Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
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 MDT

"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 MDT

Movie Night - For Whom the Bell Tolls
 
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, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the first film mentioned as having been watched during movie night on the NX-01: For Whom the Bell Tolls. We talk about the plot, the characters, the actors, white-washing, and whether or not the film still holds up. We even discuss Charleton Heston portraying a Mexican. Stay tuned to the very end to find out when our second movie night will be!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Movie Clip (00:01:28) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:02:44) 
"Dear Doctor" Clip (00:10:02) 
Discussion (00:11:43) 
Final Thoughts (00:41:33) 
Closing (00:48:41)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Mike Schindler
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floy Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike 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-120.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Jim Moorhouse Interview. 
  
Star Trek fans have dreamed about living the fantastical lives of the characters that they have come to love. They dream about visiting new worlds, encountering new life, traveling faster than the speed of light, and ... firing the torpedoes? For one fan, visiting the sets of the Enterprise and walking the halls of that ship became a reality for him when he won an online contest that awarded him the prize of a walk on role for a season four episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Jim Moorhouse, know as EnterpriseExtra on twitter, for a conversation about what it is like to live out one of your dream. We discuss what was involved in a day on the set as an extra for a television production. We also talk about Roxanne Dawson's directing, firing torpedoes, walking the sets, and doing the 'shake.'
Visit Jim's website at https://www.trekranks.com/


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Welcome, to Enterprise Extra! (00:02:55) 
Contest (00:03:36) 
Days On Set (00:08:14) 
The Set (00:11:44) 
Roxann Dawson (00:19:13) 
Napping in Sick Bay (00:23:08) 
The Doors (00:25:07) 
Who Did You Meet? (00:26:56) 
Watching the Episode (00:29:47) 
Perception (00:33:15) 
Finding Jim (00:35:23) 
Closing (00:45:43)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Jim Moorhouse
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-119.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Dead Stop" Commentary.
 
One method of storytelling that the producers of Enterprise wanted to utilize was continuity throughout the episodes. Their desire was that actions in one episode would have ramifications in the next. One example was the damage that the NX-01 received during the episode "Mine Field." This begged the question: How would they repair their ship when the crew was in the middle of nowhere with no support from Starfleet?
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd  Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala provide a watch along commentary for the second season episode "Dead Stop." We talk about Roxann Dawson as the voice of the computer on the alien station, her direction of the episode, as well as plot threads that would later be picked up in the post-finale novels.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Commentary Start (00:06:53) 
Closing (00:51:25) 
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-118.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Top 3 Phlox Moments. 
  
Many Star Trek fans cite the alien crew members as their favorite characters to watch because of the unique perspectives that can be utilized by the writers. While he can definitely be cited as the most optimistic crew member in all of Star Trek, Doctor Phlox has many different sides to his character including anger, and sadness.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Justin Oser to discuss their top three Phlox moments from the four year run of Star Trek: Enterprise. We also discuss his sexual orientation, his love of food, as well as the smile that only a mother could love.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28)
Emails (00:07:54) 
Moment 1 (00:13:58) 
Moment 2 (00:20:16) 
Moment 3 (00:28:06) 
Honorable Mentions (00:32:27) 
Final Thoughts (00:39:15)   
Closing (00:43:08)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Justin Oser
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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 Procuder) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) (Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-117.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Enterprise References in Star Trek: Beyond
 
In 2016, for the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek, fans were excited to hear that a new movie would be gracing the silver screen. Continuing the Kelvin Timeline adventures of Captain Kirk and his crew, the writers made an effort to tie this film into Star Trek continuity with numerous references to events and characters established in the previous fifty years of the franchise.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by former host Jeffrey Harlan, and Justin Oser to discuss Star Trek: Beyond, and the ways in which it ties to the history of Star Trek: Enterprise. We talk about our initial impressions of the film, The U.S.S. Franklin, the M.A.C.O.s, and Balthazar Edison.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Impressions (00:04:32) 
Easter Eggs (00:11:30) 
The Franklin (00:13:02) 
Edison (00:23:26) 
Even If You Didn't Like the Movie... (00:49:47) 
Final Thoughts (00:57:52) 
Closing (01:03:11)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Jeffrey Harlan and Justin Oser
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-116.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Season Three Retrospective Part 3.
 
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 Patrick Devlin for the third part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "North Star," "Similitude," "Carpenter Street," and "Chosen Realm." We  also discuss the many references to the film Halloween in Carpenter Street as well as time travel logistics.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, boomers! (00:01:29) 
"North Star" (00:09:00) 
"Similitude" (00:26:49) 
"Carpenter Street" (00:45:51) 
"Chosen Realm" (01:00:17)
Final Thoughts (01:12:24) 
Closing (01:19:28)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Heather Barker and Patrick Devlin
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Marauders and The Magnificent Seven.
 
Television shows have frequently taken inspiration from popular movies when it comes to story telling. Some influence is subtle, and some is obvious. In a follow up to Warp Five 101, where John Tenuto and Brandon-Shea Mutala compared "Dawn" to the film Enemy Mine, we take a look at another second season episode that has inspiration from a popular film.
In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Brandon Cowles and Michael Schindler in a discussion that compares the second season episode of Enterprise to the films Seven Samuari and The Magnificent Seven. We also discuss the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" as well as Steven Soderbergh's film The Good German, which has nothing to do with the conversation.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
The Summaries (00:04:14) 
The Discussion (00:07:04) 
Final Thoughts (00:21:30) 
Closing (00:34:53)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Brandon Cowles and Michael Schindler
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-114.mp3
Category:Movie Comparison -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Mike Sussman Interview.
 
Mike Sussman began his writing career on Star Trek with a last minute pitch of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Meld." After several years of working for Voyager, and working closely with his friend Phyllis Strong, the two of them would take the reigns as Executive Story Editors for the new series, and later, Sussman would become a producer for that show.

In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Mike Sussman to discuss his writing career on Enterprise. We also discuss working with Michael Piller on Voyager, who the dead guy was in "Future Tense," and how Mike's favorite episode from Enterprise originally began as a Janeway and Chakotay story.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21) 
First Episode (00:02:23) 
12 Monkeys (00:06:27) 
TV Has Changed (00:10:47) 
"Meld" (00:16:27) 
Phyllis Strong (00:23:50) 
"Future Tense" (00:25:50) 
"In A Mirror Darkly" (00:29:46) 
Writing "Kir'Shara" (00:33:06) 
"Twilight" (00:39:20) 
Writing Differences and Similarities (00:44:07) 
Vulcans (00:48:13) 
"Age of the Empress" (00:50:34) 
Most Proud Of (00:52:52) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:57:31) 
Finding Mike (01:05:42) 
Closing (01:08:19)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Mike Sussman
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutal (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-113.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT