Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Essential Star Trek: Enterprise Season Four. 
 
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 continue our 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, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by Kris Hill to analyze the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
"Storm Front" Parts 1 and 2 (00:04:22) 
"Home" (00:09:17) 
The Augment Arc (00:10:56) 
The Vulcan Arc (00:18:55) 
"Daedalus" (00:22:28) 
"Observer Effect" (00:25:34) 
The Babel Arc (00:27:09) 
"Affliction" and "Divergence" (00:29:44) 
"Bound" (00:35:40) 
"In a Mirror, Darkly" Parts 1 and 2 (00:39:30) 
"Demons" and "Terra Prime" (00:41:27) 
"These are the Voyages..." (00:43:20) 
Closing (00:51:57)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Kris Hill
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-192.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

T’Pol's Interaction With Humans.
 
The Vulcans are a species that has fascinated fans for over 50 years. Spock, Tuvok, Sarek, Saavik, and more have captivated our imaginations and provided us a way to look at our own humanity through an alien filter. Star Trek: Enterprise took this group of aliens and changed their portrayal, telling a whole new chapter in their history. With T’Pol being the first Vulcan to serve long term on a Starfleet vessel, we ask the question of how she reacted to serving with humans, and weather or not her attitude changed over the run of the show.


In this episode of Warp Five, Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Karen Chuplis to discuss T’Pol and her relationship with humans during the run of Enterprise. We also discuss how important her family is to the Star Trek universe as a whole, her relationship with Archer and Trip, and instances outside of her comfort zone.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
T'Pol and Humans: Initial Thoughts (00:06:33) 
Archer is Really the One Who is Aggressive (00:09:30) 
Experiencing Things Outside Her Comfort Zone (00:18:33) 
Romantic Relationships or Loyalty (00:21:40)
A Personal One on One Level (00:31:52)
Final Thoughts (00:45:40)
Closing (00:47:45)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Karen Chuplis
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-191.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 9:43pm MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: Abbott and Costello Meet 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 Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala talk about Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, listed 56th on the list of American Film Institute's "100 Funniest American Movies" in 2007. We discuss the fine line between comedy and horror that is very well toed in this movie. Should the movie have been named for Frankenstein? 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (00:03:10) 
Closing (00:36:40)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-190.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

First Time Enterprise Viewer: Season 2. 
  
Most Star Trek fans have watched the episodes multiple times, and after more than fifty years of broadcasting, we are surprised when we meet someone that hasn't watched some of the episodes, or even hasn't watched any episodes in a series at all. Kerry Purvis has been a Star Trek fan since she was a small child, but somehow she passed over Enterprise during its first run, and has only recently begun her first watch of the show.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by Kerry Purvis to talk about her experience watching season two of Enterprise for the first time. We discuss Kerry's initial first impressions, favorite moments, Hoshi's shirt, pon farr, Future Tense, and the lead up to season three.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Welcome Back, Kerry! (00:02:13) 
Initial Thoughts (00:03:20) 
Comparing to Season One (00:05:08) 
Stand Outs (00:08:29) 
Some Random Episodes (00:14:00) 
"Future Tense" (00:25:45) 
A Few More Episodes (00:29:44) 
Final Thoughts (00:32:36) 
Closing (00:41:57)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Kerry Purvis
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-189.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Essential Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3.
 
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 continue our 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, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by Kris Hill to analyze the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Essential or Not (00:05:27) 
The Xindi (00:07:48) 
Anomaly (00:09:52) 
Extinction (00:11:49) 
Rajin (00:14:38) 
Impulse (00:16:24) 
Exiled (00:18:48) 
The Shipment (00:23:06) 
Twilight (00:24:31) 
North Star (00:28:23) 
Similitude (00:32:08) 
Carpenter Street (00:35:31) 
Chosen Realm (00:37:31) 
Proving Ground (00:39:56) 
Stratagem (00:41:34) 
Harbinger (00:43:12) 
Doctor's Orders (00:45:29) 
Hatchery (00:47:45) 
Azati Prime (00:49:52) 
Damage (00:51:54) 
The Forgotten (00:53:32) 
E Squared (00:55:58) 
The Council (00:58:45) 
Countdown (01:00:17) 
Zero Hour (01:01:49) 
Final Thoughts (01:04:15) 
Closing (01:08:35)  
  
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Kris Hill
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-188.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

The Tholians With James Swallow. 
  
Star Trek has created many species in over 50 years of lore, but one of the most beloved and mysterious of them all has been the Tholians. Originally seen in the original series episode "The Tholian Web," this mysterious species was simply shown as a flicker of colors and angular shapes with an aggressive attitude and shrill voice. The Tholians have been mentioned a handful of times and only seen in three episodes, however this has caused them to capture our imaginations and fuel fan speculaton as to their origins and physical appearance.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon Shea-Mutala talk with New York Times best-selling author James Swallow about the Tholians. We discuss the Tholian Web, traits of the species, their description in the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, their government, other mentions, and a bit of their mentions in the extended literary universe.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts (00:02:25) 
The Tholian Web (00:05:54) 
Traits (00:11:22) 
The Medical Manual (00:23:10)
Mentions (00:25:22)
Government (00:28:50)
Expanded Universe (00:31:35)
Final Thoughts (00:48:20)
Closing (00:51:46)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
James Swallow
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-187.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: Son of 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 and Patrick Devlin discuss the second sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff from 1939, Son of Frankenstein. We also discuss fan shade, PPE, Lugosi, and capital punishment.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:02:35) 
Coming Up on Movie Night (00:05:58) 
Son of Frankenstein (00:08:28) 
Final Thoughts (00:32:34) 
Closing (00:40:58)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-186.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:51pm MDT

Season Four Retrospective Part 5. 
  
An overarching theme for season four of Star Trek: Enterprise was the planting of the seeds of the Federation. The 22nd century showed us a quadrant of space in turmoil, with alien races at each others throats, and humanity portrayed as the pillar of reason and diplomacy in the foundation of both Starfleet and the Federation. We also see Archer grow into the future leader he was destined to be.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala continue their season four retrospective, looking at the episodes "Babel One," "United," and "The Aenar." We discuss Trip and T'Pol, cheating, Romulans, and much more.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:28) 
Babel One (00:04:58) 
United (00:23:37) 
The Aenar (00:32:10) 
Final Thoughts (00:57:21)
Closing (00:57:57)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala

 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-185.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Say Something Nice: Season One. 
  
Every Star Trek series has episodes that are beloved, and thus, they are frequent topics of discussion with fans. Contrariwise, the episodes that end up on the bottom of lists for rankings often get forgotten or skipped. However, the fans that hosts this podcast believe that there is always something to enjoy in every episode of Star Trek. Too often we tend to dwell on the negative aspects of these episodes. In a new series of podcasts, we go back to season one and say something nice about three episodes we did not especially like. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala take a look back at season one of Enterprise and find something nice to say about episodes that aren't necessarily fan favorites, or episodes that they enjoy to watch. We discuss pregnancies, vacations, and away teams. Also, we have a special announcement from Brandi Jackola.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Announcement (00:02:10) 
Say Something Nice (00:05:20) 
First Choice (00:06:42) 
Second Choice (00:09:35) 
Third Choice (00:13:33) 
Closing (00:21:56)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm MDT

Comparing "Identity Crisis" and "Extinction." 
  
You can call it an homage, call it inspired by, or even call it a coincidence, but, after more than 750 episodes of Star Trek, every once in a while you come across a story that seems vaguely familiar to you. Star Trek fans love to compare and contrast these stories to determine which was done better.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola pit the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Identity Crisis" against Star Trek: Enterprise's "Extinction". We discuss transmission of viruses, primal vs. intelligent, LeVar Burton, bloodthirsty hunting parties, point of view, and the theme of lifeforms taking over other lifeforms.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:30) 
"Identity Crisis" (00:10:09) 
"Extinction" (00:24:46) 
Comparing the episodes (00:35:34) 
Final Thoughts (00:51:41)
Closing (00:53:41)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin
Brandi Jackola
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-183.mp3
Category:Episode Comparison -- posted at: 7:51pm MDT

Enterprise Video Game.
  
The first official Star Trek game hearkens back to 1967, with a board game based on the original series. Since then, there have been various board games, card games, tabletop wargames, and role playing games. The first Star Trek video game was a text-based adventure written in BASIC, and released in 1971. There have been various others, both for PC and console, but never has there been a game specifically for Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola build an Enterprise video game. We discuss current gen vs. 8-bit, where the game begins, what characters can be played, cutscenes, side quests, and downloadable content.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:31) 
Enterprise Video Game (00:04:05) 
Xindi Attack (00:08:29) 
Playable Characters (00:10:25)
Locked and Unlocked Events (00:16:36)
Tutorial Mission (00:19:54)
Role Playing Games (00:24:12)
Side Quests (00:27:14)
How Characters Progress (00:28:14)
The Mines and Terllium D (00:31:19)
Random Encounters (00:33:35)
Scientist and DLC (00:37:05)
Patrick is Vindictive (00:42:14)
Downloadable Content (00:46:41)
Final Thoughts (00:48:42)
Closing (00:54:10)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-182.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

First Time Enterprise Viewer: Season One.
 
Most Star Trek fans have watched the episodes multiple times, and after more than fifty years of broadcasting, we are surprised when we meet someone that hasn't watched some of the episodes, or even hasn't watched any episodes in a series at all. Kerry Purvis has been a Star Trek fan since she was a small child, but somehow she passed over Enterprise during its first run, and has only recently begun her first watch of the show.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by first-time podcaster Kerry Purvis to talk about her experience watching season one of Enterprise for the first time. We discuss Kerry's Star Trek history, initial first impressions, favorite character, portrayal of the Vulcans, a Quantum Leap reunion, spoilers, and her hopes for the rest of the series.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:47) 
Welcome, Kerry! (00:03:25) 
What Did You Know and First Impressions (00:06:34) 
Surprises and Favorite Moments (00:08:40) 
Ferengi (00:14:56) 
"Unexpected" (00:19:37) 
The KerrBear Countdown (00:20:54) 
Looking Forward (00:26:45) 
Wrapping Up and More Moments (00:31:00) 
Finding Kerry (00:38:05) 
Closing (00:40:58)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Kerry Purvis
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56am MDT

Enterprise Recast.
 
It seems that reboots and revivals are still on the rise, even in connection with shows that were airing in the early 2000s. Charmed, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Roswell, New Mexico are examples of such shows that have been remade with completely new actors cast in the roles, even though it seems not that long ago that the original versions of these shows were airing. And of course, we here at Warp Five began thinking about what it might look like if we recast Enterprise with current day actors.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola share their top picks for the seven main characters' recast. We discuss gender swaps, Starfleet hair regulations, the correct pronunciation of katana, getting Doctor Doom right, chameleons, Cody Rhodes, and how it's not necessary to have Trek knowledge in order to be a good Trek actor.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:29) 
Recast (00:07:25) 
Travis Mayweather (00:09:04) 
Hoshi Sato (00:13:06) 
Malcolm Reed (00:16:18)
Phlox (00:20:34)
Charles "Trip" Tucker III (00:23:55)
T'Pol (00:27:22)
Jonathan Archer (00:31:32)
Final Thoughts (00:36:07)
Closing (00:38:09)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-180.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 1:53am MDT

Section 31.
 
Section 31 was introduced in the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine just when the war seemed to be reaching a tipping point for the Federation. Labelled as an illegal group that worked outside of Starfleet and was accountable to no one, many fans latched on to this story element, and it quickly became a favorite of many. This organization would continue to crop up in the series, and was even recently announced to have their own upcoming series on CBS All Access.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by New York Times bestselling author David Mack to discuss Section 31. We talk about their origins, how they changed in the Kelvin timeline, badges, and common misconceptions fans have on the organization. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Divisive Aspect (00:02:40) 
Initial Reactions (00:06:58) 
Questionable Decisions (00:10:10) 
Overused? (00:16:30) 
Section 31 in Star Trek: Enterprise (00:24:27) 
Are They Justified? (00:31:55) 
Final Thoughts (00:39:42) 
Finding David (00:42:00) 
Closing (00:45:00)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
David Mack
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-179.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 9:27pm MDT

Writing a "Boomer" Episode.
 
Most Star Trek: Enterprise fans agree that Travis Mayweather was never fully utilized, and the idea of what it meant to be a "Boomer" was never explored to its full potential. There are many fan stories that have been written about Mayweather's ship and family, but now the official Warp Five version can finally be told!

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola write a season five episode addressing Boomers, Terra Prime, Planet North Star, and true Star Trek messages.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:29) 
Looking at Boomers (00:10:10) 
Tera Prime Movement (00:13:03) 
Risa After Worf (00:17:16)
Planet North Star (00:23:41)
Enterprise Breaks Down (00:25:09)
The Second Ship (00:28:13)
A Story Revision (00:39:53)
Captain Sean McDoogal (00:42:19)
Landing at Planet North Star (00:45:58)
The Roundup (00:47:59)
Closing (00:56:19)
 

Hosts
Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin

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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm MDT

Top Five Episode Titles. 
  
Episode titles can often be tricky to write. Some titles may give too much away. Some may only make sense after seeing the episode. Some are completely straightforward. But one thing cannot be denied - episode titles are important, and thus, most fans have their favorites. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola take inspiration from a recent episode of the TrekRanks Podcast and reveal our top five Enterprise episode titles. We also discuss double meanings, honorable mentions, exclamation points, waking dogs, jazz, and bananas in P'Jem.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:1:28)
Title 5 (00:06:44) 
Title 4 (00:12:11) 
Title 3 (00:15:53) 
Title 2 (00:21:28)
Title 1 (00:24:06) 
Re-Cap (00:29:02)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin

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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-177.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

J.G. Hertzler Interview. 


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala interviews J.G. Hertzler at the Albany Northeast Trek Con on the weekend of October 26th, 2018. We discuss his role as Advocate Kolos in the second season episode "Judgement," his voice work for video games, Pod Casting, his political career, and his upcoming stage production.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
J.G. Hertzler Interview (00:02:40) 
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
J.G. Hertzler
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-176.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:43pm MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: Bride of 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 and Brandi Jackola discuss the sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff from 1935, Bride of Frankenstein. We also discuss Ernest, Girl Guides, and Godfather Part II.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:05:25) 
Bride of Frankenstein (00:12:05) 
Final Thoughts (00:34:06) 
Closing (00:37:52)
Listener Email (00:39:00) 
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-175.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Leslie Hoffman Interview.
 
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala sits down with stunt woman Leslie Hoffman at the Northeast Trek Con to discuss her career in Hollywood, and some of her stunt work on Star Trek.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Leslie Hoffman Interview (00:02:45)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Leslie Hoffman
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-174.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Season Four Retrospective Part 4. 
  
The final season of Star Trek: Enterprise is brimming with story arcs spanning two or more episodes. However, not every episode of season four was part of an arc. There were a few standalone episodes mixed in, and two of them deal with different parts of Star Trek history, both before and after the time in which Enterprise is set - one dipping into the history of the transporter, the other showing us a different facet of an alien race introduced in the original series. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola examine the season four episodes "Daedalus" and "Observer Effect". They discuss foreshadowing, head canon, T'Pol's journey, chess, the uniqueness of humans, needle violence, trickle-down effects, and how Brandi's really good at knocking what they say down to things people can understand.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:05:54) 
"Deadalus" (00:16:00)
"Observer Effect" (00:43:11) 
Final Thoughts (01:07:00) 
Closing (01:15:28)
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-173.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 7:59pm MDT

Northeast Trek Con Panel. 
  
