I'm so sick of trying to figure out what the future name for CAT/MRI scans are, so I'm just going to call them SCATs ("stellar CAT scans") because then we can skeep dee dot diddley de bop doo niddy all the time. Or at least I can do that in my head. Anyway, glad we have that settled. Phlox SCATs Bumpy and VOs that he thought he had it bad when he was dealing with fifty patients at a refugee camp, but now he has to deal with over fifty million.
Mess hall. Phlox and Hoshi dine together, and Phlox attempts to teach Hoshi his language. Subtitles have been thoughtfully provided for the viewing audience. Speaking Denobulan, Hoshi asks how Phlox's patients are doing, and the good doctor tells her, "Their condition is grave, but they are resting now." They discuss the food, and Hoshi calls eggplant a "nostril" when trying to explain to Phlox that it's a fruit rather than a vegetable. In English, Hoshi asks Phlox about his relationship with Ensign Scrunch, but he refuses to answer her questions unless she speaks Denobulan. So, in Denobulan, Hoshi asks if Phlox and Scrunch are mating. Oh, but it's funny because she meant to say "dating." Phlox says he isn't sure what Scrunch's intentions are. Hoshi tells Phlox that "there are ways [he] can tell," and asks if Scrunch wants to spend time with him or if she finds reasons to -- here Hoshi struggles to find the word "touch" in Denobulan -- "make physical contact with you," Hoshi finally says, giving up on vocab and reaching over to Phlox's hand to demonstrate her meaning. Phlox looks uncomfortable (but Hoshi doesn't seem to detect it) and tells her that Scrunch kissed him on the cheek the other night. He asks for Hoshi's advice. "I think you make a very cute washboard," Hoshi tells him in Denobulan. "I beg your pardon!" Phlox says. "Couple!" Hoshi says, laughing in English. "Cute couple!" Linda Park was very good in this scene, but gimme jokes about vocab was only funny in seventh-grade French class.
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.