'Vox Sola (Latin for lone voice) is the 21st episode (production #122) of the television series Enterprise.
When a strange, symbiotic alien creature boards Enterprise and captures several crew members, it's up to Hoshi to decipher the creature's complex language.
Onboard the Enterprise
, the Universal Translator has resulted in a minor diplomatic incident with the Kreetassans. As the Kreetassan vessel breaks away, a transparent, amoeba-like entity crosses from their ship to the Enterprise
. Later, Hoshi analyses the Kreetassan language and finds that each word can have a dozen meanings depending upon its context. She hears the entity moving on the other side of the corridor inspection plates but decides that she is hearing things.
Systems begin to malfunction on a ship-wide basis. Crewman Rostov goes to investigate and is trapped by the entity, which has now grown tendrils. Archer, Trip, Reed and security officer Zabel go to investigate and are all caught by the entity, except Reed.
Mayweather suggests tracking the Kreetassans down to make enquiries regarding the entity, whilst Phlox examines the severed tendril. Hoshi asks to try to communicate with it but T'Pol decides to neutralise it instead. Phlox adds that the entity is photosensitive, so light might stun it. However, the attempt fails, causing pain to the trapped personnel. They also discover that the trapped personnel are linked together through the entity.
Mayweather manages to contact the Kreetassans... Read More