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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Jan 16, 2023

“Cease Fire” 20th-anniversary reflections

When a decades-old territorial conflict between the Vulcans and Andorians resurfaces, Captain Archer is called upon to mediate. But by whom? As Archer unravels the details, he finds conflict and deception not only between the two sides but within them. Seeing the situation as an opportunity to prove that humans are ready to join a much larger community, Archer brings together Vulcans and Andorians and takes one more step towards the eventual founding of the Federation—whether the Vulcans like it or not.

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 continue Season 2 with “Cease Fire” as we discuss how the story brings the Federation’s founding worlds closer together through a growing relationship and trust among unlikely players.

Intro (00:00:00)
Setting Up the Federation (00:02:28)
Developing Soval (00:12:23)
Mirroring Star Trek VI (00:17:14)
Evolving Trip (00:23:00)
The Ever Changing Suzie Plakson (00:30:06)
Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:34:00)
Closing (00:36:36)

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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