Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
Warp Five 82: A Toast to 2015!

Raising a Glass to Celebrate 2015 is Logical!

Welcome to the very last show for 2015! This year has been an amazing journey for all of Team Conference Room and we wanted to dedicate this final show of the year to all of you: Our listeners, our fans and our Patrons. We will be looking back at some of our favorite episodes and highlights from the show, revisiting Hoshi Station to read some listener comments, discussing what we would like to see during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and what we would like to cover in future episodes in 2016. Thank you all for your feedback in The Babel Conference!

Thank you to my co-host Will Nguyen, and guest host Jeffrey Harlan, for being such a fantastic crew. Thanks to my Associate Producers, Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey, for keeping Warp Five at mission readiness through their support on Patreon.com/trekfm. Thank you to Matthew Rushing for his editing work and Richard Marquez for show publication. And last but certainly not least - I cannot thank Christopher Jones enough for trusting me with the Captain’s Chair for Warp Five this year and I hope that we have succeeded in our mission for Trek.fm.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Editor and Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome Boomers and Fans to Warp Five (00:01:22)
Our Fans Are Worth Five Stars! (00:05:15)
The Year in Review (00:08:53)
Highlights from the Conference Room (00:11:30)
BEYOND 2016 to 2017 (00:30:56)
Hoshi’s Final Frequencies for 2015 (00:43:47)
The Enterprise SuperCast Contest (00:56:34)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:01:23)
See You in 2016! (01:18:23)

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Direct download: wf-082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Recasting ENTERPRISE for the Big Screen!

Mike Morrison, co-host of Meta Treks and Associate Producer for Warp Five, threw down the gauntlet to your intrepid Warp Five team. Inspired by To The Journey episode #103 and Meta Treks episode #3, Mike challenged your beloved Team Conference Room with continuing the amazingly fun and, at times, frustrating challenge of recasting Enterprise for a "J.J. Abrams style" major motion picture reboot. And yes, for all of you Boomers out there, trying to recast our beloved NX-01 main crew and a few secondary characters was truly enlightening.

The Rules of Engagement that were previously established in To The Journey and Meta Treks required us to cast our choices very specifically. We had to find actors, not impressionists, who embodied both the physical and spiritual attributes of their television counterparts. The best example of this is how Karl Urban so brilliantly re-interpreted Dr. McCoy his 2009 and 2013 performances. So please join us in The Conference Room and maybe you will create a list of your very own that you can share with us via e-mail, voicemail or on The Babel Conference. Enjoy!

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Editor and Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome Boomers and Fans to Warp Five (00:01:24)
And Here Comes a New Challenger (00:04:48)
The Rules of Engagement (00:07:30)
The List Got Sucker Punched (00:17:38)
Boomer or Bust or Brilliant (00:23:34)
Reed…Malcolm Reed (00:29:23)
Interstellar Southern Comfort (00:35:24)
Doctor Who? (00:42:38)
We Do Love Our Secondary Characters! (00:47:45)
Logical Choices All Around (01:07:12)
Taking a Quantum Leap of Casting (01:15:34)
Please Let Us Know About Your List! (01:27:15)

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Direct download: wf-081.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Warp Five 80: The Name is Cole...Amanda Cole

MACO Corporal Amanda Cole.

In Season Three of Enterprise, the crew dynamic of the NX-01 was “enhanced" in a way that we had never seen before on Star Trek. Due to the dire circumstances that developed at the beginning of the Xindi Arc, we were introduced to an entirely new branch of service from the United Earth Government: the MACOs; a specialized military attachment with orders to safeguard the crew and protect the mission. In terms of the series, this infusion of secondary characters gave the audience an entirely new cast of faces and personalities to enjoy and explore! 

In this episode of Warp Five, Team Conference Room continues our research into the MACOs, with an in-depth look at Corporal Amanda Cole, played by actress Noa Tishby. Cole was seen in only a few minutes of the Season Three episode Harbinger, as Trip's new romantic interest and was the catalyst for sparking jealousy in T'Pol; a clear sign of her increasing emotional instability as the mission pressed further into the Delphic Expanse. Please join us as we discuss Amanda Cole's (albeit brief) role on Harbinger and her future potential for the series.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Jeffrey Harlan and Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Editor and Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Boomers Love Our Secondary Characters (00:01:21)
Our Fully Named MACO Cole-poral (00:04:48)
Getting on T’Pol’s Nerves (00:06:29)
The Yoko Ono MACO? (00:11:43)
More Than Just a Pretty Face (00:18:25)
Hypothetically Interviewing Noa Tishby (00:26:38)
Cole-umbia Possibilities? (00:31:20)
Floyd’s Cole-spiracy Theories (00:35:21)
When In Doubt, Blame Section 31 (00:45:19)
Cole-osing and Thank You for Listening (00:59:56)

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Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Anthony Montgomery Talks Travis and Star Trek.

Travis Mayweather may not have been the first human born in space, but for us he will always be the space "boomer" nearest and dearest to our hearts! Chosen to be the first-watch helmsman of the NX-01, Travis was the most naturally-gifted ensign and logged more deep-space interstellar star hours than any pilot in Starfleet. From his early days on the ECS Horizon, running cargo with his family, to his years of distinguished service aboard the Enterprise, Travis was the personification of enthusiasm and optimism in a future where no "boomer" had gone before.

