Why is it that writersfeel they always have a B story ? That was always a problem in TNG, the need to have, an often have, a weaker B story. During all the drama of an Alien Invasion and defending the ship, am I to believe Hoshi or anyone for that matter would put finding out Reed's Favorite Food? TOS never had the need for a B Story? With only 42 min of episode they can't fill that with a single interesting story ? Tonight's ep was OK I wish they had Archer and Company actually Destroy the Alien Ship with the New Weapons, that would of Lent to some good soul searching. Also I had to ignore the obvious ease this ship can contact Earth, with a flawless transmission even, Subspace amplifiers indeed.