The Pensky Podcast
The Expanse

The Expanse

March 4, 2021

After a devastating attack on Earth by an alien probe of unknown origin, Enterprise is recalled and sent into a strange expanse on a new, more vital mission.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "The Expanse" and how it shuts down multiple plotlines while starting several new ones. Plus! The guys chat about their memories of 9/11, redundant travel, and the final appearance of Future Guy!

RHPS - A Dark Song
Bounty

Bounty

February 25, 2021

Archer is captured by a Tellarite bounty hunter who plans to hand him over to the Klingons; a microbe induces the pon farr in T'Pol who finds herself confined to the decon chamber with Phlox.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Bounty" and the excitement of having two B-plots. Plus! The guys talk about Enterprise era Klingons, the outgoing Phlox becoming a prude, and the reason why sexualizing T'Pol never seems to work.

First Flight

First Flight

February 18, 2021

When he is told of the death of an old rival, Archer reflects on his days in the NX test program.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "First Flight" and how Star Trek: Enterprise would have been best served if it had been allowed a chance to establish itself on Earth for the first season. Plus! The guys talk about their favorite time of day to drink at the bar, the "friendship" of AG Robinson and Jon Archer, and what seeing the Enterprise floating in space should feel like.

RHPS - Scream

RHPS - Scream

February 17, 2021
Regeneration

Regeneration

February 11, 2021

A scientific team in the Arctic discovers two mysterious cyborgs, similar to those described by Zefram Cochrane. When they assimilate the scientists and move into space, Enterprise is called upon to find the cybernetic beings and stop them.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Regeneration" and the risks of bringing the Borg into a prequel series. Plus! The guys chat about T'Pol the skeptic, the more-is-less problem of the Borg, and action sequences done well.

BATTASS - SubZero and Q&A
Cogenitor

Cogenitor

February 4, 2021

Enterprise encounters the Vissians, a race that includes a third gender of “cogenitors” who are treated as second-class citizens.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss “Cogenitor” and how making friends can go horribly wrong. Plus! The guys chat about Rick Berman’s original pitch, Archer’s dilemma, and the unfortunately small size of Reed’s torpedoes.

RHPS - You’re Next

RHPS - You’re Next

February 3, 2021
The Breach

The Breach

January 21, 2021

While Enterprise rescues three Denobulan scientists from a planet under a new xenophobic government, Dr. Phlox must treat a patient with racist views against his people. 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "The Breach" and how plot lines can become ethereal and disconnected. Plus! The guys chat about the fine line between comedy and the grotesque, hidden lunch boxes, and theme-less action plots.

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