Feb 15, 2022
“Oasis” 20th-anniversary reflections.
In need of supplies, Captain Archer follows a tip from an alien and finds an abandoned ship that appears to have crashed on the surface of a planet. Rumor is the ship is haunted—and the Enterprise crew soon finds out why. When more and more things don’t add up, suspicions grow over how the chief engineer, Ezral, his daughter, Liana, and their crew have stayed alive on a derelict ship for three year. Only it has really been 22, and all but father and daughter are made of light.
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 “Oasis,” a story often remembered only for its familiarity. But as we discuss, despite the similarities to Deep Space Nine’s “Shadowplay,” this outing has a lot to say about judgment and choices, detachment from reality, and cross-cultural understanding.
C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)