Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Season 4 Retrospective Part 2.
 
Genetically enhanced humans have popped up in all forms of science fiction media for almost as long as the genre has existed, and Star Trek is no exception. Our first look at "augments," or genetically engineered humans, came in the original Star Trek series episode "Space Seed", when we meet the unforgettable Khan and learn about the Eugenics Wars of Earth past. Gene Roddenberry based this backstory on events from our own history during World War II, when Hitler began examining selective birthing to create a superior race of humans. The United States was not blameless, with physicians and lawmakers using imperfections in family history or other "unwanted" characteristics to deny rights to many citizens. And so we come to Star Trek: Enterprise's entry in the history, the three episodes known as "The Augment Trilogy", heralding Brent Spiner's return to Star Trek as Soong family predecessor, Arik.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Chris Tribuzio take a look at the season four episodes "Borderland", "Cold Station 12" and "The Augments". We discuss ties to other Star Trek, religious meanings of augment names, big wrestlers and little women, and how a middle-aged man in prison could end up with children. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)
Borderland (00:11:08)
Cold Station 12 (00:33:37)
The Augments (00:48:21)
Final Thoughts (00:57:17)
Closing (01:01:58)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Chris Trebuzio
 
Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise.
 
In most stories, mothers are generally represented in a positive light, but what about fathers? In many stories, fathers are presented as stern, authority figures that generally lack displays of emotion. Many characters have strained relations ships with their fathers, and there are frequently cases of estrangement betweent fathers and their children. Standing out from the crowd, Star Trek: Enterprise is rich with examples of positive father representations, from Hoshi Sato's imagined father in Vanishing Point, to the legacy of Henry Archer weaving throughout his son's life, and through the four seasons of the series. These fathers show, each in their own way, that their families are very important to them, even if all we see is their progeny. We also see how their influence has left a positive impact on the characters we love.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise and how they were represented on screen. We also discuss Peppa Pig, advice, raising kids, emotions, and choices. We also take a moment to reflect on our own fathers, and how they have impacted our lives.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:03) 
Mr. Sato (00:06:17) 
Mr. Mayweather (00:14:36) 
Phlox (00:22:31) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker III (00:26:45) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker II (00:36:42) 
Emery Erickson (00:42:26) 
Henry Archer (00:45:47) 
Our Fathers (00:58:40) 
Closing (01:13:04)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am MDT

Death on the NX-01. 
  
Fans of Star Trek often debate which Captain is their favorite, which generally leads to the debate of which Captain is "the best." Discussions often include topics such as which Captain was the most diplomatic, disobeyed the Prime Directive the most, which Captain would you like to serve under, and which Captain would you survive the longest under. An image has been going around the internet showing that Archer lost 65% of his crew during the run of the show, so your hosts decided to talk about each death on the show and debunk that image.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the instances of a crew member dying during the run of Star Trek: Enterprise. We talk about the first death, the most deaths, the percentages of deaths, The Aristocats, and acceptable loss percentages.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
Crew Deaths (00:04:55) 
"Anomaly" (00:07:37) 
"Rajiin" (00:13:09) 
"Similitude" (00:16:30) 
"Chosen Realm" (00:22:18) 
Mentioned in "Storm Front, Part II" (00:25:55) 
"Azati Prime" and "The Forgotten" (00:27:49) 
"The Council" (00:36:29) 
"Countdown" (00:39:49) 
"Zero Hour" (00:44:58) 
"Daedalus" (00:51:10) 
"Observer Effect" (00:53:55)
"Terra Prime" (00:56:37) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:58:40) 
Final Tally (01:06:23) 
Final Thoughts (01:08:12) 
Closing (01:13:08) 
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor and Producer)  Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-150.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 11:15pm MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: Frankenstein.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. We also discuss Robocop 2, brains, hunchbacks, ears, and plot holes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:03:00) 
Welcome, Mike! (00:09:28) 
The B-Plot of "Horizon" (00:09:57) 
History With the Film (00:14:43) 
The Brain Itself (00:19:36) 
The End (00:27:40) 
Plot Hole (00:35:33)   
Moody(00:43:26) 
Fritz (00:49:40) 
Frankenstein (00:56:46) 
Final Thoughts (01:04:04) 
Closing (01:16:35)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Mike Schindler
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-149.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Zombies in Pop Culture and "Impluse."
 
The general public has been made aware of zombies with the explosion of these undead beings in pop culture due to television shows such as The Walking Dead and iZombie, as well as films such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Z. However, what the general public knows about zombies is very far from what zombies originally were in Haitian Voodoo, and their original representation in films like White Zombie with Bela Lugosi. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin are joined by author Keith R.A. DeCandido to discuss zombies and the episode "Impulse." We also discuss George Romero, the film White Zombie, Haitian Voodoo, and our favorite metaphors in zombie films.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:30) 
Reviews and Feedback (00:03:04) 
Welcome, Keith! (00:09:35) 
Zombie Lore (00:15:34) 
White Zombie (00:17:47) 
The Romero-verse and Nights of the Living Dead (00:24:24) 
Metaphors (00:34:00) 
"Impulse" (00:41:58) 
Final Thoughts (00:50:50) 
Finding Keith (00:56:34) 
Closing (01:04:23)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Keith R.A. DeCandido
 
Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-148.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Extinction" Commentary.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise has some of the best episodes in the show's entire run. However, early in the season, while trying to follow up on leads as to the location of the Xindi home world, our intrepid crew arrives at an empty planet with a burned corpse near a broken shuttle. Though the episode was directed by Star Trek veteran LeVar Burton, sometimes even the most talented directors don't have the best material to work with.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala bring you a watch-along commentary for the third season episode, "Extinction." We discuss how Vulcans seem to be immune to everything, sassy teenage girls, eggs full of worms, and we even find some positive things to say. We also accidentally invent a new hand sign for all the Vulcan bros out there. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:48) 
Commentary Start (00:11:52)   
Final Thoughts (00:54:37) 
Closing (00:58:55)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala

 
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)

Short Description
"Extinction" Commentary. We bring you a watch-along commentary for the third season episode, "Extinction." We discuss how Vulcans seem to be immune to everything, sassy teenage girls, eggs full of worms, and we even find some positive things to say. We also accidentally invent a new hand sign for all the Vulcan bros out there.

Direct download: wf-147.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: Kung Fu.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss.  


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola talk about the pilot to the television series Kung Fu starring Keith Carradine, as well as the first season episode "The Tide." The crew of the NX-01 watched this while cooped up in the warp nacelles during the events of "The Catwalk." We also talk about Klingon families, instant drink mixes, and Canadian winters.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:44) 
Kung Fu (00:07:22) 
"Pilot" (00:12:45) 
"The Tide" (00:42:58) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:18) 
Closing (00:59:28)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, 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-146.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Season 4 With Larry Nemecek.
 
One of the biggest regrets of the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise was that it happened right at a time when digital cameras were making their way into the main stream. Behind the scenes photos were limited to Polaroid photos and how many pictures a roll of film could hold. Had it lasted a few more seasons, we would have had the most documented behind the scenes photos of any Trek series to date. However, we have the next best thing. Larry Nemecek has made a career investigating documents and conducting interviews with the people that have made the episodes we love. So, what does Larry know about the final, and fan favorite season of Enterprise?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek to discuss the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss  the arcs, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the cancellation, and appearing in the final episode. We also talk about Larry's first impressions on the show's format, what Larry did on set, and his favorite arc in the season.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:27) 
Feedback (00:02:10) 
Welcome, Larry! (00:09:25) 
First Impressions (00:11:52) 
What Were You Doing? (00:20:26) 
Arcs (00:23:14) 
Favorite Arc (00:32:50) 
J&G R-S (00:43:58) 
Cancelled (00:46:45) 
A Better Way (00:59:52) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:09) 
Closing (01:12:03)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Larry Nemecek
 
Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala (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-145.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Comparing "Judgement" and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. 
 
There are many episodes of Star Trek that have a sense of familiarity. With well over 700 episodes an films, its understandable when a writer comes up with a story that is similar to one we have seen before. However, when a writer tells a story that is meant to be an homage to a previous tale, will fans consider it to be a case of too much fan service?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Zach Moore of Standard Orbit to compare and contrast the Enterprise episode "Judgement" with the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. We also discuss the pronunciations of "Combs," Martok, Duras, and leisurely escapes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Welcome, Zach! (00:02:22) 
Comparing (00:03:02) 
Dog and Pony Show (00:08:36) 
Duras (00:11:12) 
Differences (00:18:00) 
The Verdict (00:24:35) 
Pronunciation (00:29:40) 
Fan Service (00:31:37) 
Walking Out the Front Door (00:35:36) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:26) 
Closing (00:50:50)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Zach Moore
 
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-144.mp3
Category:Movie Comparison -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

A Conversation With Dave Rossi.
 
Life often takes people down unexpected avenues. Case in point: Dave Rossi. He never intended to end up in Hollywood, working on his most favorite franchise, on the series with which he grew up. Not only did he spearhead the remastering of TOS, but worked for fourteen years straight on every incarnation of Star Trek from The Next Generation to Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola speak with Mr. Rossi on his Star Trek work and beyond. They discuss teaching Star Trek to neighborhood kids, favorite projects, continuity problems in Enterprise, and Dave's love of Superman. Brandon-Shea may finally find someone else who appreciates his second-favorite Star Trek episode, and perhaps they'll all swing by Deneb IV on their way to the Delphic Expanse to pick up The Backstreet Boys.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Welcome, Dave! (00:04:17) 
TOS Remastered (00:09:23) 
Roles on TNG and Enterprise (00:27:40) 
When Were You Hired? (00:28:54) 
Mood of Season One (0:29:50) 
Favourite Project (00:37:50) 
Prequel (00:40:00) 
Discovery (00:45:18) 
Favourite Episode of Enterprise (00:47:31) 
Superman and Krypton (00:53:48) 
Current Projects (01:06:16) 
Underrated Superman Comics (01:08:28) 
Finding Dave (01:12:42) 
Closing (01:15:33)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Dave Rossi
 
Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala (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-143.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT