I wonder better to portray something like Chaotic Space in a satisfying manner. All we really got was wobbly star effects and broken sensors.
Also I watched this epsiode about 2 weeks ago and I've already forgotten why the aliens attempts at communication made Chakotay hallucinate a boxing ring?
It's an episode that relies a lot on strange experiences - weird space, weird aliens - and can't really think of a good way to convey that to audiences. That or, looking at it the other way, round, they wanted a character piece with Chakotay and jotted in the scifi stuff just to justify it.