I didn't enjoy it, I sat through it checking my clock over and over. Tycho mentions a bunch of the things this episode "borrowed" from, and on that basis it felt horribly unoriginal, but the whole premise was based around something that I felt didn't work at all - the pirates beaming into the ship and beaming all that stuff out (not to mention beaming out the antimatter, which is something that's almost impossible to transport by Trek canon). I just didn't buy it, and the other thing that didn't help that was how little the crew was being hurt by these anomolies that were so threatening to EVERYBODY else. Finally, the stuff about not being able to leave the expanse was too much for me to take, finished this one's transformation into a voyager clone. The only element that I thought was interesting was that the orb MAY be a generator creating the anomolies, that was interesting to me.