'Vox Solis' & 'Fallen Hero' Plot Details

By Christian
March 14, 2002 - 2:06 AM

See Also: 'Vox Sola' Episode Guide

The Enterprise crew will be forced to deal with two enigmatic guests in the upcoming episodes 'Vox Solis' and 'Fallen Hero'.

Sources today provided the first extensive plot information for these two episodes, which are expected to air in late April or May. Both episodes were co-written by Enterprise creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, with 'Vox Solis' also written by Fred Dekker and 'Fallen Hero' co-written by Chris Black. Below you will find information on each of these episodes:

  • 'Vox Solis' - The Enterprise crew encounter a race called the Kreetassens, and unwittingly insult the aliens. When the Enterprise pulls away from the Kreetassen ship, an alien lifeform makes it to the Enterprise and nests in one of its cargo bays. It snatches several crew members with its big octopus-like tentacles, including Archer and Tucker, and begins to cocoon and integrate the Enterprise crewmen with itself.

    Left in charge of the ship, T'Pol has to work with the crew to find a way to defeat the creature. In the process, Reed will invent the first energy "force field," and T'Pol and Hoshi grow much closer when they try to discover how to communicate with the alien lifeform.

  • 'Fallen Hero' - As the episode opens, T'Pol is telling the crew about the planet of Risa, where the Enterprise is headed for some much-needed shore leave. But the ship doesn't make it there (at least not until 'Two Days and Two Nights' two weeks later), as halfway along the journey the ship is reassigned to head to the planet Mazar to pick up a Vulcan Ambassador.

    The Ambassador is being expelled from the planet due to alleged criminal misconduct. In actual fact, the ambassador is on a special mission, and has difficulty telling Archer exactly what is going on. Things get even more complicated for Archer when the Enterprise is pursued by the Mazarite equivalent of the mafia, leaving it to fight its way to the Vulcan rendez-vous point.

    'Fallen Hero' will see Archer push the Enterprise to Warp 5 for the first time ever. In addition, in this episode we will learn that joint fleet operations with the Vulcans have been re-established.

As usual, please be aware that Paramount has released no official information about these episodes yet, and until that happens, any such information from unofficial sources should be treated as you would any rumour.

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