[ENT] Vanishing Point

[ENT] Season 2, Episode 10 (Netflix: S2 E10): Vanishing Point

Vanishing point

Rating: 1
It’s not a good sign when the end of the episode comes and you just feel like you’ve wasted your time. I can’t remember feeling any suspense the first time I watched this episode, but I know it isn’t fun to watch when you know what happens.

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Notes:

Hoshi and Trip have to beam to Enterprise because of a storm. Hoshi is freaked out about using the transporter. This is an appropriate theme for Enterprise, but unfortunately it's been well covered in Star Trek already.

Hoshi and Trip have to beam to Enterprise because of a storm. Hoshi is freaked out about using the transporter. This is an appropriate theme for Enterprise, but unfortunately it’s been well covered in Star Trek already.

Since Hoshi was almost in a storm Archer lets her take a nap instead of report for duty

Since Hoshi was almost in a storm Archer lets her take a nap instead of reporting for duty

Hoshi feels like people aren't talking to her as much

Hoshi feels like people aren’t talking to her as much

Hoshi starts disappearing every now and then. I don't know if the writers felt like it was poetic or something to combine a story involving a transporter accident making her disappear along with the theme of people ignoring her and acting like she's invisible. It mostly just doesn't make that much sense that people would start to ignore her because of some transporter malfunction

Hoshi starts disappearing every now and then. The writers must have felt like it was poetic to combine her becoming invisible along with people ignoring her and acting like she’s invisible. It mostly just doesn’t make sense. Neither of these things would be caused by a transporter accident, and especially not at the same time. If she started to go semi-transparent, people would take notice

Hoshi can't do simple translator stuff, and that idiot other guy did it way better than her. She's not herself

Hoshi can’t do simple translator stuff, and that idiot other guy did it way better than her. She’s not herself!

Then Hoshi becomes invisible to people.

Then Hoshi becomes invisible to people.

Everyone thinks Hoshi is dead. Trip asks to be alone with what they think is the remains of Hoshi. He just gets mad at her for not listening to him

Everyone thinks Hoshi is dead. Trip asks to be alone with what they think are the remains of Hoshi. He just gets mad at her for not listening to him

Some aliens are fiddling around with things on Enterprise. Only Hoshi knows about them. She has to warn everyone!

Some aliens are fiddling around with things on Enterprise. Only Hoshi knows about them. She has to warn everyone!

Hoshi can go through walls, but not the floor. She also can manipulate a little light. Basically her capabilities are whatever the plot requires

Hoshi can go through walls, but not the floor. She also can manipulate a little light that she uses to communicate with Archer. Basically her capabilities are whatever the plot requires

At some point the episode ends and everything is better

At some point the episode ends and everything is better

 

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  • Michael

    Very similar to ‘The Next Phase’ in TNG. I’ve always wondered why they don’t just fall through the floor though…

    • http://twitter.com/ParrotTalkBack Ana the Hated

      Came here to say the exact same thing!

    • LetsWatchStarTrek

      Yeah but “The Next Phase” is waaay better

  • yogonaf

    Especially in relation to pushing an annoying Romulan into space.