Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (broad series discussion)
Warp Five 11: Fighting for the Future

The MACO.

The idea of exploring deep space and taking a NASA-like approach to the cosmos is great, but Archer and Starfleet quickly learned that the galaxy is a dangerous place. Following the Xindi attack, purely military personnel were assigned to the Enterprise marking the an important shift in identity for United Earth's young space agency. In this episode of Warp Five hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh discuss the MACO, the impact their introduction had on the series and on Starfleet's mission, and why the debate over whether Starfleet is a scientific or military organization is not an either-or proposition.

Direct download: wf-011.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

Warp Five 5: Bridging the Gap

An Enterprise Sampler.

Many Star Trek fans who are viewing Enterprise for the first time—or those who are returning for a rewatch after many years—ask us for episode recommendations. They want to know which episodes best represent the spirit of Enterprise. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh share their picks for the stories that best capture the tone of the show, its goal in bridging the gap between our own time and the early days of Starfleet as well as the gap between Archer’s time and Kirk’s, and that plant the seeds for the Star Trek that we all know and love. Did we choose any of your favourites? 

Direct download: wf-005.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT