Sun, 26 September 2021
“Broken Bow” 20th-anniversary reflections.
After 14 consecutive years of telling stories set in the 24th century, Star Trek looked back in time for the premise of the franchise’s fifth spinoff series. Initially entitled simply Enterprise, the show that would continue the franchise’s run on television after Star Trek: Voyager was set in the 22nd century and sought to answer a question that many fans had long wanted to know: how did humans get from World War III and first contact to the vast Federation seen in The Original Series and beyond? And while the launch of the NX-01 and this prequel remain fresh in many of our minds, 20 years have now passed since the September 26, 2001 premiere.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing kick off a 20th-anniversary retrospective that will take you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this first installment, we ourselves look back in time to discuss the birth of the series as well as the pilot, “Broken Bow,” sharing memories of our first viewing and how our love for the series has grown over the past two decades.