Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2 Episode 10

Vanishing Point

6
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 2002 on UPN
7.2
out of 10
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165 votes
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Episode Summary

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Hoshi experiences her first transporter experience and strange after-effects lead her to believe she wasn't reassembled correctly.

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  • Hoshi is hallucinating...

    1.0
    What a disappointing episode. A storyline that doesn't further anything about the characters or their journey is incredibly annoying and wasteful. We have a episode centred on Hoshi and her concerns about the effects of the transporter on her. But then all the characters around her act strange and she thinks she's becoming invisible. It all looks very real...and then she sees some aliens trying to blow up the ship. In the last minute we find its all a dream - a very vivid and detailed dream! What a waste of time! It looks like the writers tacked on the 'alien subplot' because they didn't have enough material to work with. Give this a miss...moreless
  • great episode

    10
    Hoshi, Trip and Malcolm go to a planet surface to do some scientific exploration. But their away mission gets cut short when a powerful storm builds up close to their position. Hoshi is reluctant to get back to the enterprise using the transporter, but trip convinces her that it's safe. When she gets beamed up, everything looks fine until she ends up walking through walls. She can't talk to anyone, nobody could hear her, it's like she's a ghost. It's a really exciting episode, it's truly a classic episode. The writers came up with a really cool episode, it's so good.moreless
  • A Hoshi Adventure

    7.5
    This is a crewman goes corporeal episode devoted to fleshing out more of Hoshi's character. Similar storylines have occured in other StarTrek's notably when Geordi and Ro get zapped on board a Romulan warbird.



    The basic plot line works fairly well and follows the regular pace and act structure you would expect from ST. Focusing on Hoshi's worry bring us into the story, while as you may expect the crew feed conflict into the scenes as they disregard her concerns. Only we and Hoshi, are party to the unfolding action. The way in which her conditions worsens also works quite well, building up her descent into corporeality.



    There are a few differences towards the end act, from the usual ST episode, in that the way we expect her to be saved, as per other previous episodes using this plot type, doesnt work and the twist at the end brings a real and welcome threat to proceedings, taking its score up a few notched. Unfortunately though the ending just fell flat for me and turned it into an anticlimax with little real impact on the characters and future storylines.



    At least though we get to learn more about the underappreciated Hoshi, one of my favourite and underused characters in this show.



    Worth a watch, but nothing spectacular.moreless
Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

Lt. Malcolm Reed

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock

Sub-Commander T'Pol

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III

Linda Park

Linda Park

Ensign Hoshi Sato

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Ensign Travis Mayweather

Keone Young

Keone Young

Hoshi's Father

Guest Star

Carly Thomas

Carly Thomas

Alison

Guest Star

Gary Riotto

Gary Riotto

Alien #1

Guest Star

Mark Correy

Mark Correy

Engineer Alex (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Phlox: Transporter technology is very new. I'm sure Humans were equally frightened when the automobile was introduced, or the airplane. New forms of transport take a while to get used to. I'm not at all surprised at your reaction. You wouldn't catch me using that apparatus.

    • Hoshi: Ever since I used that transporter, nothing has been the way that it's supposed to be. I couldn't translate a simple bimodal syntax but Crewman Baird could. Crewman Baird doesn't know the first thing about our linguistic database! And Captain Archer told me to stay in my quarters, but my mirror doesn't want to give me a solid reflection and my shower can't decide whether to bounce off me or go through me! And nobody wants to talk to me.

    • Trip: How do those molecules feel? All in the right place?
      Hoshi: I'll let you know.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Trip: All the kings horses and all the kings men.
      Referencing the Mother Goose tale "Humpty Dumpty." Originally a riddle, it was first published in Mother Goose's Melody (1803). The character appeared in in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1872) and is referenced in many other works.

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