Ryva Brall wrote:
Also, why has communicating with other species suddenly become so easy? Two episodes ago, Hoshi had a near-meltdown trying to overcome this problem, and now the translator only has to hear five words of an alien language, and presto! No more problem. So much for that potentially interesting plot line.
Translation difficulty is for Enterprise what replicator rations were to Voyager: Something that only exists when it's convenient to the plot.