Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
"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

Season Three Retrospective Part 2.
 
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 for the second part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Impulse," "Exile," "The Shipment," and "Twilight." We also discuss the history of the Xindi, how "Exile" was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and Doppler effects in space.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
"Impulse" (00:04:48) 
"Exile" (00:17:50) 
"The Shipment" (00:26:38) 
"Twilight" (00:42:14) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:40)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Patrick Devlin

Production

Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-112.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Jonathan Archer with Richard Marquez.

We all have a favorite captain, and one of the things that Star Trek fans love to debate is which one they feel is the best. Each show has a very different leader, and each captain has their own command style, expertise, and hobbies.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Richard Marquez, one of the hosts from trek.fm's own Earl Grey, to discuss Archer's command style and how he compares to the other captains in our beloved franchise.


Chapters

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21) 
Jonathan Archer (00:14:22) 
Distance (00:27:20) 
The Xindi Conflict (00:32:28) 
Previously on Trek FM (00:36:40) 
Final Thoughts (00:38:41) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Richard Marquez

Production

Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-111.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Carbon Creek" Commentary with Dayton Ward.
 
*there are some intermittent audio issues with B-Shea's file that start at 48:11 and last for about 6 minutes.

Many episodes of each of the Star Trek series have spawned sequels and story continuations in the form of books and comics. While some are direct sequels to the episodes, some simply take characters or ideas and extrapolate further adventures for our crews. One of the most prolific Star Trek authors currently at work is Dayton Ward, having written or co-written more than 35 books and short stories in the Star Trek universe.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dayton Ward to provide an audio commentary for the Enterprise second season episode "Carbon Creek," which introduced us to the character of Mestral, who would become important in three of Ward's novels.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Commentary Start (00:10:41) 
Chatting With Dayton (00:52:54) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:18) 


Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Dayton Ward

Production

Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-110.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Gary Graham Interview.

Born in Long Beach, California on June 6, 1950, Gary Graham is an actor and producer, most notably remembered for his starring role in the television show Alien Nation, based on the film of the same name.  Gary has starred in numerous feature films such as Robot Jox, The Last Warrior, Man Trouble, and Hollywood Knights.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Gary Graham to discuss his career in acting, writing and singing. We also discuss his role on Alien Nation, working with George C. Scott on Hardcore, and the role that Star Trek fans know him for best: Ambassador Soval.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21) 
"Thank You For Your Service" (00:05:51) 
How Did You Get Your Start in Acting? (00:07:32) 
Acting and Other Flying Lessons: A Practical Guide to Film Acting (00:09:06) 
Flying (00:12:37) 
Alien Nation (00:15:46) 
I Love the Fans (00:23:45) 
Soval (00:26:03) 
The Vulcan Arc (00:30:02) 
Working With the Main Cast (00:35:12) 
Directors (00:38:18) 
Fan Films (00:39:54) 
Favorite Enterprise Episodes (00:42:39) 
How Did You Feel About the Tone Change For Season Three and Four? (00:43:13) 
Any Plans for Continuing With Axanar? (00:44:52) 
Mirror Soval and Alternate Soval (00:45:37) 
Star Trek: Discovery (00:49:06) 
Music With Lisle Engle (00:51:13) 
Gary's Other Projects and Finding Him on Social Media (00:55:29) 
"Taxin' My Tree" (00:57:20) 
Final Thoughts Feedback From Listeners (00:58:40) 

all music by G. Graham and L. Engle

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Gary Graham

Production

Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-109.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:00am MDT