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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Feb 6, 2022

“Acquisition” 20th-anniversary reflections.

When a group space bandits find the Enterprise adrift in space and board the ship, one thing is immediately noticeable: they have huge ears. That's right, they are Ferengi … and the year is 2151, some 213 years before first contact with humans as seen in “The Last Outpost.” With the crew unconscious, the aliens begin looting the ship. Once they wake Archer, they find themselves in a battle of wits as the captain, Trip, and T'Pol work to free the ship of Ferengi greed.

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 “Acquisition” to find out who has the lobes to win control of the ship in a story that raises many questions. We discuss continuity, the creative challenges faced by writers in a massive franchise such as Star Trek, and what makes the use of one alien species early in the timeline succeed while another use falls short.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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