In this episode of Warp Five, we present the Podcasting 101 Panel from the Northeast Trek con. Ken Tripp moderates Brandon-Shea Mutala, Bill Smith and Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks podcast, and Sue Kisenwether of Women at Warp.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
Podcasting 101 Panel (00:03:35) 
 
Host
Ken Tripp
 
Guests
Sue Kisenwether, Dan Davidson, Bill Smith, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-172.mp3
Category:Convention Panel -- posted at: 2:48am MDT

Looking Back.
 
After Floyd Dorsey's much lamented retirement from Warp Five, remaining host Brandon-Shea Mutala cast his net to capture another co-host, catching not one, but two, in the process. Forty-one episodes and close to a year later (or ten years in podcasting measurement), for better or worse, in sickness and in health, they are still teaming up to discuss all things Star Trek: Enterprise. As 2018 winds down, the hosts gather 'round the microphones to look back on what they've done in their time on the podcast.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola recap their nine months of podcasting together. They discuss fear of falling, Brandi's nightmare Melodic Treks episode, Storm Fart, getting back into movie episodes, favorite podcast titles, Enterprise dads, great guests, falling asleep during movies, what short shrift actually means, and where they want to go from here.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:57) 
Looking Back (00:07:56) 
Looking Forward (00:32:58) 
Closing (00:44:30)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite Part 2.
 
Though Rick Berman described the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise as a "valentine to the fans", many viewers didn't see it as such. To this day, few fans of the series feel that it was a fitting end to the series, and most think the cast deserved better than appearing only as holograms. But was there anything salvageable in the episode? Could it be, for lack of a better word, fixed?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks, in an attempt to finish their rewrite for "These Are the Voyages...". They discuss Spock on the "D," the Battle of Bajor, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and weather or not this is the greatest episode of Star Trek ever!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Recap (00:04:09) 
The Re-Write (00:06:45) 
The Episode (00:26:50) 
Final Thoughts (00:31:35) 
Closing (00:39:48)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Bruce Gibson
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-170.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite.
 
Though Rick Berman described the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise as a "valentine to the fans", many viewers didn't see it as such. To this day, few fans of the series feel that it was a fitting end to the series, and most think the cast deserved better than appearing only as holograms. But was there anything salvageable in the episode? Could it be, for lack of a better word, fixed?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks, attempt to rewrite "These Are the Voyages...". They discuss losing the holodeck angle, prolonging the Romulan War, opposite Future Guy, the other Star Trek captains, and the Guardian of Forever.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:03:38) 
The Re-Write (00:13:30) 
To Be Continued... (00:53:00) 
Closing (00:55:07)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Bruce Gibson
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-169.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Alternate Crew. 
  
When the NX-01 Enterprise was completed, Starfleet knew that the first warp five-capable ship needed a crew who were at the top of their respective fields. This new class of starship would be traveling to places previously unseen by human eyes, and developing new relationships (and, sometimes, rivalries) with new species. The crew had to be not only extremely capable, but also adaptable, as they literally did not know what they would find beyond the boundaries of the Sol system. And so, a question came to mind - would any crew members from other Star Trek series fit into these same positions on the NX-01?


In this episode of Warp Five hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola reveal their other series picks for the NX-01 bridge crew. They discuss death glares, Captain Lorca's tribble, fitting in with season three, Voyagerprise, THE WOMEN!, engineering vs. science, and how with a different captain, movie night might turn into karaoke night.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:37) 
Concept (00:05:04) 
Helmsman (00:07:58) 
Doctor (00:10:48) 
Comms (00:15:30) 
Security (00:19:07) 
Engineer (00:22:20) 
First Officer (00:24:50) 
Science Officer (00:29:22) 
Captain (00:33:27) 
Recap (00:41:17) 
Listener Emails (00:43:45) 
Closing (00:49:55)
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-168.mp3
Category:Crossovers -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Writers' Room.
  
Most Star Trek: Enterprise fans agree that the "Vulcan Trilogy" in season four is one of the best stories of the season, if not the series. There are, however, loose ends that some would like to have seen tied off. Did V'Las ever face a trial for his actions? Or did he escape to Romulus before judgment could be made and punishment carried out? 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola write a season five episode addressing the fate of the deposed Vulcan High Council Leader V'Las. They discuss secret missions, undercover agents, Chaltok 4, the return of the Romulan drone, Chekov's Klingons, and how Shran determines that good torture was wasted on the wrong Vulcan.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:27) 
Writers Room (00:12:03) 
The Rundown (00:50:45) 
Closing (01:02:44)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-167.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Shockwave, Part II" Commentary.
 
After nearly four months of waiting. the season two premiere of Enterprise finally answered the burning questions of the cliffhanger season one finale, except for disclosing the identity of the future man from whom Silik has been receiving instructions. Though perhaps not as well-received as "Shockwave", part two does reach a satisfying conclusion to what happens to Archer, whether the crew of the NX-01 can make their rendezvous with the Vulcan ship before they are destroyed, and the fate of the Starfleet's program of exploration.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola present their commentary of "Shockwave, Part II". They discuss "Time Enough at Last", Random Guy, slashfic for everything, torture by Justin Bieber, whether Brandi drinks blood, Fremen Daniels, turning Soval into a four-letter word, and how Jim Moorhouse should be every Enterprise extra ever.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welsome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Commentary Start (00:05:10)   
Closing (00:50:16)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-166.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Shockwave" Commentary.
 
Season One of Enterprise ended in a way no other Trek series had previously done in its first season - with a cliffhanger. In January, 2002, Rick Berman himself teased that season one's finale would "most likely" end with said cliffhanger. Many fans include "Shockwave" as part of their "essential Enterprise", as more than one running story converge in part one of this two-part episode.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola offer their commentary on "Shockwave". They discuss matriarchal societies, Dominic Keating's best scene ever, Skullcandy earbuds, bread pudding, defeated Archer, Star Trek: Technobabble, loving Silik, Galaxy Quest Daniels, and how the possibility of time travel cannot be proven or disproven.

*Please note that Brandon's recording has some small glitches.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:04:12) 
Commentary Start (00:17:07) 
Closing (01:05:19)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-165.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Ask Me Anything.
 
Here at Warp Five, we hosts frequently give our opinions on whatever topic we may be discussing. Listening to a podcast, however, is ultimately one-sided, which is why we have created the Babel Conference, a Facebook group where our listeners can discuss our episodes with us and with each other. Sometimes, though, we wonder what burning questions listeners may have that are never addressed within our podcast topics, and thus, we decided to present an entire episode of "Ask Me Anything".


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola dive into questions from the members of Trek FM's listeners' group on Facebook, The Babel Conference. We discuss temporal cold war references, remastering Klingons, Coombs vs Combs, Spock being sexist, FOMO, Pocahontas, and whether Trip was justified in making T'Pol sweat. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:08) 
AMA (00:08:10) 
The Picard Show (00:09:10) 
Remastered Kingons (00:12:02) 
Podcasting (00:15:10) 
Desert Island Episode (00:22:06) 
Future Man (00:26:04) 
Decon Chamber of Triaxian Silk (00:26:16) 
Trekkie Feminist on "Horizon" (00:27:37) 
Pocahontas and Making T'Pol Sweat (00:37:53) 
Closing (00:58:01)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-164.mp3
Category:Ask Me Anything -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Cogenitor".
 
