The Pensky Podcast
Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

May 25, 2020

Enterprise is sent to assist the Fortunate, an Earth freighter that has been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. But the Fortunate may not be as innocent as it seems.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Fortunate Son" - both the episode of Enterprise and the song from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plus! They talk about space football, refusing a drink, and awkwardly bringing up all the sex you've been having!

Civilization

Civilization

May 21, 2020

Enterprise finds a fully inhabited Earth-like planet, where some of the inhabitants are suffering from a mysterious disease.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Civilization"; a thoroughly average episode of Star Trek. They wonder if it's something that modern Star Trek shows should even consider doing.

Plus! The guys talk about human-looking aliens, phaser fights in the middle of town, and scientists who don't ask questions.

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

May 18, 2020

With a Vulcan ship on their tail, Enterprise decides to investigate a comet.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss why "Breaking the Ice" has one of the strangest plot lines that the Trek franchise has ever done. Plus! The guys talk about eating before attending a dinner party, the humanization of T'Pol, and whether or not Avery Brooks would have made a good Archer!

The Andorian Incident

The Andorian Incident

May 14, 2020

Enterprise visits a Vulcan monastery, only to find that it is in the midst of being taken over by the Andorians.

Wes and Clay discuss the introduction of the Andorians and their antennae.

Plus! The guys talk about the trade off between competence and innovation, why Shran is not as interesting as Weyoun, and the conflicts that would eventually create the Federation!

Terra Nova

Terra Nova

May 11, 2020

Enterprise investigates the mystery of a lost Earth colony whose inhabitants disappeared decades before. But that doesn't mean they left.

Wes and Clay discuss the problem with Terra Nova's timeline, the inability of the crew to learn from their mistakes, and the magic of not knowing the truth!

Unexpected

Unexpected

May 7, 2020

When Trip Tucker assists an alien vessel with repairs, a "friendly" encounter with one of the crew leads to rather unexpected consequences.

Wes and Clay discuss the ethics of being impregnated by mistake, the popularity of certain names, and whether or not Enterprise is using too much pre-existing canon!

Strange New World

Strange New World

May 4, 2020

An Enterprise landing party believes T'Pol is conspiring with a species of rock creatures on a strange class M planet.

Wes and Clay discuss the difference between a story and a plot as they cover "Strange New World".

Plus! They talk about cheap baseball hats, Archer never learning his lesson, and the ever dangerous transporter.

Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

April 30, 2020

In "Fight or Flight", the Enterprise finds an abandoned ship, filled with corpses which appear to have been used for an experiment.

Wes and Clay discuss the second episode of Star Trek: Enterprise and how the show is living up to their expectations.

Plus! The guys discuss finding a slug, getting the weapons online, and not being able to understand anyone!

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Broken Bow

Broken Bow

April 27, 2020

Wes and Clay kick off their coverage of Star Trek: Enterprise by discussing the pilot, "Broken Bow"!

Enterprise is the sixth Star Trek series. It launched in 2001 but only ran four seasons and was cancelled in 2005. Was it a victim of over saturation or was it the last gasp of a dying franchise?

In this episode, the guys explain their (limited) knowledge of the series and then break down the pilot. Listen as they discuss the logic of crop tops in space, sexual camera work, and the warm familiarity of Scott Bakula!