You know what could have possibly saved this episode? Having the whole thing in Hoshi's head as she's hanging out in the pattern buffer, EXCEPT for part where the aliens are trying to sabotage the ship. They could have made that the only real aspect of Hoshi's dream; by virtue of getting trapped in the pattern buffer and becoming one with the ship's inner workings, Hoshi was able to see things regular crewmembers could not. See -- that? Would've been cool. Anyway, to celebrate the imminent release of Nemesis, they're showing a bunch of Trek movies on UPN, so I've come up with a good excuse for this episode: Hoshi was clearly in the Mutara Nebula.
Next week's a repeat, people, so you'll be spared my vitriolic wrath for a bit. Go out and have a drink -- I know I will.