Vox Sola

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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Vox Sola'
Episode Number: 122
Synopsis: "A strange, symbiotic alien creature boards the Enterprise capturing a few of the crew members, including Archer and Trip, and cocoons them in its web feeding off their bodies to survive. With the captured crewmembers' lives in jeopardy, Hoshi, under T'Pol's command, faces her biggest challenge by trying to find a way to communicate with the lifeform in order to return it to its home planet."

Original Airdate: May 01, 2002
Rerun: August 21, 2002
Fan Rating: 7.5/10 (Full Poll Results)


Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and Fred Dekker
Teleplay By: Fred Dekker
Directed By: Roxann Dawson

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  • At a convention in Seattle Dominic Keating said that the Enterprise will be attacked by a "white squid- like creature" in the episode. Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) and Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) hung from harnesses for hours wrapped up in a "white gushy thing" while the sequence was filmed. (February 27, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Roxann Dawson: "I really have to take my hat off to Scott [Bakula] and Connor [Trinneer] who spent days suspended in harnesses covered in slime without a single complaint. They were somehow able to maintain their sense of humour under extreme circumstances. [...] This episode was difficult, challenging and... well, at times I thought it was almost impossible. We had to create an alien organism which grows and takes over cargo bay, ensnaring some of the crew in its web. How do you create such a creature, make it believable and make it scary?" (March 07, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Rumoured to feature the Enterprise encounter a ship owned by a race known as the Kreetassens. When the crew inadvertently insult the aliens, a lifeform from the Kreetassen ship boards the Enterprise and nests in one of its cargo bays. With its octopus-like tentacles it snatches several members of the crew, including Archer and Tucker, leaving T'Pol to come up with a way to rescue them. (March 13, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Rumoured to feature Malcolm Reed inventing the first energy "force field." (March 13, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Originally called 'Vox Solis' ('Voice of the Sun'), the title was later changed to 'Vox Sola,' which means 'A Lone Voice' in Latin. (April 16, 2002 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Vox Sola'?
9-10 33% - (447 Votes)
7-8 29.3% - (397 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 14.7% - (200 Votes)
5-6 11.3% - (154 Votes)
1-2 4.7% - (64 Votes)
3-4 3.6% - (50 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 3.1% - (42 Votes)

Total Votes: 1354

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