Oct 31, 2021
“The Andorian Incident” 20th-anniversary reflections
When the Enterprise drops by a Vulcan monastery to check out the meditation, they find a priest whose behavior is so odd, with such outbursts, that they know something must be wrong. Sensing this, Archer and Trip do what humans do and crash the party—a move that leads to a hostage situation and the ultimate discovery of Vulcan treachery. It's a triangle of distrust among the founding members of the Federation that provides critical background to the Star Trek story that had been missing decades.
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 “The Andorian Incident” and discuss how this story not only brings back one of Star Trek’s most-beloved—and least-known—species but also plants the seeds for the alliance that comes to define the future that Gene Roddenberry envisioned. We also talk about why deceitful Vulcans provide needed room for growth in storytelling and how the Prime Directive begins to take shape. And if you listen long enough, you may even find an appearance by the Blue Man Group.
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)