Warp Five 49: A Vaccine for Space Zombiness / by Trek fm

T’Pol’s Drug Addiction.

We know that Vulcan's have emotions. In fact, they have more powerful emotions than humans. They just hide them well. The introduction of drug addiction to T’Pol’s story gave the writers a tool with which to break down the wall and show what is going on underneath the controlled, logical exterior. But was this needed for the continued growth of Vulcans as characters on the show? Was it needed exclusively for the growth of T’Pol?

In this episode of Warp Five we’re joined by Daniel Proulx to discuss this controversial part of Enterprise, how it evolved her character, whether or not her relationship with Trip would have happened without it, and how Jolene Blalock’s portrayal of a Vulcan in turmoil differed from her portrayal of the stiff, arrogant sub-commander of the first two seasons.


Running Time: 50 minutes 49 seconds


Christopher Jones



Daniel Proulx



Introducing Drug Addiction to Star Trek (2:06)
Necessary for the Evolution of Vulcans and T'Pol? (11:17)
A Protective Neurotoxin for Vulcans (17:30)
Catalyst for T'Pol's Relationship with Trip? (21:48)
T'Pol's Later-Season Potential (26:30)
Final Thoughts (33:38)
Closing and Feedback (40:18)



Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone.

As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!

More recent episodes of Warp Five…