Gender: a word that seems simple at first, and in days past had a limited definition. But as with all language, the meanings of words change with use and context. Dictionary.com defines gender (in relation to life forms, and not grammar) as:
1. either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated by social and cultural roles and behavior:the feminine gender.
2. a similar category of human beings that is outside the male/female binary classification and is based on the individual's personal awareness or identity.
Enterprise's twenty-second episode of season two dives into this construct called gender, and could arguably be the most important episode of the series. At the time of airing, it was considered very forward-thinking; today, it could be considered eerily prescient. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guests Dan Deevy of Gaaays in Spaaace and Barry DeFord of Politreks to tackle the episode "Cogenitor". They discuss friendly encounters, the difference between gender and sex, Andorians mating in fours, imposing human cultural values on another civilizations, necessity bringing about change, and whether they think Archer was right to deny asylum to the cogenitor.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Welcome Dan and Barry! (00:02:23) 
Disclaimer and Points of View (00:03:40) 
Star Trek: Generations (00:06:50) 
First Contact Without Charging Weapons (00:08:40) 
3% (00:12:35) 
A Third Gender (00:18:15) 
Gender is a Social Construct (00:26:30) 
The Needs of the Many... or the One (00:37:08) 
Cultural Values (00:51:15) 
What Would Archer Do? (01:01:45) 
Asylum (01:13:43) 
Final Thoughts (01:20:28) 
Closing (01:34:08)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Dan Deevy and Barry DeFord
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-163.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Desert Crossing." 
  
A few episodes after the events of "Detained" in season one of Star Trek: Enterprise, it comes to light that the story of Archer freeing the Suliban detainees is spreading across the galaxy. And, like a game of "Telephone", elements of the story have been greatly exaggerated, leading some to believe that Archer and the Enterprise are a military power to be reckoned with. Though Captain Archer can't control what stories have been told and retold, he and Commander Tucker end up unwittingly facing the consequences of those tall tales, and very nearly lose their lives in the process.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola, with special guest Russell Skeet, take a deep dive into the twenty-fourth episode of season one, "Desert Crossing".  They discuss Clancy Brown, season continuity, freedom fighters, beer ball, prairie oysters, and who would be a great new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher on Discovery.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:04:12) 
Welcome, Russell! (00:07:39) 
41 Degrees (00:12:38) 
Continuity (00:15:42) 
9/11 (00:19:22) 
Sneaking Away (00:31:21) 
Why Montana? (00:35:47) 
Beer Ball and Tapestries (00:40:22) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:00) 
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Russell Skeet
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-162.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"The Seventh." 
  
Captain Archer has never really trusted the Vulcans because of what he felt was their interference with the Warp 5 project. When his mission as Captain of the NX-01 finally began, the Vulcan high command installed a Vulcan crew member as his science officer. During the first two years of their mission, Archer and T'Pol seemed to have an uneasy working relationship, until T'Pol approached Archer and asked him to join her on a mission to capture a criminal that eluded her on one of her first missions for the high command. When she asked for his help, she explained that she wanted someone she could trust.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala talk about the second season episode "The Seventh." We discuss emotions, placement of the episode, what works and what doesn't, and Trip's B-Plot. We also discuss real world promotions in the military, Disney Princesses, and Italian synonyms for "gusto."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
"The Seventh" (00:11:05) 
Final Thoughts (00:35:00) 
Closing (00:39:39)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin 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-161.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Horizon" Commentary.
 
Season two of Enterprise is rife with examples of the characters settling into their places in the story, and of the show becoming more comfortable with what it is and what stories the writers and producers wanted to tell. Acting upon a suggestion of Anthony Montgomery, the actor playing the part of Ensign Travis Mayweather, it was decided that an episode would be focused on Travis’s boomer roots and would feature his family. Thus, the twentieth episode of season two came into being, and though not well thought of by fans or critics after its first airing, it does hold a firm standing as the episode in which the most backstory for Mayweather is given.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and, in his triumphant return, Brandon-Shea Mutala, bring you a commentary for the season two episode, "Horizon." They discuss the sweet spot, overpowering feelings, books in the background, truck cabs, yelling at a flower, kissing Archer on the forehead, and how Paul Mayweather is Patrick’s new best friend.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback and Fan Service (00:03:38) 
Commentary Start (00:13:22) 
Wrapping Up (00:55:24) 
Closing (00:59:34)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-160.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Vul-Con 2018 Wrap Up. 
  
Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is a town about an hour southeast of Calgary, and in the ninties, they made the decision to brand their town with Star Trek themes in order to boost tourism. In addition to Star Trek themed murals, street signs, and statues, they host an annual Star Trek convention with celebrities, a parade, and more.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala presents four segments of interviews from the 2018 convention in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada called Vul-Con. In the first, Paul Carreau talks about Klingons and his mission to raise a second starship in the town, this time a Bird of Prey. In the second, Paul and Brandon-Shea are joined by Pat Wisner to discuss the history of the town of Vulcan, Alberta. The third interview is a casual conversation with fans. Finally, we present the interactive meet and greet panel with Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rehkah Sharma.
Qapla'!

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Paul Carreau (00:03:09) 
Paul Carreau and Pat Wisner (00:20:26) 
Fans: Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve (00:37:41) 
Details on the Meet and Greet (00:48:54) 
Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma (00:50:34) 
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Paul Carreau, Pat Wisner, Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve, Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma
 
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-159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm MDT

Season Two Travis Mayweather Moments.
 
The Enterprise NX-01 is known in Starfleet history as the first warp five-capable starship. And for every starship, there must be someone at the helm. The NX-01 was regularly helmed by Travis Mayweather, a young, quietly enthusiastic man who “couldn't call a place home unless it came with a pair of warp nacelles”. Born and raised on the cargo ship ECS Horizon, Travis was groomed to one day become captain of that ship, but instead followed his heart and joined Starfleet, to the apparent chagrin of his father. Though often not given much to do, Ensign Mayweather did have his moments throughout the series, moments often demonstrating just how important it is to have a skilled pilot at the helm.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola bring you their top five Travis Mayweather moments in season two of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss Action Travis, playing games with cows, vaguely worried looks, Travis as a running back, figuring out fan service, and how Mayweather can manually pilot the Enterprise through a minefield and not kill a guy stuck to the outside of the ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:32)
Mayweather Season two (00:06:48)
First Moment (00:08:27)
Second Moment (00:11:25)
Third Moment (00:19:41)
Forth Moment (00:24:56)
Fifth Moment (00:38:10)
Final Thoughts (00:52:45)
Closing (00:57:25)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola

 
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-158.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 10:03pm MDT

Writers' Room - Enterprise Movie.
  
How a television series ends may color how viewers feel about that series as a whole. All too often, a series is canceled without notice, and many loose ends are left untied. Sometimes, the series writers know the end is coming, and have chosen how to tell that final story before shuffling off that mortal coil. Even in such cases, the last story may not be to everyone's liking, and possibly won't give viewers the closure they feel the characters deserve. But what if writers had another chance to give a series a better sendoff?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola return to the Writers' Room to pen an Enterprise feature-length movie. We discuss pandemonium, bad intel, random Vulcan captains, huge fan service, stunt casting, and how the Enterprise is great at going to random planets.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Boomers (00:01:25)
Feedback (00:02:50)
Enterprise Movie (00:04:00)
Who Will Be the Enemy (00:11:23)
Investigation (00:22:41)
We See Archer (00:25:20)
Shadowy Figure (00:29:09)
The Man From the Future (00:31:12)
The Rundown (00:37:53)
Do We Have a Title? (00:48:23)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
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-157.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Every society goes through stages of evolution, often propelled by religion. Such change is not always welcome and is rarely easily accepted. There will always be those who feel they are losing power and try to silence those who bring new knowledge to light. But the change eventually becomes the norm—at least until others with more knowledge begin the cycle again. And this can happen on any world, as we see in fourth season of Enterprise in what has come to be known as The Vulcan Trilogy.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola welcome Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks and NX-01 relief tactical officer Jim Moorhouse to discuss “The Forge,” “Awakening,” and “Kir'Shara.” We explore technological inconsistencies, fan service done right, Shran Solo, and how this three-parter made Star Trek: The Animated Series canon.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
The Forge (00:12:59)
Awakening (00:37:06)
Kir’Shara (00:48:58)
Final Thoughts (01:08:05)
Closing (01:15:01)

Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola

Guests
Jim Moorhouse and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-156.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 4:30am MDT

New #WarpFive!
“Oh, Hoshi, I Love You!”
Season One Hoshi Moments
 
The earliest interactions between people are often the most formative - regardless of whether those people exist in real life, or fictional characters. Though first impressions can often be wrong, many people still cling to those initial moments and form judgments of a person or character, even if those judgments are inaccurate due to limited perception and experience. Therefore, if one is to really know another person or character, they must dive below the surface interactions, and find the heart of the matter, so to speak.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola discuss their favorite season one moments of Ensign Hoshi Sato, and give her the love she deserves. They speak of slug conduits, Planet Cancun, Section 31, joy and delight, and how Hoshi is the only person who ever had a good time on Risa.

Stream below or listen/subscribe via:
http://itunes.com/trekfm
http://www.trek.fm/warp-five/155
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Direct download: wf-155.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Detained" Deep Dive.
 
In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 was issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, authorizing the deportation and incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nearly 120,00 people on the West Coast were forced into internment camps further inland under suspicion of spying for the enemy. At least 62% of those incarcerated were United States citizens. These actions were found much later to be based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership" (Civil Liberties Act of 1988) and, decades later, are the focus of many films, documentaries as well as TV shows including Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola take a deep dive into the first season episode "Detained". They discuss racism, a Quantum reunion, exploding walls, and why it's wrong to incarcerate an entire species because of the actions of a few. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Feedback (00:03:07) 
"Detained" (00:09:12) 
That Was the Fear (00:11:02) 
Dean (00:19:09) 
T'Pol Didn’t Fall For It (00:21:51) 
We Do This For Them (00:24:29) 
Threatening Enterprise (00:27:35) 
The Suliban Change (00:29:09) 
Wouldn't That Make More? (00:37:35) 
Star Trek Future (00:40:43) 
Final Thoughts (00:45:10) 
Closing (00:54:23) 
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin
 
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-154.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 4:51pm MDT

Writing the MACOs Into Starfleet.
 
The Military Assault Command Operations became a part of Star Trek: Enterprise in season three. Not a division of Starfleet, they were a United Earth military organization that had trained relentlessly as soldiers, but had little actual battle experience outside of simulations, though their technology and tactics were more advanced.  Rumor has it that after The United Federation of Planets was founded, Starfleet turned towards science and exploration, and the MACOs were likely no longer a good fit for such missions. So what happened to them?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Richard Marquez of Earl Grey in the Season Five Writers' Room to create a story about MACOs integrating into Starfleet. We discuss big kitchens, MACO snack habits, shag wall carpeting, and Romulans. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:02:37) 
Writers' Room (00:05:15) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:34) 
Closing (00:56:24)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-153.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

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

Vulcans and the Path to Discovery. 
 
Vulcans have been a part of Star Trek since the first episode of the original series. Viewers spent decades with this race, feeling that they understood what Vulcans represent, and how they behave. Then Star Trek: Enterprise came along and showed us a different side of the Vulcans - a side which is also represented in Star Trek: Discovery.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Nicolas Anastassiou. They discuss the similarities of the Vulcans in Enterprise and Discovery, ponder first impressions and perceptions versus fact, ruminate on whether Vulcans are without emotion, and determine if a future episode of the podcast will be The Search for Patrick.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
iTunes Review (00:02:36) 
Welcome, Nic! (00:14:58) 
Our Perception of the Vulcans (00:21:20) 
Tuvok (00:31:39) 
What it Meant to be a Vulcan (00:35:55) 
Held to a Higher Standard (00:42:44) 
More Enlightened Vulcans (00:52:20) 
Interacting With Humans (00:58:04) 
The Higher Ups (01:04:00) 
Final Thoughts (01:11:21)
Closing (01:20:55)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Nic Anistassiou
 
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-142.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

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 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 Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dave Jackola of The Dark Corner Podcast for an RPG adventure set in the second season of Enterprise. Your hosts get to navigate the ship, evade energy beams, and use their tricorders to scan key lime pie.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:52) 
Welcome, Dave! (00:06:42) 
Welcome, Brandon! (00:16:40) 
Game Start (00:17:55) 
Thanks, Dave! (01:04:00) 
Closing (01:11:51)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Dave 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-141.mp3
Category:RPG -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Season Four Retrospective Part 1.
 
Season four of Star Trek: Enterprise began with the resolution to the cliffhanger of aliens in Nazi uniforms that we saw in the final shot of "Zero Hour." How would the writers and producers resolve that plot thread, and how would the format of the show change now that the Xindi arc was completed? We begin a seven part series taking a look at the fourth season of the show by examining the stories and homages to TOS, which gave Enterprise the feel of the prequel that it was intended to be.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks Podcast to talk about the first part in our season four retrospective. We talk about the episodes "Storm Front," "Storm Front, Part II," and "Home." We also discuss Nazis, dinosaurs, Edith Keeler, and "shipping."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
"Storm Front" (00:05:25) 
"Storm Front, Part II" (00:20:23) 
"Home" (00:32:18) 
Final Thoughts (00:48:50) 
Closing (00:56:25)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
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-140.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Essential Enterprise Season 2. 
  
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 continue our 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, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin analyze the second season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:19) 
"Shockwave, Part II" (00:06:25) 
"Carbon Creek" (00:08:50) 
"Minefield" (00:11:09) 
"Dead Stop" (00:14:31) 
"A Night in Sickbay" (00:18:00) 
"Marauders" (00:22:25) 
"The Seventh" (00:25:30) 
"The Communicator" (00:27:00) 
"Singularity" (00:28:59) 
"Vanishing Point" (00:31:00) 
"Precious Cargo" (00:32:03) 
"The Catwalk" (00:33:15) 
"Dawn" (00:36:29) 
"Stigma" (00:38:20) 
"Cease Fire" (00:41:26) 
"Future Tense" (00:43:20) 
"Canamar" (00:45:14) 
"The Crossing" (00:46:53) 
"Judgement" (00:49:03) 
"Horizon" (00:50:29) 
"The Breach" (00:53:06) 
"Cogenitor" (00:55:28) 
"Regeneration" (01:01:26) 
"First Flight"  (01:03:26) 
"Bounty" (01:05:48) 
"The Expanse"  (01:07:48) 
Final Thoughts (01:08:56) 
Closing (01:14:41)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin

 
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-139.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

NX-01 Movie Night: The Day the Earth Stood Still.
 
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 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. We also talk about Hawaii, Jesus, friendship, and the films of John Carpenter.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"The Catwalk" (00:03:20) 
Have You Seen It Before? (00:03:56) 
The Outsider (00:08:09) 
His Name Was "Carpenter" (00:10:00) 
The Woman and the Little Boy (00:18:49) 
Gort is a Giant Jerk (00:21:20) 
Mistrust leads to Miscommunication (00:23:06) 
The Remake (00:31:55) 
The Demonstration (00:33:25) 
Its not Going to Change Anything (00:35:23) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:03) 
Closing (00:51:43)
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-138.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Warp Five 137: The H.M.S. Enter^3
 
Writing the Borg Queen's Origin Story.
 
Star Trek: First Contact introduced a new and unique villain to the Star Trek universe when Alice Krige appeared as the Borg Queen. Some loved her as a villain, some didn't, but no one can deny that she left her mark on the franchise. Even Season 2 of Enterprise had an episode with the Borg, using events from Star Trek: First Contact as a launch point. Previously published novels have tried to address the beginning of the Borg, and other podcasts on the Trek FM network have written their own origin stories. Now it is time for Warp Five to pick up a pen and tell the tale.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala write an origin story for the Borg Queen using "Regeneration" as a launching point, and trying to stuff in as many Borg references from other Star Trek episodes as possible. We also discuss the difficulties of speaking English, word pronunciation, and paradoxes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:05:35) 
Writing the Episode (00:06:45) 
Closing (00:45:57)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Evolution and The Xindi.
 
The Drake equation is a formula devised by scientists that is full of variables, and if you knew the value of each variable, you would be able to calculate how many civilizations are currently in the galaxy. However, evolution can take different paths, and what happens when evolution leads to multiple sentient species developing on a single planet? Enterprise proposes the idea of six sentient species evolving on one planet with the Xindi. However, could this actually occur? 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by Michael Wong and Emily Cutts, co-hosts of the Strange New Worlds podcast to discuss evolution and the Xindi. We also discuss intelligence, the Drake equation, and bananas.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:43) 
Welcome, Michael and Elise (00:07:12) 
The Xindi (00:10:30) 
How Evolution Works (00:12:54)
A Pressure to Develop Intelligence (00:20:57) 
The Drake Equation (00:26:43) 
The Evolution of Consciousness (00:30:09) 
Speculation on the Xindi Homeworld (00:48:30) 
Final Thoughts (01:00:05) 
Closing (01:06:54)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Michael Wong and Elise Cutts
 
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-136.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Joelle Bekhazi Interview. 
  
Captain Archer sometimes feels like the most blue collar Captain, drinking beer and watching sports. In the episode "Vox Sola," we learn about his love for water polo, which is a sport that doesn't seem to be highlighted in the spotlight as often as other sports. 

Joelle Bekhazi was named to the junior national team at age 16, going on to compete at the 2005 and 2007 World Junior Championships. After moving up to the senior ranks, she helped Canada win silver at the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games. Bekhazi was part of two major medal-winning teams in 2009 as Canada captured a first-ever silver in the FINA Water Polo World League followed by silver at the FINA World Championships. Among her individual accomplishments are being named to the All-Star Team at the 2010 FINA World Cup and earning MVP honours at the 2013 UANA World Championship Qualification Tournament. Bekhazi played collegiately at the University of Southern California. In her first year in 2009, the Trojans lost in the NCAA final but a year later they brought home the victory, making Bekhazi the first Canadian to ever be a part of an NCAA champion water polo team. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin speak with Joelle Bekhazi who is a member of the Women's Canadian National Water Polo team. We discuss the training involved, where she has traveled, and the most challenging game that she played.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:56) 
Welcome, Joelle! (00:04:27) 
Final Thoughts (00:25:45) 
Closing (00:29:23)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, And Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Joelle Bekhazi
 
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-135.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Porthos.
 
The producers of Enterprise tried to make the new series stand on its own, and came up with interesting characters and plot points to set it apart from the series' that came before. One way that Enterpsie stood out was the cute and cuddly loyal friend of Captain Archer - Porthos the dog.  Brannon Braga and Rick Berman had always wanted to have a dog as a character that appeared regularly. However, they had been extremely worried that there could be a backlash against their decision to finally include a dog in a Star Trek series. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin discuss the loving and loyal friend to Captain Archer - Porthos, his dog. We also discuss the real dogs that played Porthos, pets on the ship, the episodes he was in, and favorite appearances.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:28) 
1 of 4 Puppies (00:04:18) 
Should a Dog be on a Starship? (00:07:42) 
Played by More Than One Dog (00:09:02)
Episodes With Porthos (00:12:25)
The Other Porthos (00:14:53)
Worried About Backlash (00:20:48)
Prop Dogs? (00:24:39)
1 of 4 Characters (00:27:02)
Novelization and Comics (00:28:39)
More About the Prized Beagle (00:30:56)
Porthos Interview (00:31:31)
Deleted Scenes (00:32:50)
Favorite Episodes (00:33:31)
Final Thoughts (00:38:21)
Listener Comments (00:40:33)
Closing (00:42:47)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin

 
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-134.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Season Three Retrospective Part 6.
   
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 Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala finish their season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "E2," "The Council," "Countdown," and "Zero Hour." We also discuss Nazi's, mice, and series ending episodes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"E2" (00:04:14) 
"The Council" (00:18:16) 
"Countdown" (00:33:37) 
"Zero Hour" (00:46:37) 
Final Thoughts (01:09:11) 
Closing (01:13:03)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, 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)

Direct download: wf-133.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 3:10am MDT

"First Flight," The Right Stuff, and NASA.
 
It takes a special kind of person to strap themselves to a large explosive device in the name of science and exploration, but that is exactly what the early test pilots for NASA's space program did during the space race of the late fifties and early sixties. Inspiring generations of would be astronomers, the story of these pilots would be told in the Academy Award winning film from 1983 called The Right Stuff. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by NASA employee Tim Robertson to discuss the influence that space exploration has had on Star Trek and its fans. We compare the film The Right Stuff to the second season episode "First Flight." We also discuss test pilots, astronaut training, "Gus" Grissom, and the Happy Bottom Riding Club.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"First Flight" Recap (00:03:17) 
Thoughts on the Episode and Film (00:05:58) 
Tim's History With NASA (00:11:08) 
Some NASA History (00:15:58) 
Test Pilots (00:21:15) 
The Right Stuff (00:25:22) 
Tying it Back to "First Flight" (00:30:00) 
"Gus" Grissom (00:35:34) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:37) 
Closing (00:58:54)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Tim Robertson
 
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-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

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. 

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Film Summary (00:05:29) 
The First Hour (00:06:22) 
Mister Jo (00:13:31) 
Toxic Masculinity (00:19:38) 
Tragic Young Character (00:22:51) 
Spoiler Warning (00:27:02) 
Walking Up the Ramp (00:27:24) 
Luigi (00:29:10) 
Differing Views of the Characters (00:34:10) 
Dynamite and the Height of the Union Movement (00:43:43) 
The Switchback Road Expansion (00:48:00) 
The Boulder (00:56:33) 
The Oil Pit (01:01:59) 
The Ending (01:10:20) 
"Vox Sola" (01:18:44) 
Sorcerer (01:20:22) 
Final Thoughts (01:21:06) 
Closing (01:29:38)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
John Mills

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)


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin are joined by John Mills of Stage Nine to discuss the third part of our movie night retrospective. In this episode we talk about the French film The Wages of Fear from 1953. Find out if all the hosts loved the movie as Brandon-Shea, who puts this movie in his top 3 of all time.

Direct download: wf-131.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

The New Hosts and Their Favorite Episodes.
 
After bidding a fond farewell to Floyd Dorsey, Brandon-Shea Mutala passes the baton to the two new co-hosts of Warp Five. Loyal listeners may be concerned about the qualifications and Nerd Card validity for these new hosts, so we pause for a discussion where each hosts talks about their favorite episode from each season of Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala introduces you to your new co-hosts Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin. We talk about our plans for the direction of the podcast, feedback, and our favorite episode from each season.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:08:00) 
Season One (00:15:25) 
Season Two (00:25:48) 
Season Three (00:31:21) 
Season Four (00:38:57) 
Recapping Our Lists (00:48:14) 
Closing (00:52:33)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Brandi Jackola
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-130.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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.'


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

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

Phyllis Strong Interview.

Phyllis Strong began her work on Star Trek with the seventh season episode of Star Trek: Voyager called "Body and Soul," which she wrote with her writing partner Mike Sussman. After an additional three credits on that show, she was offered the position of Executive Story Editor for first season of the new Star Trek spinoff which would be called Enterprise. During the show's run, she would write or co-write 12 episodes, many of which have become fan favorites including "Damage," "Dead Stop," and "Fusion."

In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Phyllis Strong to discuss her early writing career, beginning with spec scripts for shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The X-Files. We also talk about how she began to write with Mike Sussman, and the path that lead them to working on Enterprise. We also discuss some of her favorite Trek episodes that she wrote, as well as some of the easiest and hardest characters to write for on that show.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Welcome, Phyllis! (00:2:44) 
Our Favorite Enterprise Episodes (00:08:33) 
Working As a Team (00:18:22) 
Were You a Fan? (00:19:18) 
Executive Story Editor (00:22:52) 
"Civilization" (00:24:00) 
"Fusion" (00:25:25) 
Trek Credits (00:28:27) 
"Dead Stop" (00:29:19) 
"Detained" (00:31:41) 
"Damage" (00:33:08) 
"Shadows of P'Jem" is One of My Favorites (00:35:55) 
Surprising Episodes (00:37:51) 
Easiest/Hardest Character to Write For (00:39:14) 
Current Projects and Finding Phyllis (00:41:03) 
Anything Else? (00:43:21) 
Final Thoughts (00:45:31) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Phyllis Strong

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

Direct download: wf-108.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Changes to Alien Designs in Trek.

Star Trek has always had cool alien races, both friends and foes to the Federation. After five different live-action series, and fifty years of technological advancement, the designs and looks of these aliens have changed. While some have changed more than others, none of them look exactly the same as they did when they first appeared.

In this episode of Warp Five Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Patrick Devlin to discuss how the designs and representations of alien races in Star Trek have changed over the last fifty years, and what we predict it will mean for Star Trek: Discovery.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Vulcans (00:04:30) 
Romulans (00:12:14) 
Pushback (00:13:08) 
Andorians (00:16:08) 
Worf (00:18:15) 
Tellarites (00:20:03) 
Klingons (00:24:50) 
Final Thoughts (00:28:50) 

Hosts
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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-107.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Tucker Smallwood Interview.

Born in Washington, D.C. his childhood included two years in Salonica, Greece and two years as a college student in Munich, Germany. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967 with a minor in German and a major in Speech/Television Production. Tucker began directing television for WBAL in Baltimore and in late spring of 1967, was drafted into the Army.

In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles and began his work in prime time television. After several years of guest-starring roles on dramas and sit-coms, he chanced into the universe of science fiction and enjoyed considerable success on such series as SPACE: Above and Beyond, The X-Files and Babylon 5, as well as in the films Contact and Deep Impact.

In this new millennium, he has continued to create an eclectic body of work, both in drama and comedy, including a physically challenging season as the Xindi Primate Diplomat on Star Trek: Enterprise.

In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala have an inspiring conversation with Tucker Smallwood. In addition to his film and television work, we discuss how he got drafted into Vietnam, his depression afterwards, his writing, and his singing.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
"Sweet Home Chicago" (performed by Tucker Smallwood) (00:04:11) 
Welcome Tucker! (00:06:15) 
"Home" (00:11:33) 
The X-Files vs Millennium (00:14:45) 
Commodore Ross (00:15:29) 
Military Tropes in Film (00:18:22) 
Veterans Advocacy (00:20:34) 
The Return to Eden (00:25:43) 
The Xindi: Deepak and Chopra (00:30:42) 
A Role of Authority (00:33:47) 
Makeup (00:37:25) 
Plans for the Character (00:40:09) 
Season Long Arc (00:41:21) 
The Blues (00:42:06) 
Current Projects and Finding Tucker (00:46:48) 
"Mean Black Spider" (performed by Tucker Smallwood) (00:50:57) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:04) 


Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Tucker Smallwood

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

Direct download: wf-106.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Eight Episode Enterprise/TOS Marathon.

Star Trek fans love to watch their favorite episodes in a format that has affectionately been dubbed "binge watching" since they have been able to watch the show on home video. However, most marathons tend to stick to one series at a time. What would happen if fans started to mix and match the episodes from different series in a long stretch of one sitting?

In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Patrick Devlin to plan out an eight episode marathon of Star Trek episodes, alternating between the original series and Star Trek: Enterprise.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:26) 
The Premise (00:02:47) 
The First Pair (00:03:57) 
The Second Pair (00:07:25) 
The Third Pair (00:10:12) 
The Fourth Pair (00:13:35) 
The Recap (00:19:38) 

Hosts
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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-105.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Retrospective: Season Three Part One.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchise's 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 first part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "The Xindi," "Anomaly," "Extinction," and "Rajiin." We also discuss converting temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit, distances from kilometers to miles, and Fraggle Rock.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Season Two Recap (00:05:50) 
Thoughts on Season Three (00:08:51) 
"The Xindi" (00:12:38) 
"Anomaly" (00:31:03) 
"Extinction" (00:45:15) 
"Rajiin" (00:53:02) 
Final Thoughts (01:13:51) 

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

Direct download: wf-104.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

103: That's Really Cute

Toys with Tenuto.

Science Fiction and toys have gone hand in hand since studios realized that they could make money off of their intellectual properties, and both Star Trek and Star Wars were no exception to the flood of creative ideas to grace the toy shelves. Beginning with toys that were re-labelled as "Astro" toys that weren't originally created for Star Trek, all the way through the current line of Eaglemoss star ships, we take a nostalgic, fun filled trip back to days of garage sales and dollar discount bins filled with wonderful toys.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by sociology professor and Star Trek expert John Tenuto to discuss the fascinating history of Star Trek toys. We also discuss toy lines that were abandoned, toys that continue to get reissued, and we even offer some advice for the aspiring collector of goodies from the final frontier.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Welcome, John! (00:02:56) 
Our History With Star Trek Toys (00:03:55) 
Library Talks (00:09:08) 
A History on the Toys (00:11:23) 
Quality (00:19:32) 
Enterprise Toys (00:22:00) 
They Looked So Real They Used Them on the Show (00:28:10) 
A Lot of Great Stuff (00:36:27) 
Advice for Collectors (00:42:14) 
Finding John (00:49:35) 
Final Thoughts and Feedback (00:51:50) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
John Tenuto

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

Direct download: wf-103.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

102: All 173 Rules of Acquisition

"Acquisition" and the Ferengi in Enterprise.

When developing a premise for a new Star Trek series, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga decided that the successor to Star Trek: Voyager would have its sights set on the past. As a prequel to Star Trek, Enterprise was designed to explain how we got from present day, through World War III, and into the 23rd century. Many aliens that we would see in the show originated with the Star Trek that was created in the sixties. However, the creators did bring in a few other races that we would not see until the era of The Next Generation.

In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Amy Nelson, co-host of Earl Grey, to discuss the Ferengi, and their appearance in the 22nd century. We talk about seeds laid during "Dear Doctor" for their appearance in "Acquisition," how their portrayal in the 22nd century compares to their portrayal in the 24th century, oo-mox, the actors, and our overall opinions on the episode.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
"Acquisition" (00:03:15) 
"Dear, Doctor" (00:06:28) 
Compared to The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine (00:08:08) 
The Actors (00:10:34) 
Opinions on the Episode (00:13:53) 
Final Thoughts (00:28:37) 


Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Amy Nelson

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

Direct download: wf-102.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

101: Don't Mess With the Zho'Kaan

Comparing "Dawn" and Enemy Mine with John Tenuto.

