Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

"Damage" With Phyllis Strong.
 
The episode "Damage" from the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise was controversial for two plot points that took Archer and T'Pol into dark areas they hadn't been to before. The episode revealed T'Pol's addiction to Trellium D, the substance that was used to line starships and protect them from the anomalies that were scattered through the expanse. Meanwhile, Archer made the controversial decision to steal parts from a passing starship and leave them stranded, so that he could continue on with his mission of stopping the Xindi weapon.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala speak with the writer of the episode "Damage," Phyllis Strong. We talk about T'Pol's drug addiction, story comparisons to history, Archer going dark, Phlox's place in the episode, and if Phyllis would change anything after all these years.

Stay tuned to the very end for an important message from the hosts.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"Damage" With Phyllis Strong (00:05:12) 
Trellium D (00:06:24) 
"Lethe" (00:23:00) 
Coventry (00:23:29) 
Archer Goes Dark (00:30:39) 
Any Hindsight Changes? (00:37:10) 
Phlox (00:39:10) 
Listener Questions (00:41:15) 
Final thoughts (00:57:29) 
Goodbye to Floyd (01:07:17)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Phyllis Strong
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-129.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 5.
   
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin and Michael Wong for the fifth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Hatchery," "Azati Prime," "Damage," and "The Forgotten." We also discuss asexual beings, red giant stars, smelting metal under water, and Archer's decision to steal parts from a passing ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:04:08) 
Welcome, Michael Wong! (00:15:05) 
Hatchery (00:21:18) 
Azati Prime (00:39:32) 
Damage (01:07:14) 
The Forgotten (01:36:24) 
Final Thoughts (01:47:25) 
Closing (01:55:55)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Michael Wong and Patrick Devlin
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-128.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

NX-01 Movie Night: Sunset Blvd.
 
On the NX-01, Trip Tucker led the crew on their great adventure through the history of cinema with Movie Night. Over the course of Star Trek: Enterprise's four-year mission, Trip showed 13 films. The first, For Whom the Bell Tolls, was covered by us on Warp Five episode 120. Today, we look at the second, Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd.

In this episode of Warp Five, Mike Schindler and John Mills are joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to discuss Sunset Blvd. We give our thoughts on the film, discuss the career of Billy Wilder, and ponder why Trip may have chosen in for Movie Night.

*This episode was previously released as Stage Nine episode 63.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Sunset Blvd (00:02:56)   
Final Thoughts (00:41:55) 
Closing (00:44:32)
 
Hosts
Mike Schindler and John Mills
 
Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Production
Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-s3.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

David A. Goodman Interview.

A life long fan of Star Trek, David A. Goodman began his career in television working for the multi-Emmy award winning show The Golden Girls. That experience would lead him to many more opportunities, including writing four episode for Star Trek: Enterprise. He would also become a consulting producer for the show. Goodman would go on to write for animation with Family Guy, American Dad, and Futurama, and he would also write three Star Trek books.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala  is joined by David A. Goodman, writer of four episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, to discuss his career in television. We talk about getting into the business on The Golden Girls, writing for comedy, animation, and drama, his Star Trek books, and his current work on The Orville.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Welcome, David A. Goodman! (00:03:25) 
The Golden Girls (00:10:08) 
Was Comedy Where You Wanted to Go? (00:18:00) 
Seth and Matt (00:19:33) 
"Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (00:21:50) 
Preparation (00:24:43) 
"Precious Cargo" (00:27:32) 
"Judgement" (00:30:39) 
"North Star" (00:35:38) 
"The Forgotten" (00:41:10) 
The Books (00:43:58) 
The Orville (1:00:15) 
Listener Questions (01:08:50) 
Final Thoughts (01:13:26) 
Closing (01:17:50)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
David A. Goodman
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-127.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Precious Cargo" and "The Perfect Mate."
 
After 729 episodes and movies in the Star Trek franchise, you are bound to have stories that are similar in plot, which naturally leads to a discussion of comparison between episodes that are similar. Two episodes that are very similar, but tend to be overlooked by fans due to their subject matter, are the episodes "The Perfect Mate" from Star Trek: The Next Generation and "Precious Cargo" from Enterprise. 


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala  is joined by Richard Marquez and Any Nelson of Early Grey to compare "Precious Cargo" to "The Perfect Mate." We also talk about, Krios Prime, difficult episodes to watch, the #MeToo event, Anthony Rapp, and choices.

