After Hoshi has used the transporter to avoid running into a storm, she starts to feel really weird.



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Hoshi and Trip are investigating some abandoned ruins when suddenly two storms charged with polaric energy are moving in their direction. There's no time to move back to Enterprise with the shuttle and they are forced to use the transporter. After apparently everything went well with the device, Hoshi starts feeling weird. She thinks a birthmark has moved a centimeter and when water seems to be dropping through her hands, her mirror image disappears and hardly no one seems to notice her, she really gets worried. Phlox thinks it's only psychological. But when all of the sudden everybody on the ship is looking for her and she sees some aliens planting bombs, she knows there's definitely something wrong. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Dr. Phlox: I can promise you one thing: you're in perfect health. You're neither transparent nor porous.
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Dr. Phlox: As far as I'm concerned, I didn't even see you come in here.
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Hoshi manages to be even more annoying than usual.
26 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

My vote for the worst written character on "Star Trek: Enterprise" is clearly Hoshi. Feminists would cringe at her, as she is a walking poster girl for the notion that women are just too fragile and stupid to go into space! Heck, she nearly always is worrying and whining and showing her fears of just about everything! You wonder HOW she could have been chosen to be aboard the ship, as with billions of humans, surely they could have found someone with linguistic skills like hers who is not a complete incompetent and annoying 'little girl'! Here in "Vanishing Point", unfortunately, Hoshi is even MORE annoying than usual...if it's possible.

The show begins with Hoshi being nervous and worrying about having to use the transporter. When she arrives on the ship, she claims to feel 'odd' and it's only a vague feeling at first. However, as time passes, her whining manages to be more reasonable as she does start to disappear...which, considering what I think of her character, is a very good thing. After a bit, she is surprised to see some other creatures who are out of phase--and they mean to do bad stuff to Enterprise. Sadly, however, the show concludes with her return to normal space and time. It also concludes very badly as it's all sort of a dream--a serious cop-out and a totally irritating episode by the time it ended.

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