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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Mar 21, 2022

“Two Days and Two Nights” 20th-anniversary reflections.

After several detours, the NX-01 reaches its relaxation destination: Risa. Plans for two days and two nights in paradise take an unexpected turn for everyone involved—including Porthos. Hoshi learns Risan in a day plus several conjugations in one of the most challenging languages she's ever encountered. Trip and Malcolm find out the hard way that flirting can be dangerous, Travis tumbles down a rock face, and Archer is once again confronted with the mysteries of the Suliban. Meanwhile aboard the ship, Phlox hibernates.

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 “Two Days and Two Nights,” and how the fun shore leave story also brings some serious commentary. We contrast Hoshi's experience with that of Trip and Malcolm, discuss what the portrayal of language learning says about technology and how it is impacting our society, and talk about the ongoing Suliban story and how Archer has grown since leaving Earth.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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