Throughout the 1980s, the science fiction genre dominated mainstream cinema; as a result, many new types of plots and characters appeared on the silver screen that would influence filmmakers and television creators for years to come.  One example of these ground-breaking and hugely influential sci-fi films is Wolfgang Peterson's 1985 classic, Enemy Mine.

In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by sociology professor and Trek expert John Tenuto to compare and contrast the season two episode of Enterprise called "Dawn" with its cinematic counterpart Enemy Mine. We come up with some other surprising ways that this film influenced Star Trek and ways in which the film may have been influenced by Star Trek itself! We also compare these to the 1968 World War II film Hell in the Pacific. Lastly, John gets some surprising new things to think about after we read feedback from two listeners.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Welcome, John! (00:02:40) 
Summaries of "Dawn" and Enemy Mine (00:10:20) 
Initial Impressions (00:12:55) 
"Arena" Comparisons (00:15:50) 
Racism and Hatred in Enemy Mine (00:17:40) 
Dawson: Direction and Influence (00:21:19) 
Differences (00:27:13) 
Hell in the Pacific (00:27:56) 
Justin Oser's Comments (00:34:10) 
Final Thoughts (00:41:03) 


Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
John Tenuto

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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Aaron Harvey (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-101.mp3
Category:Movie Comparison -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

100: It Was Like Jumping Onto a Moving Train

Manny Coto Interview.

If you had Manny Coto sitting across from you, what would you ask him?  What would you want to talk about with the show runner for Star Trek: Enterprise's Season Four? Would you have questions about Season Five? Would you ask him about his plans for the Romulans? Would you like to know what he thought about "These Are the Voyages?"

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala as they chat with Manny Coto. Join in as they discuss what was going on behind the scenes toward the end of the series, and hear Manny's lively answers to listener questions.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Welcome, Manny! (00:04:28) 
Favorite Show or Film Written (00:09:36) 
"Similitude" (00:11:36) 
Larry Drake, Peter Weller, and Horror Influences (00:12:55) 
Fandom (00:16:12) 
Approach to Enterprise (00:19:13) 
Coming in Mid-Season (00:22:23) 
Co-Executive Vs Executive (00:24:29) 
Given the Keys for Season Four (00:25:37) 
Season Four Direction(00:28:05) 
Novel Writers (00:29:17) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:31:28) 
Planning out a Final Year (00:33:07) 
Difficulties for a Season Long Arc (00:34:58) 
How Enterprise Season Three Help You on 24?(00:37:19) 
The Mirror Universe (00:40:18) 
24 Season 7 (00:41:57) 
Listener Questions (00:45:12) 
Crazy Ideas (00:46:23) 
Admiral Forrest (00:50:09) 
The Other NX Ships (00:51:53) 
Hernandez and Representation (00:53:16) 
Shipping (00:56:11) 
Future Dude? (00:59:16) 
Three Episode Arcs (00:49:51) 
Wrapping Up (01:01:48) 
Final Thoughts (01:05:44) 


Hosts
Floyd Dorsey
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Manny Coto

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-100.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

99: They Had Steak, They Had Salad

The Little Things.

What is that little thing that makes you love Star Trek: Enterprise? That little detail that makes the series speak to you in a way that others may not.  It could be something that makes it stand out compared to the other series, or it could be a nice homage to one of them. It could be subtle, or it could be very obvious.  What are those little things that makes you want to join the crew of the NX-01 again and again? 

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to list the little things that they love about Enterprise. They also give a lot of shout-outs as they share many of the little things that listeners wrote in. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
One More Than Enterprise (00:02:30) 
The Little Things (00:03:39) 
Final Thoughts (00:34:31) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guest
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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-099.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

98: Nine Million P Resolution

Top Five Enterprise Moments.

If you had to name your top five favorite moments from one season of Enterprise, how difficult of a mission would that be for you? What if we expanded the task to the entire series?  What would be your top five moments from all of Enterprise?  In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to attempt this almost impossible mission. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Moment One (00:04:18) 
Moment Two (00:07:03) 
Moment Three (00:09:44) 
Moment Four (00:13:02) 
Moment Five (00:15:37) 
Honorable Mentions (00:18:36) 
Recapping the Moments (00:20:18) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-098.mp3
Category:Top Five -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

97: Giving Birth on National Television

If you had a chance to speak to a stealthy, Section 31 agent, what questions would you ask? What would you say if he informed you that he'd also worked undercover in all Star Trek series beginning with _The Next Generation_? Would you be surprised if he also told you he was an author of middle grade and young adult novels?

In this episode of _Warp Five_, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by _Melodic Treks_ host, Brandon-Shea Mutala, to have a chat with Eric Pierpoint. Find out what it was like to try to be a secret agent wearing squeaky pants, how he was able to give birth on national television, starring in _Alien Nation_, and how close he was to commanding _Deep Space Nine_ and the _U.S.S. Voyager_.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25)  
Eric Beams In (00:04:47)  
The Audition Process (00:05:25)  
Alien Nation and George Francisco (00:12:24)  
Make Up and Prosthetics (00:17:27)  
Were you a Star Trek fan? (00:19:34)  
They Like to Keep You in the Dark (00:28:15)  
Section 31 (00:29:13)  
Back to Alien Nation (00:37:22)  
Most Rewarding Acting Experience (00:41:36)  
Six (00:43:46)  
Young Adult Novels (00:45:18)  
Finding Eric and His Books (00:55:19)  
Final Thoughts (01:00:59)  

Host  

Floyd Dorsey  

Guests  

Brandon-Shea Mutala Eric Pierpoint  

Production Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Yony Robinson (Show Art)

 

 

Direct download: wf-097.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:15pm MDT

96: Boba Fett Will Be Played by Jeffrey Combs

Enterprise Season Two, Part Three.

Was Trip right to try to help the Cogenitor?  Why didn't Picard know about the Borg if Archer had already ran into them? Is it strange to see Tellarites with fingers, or is it strange that a couple of them had hooves around one hundred years later?

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison to answer these questions, and more, as they analyze the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
"Horizon" (00:04:27) 
"The Breach" (00:14:54) 
"Cogenitor" (00:26:41) 
"Regeneration" (00:48:27)   
"Bounty" (00:56:12) 
"The Expanse" (01:01:06) 
Final thoughts (01:11:13) 


Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Mike Morrison

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-096.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

95: Creepy Standing Around Staring

Enterprise Season Two, Part Two

Did wisps of smoke make Malcolm lurk in the corridor, or was that just Malcolm being Malcolm? What do you call a third co-husband? Are Andorian women larger than their male counterparts, or is Shran just short?

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison to analyze the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
"First Flight" (00:09:37) 
"Future Tense" (00:14:00) 
"Stigma" (00:17:20) 
"Cease Fire" (00:24:30) 
"Canamar" (00:27:42)  
"The Crossing" (00:31:25) 
"Judgement" (00:40:50) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Mike Morrison

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: wf-095.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

94: I Love the Sweet Spot
Broken Bow Commentary.

What is a Kling-ot? Who is Future Guy? What is the temporal cold war? In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala to bring you a commentary for the very first episode of Enterprise, "Broken Bow," in celebration of the show's fifteenth anniversary. Join us as we discuss steak, the color of Klingon blood, and the topographical changes to Oklahoma in the next hundred years.

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Release Date
Friday, October 7, 2016

Duration
1 hour 42 minutes 11 seconds

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)  
Commentary Start (00:06:21)  
Final Thoughts (01:32:10)
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
Direct download: wf-094.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 4:00am MDT