In the ST: Voyager 'Alice' episode, Tom Paris is ensnared by a derelict ship through the use of a neurogenic interface. The ship wants to bond with Paris so that he will fly her to a specific place that she refers to as "home". This is a spatial anomaly called a particle fountain. The junk trader, Abbadon, says that according to the Haakonian pilot he acquired it from, the ship is 'haunted', but B'Elanna Torres refers to it repeatedly as a computer program while trying to convince Paris to resist its control. Is 'Alice' a spirit that once originated in the particle fountain or is it a program? Why does she call the particle fountain home?