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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Feb 28, 2022

“Vox Sola” 20th-anniversary reflections.

After Archer and his crew completely blow a first contact by eating in public, an unusual alien life-form is left behind aboard the Enterprise and sets up home in the cargo bay. When it begins wrapping crewmembers in its silky white web, Reed and Hoshi begin racing in different directions for a solution and movie night gets completely spoiled.

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 “Vox Sola” and how the story approaches the importance of communication, the nuance of language, and cross-cultural misunderstanding from many angles. We also discuss the attempt to bring a truly alien alien to the franchise whose stated goal is to seek out new life and new civilizations.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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