Chapters
Listener Discretion Warning (00:00:00) 
Intro (00:00:09) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:37) 
Comparing "Precious Cargo" to "The Perfect Mate" (00:02:45) 
"The Perfect Mate" Summary (00:04:05) 
"Precious Cargo" Summary (00:04:54) 
Comparison (00:05:33) 
I Think You Are Disregarding Her Entire Choice (00:09:58) 
These Episodes Provoke Strong Reactions (00:14:13) 
What Picard Wants (00:16:52) 
What Riker Wants (00:20:30) 
What is the Difference? (00:26:12) 
#MeToo (00:32:47) 
This is Evolving Well Past the Comparison (00:38:03) 
Another Similarity (00:44:19) 
Pheromone Trope (00:45:40) 
Should We Move on to "Precious Cargo?" (00:47:30) 
Comparison to "Elaan of Troyius" (00:50:28) 
Final Thoughts (00:56:45) 
Closing (01:04:37)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Amy Nelson and Richard Marquez
 
Production
 Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-126.mp3
Category:Episode Comparison -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Essential Enterprise Season One. 
 
In every season of every Star Trek show, there are some episodes that stand out more than others — but which ones are essential to their respective shows as a whole? We begin a new four-part series where we look at each episode of each season and determine if they are essential to the overall narrative of the show.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Richard Marquez of Earl Grey and Brandi Jackola of Live From the Edge to analyze the first season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Broken Bow (00:04:35) 
Fight or Flight (00:07:37) 
Strange New World (00:12:00) 
Unexpected (00:16:17) 
Terra Nova (00:20:53) 
The Andorian Incident (00:25:36) 
Breaking the Ice (00:28:41) 
Civilization (00:31:21) 
Fortunate Son (00:33:52) 
Cold Front (00:37:54) 
Silent Enemy (00:40:31) 
Dear Doctor (00:45:44) 
Sleeping Dogs (00:49:22) 
Shadows of P'Jem (00:50:27) 
Shuttlepod One (00:52:16) 
Fusion (00:54:48) 
Rogue Planet (00:58:04) 
Acquisition (00:59:46) 
Oasis (01:02:04) 
Detained (01:04:17) 
Vox Sola (01:07:49) 
Fallen Hero (01:10:33) 
Desert Crossing (01:13:51) 
Two Days and Two Nights (01:18:30) 
Shockwave (01:21:28) 
Final Results (01:22:53) 
Closing (01:28:08)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Richard Marquez and Brandi Jackola
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-125.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 4.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Heather Barker and Chrissie Szilagyi for the fourth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes “Proving Ground,” “Stratagem,” “Harbinger,” and “Doctor’s Orders.”

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
“Proving Ground” (00:09:29) 
“Stratagem” (00:25:47) 
“Harbinger” (00:41:35) 
“Doctor’s Orders” (01:07:37) 
Final Thoughts (01:16:55) 
Closing (01:23:08) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests
Heather Barker and Chrissie Szilagyi

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-124.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Star Trek: Enterprise Trivia.
 
Star Trek fans love showing off just how much they know about the characters and episodes that they love. One fun way of challenging each other is through trivia, and some podcasters have even made a trivia segment a staple part their shows. One of the most knowledgeable Trek fans out there is Dan Davidson, so we decided to invite him and his co-host over to the NX-01 for some fast paced rapid fire questions from the first ship named Enterprise.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala go head to head with Bill Smith and Dan Davidson, hosts of the Trek Geeks Podcast, in an all Enterprise trivia extravaganza!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Welcome, Geeks! (00:02:29) 
Trivia Start (00:15:37) 
Final Thoughts (00:35:40) 
Closing (00:40:13)
"Bound" Commentary Feedback (00:44:22) 
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Bill Smith and Dan Davidson
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-123.mp3
Category:Trivia -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Warp Five Role Playing Game.
 
While all Star Trek series have focused on a main set of characters, every once in a while an episode would come along and show the viewers what the lower decks of the ship, and what some of the less important crew members would be doing. Enterprise never got the chance to do this, until now...

In this episode of Warp Five,  hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by DM (VM?) Phillip Gilfus for a Role Playing Game adventure set in the first season of Enterprise. Floyd and Brandon have to navigate their chatacters through an alien landscape chasing bird beasts and finding eggs among a race of three-legged aliens in a race against the clock to save the life of Crewman Cutler.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:28) 
Game Start (00:06:39) 
Thanks, Phillip! (01:04:28) 
Closing (01:06:41)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Phillip Gilfus
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) Phillip Gilfus (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-122.mp3
Category:RPG -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Bound" Commentary.
 
The Orion slave girl is an image that has been associated with Star Trek since we first saw one in the episode "The Menagerie Part II." While a sexual slave is not a politically correct type of character, the writers of Star Trek: Enterprise tried to ret-con some explanations for this alien species in the fourth season of the show. Did they succeed?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala provide a watch along commentary for the episode "Bound" from season four of Star Trek: Enterprise. We also discuss cat-fish, listener feedback, and weather or not we feel the ret-con of the Orions worked.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:05:07) 
Commentary (00:17:45) 
Final Thoughts (01:00:21) 
Closing (01:03:07)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Michael Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-121.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST