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Shockwave II

Shockwave II

August 3, 2020

As the Suliban take the crew hostage, Archer disappears off the ship. While stuck in the 31st century, Archer and Daniels work to find a way to get back to Enterprise and repair the timeline.

 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss the second season of Enterprise choosing to bring a few topics into focus. Plus! The guys debate the characterization of Daniels, the confounding nature of Soval, and keeping things a mystery when you don't have much going on.

Recap: ENT Season 1

Recap: ENT Season 1

July 30, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, Wes phones in from a remote cabin in the woods to talk about Enterprise's first season. Clay is more than willing to discuss this latest group of episodes... he just has to remember which one is which. And then remember anything about them.

 

In this recap of the first season, the guys give their general thoughts about how the first season succeeded and failed. Plus, they give a power ranking of the main cast members. And finally, they take out the abacus to determine the best and worst episodes from the entire season.

Shockwave, Part I

Shockwave, Part I

July 27, 2020

After apparently causing the destruction of an alien colony, the Enterprise is called back to Earth. Archer learns via Daniels that the Suliban are trying to sabotage Enterprise's mission.

 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss the episode that closes out Enterprise's first season and how it serves as a bookend to "Broken Bow". Plus! They talk about Mark Zuckerberg's hair, hand waving away time travel, and how time travel seems to work in the Enterprise universe.

Two Days and Two Nights

Two Days and Two Nights

July 23, 2020

The crew takes shore leave on the famous pleasure planet of Risa. For many, it is anything but a vacation.

 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss visiting Risa and never going to the beach. Plus! The guys talk about staying at a Holiday Inn, the personality of Jonathan Archer, and Enterprise exploring sexuality.

Desert Crossing

Desert Crossing

July 20, 2020

Archer and Tucker are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship. After arriving, they discover he has invited them under false pretenses.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss yet another episode of Enterprise that feels like it wants to say something but just can't find the right words. Plus! The guys talk about the consequences of freeing the Suliban, Kirk being the most timeless captain, and having a story with no subtext!

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Fallen Hero

Fallen Hero

July 13, 2020

Escorting a Vulcan ambassador accused of criminal misconduct, the Enterprise comes under attack by a corrupt race.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Fallen Hero" and why the episode doesn't manage to live up to its title. Plus! The guys talk about Phlox selling the plot, the confusing characterization of V'Lar, and never knowing how fast those ships could go.

Vox Sola

Vox Sola

July 9, 2020

A symbiotic alien comes aboard the Enterprise NX-01 and captures several of the starship's officers in its web.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Vox Sola" and the benefit of giving every character something to do, even if it doesn't amount to much. Plus! The guys talk about being distracted by other peoples thoughts, eating food like you're having sex, and how to determine the worst character of the ensemble.

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Detained

Detained

July 6, 2020

Archer and Mayweather accidentally enter a militarized zone and are detained by an alien race called Tandarans, who are at war with the Suliban. Both men find themselves sharing cells with some Suliban detainees who they believe are wrongly imprisoned.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss the problems with being too obvious with your allegory. Plus! The guys talk about being unfamiliar with the Suliban, returning guest actors, and Archer throwing himself into situations.

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