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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

May 22, 2015

The Captains on the series Enterprise not named Jonathan Archer.

On Warp Five, we often talk about the important role that Jonathan Archer had as Captain of the NX-01. Since he was the first Starfleet Captain for the first Warp Five capable ship, he didn't have the luxury of Captain's Logs or the precedents laid by the commanders before him. While it's true that Archer often had to rely on his own training and instincts, it is also true that he wasn't completely without contemporaries. Even though he was Captain of the Enterprise, he still had colleagues and friends in command of other ships and areas within Starfleet.


In this episode, we're going to take a closer look at the other Captains seen on the series Enterprise...not named Jonathan Archer; more specifically A.G. Robinson and Erika Hernandez (and even Captain Gardner to a smaller degree). What can their experiences tell us about Starfleet in the 22nd century? Would Captain Hernandez's role have been expanded if the series had continued beyond Season 4? would circumstances have been different if Robinson or Hernandez were given command of the NX-01 instead of Archer? Join us for all this and more!


Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen



Matthew Rushing


Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and Matthew Rushing


Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen



Intro and a Battlefield Promotion (00:01:22)

Do you mean the Archer-Rans? (00:04:25)

A.G. Robinson was the better man (00:10:30)

Questioning Archer’s motivations (00:16:41)

What if Robinson became the first Captain? (00:20:46)

The first Female Starship Captain (00:26:46)

Decoding Turnabout Intruder (00:29:56)

So…back to Erika Hernandez (00:37:57)

A New Perspective for Future Captains (00:49:38)

Bringing In More Diversity (00:57:43)


Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:07:46)


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