Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (archer)
Warp Five 65: Archer Goeth Before a Fall, Part 2

Captain Jonathan Archer...Into Darkness.

 

In the beginning, Archer was a Starfleet Captain namely in rank, but not a Starfleet Captain of any measurable EXPERIENCE. It is fair to say that he was unprepared for deep space, but is this merely a valid criticism or in fact a sheer truism? Think about the validity of that specific critique and ask yourself, “How does one truly prepare for the unknown vastness of uncharted space? How CAN one prepare for the unimaginable - as experienced by the Xindi attack on Earth? That is simply and logically a true and undeniable IMPOSSIBILITY.

 

Every Starship Captain that succeeded Archer all owe something, even in the smallest of ways, to the flawed and at times tragically tarnished career that Archer had to endure in order for humanity to survive - specifically against the Xindi; the mission that changed him forever. In the final analysis, Archer's vision of an even greater future for all sentient beings was built upon a career rife with personal and professional sacrifices and regret. In the end, his crucible was the catalyst for a Coalition of Planets that would change everything.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Norm's Letter of Commendation (00:01:20)  

Archer...Into Darkness (00:06:00)  

The God Complex (00:15:49)  

Damaged (00:24:43)  

A Not So Triumphant Homecoming (00:39:25)  

Everyone Else's Expectations (00:46:07)  

Closing (01:02:28)  

 

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Direct download: wf-065.mp3
Category:Archer -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 63: Archer Goeth Before A Fall, Part 1

Captain Jonathan Archer: The Untested Optimist.

 

Jonathan Archer was far from being the quintessential Starfleet Captain, which made his overall character growth across four seasons of Enterprise one of the most interesting character journeys in Star Trek. His command was wrought with trial and error, and his humanity and moral center usually set him at odds with certain aspects of the mission and Starfleet diplomacy. However, in the end, it was that same humanity that became the catalyst for unifying the founding members of the Coalition of Planets and ultimately The Federation.

 

Pride, arrogance and uncertainty are not traits that one usually associates with a Starfleet Captain. Unfortunately these personal flaws influence Archer's early decisions to prove his quality and illustrate his internal struggle between morality and duty as he experiences the perils of deep space exploration firsthand. Norman C. Lao and his guests in the Decon Chamber have chosen very specific episodes from Enterprise Seasons One and Two that illustrate the nearly insurmountable expectations placed on Archer at the very beginning stages of his career.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction to Jonathan Archer Part 1 (00:01:14)

What's on the Horizion? (00:05:10)

Pride Goeth before a Comet (00:07:43)

Arrogance versus Diplomacy (00:19:35)

More Honorable than Klingons (00:33:10)

Archer...Into Darkness (00:44:18)

Hoshi Station (01:06:57)

Closing (01:09:51)

 

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Category:Archer -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 40: Romantic Name-dropping

Archer's Lost Loves.

Star Trek has generally shied away from letting its captains become involved in serious long-term relationships. This  certainly applies to relationships with fellow Starfleet officers. Many fans wish this wasn't the case. Voyager fans famously wanted (and still want) Janeway and Chakotay to become an item. Long before that, there was angst over the song and dance of Picard and Beverly aboard the 1701-D. Enterprise was no different, with many wanting to see Archer and T'Pol grow closer. The fourth season brought new hope for a captain in love with Erika Hernandez of the NX-02 Columbia. But that, too, went unfulfilled.

In this episode of Warp Five we're joined by Suzanne Abbott to talk about romance in Star Trek, trysts and relationships thoughout the franchise's history, and more specifically about Archer. We cover Archer and Margaret Mullin, Archer and Riann, Archer and T'Pol, and, of course, the long-burning flame Hernandez.

Direct download: wf-040.mp3
Category:Archer -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

Warp Five 13: Moral Relativism

Archer and The Prime Directive.

Non-interference with developing cultures is a cornerstone of Star Trek. Starfleet General Order 1—or The Prime Directive as it is more commonly known—is the rule that guides the exploration of our galaxy. It is also the source of great debate both amongst fans and inside the Star Trek universe itself. Is it an absolute rule or is it a relative one? In terms of Enterprise that's a question that is just beginning to take shape. In this episode of Warp Five hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh discuss the precursor to The Prime Directive by looking at three key episodes that took Archer from Point A to Point Z—or at least Point T—as he worked through situations that would eventually lead to the development of Starfleet's highest rule.

Direct download: wf-013.mp3
Category:Archer -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

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