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Warp Five is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Enterprise. For the 20th anniversary of the series, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing are taking you back through all of Enterprise, one episode at a time.

Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast TFM

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    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

Warp Five is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Enterprise. For the 20th anniversary of the series, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing are taking you back through all of Enterprise, one episode at a time.

    Bitten by the Love Bug

    Bitten by the Love Bug

    “Bounty” 20th-anniversary reflections
    The Empire never forgets its enemies. That’s something Jonathan Archer learns when he decides to trust a surprisingly friendly Tellarite offering vacationing tips. Turns out he’s a bounty hunter working for the Klingons, who still haven’t forgiven Archer for escaping from Rura Penthe. The Enterprise crew sets out on a mission to rescue their captain but find it difficult to focus while T’Pol runs around the ship in her skivvies trying to mate with everyone.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “Bounty” as we discuss how the story marks the end of the show’s original concept, sets a course for serialization, adds texture to pon farr, and proves that Tellarites are terrible travel guides.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Bringing Back the Tellarites (00:02:20)
    The End of the Original Concept (00:09:38)
    All In on Serialization (00:17:37)
    Fleshing Out Pon Farr (00:23:34)
    Sexualizing T’Pol (00:31:07)
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:36:58)
    Closing (00:39:14)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 42 min
    Proof of Concept

    Proof of Concept

    “First Flight” 20th-anniversary reflections
    While observing a dark matter nebula, Captain Archer receives a message from Admiral Forrest informing his that one of his old comrades from the early warp program days has died while climbing Mt. McKinley. Reflecting on the loss, Archer tells T’Pol the story of how he competed with this fellow pilot, AG Robinson, for the chance to captain Enterprise, and how the two overcame Vulcan obstruction to keep the NX program on track.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “First Flight” as we discuss how the story serves as a resounding proof of concept for the original idea for the series, meeting Trip, how Archer’s experiences with AG prepared him to be a leader, and more. We also enjoy a plate of the 602 Club's famous fried mushrooms.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Getting Away from Space (00:04:29)
    T'Pol’s Growth (00:14:24)
    Archer’s Path to Leadership (00:18:08)
    When Johnny Met Trip (00:25:06)
    Vulcans Can’t Think Outside the Box (00:28:39)
    The 602 Club (00:30:22)
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:34:44)
    Closing (00:36:15)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 40 min
    Popsicle Drones

    Popsicle Drones

    “Regeneration” 20th-anniversary reflections
    A research team in the Arctic uncover mysterious cybernetic beings while examining the wreckage of an alien ship that dates back more than 100 years. Unaware of the danger, they quickly find themselves assimilated by regenerated drones from a previous attempt by the Borg to assimilate Earth and stop first contact. The Enterprise is ordered to pursue the researchers’ vessel, now under the control of the Borg, and Archer must make some difficult decisions as he quickly wakes up to the threat posed by this mysterious alien menace.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “Regeneration” as we discuss using the Borg at a time long before they were known to Starfleet, how to do a prequel right, how the story sets up Archer and his crew for the challenges of Season 3, and more.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    An Unplanned Contingency Plan (00:02:46)
    Prequel Proof of Concept (00:11:06)
    Borg Instinct (00:15:45)
    Phlox’s Semi-Immunity (00:21:56)
    Setting Up Season 3 (00:27:49)
    Time (and Exploration) Is Loopy (00:33:20)
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:36:03)
    Closing (00:39:10)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 43 min
    Linguistic Games

    Linguistic Games

    “Cogenitor” 20th-anniversary reflections
    The Enterprise makes first contact with the Vissians, a species that has a lot in common in with humans, such as a love of exploration, a fascination with ice cream, and an interest in large tactical arrays. But they also have key differences, like a third gender that enables reproduction. Given the specialized role these cogenitors, as they are called, play in Vissian society, they have little need for niceties such as literacy. That doesn't sit well with Trip, who befriends the cogenitor of the Vissian chief engineer and his wife, Calla. When Trip teaches the cogenitor to read, it leads to them questioning—and taking—their own life. While Trip’s intentions may have been good, the outcome was not.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “Cogenitor” as we discuss first contact, equal rights, cultural relativism, missed opportunities, and why we wish this important story had been expanded and revisited.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Moral Quandaries and Fast Friendships (00:02:49)
    Trip’s Dilemma (00:09:05)
    Restraints of the Format (00:14:40)
    The Dangers of Labeling (00:16:43)
    Archer vs. Trip (00:20:10)
    Does the Framework Work? (00:25:02)
    Equal Rights and Opportunities (00:30:12)  
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:32:22)
    Closing (00:35:45)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 40 min
    Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    “The Breach” 20th-anniversary reflections
    When the new xenophobic government of planet Xantoras orders all off-worlders to leave, the Enterprise is called upon to rescue Denobulan geologists trapped in a cave. While Trip, Malcolm, and Travis goes spelunking for scientists, the crew bring aboard some injured Antarans from an alien ship suffering a reactor leak. It turns out that the Antarans are enemies of the Denobulans and one of them, a xenomythology teacher named Hudak, refuses treatment by Dr. Phlox, who must confront centuries-old prejudices and strive to mend the wounds of the past.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “The Breach” as we explore caves and discuss lingering animosity, overcoming preconceived notions, Archer as the voice of reason, adding depth to Denobulans, and that very special guest star.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Spelunking for Scientists (00:02:17)
    Bad Blood (00:09:08)
    Making Myths (00:16:00)
    The Voice of Reason (00:20:06)
    Developing Denobulans (00:24:16)
    (Almost) No Tribble at All (00:28:32)
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:30:19)
    Closing (00:32:11)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 36 min
    The Other Side of Life

    The Other Side of Life

    “Horizon” 20th-anniversary reflections
    A change of course for the Enterprise takes the ship close to the ECS Horizon, the cargo vessel on which Travis Mayweather grew up—and that means family reunion time. But it’s a sad homecoming for Travis when he learns that his father passed away, and resentment bubbles to the surface between Travis and his brother, Paul, now captain of the ship. When aliens attack, the brothers must put their differences aside to survive. Meanwhile, aboard the NX-01, T’Pol must put her fear of movie night aside as she learns to better fraternize with her crewmates.
    In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we continue Season 2 with “Horizon” as we discuss  family dynamics, what could have been for Travis, Archer’s leadership, T’Pol's book club, and the unexpected connection between the Mayweather and Janeway families.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Cargo Runners and Family Dynamics (00:03:28)
    Previewing the Galaxy Class (00:10:52)
    Distances and Relationships (00:15:00)
    Archer's Found Family (00:19:39)
    Realistic Conflict (00:23:29)
    T'Pol and Movie Night (00:29:35)
    Frankenstein Insights (00:34:25)
    The Janeway-Mayweather Connection (00:37:21)  
    Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:38:56)
    Closing (00:41:49)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Giovanni_JTX ,

new fan

Just recently saw Enterprise for the first time and fell in love with it. Was thrilled to find this podcast. Glad to know I'm not alone ... Bring Back Enterprise!

catwomanisbi ,

Dismal

They spend more time complaining about cancel culture (without calling it cancel culture because they think they are clever) then they do the actual episodes. Oh and if somebody in an episode is persecuted, it predicts cancel culture. It drives me nuts when someone takes a leftist show like Star Trek, and tries to spin it so it supports a conservative position. That is exactly warp fives agenda. I might have given it a second star if they actually focused on the episodes.

cast1973 ,

Enterprise Gets Its Due!

A fantastic podcast for the most underrated Star Trek series. Trek Fm sets the gold standard for Star Trek podcasting!

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