Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Hoshi Sato is contacted by a 400-year-old telepathic alien exiled on planet in the Expanse, shunned by his society because of his abilities. The alien offers to use his powers to help ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Jonathan Archer
... Dr. Phlox
... Sub-Commander T'Pol
... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
... Ensign Travis Mayweather
... Ensign Hoshi Sato
... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
... Tarquin
... Com Officer


Hoshi Sato is contacted by a 400-year-old telepathic alien exiled on planet in the Expanse, shunned by his society because of his abilities. The alien offers to use his powers to help Enterprise find the Xindi and the weapon they are building, but only if Hoshi will stay with him while he works. She agrees to stay behind, while Enterprise confirms the Expanse has a second Sphere and is on its way to investigate. Written by Meribor

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The sphere that Archer and Trip land the shuttle pod on is supposedly the size of small moon, yet when they are on the sphere's surface, the horizon looks as if it's only a few hundred feet away. On a body that size with perfect visibility, the horizon should be miles away. Since the entire background is computer-generated imagery, there's no reason for this glaring mistake. See more »


Captain Jonathan Archer: Do I have to tell you to stay on your toes?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I think that falls under the goes-without-saying category, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Did you bring a phase pistol?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I'll keep it under my pillow.
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Kind of pathetic....
30 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Hoshi is finding life very difficult on the ship. She keeps seeing and hearing things and she insists it is VERY real...but there's no evidence anything is really there. However, eventually a being named Tarquin appears and explains himself. He is not really there- -he's a projection that would like to meet her since she is super- uber cool and would make a nice friend. He also promises to try to help the ship locate the Xindi and learn more about them. However, it turns out that Tarquin is such a pathetic wienie--even more pathetic than Hoshi! You know you are a social misfit when even Hoshi thinks you are pathetic! Regardless, he doesn't look like he'll let her leave--as he's very lonely and Dr. Who-like, as he wants a companion.

This is a mildly interesting and pathetic episode. While you feel sorry for Tarquin, he's a creepy guy as well. Not a must-see but worth your time.

By the way, perhaps I missed something. I understand that Tarquin's people exiled him to the planet he lives on--but why couldn't he just leave and have Enterprise take him away from this lonely place?

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