I've been doing a re-rewatch of Voyager on Netflix. Anyway, I'm watching "The Cloud," and something hits me: they're supposedly rationing energy to the point where Janeway can't even replicate a cup of coffee without using one of her available energy rations. Yet later in the episode, Tom Paris creates a holodeck program, and runs it. Is he using all of his rations all at once? Why is Janeway okay with it? I would imagine that if making a cup of coffee is costly, running a highly complex holodeck program (Janeway was impressed) must suck down the juice! To make things worse, they lose somewhere around 18% of their energy reserves after dealing with the cloud, and yet Janeway's showing up at the bar and it's just humming like there's nothing wrong. Where is all of this extra, available, non-rationed energy coming from?