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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Feb 27, 2023

“The Crossing” 20th-anniversary reflections

When the Enterprise is swallowed by a giant whale-like ship, Archer and the crew find themselves in the belly of a beast—a beast filled with wispy critters who want to experience life in real bodies … and eat bread. Soon, an opportunity for seeking out new life turns into an invasion of the body snatchers and only the successful completion of a very complex panel removal sequence can save the crew.

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 “The Crossing” as we discuss the story’s promising start, the Wisps, Archer’s actions, and missed opportunities to really explore the heart of Star Trek.

Intro (00:00:00)
A Promising Start (00:02:39)
What Do Wisps Need with a Starship? (00:09:35)
Archer's Reaction (00:13:31)
Dude, That's Not Trip! (00:18:22)
Battle Bridge Genesis (00:21:58)
A Convenient Alloy (00:24:56)
Phlox Needs Leverage! (00:28:17)  
Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:35:40)
Closing (00:41:52)

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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