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Old April 24 2013, 08:07 AM   #125
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Re: The ENT and Melakon

1:22 - Vox Sola

TV Blurb: Hoshi has another translating Fail, Travis is a better diplomat than Archer, Trip and Archer get all wrapped up in the problem of the week.

An alien lifeform stowaway takes over the cargo bay, engulfing members of the crew, as Hoshi tries to find a way to communicate with it. Teleplay by Fred Dekker; Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Fred Dekker. Directed by Roxann Dawson.

Another ship show, with minimal extra sets but a lot of CGI work, stage dressing, and actor costumes representing the creature. There are a few creepy moments in the cargo bay scenes, though the story mostly deals with Hoshi, T'Pol, Reed, and Phlox searching for solutions after Archer and Trip are incapacitated. Travis gets only one or two good scenes.

Connor Trinneer does a good job of writhing in agony.
Breezy plays Porthos.

The episode is slow and ponderous to watch with few real highlights. The text commentary by Mike & Denise Okuda points out a glaring weakness in the plot during the teaser, regarding how the creature manages to get aboard.

Next: "Fallen Hero"
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