I was going to reply to Sean's thread but it's already gotten off topic. So I'll start anew... Holograms and "Q" characters are nothing more than plot contrivances for the benefit of the writers, who can't come up with a decent episode from week to week. The fact that they are already relying on holograms for the story line in only the fourth episode is making me wretch. There is no story line in the original series which can substantiate this. Please make them (the writers) stop.