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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Feb 20, 2022

“Detained” 20th-anniversary reflections.

After the Enterprise accidentally enters a military zone around the second moon of Tandara Prime, Captain Archer and Ensign Mayweather are captured and find themselves in Detention Complex 26, a facility that is home to 89 Suliban prisoners. The events and interaction that follow shed light on the Suliban in unexpected ways and also introduces links to the Temporal Cold War though a story that is classic Star Trek allegory.

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 “Detained” and how this story meant as commentary on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II has a much more timeless message about wrongs repeated throughout history. We also discuss how the story connects with the modern-day tendency to pass judgment in the court of public opinion and why it is vital that we listen to one another.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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