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Enterprise review: "Vanishing Point".
(Episode 36)

Reviewed by Richard Whettestone.
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THE PREMISE: The viewers waste an hour watching Hoshi waste an hour thinking she's falling apart in what results in (Surprise!) a dream (with plenty of hinted-at nudity), in this additional nail in the coffin courtesy of writers Beavis and Butthead.

"Vanishing Point"
Written by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
(the usual suspects)


Tucker Even our Ratings are falling apart molecule by molecule!

Braga prides himself on not having watched TOS. Berman and Braga have repeatedly proven they don't give a damn about the fans or what they want. They have repeatedly proven they can't or won't come up with stories of value in which events play out beyond 42 minutes that DON'T end in a Reset Button. They have repeatedly taken established Trek history that has survived on its own for decades, and rewrite it to fit their pathetic writing needs to make whatever current story work. They have repeatedly proven they don't have the talent, skill or capabilities to work WITHIN the established Trek universe.

This episode, like virtually ALL of Enterprise and B&B's episodes, single handedly do all of the above. Nothing comes from it at all. The whole episode turns out to be yet another dream. It rewrites how transporters work (if the technobabble isn't aligned properly, you fall apart an hour later?). The episode ends with yet another Reset Button. The whole episode can be ignored, forgotten, skipped and go unwatched, and cause zero problems with viewing the program. It's all wasted.

Berman and Braga need to be fired.


Berman "I thought having Archer know Morse Code and decipher Hoshi's message was brilliant."

How come every time somebody needs to tap out a message, both they and the person on the other end happen to know Morse Code? Why can't they ever do an episode where she just bangs a bunch of stuff and the rescuers are on their own to figure out what she's trying to say?

Berman and Braga need to be fired.


Braga and Berman "It's our most original premise yet!" "Yeah." "We need another raise."

You take the theme of someone living a long period of time over a short period of time, such as TNG's "The Inner Light", DS9's "Hard Time", or VOY's "Coda", have someone cloak or become invisible, like TNG's "The Next Phase", and make sure you have that Reset Button at the end where it's all revealed to be a dream or some other dipsh*t B&B ending, and you get this episode.

At least in "The Inner Light", we saw Picard live a lifetime and show him with a family in a way we never saw of him before, as having a family is something Picard has always pushed aside. When he awoke and they escorted him to sickbay, he paused at the unexpectedly opening turbolift door, because it was so long ago for him. DS9's "Hard Time" did a similar story about O'Brien living a life-sentence in 20 minutes, as he has to deal with a murder he committed in the dream. But Hoshi? She experiences a make-believe alien invasion, double-talk crap about not being competant or not, etc, etc, and lots and lots of hinted-at nudity in the shower scenes. Plus scenes that show her dad is a complete moron.

Berman and Braga need to be fired.


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