: No explanation is given for how they're able to produce stasis pods to hold every member of the crew.

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* InfiniteSupplies: No explanation is given for how they're able to produce enough stasis pods to hold every member of the crew.



* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: There's an air of sexual menace in Trajis' interactions with Seven. While this is played for the usual AloneWithThePsycho tension at the time, TheReveal that Trajis only exists on Seven's head implies this trope.

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* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: There's an air of sexual menace in Trajis' interactions with Seven. While this is played for the usual AloneWithThePsycho tension at the time, TheReveal that Trajis only exists on in Seven's head implies this trope.


** That said, the nebula may be larger all around than it appears to be.



*** Potentially justified if assuming that something in the nebula exerted some form of resistance to ''Voyager'' passing through it.



* BookEnds: Seven practicing her social skills. [[CharacterDevelopment She does much better at the end.]]

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* BookEnds: Seven practicing her social skills. [[CharacterDevelopment She does much better at the end.]]end]].


** The end of the episode suggests that taking life support offline would kill Seven within minutes. The entire crew save Seven are in stasis chambers with independent life support. The air supply of a ship designed to crew 400+ individuals is thus exclusively available to a single person. It would take days if not ''weeks'' for Seven by herself to use up all of the available oxygen already within the ship's living spaces, and likewise it would take a decent amount of time for the temperature on the ship to drop to a point that it would become life threatening, especially since Seven would have ample access to heating elements. For comparison, ''Apollo XIII'' was able to remain livable for days despite almost complete systems failure, and that was three men in a cramped space. The cargo bay alone makes the module's habitable area look like a walk-in closet by comparison, and Seven could just open every door on the ship to expand that.
** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers, just not as quickly as it would under power.

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** The end of the episode suggests that taking life support offline would kill Seven within minutes. The entire crew save Seven are in stasis chambers with independent life support. The air supply of a ship designed to for a crew 400+ individuals of about 150 is thus exclusively available to a single person. It would take days if not ''weeks'' for Seven by herself to use up all of the available oxygen already within the ship's living spaces, and likewise it would take a decent amount of time for the temperature on the ship to drop to a point that it would become life threatening, especially since Seven would have ample access to heating elements. For comparison, ''Apollo XIII'' was able to remain livable for days despite almost complete systems failure, and that was three men in a cramped space. The cargo bay alone makes the module's habitable area look like a walk-in closet by comparison, and Seven could just open every door on the ship to expand that.
** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers, just not as quickly as it would under power.kilometers.


* PlotDrivenBreakdown: The radiation doesn't do wonders for the ship, either, which coupled with the staffing shortage leads to Seven having to make some difficult choices.



* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: Janeway would rather take the short hazardous route than go around.

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* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: Janeway would rather take the short hazardous route than go around.the long safe one by going around, a difference of 11 months that she simply won't tolerate in light of all the other crap they've survived.


!!This episode provides examples of

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!!This episode provides examples ofof:
* TwoDSpace: It would take a year to go around the nebula and a month to go through, but based on the graphic shown, this would only be true if the year-long route had them fly to the far edge of nebula. Simply going up and over seems like it would at best add an additional month to their journey -- two at most -- without having to risk the ridiculously deadly radiation.



** The end of the episode suggests that taking life support offline would kill Seven within minutes. However given the size of ''Voyager'', and with the rest of the biological crew tucked away in stasis chambers with independent life support, it could take days if not ''weeks'' for Seven by herself to use up all of the available oxygen already within the ship's living spaces. Even loss of environmental control might take considerable time to become life threatening (consider that ''Apollo XIII'' was able to operate for a considerable amount of time with almost every system shut down, and while the landing module did get ''extremely'' cold[[note]]because vacuum is such a poor conductive, the ships had to be overly engineered for waste heat reduction[[/note]] the crew was nonetheless able to endure remain warm using materials they already had on-hand).
** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers.

