The Canyonlands are the most underrated and undervisited national park in our country, yet they film tons of car commercials there.
Enterprise approaches a planet, and the tension on the bridge is so thick, you could cut it with a Bat'leth. Reed reports a "crowded" atmosphere around the planet. "A lot of spacecraft and artificial satellites," Reed concludes. "Nothing I can't avoid, sir," Mayweather says nonchalantly. Quantum orders a "low orbit" because the planet is expecting them. Phlox VOs that the captain has ordered all the ship's resources put to use in order to help "people [Quantum] didn't even know existed two days ago." And again, Phlox says he's struck by the anvil of how much humans want to help others.
Valakis. Animation of a futuristic city with a monorail, looking not unlike Epcot. In a hospital ward, Phlox and the Valakian medical chief-of-staff discuss the disease. The Enterprise crew learns that the disease becomes more resistant with each aggressive treatment they try, and the rate of infection is one out of every three Valakians. Quantum shows how good he is with pointing out the bleedin' obvious by saying, "It's a full-blown epidemic." Suddenly I notice how short Bakula is compared to Billingsly and the Valakian chief of staff. Come to think of it, all the ST captains, save Sisko, have been shortish. The Valakian doctor gestures at some oxygen tents and says, "These are in the most advanced stage." Phlox and Quantum walk over to examine the patients. "You're treating them with a synthetic antibody?" Phlox asks. The Valakian doctor explains that they were using one at first, but then the disease mutated and attacked the respiratory system. "There's no way of controlling it, pulmonary failure usually occurs within a few days," the Valakian doctor finishes. During this conversation, Quantum paces around the ward with a furrowed brow. This is his "troubled" look, I gather. Phlox hypothesizes, "Captain, treatment with priaxate should ease the symptoms in the sickest patients, at least temporarily. I can easily show the Valakians how to synthesize as much as they need." Quantum gives permission for him to do so, as T'Pol and Hoshi walk up. Phlox asks the Valakian doctor for the case histories and lab work of all the patients, so he can examine every stage of the disease. The Enterprise entourage meanders through the ward, but Hoshi hangs back a bit. She finds Bumpy's oxygen tent and stops an orderly, asking, "Excuse me, we're the ones who brought him here, can you tell us how he's doing?" The orderly speaks in a foreign tongue to her, which isn't translated. Wait, didn't he just say, "You look pretty, Cassandra," in Cantonese? Guess the UT's on the blink again. Hoshi calibrates it and asks the orderly to repeat himself. If she can't understand him, how can he understand her request?