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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.

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    • 4.8 • 139 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.

    An Element of Ignorance

    An Element of Ignorance

    “Stigma” 20th-anniversary reflections
    After the encounter with V'tosh ka'tur, or Vulcans without logic, in Season 1’s “Fusion,” T’Pol has contracted Pa’nar Syndrome, a disease spread by the practice of mind-melding. When Doctor Phlox sees an opportunity to help her during the Interspecies Medical Exchange, T’Pol’s career comes into jeopardy when she is identified as part of an undesirable element of Vulcan society.
    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 “Stigma,” an episode that aired during Viacom’s HIV awareness campaign in 2003. We discuss how the story ties into this with a story that advances the development of Vulcan society while deftly balancing serious and comedic stories to make a strong statement about cultural differences and unfounded prejudice.
    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
    Darmok Lite?

    Darmok Lite?

    “Dawn” 20th-anniversary reflections
    A shuttlepod test gone wrong flings Trip Tucker onto a desolate moon along with his alien attacker, an Arkonian named Zho’Kaan. As the rising sun—and temperatures—threaten the two marooned adversaries, they must learn to work together while the Enterprise for a way to rescue them.
    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 “Dawn” as we ask whether this story is just an attempt to recreate the magic of “Darmok,” a clone of the film Enemy Mine, or something much more.
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 37 min
    Deep-Fried Crew

    Deep-Fried Crew

    “The Catwalk” 20th-anniversary reflections
    What looks to be an exciting field trip to a life-filled planet is cut short before it begins when the Enterprise encounters a ship carrying three aliens with an urgent request. A neutronic storm is about to sweep through the system and they’ll die if they don’t get out of the area right immediately. Or so they say. Escape means going to Warp 7, but the Enterprise tops out at Warp 5. What to do? Bunk up in the warp nacelles, of course! The shielding should be enough to keep everyone safe from the radiation for eight days, Phlox agrees. Plus, it’s a great place for a BBQ. But as mother always said, don’t leave the front door unlocked and don’t leave your starship unattended—because you never know who might come in while you’re away. The Enterprise gets surprise visitors amid a terrible storm and a race ensues to take back the ship before the crew gets fried. And it all happens in spacesuits.
    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 Catwalk” as we discuss how a bag of Star Trek tropes is reassembled into a story which only this series could tell, and how the situation brings the whole crew together for the better.
    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
    It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    “Precious Cargo” 20th-anniversary reflections
    A distress call leads to one of the most troubling events one can imagine: the interruption of Trip Tucker’s harmonica time. But what he finds aboard the Retellian freighter sets him on a path of adventure that more than makes up for the musical malady. Scraping the frost off a statis pod reveals a woman—the First Monarch of the Sovereign Dynasty of Krios Prime, in fact—and she’s been kidnapped. Can Trip save the day? You bet he can. But it might require a good roll in the mud.
    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 “Precious Cargo” as we discuss why the story is perfect for Trip’s character, try to explain away Padma Lakshmi’s cardboard delivery, revel in bad cop T’Pol, and consider why the creators themselves see this as one of the worst episodes they ever produced.
    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
    Eight Seconds of Insanity

    Eight Seconds of Insanity

    “Vanishing Point” 20th-anniversary reflections
    Forced to use the transporter to escape a diamagnetic storm on the surface of an uninhabited planet, Hoshi Sato returns to the Enterprise not quite feeling herself. In fact, she’s slowly fading away, leaving her crew in danger and her dad confused. Unless she can find a way to get someone’s attention, the ship will be destroyed and, even worse, she’ll wind up just like Cyrus Ramsey. “Cyrus who?” you ask. Yeah, you’re not alone. Trip and Malcolm haven’t heard of him either. It’s all a trick of the mind—eight seconds of insanity, if you will—but it does give new meaning to the verb “to beam.”
    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 “Vanishing Point” as we discuss how the mind plays tricks on us, boogeymen in the transport beam, and how the story’s mystery unfolds. We also debate what Mr. Sato’s confusion over physics and family says about how Hoshi views her dad.
    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
    This Old Chair

    This Old Chair

    “Singularity” 20th-anniversary reflections
    When the crew of the NX-01 discovers a class-four black hole, they decide to investigate. But the closer they get, the more they lose grip on reality. As they approach the black hole, they each become obsessed with trivial matters. Reed searches for the perfect alarm to get everyone’s attention, Hoshi seeks to make the perfect dish, Phlox turns into Dr. Frankenstein, and Trip prepares to pitch his new HGTV series, This Old Chair. Thankfully, Vulcan physiology is unaffected by the phenomenon and T’Pol is able to pull everyone out of danger at the last second.
    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 “Singularity” as we discuss a story that’s been told many times before and ask how well it works this time around.
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

Jabber71 ,

A very good podcast about a very great show.

I recently started re-watching enterprise for the fourth time because I had heard of a podcast doing a episode by episode rewatch for the 20th anniversary. I was four episodes in when I found a second podcast doing the same. Now I get to enjoy my favorite Star Trek series with not 1 but 2 podcast recaps. 1 hosted by 2 women and 1 by 2 men, while the perspectives are different the love and respect for the show comes through.

SonofSaradoc ,

Loving the Episode Recap /Discussions starting Ep 203

First-time Enterprise show viewer, coming to it after loving the new Star Trek:Strange New Worlds streaming season. Love the prequel themes & discussions. As 1st-timer only partially thru the show, I’m especially enjoying the podcast’s 20-year anniversary episode-by-episode podcasts starting with WarpFive Ep 203 in Sept 2021. Much less spoilery than the earlier podcast episodes. In-depth and thoughtful.

Warp5Fan ,

Great Pod Cast

Unfortunately I have recently discovered this Pod Cast. It is only unfortunate as the cast wrapped up in 2019 ☹️ and I wish it was still going! I really loved the Enterprise TV series and all the of hosts for Warp Five have each added new and different views on the series and have had some very interesting guests too!

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