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** The end of the episode suggests that taking life support offline would kill Seven within minutes. However given the size of ''Voyager'', and with the rest of the biological The entire crew tucked away save Seven are in stasis chambers with independent life support, it could support. The air supply of a ship designed to crew 400+ individuals is thus exclusively available to a single person. It would take days if not ''weeks'' for Seven by herself to use up all of the available oxygen already within the ship's living spaces. Even loss of environmental control might spaces, and likewise it would take considerable a decent amount of time for the temperature on the ship to drop to a point that it would become life threatening (consider that threatening, especially since Seven would have ample access to heating elements. For comparison, ''Apollo XIII'' was able to operate remain livable for a considerable amount of time with days despite almost complete systems failure, and that was three men in a cramped space. The cargo bay alone makes the module's habitable area look like a walk-in closet by comparison, and Seven could just open every system shut down, and while door on the landing module did get ''extremely'' cold[[note]]because vacuum is such a poor conductive, the ships had ship to be overly engineered for waste heat reduction[[/note]] the crew was nonetheless able to endure remain warm using materials they already had on-hand).
expand that.
** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers.kilometers, just not as quickly as it would under power.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Seven gets a collective one from a hallucination of the crew.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Once again, the writers assume that life-support failure means instant suffocation, even though ''Voyager'' has more than enough air for Seven to breathe.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Once again, the writers assume that life-support failure means instant suffocation, even though ''Voyager'' has more than enough air for Seven to breathe.breathe for a long time before the air becomes toxic.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Seven gets a collective one from a hallucination of the crew.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** The end of the episode suggests that taking life support offline would kill Seven within minutes. However given the size of ''Voyager'', and with the rest of the biological crew tucked away in stasis chambers with independent life support, it could take days if not ''weeks'' for Seven by herself to use up all of the available oxygen already within the ship's living spaces. Even loss of environmental control might take considerable time to become life threatening (consider that ''Apollo XIII'' was able to operate for a considerable amount of time with almost every system shut down, and while the landing module did get ''extremely'' cold[[note]]because vacuum is such a poor conductive, the ships had to be overly engineered for waste heat reduction[[/note]] the crew was nonetheless able to endure remain warm using materials they already had on-hand).
** Additionally, there's no friction in space. If ''Voyager'' was at the edge of the nebula there would have been no need for Seven to take extreme measures to keep propulsion online. As long as the ship had enough head of steam, it could literally have coasted through the last few thousand kilometers.


* IdiotBall: In the teaser, Janeway orders Voyager to enter an unknown nebula without a comprehensive scan for harmful effects like radiation beforehand. Ensign Kim detects radiation as they enter but the ship is already being irradiated, causing the bridge crew to start becoming incapacitated. Lt. Tuvok has to limp to the navigation console to save the day from the potentially fatal error.

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* IdiotBall: In the teaser, Janeway orders Voyager to enter an unknown nebula without a comprehensive scan for harmful effects like radiation beforehand. Ensign Kim detects radiation as they enter but the ship is already being irradiated, causing the bridge crew and many crew members to start becoming incapacitated. Lt. Tuvok has to limp to the navigation console to save the day from the potentially fatal error.

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* IdiotBall: In the teaser, Janeway orders Voyager to enter an unknown nebula without a comprehensive scan for harmful effects like radiation beforehand. Ensign Kim detects radiation as they enter but the ship is already being irradiated, causing the bridge crew to start becoming incapacitated. Lt. Tuvok has to limp to the navigation console to save the day from the potentially fatal error.

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* SpaceFriction: Seven has to keep diverting power to the engines to get ''Voyager'' through the nebula.

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* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: There's an air of sexual menace in Trajis' interactions with Seven. While this is played for the usual AloneWithThePsycho tension at the time, TheReveal that Trajis only exists on Seven's head implies this trope.


* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The entire purpose of the episode is to show how Seven of Nine handles herself as the only crew member who wasn't affected by the Nebula, and the burden of getting Voyager through. Her SeparationAnxiety from the Borg only makes things worse as she's now separated from the rest of the crew.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The entire purpose of the episode is to show how Seven of Nine handles herself as the only crew member who wasn't affected by the Nebula, and the burden of getting Voyager through. Her SeparationAnxiety separation anxiety from the Borg only makes things worse as she's now separated from the rest of the crew.

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* HoldYourHippogriffs:
--> '''Doctor:''' Home, sweet [[labelnote:Sickbay]]home[[/labelnote]].

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* ButtMonkey: A subtle example, but the first one to feel ill from the radiation is Harry "ChewToy" Kim. Fortunately, his main character PlotArmor saves him from the same fate as one RedShirt.


* WorstAid: If anything else had gone wrong, Seven's HeroicSacrifice might have condemned the entire ship. There's a reason the priority of an emergency responder is to protect their own life first, ''then'' the casualty.

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* WorstAid: If anything else had gone wrong, Seven's HeroicSacrifice might have condemned the entire ship. There's a reason the priority of an emergency responder is to protect their own life first, ''then'' the casualty.casualty.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Janeway puts the Doctor in command. Seven doesn't seem thrilled at [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman following a hologram's orders]].

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* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: Janeway would rather take the short hazardous route than go around.

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