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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Vanishing Point 

After Hoshi uses the transporter to avoid running into a storm, she starts to feel very strange.


David Straiton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Keone Young ... Hoshi's Father
Gary Riotto Gary Riotto ... Alien #1
Ric Sarabia ... Alien #2
Morgan H. Margolis ... Crewman Baird
Carly Thomas Smith ... Alison (as Carly Thomas)


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 (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Did You Know?


People being set "out of phase" by a malfunctioning transporter are also at the heart of Star Trek: Enterprise: Daedalus (2005), Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Phase (1992), and Star Trek: Voyager: Coda (1997). See more »


Hoshi is able to touch the door frame of the gym when she runs after Trip and T'Pol. See more »


Ensign Hoshi Sato: And I was sure I was gonna be the next Cyrus Ramsey.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Cyrus who?
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Written by Diane Warren
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She Was Disassembled
16 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I don't agree with those who evaluate an episode on a character they don't happen to like. I know that Hoshi has her faults, but in this case, she was dealing with dramatic problems with her essence after transporting from the surface of a planet during a storm. One of the reviewers seems to think that every person is supposed to be a type and he apparently has decided that in this case she should be a feminist with an iron will. Fear of technology has nothing to do with a person's character. Hoshi was put into a totally confusing situation and did everything she could to be noticed as she began to fade. She was in a kind of netherworld of her dreams and the realities of her intense situation. If there were such a thing as a transporter, it would be incredibly frightening, even to the strongest member of a crew. As for the conclusion, I believe it was perfectly logical.

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27 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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