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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Apr 15, 2023

“The Breach” 20th-anniversary reflections

When the new xenophobic government of planet Xantoras orders all off-worlders to leave, the Enterprise is called upon to rescue Denobulan geologists trapped in a cave. While Trip, Malcolm, and Travis goes spelunking for scientists, the crew bring aboard some injured Antarans from an alien ship suffering a reactor leak. It turns out that the Antarans are enemies of the Denobulans and one of them, a xenomythology teacher named Hudak, refuses treatment by Dr. Phlox, who must confront centuries-old prejudices and strive to mend the wounds of the past.

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 Breach” as we explore caves and discuss lingering animosity, overcoming preconceived notions, Archer as the voice of reason, adding depth to Denobulans, and that very special guest star.

Intro (00:00:00)
Spelunking for Scientists (00:02:17)
Bad Blood (00:09:08)
Making Myths (00:16:00)
The Voice of Reason (00:20:06)
Developing Denobulans (00:24:16)
(Almost) No Tribble at All (00:28:32)
Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:30:19)
Closing (00:32:11)

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

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