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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Oct 25, 2021

“Terra Nova” 20th-anniversary reflections

The Enterprise may be the first Warp 5-capable ship—and the vehicle for Earth’s first real mission to actively explore deep space—but it isn’t the first time humans set out to settle the stars. A planet called Terra Nova was the site of the first human colony outside our solar system. But it has been a long time since anyone has heard from the settlers. Archer and his crew learn why when they drop by for a visit and find out that they aren’t welcome.

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 explore “Terra Nova” and discuss why this story that was not well received by fans and critics is overflowing with questions and commentary that are right at the core of Star Trek. And none of it is shale. We also talk about Archer’s frustrations with humans who won’t trust him, the portrayal of colonization, evolving morals, and the situation room.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)