Season 5, Episode 24 “The Next Phase” A question I have had since childhood, and I have often wondered about, still confuses me to this day, so herre it goes. In the episode, after LaForge, Ro and the Romulan have been altered, they seem to pass right through walls, furniture, etc. Why didn’t they fall through the floor of the enterprise? Also, since the Romulan disruptor obviously worked, since the Romulan officer was wearing the device when he was altered, wouldn’t Ro’s and LaForge’s communicator badge have also worked, at least for them? I mean, if they are wearing the device, or anything else, at the time they were altered, it should theoretically work, at least for those who have been altered (Notice that their clothes did not fall off of them). Also, speaking of the Romulan Disruptor, since the 3 altered individuals were able to pass through bulkheads and other solid objects, wouldn’t the beam from the disprutor have not been impeded by similar objects? It’s just something that I have always wondered about.