In this episode of Warp Five, Will Nguyen is joined by none other than the brilliant, multi-talented Anthony Montgomery, the man who brought Travis Mayweather to life. In this very special interview, Anthony gives us a rare tour of his career, shares with us his memories of how he first started acting, why he auditioned for Enterprise, and his fondest memories of the show. Anthony also updates us on what's happening with his graphic novel series Miles Away, shares a few updates on other things that he's currently working on, and talks about his upcoming appearance at the 2050 Daytona Beach con in Florida.

If you’d like to find out more about 2050 Daytona Beach, set for Halloween weekend (Oct 30 - Nov 1), visit http://2050.events.

Chapters
The Beginning of Anthony’s Acting Career (00:01:23)
From the Theater to the Enterprise (00:05:30)
Anthony’s Favorite Travis Performance That Was Cut (00:09:53)
Fondest Memories of Star Trek Enterprise (00:16:40)
Miles Away and Other Current Projects (00:19:17)
2050 Daytona Beach Convention Details (00:33:08)
Closing and Thank You for Listening (00:35:26)

Host
Will Nguyen

Special Guest Star
Anthony Montgomery

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-s2.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:28am MDT

Warp Five 79: Hayes Fever

A Major Pain for Lt. Malcolm Reed...

In Season Three of Enterprise, the crew dynamic of the NX-01 was “enhanced" in a way that we have never seen before on Star Trek. Due to the dire circumstances that developed at the beginning of the Xindi Arc, we were introduced to an entirely new branch of service from the United Earth Government: the MACOs; a specialized military attachment with orders to safeguard the crew and protect the mission. On Warp Five Episode 11, Christopher Jones talked about the concept of the MACOs and how they were folded into the overall Star Trek mythos.

In this episode of Warp Five – Will, Jeff and our associate producers Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey continue our research into the MACOs, with an in-depth look at Major Jeremiah Hayes, played by actor Stephen Culp. Hayes was seen in only five episodes in Season Three as the commanding officer of the MACOs for the mission into the Delphic Expanse. He left and indelible mark as one of the most memorable second-tier characters on Enterprise; akin to the importance of Kellie Waymire’s Crewman Cutler. Please join your Warp Five Crew as we delve deeper into the MACOs' files and learn a great deal more about the valiant Major Hayes!

Host

Will Nguyen

Guests

Jeffrey Harlan, Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

Editor

Matthew Rushing
 
Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones, Matthew Rushing and Charlynn Schmiedt
 
Associate Producers
Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison
 
Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen

Chapters

Welcome to all the New Arrivals (00:01:22)

Uh-Oh…Better Get MACOs (00:04:22)

Cut from the same Military Cloth (00:10:02)

It’s the Final (Hayes) Countdown! (00:18:03)

No Cure for Hayes Fever (00:25:49)

Associate Producers Spotlight (00:34:05)

Closing and Thank You for Listening (00:57:45)

 

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Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Warp Five 78: The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs

Enterprise Season Four a.k.a The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs

Enterprise Season Four on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Seasons One through Three, with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. The special features and bonus materials that were recorded specifically for this Blu-Ray set are, most notably, the best we have seen for any of the collections. The four-part "Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise" and the 90-minute "In Conversation: Writing Star Trek: Enterprise" offer fans a deeper understanding of the bittersweet beginning of the end for Star Trek on television.

"Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise” is however, the absolute MUST SEE special feature; not just for this collection, but for all four Blu-Ray sets. This in-depth documentary is 120 minutes of unbridled and unfiltered retrospectives, chronicling the final season of Enterprise. Join us in the Conference Room with our very special guest Larry Nemecek, as he reminisces about his experiences on-set for the final days of Enterprise and most importantly, the final moments of Star Trek on television and the end of a world-wide cultural phenomenon.

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests

Larry Nemecek and Jeffrey Harlan

Editor

Matthew Rushing

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones, Matthew Rushing and Charlynn Schmiedt

Associate Producers
Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

Chapters

Intro and the Beginning of the End BLUs! (00:01:23)

The Best Enterprise Has Ever Looked (00:05:42)

Four Hours of the BEST Documentary BLUs (00:21:02)

Too Little Manny, Too Late (00:25:34)

Manny’s Magic Bag of Hindsight (00:35:43)

Bringing in the Right Writers (00:46:50)

Learning How to NOT Hate Enterprise (00:53:25)

Larry’s Final Approach (01:01:09)

Only 7 Minutes of Coverage for TATV? (01:10:18)

Truly Bittersweet Memory BLUs (01:13:40)

A Resurgence of Enterprise Fans (01:30:30)

Our Final, Final, FINAL Thoughts (01:34:00)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:46:12)

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Direct download: wf-078.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:47am MDT

Warp Five 77: Singing the Gritty Xindi BLUs

Enterprise Season Three a.k.a The Gritty Xindi BLUs.

Enterprise Season Three on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Seasons One and Two with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. Packed with a wealth of brand-new special features and bonus materials, the two exclusive documentaries that were recorded specifically for this collection are once again worth the price of admission. The 3-part "In a Time of War" and "Temporal Cold War: Declassified" offer fans a deeper understanding of the volatility and uncertainty surrounding Season Three.

 

The 3-part "In a Time of War" is the absolute MUST SEE for this Blu-Ray set. It is a 90 minute eye-opening retrospective of the overarching and darker tonal shift of Enterprise's Xindi Arc as Star Trek returns to relevancy in the post 9/11 climate. Most notably, this documentary heavily features Jolene Blalock in rare and incredibly candid interviews, where she truly opens up to the audience, discussing how getting Enterprise was huge for her, how she (a relative newcomer) was cast, and how she says she grew with show as an actor and as a person.

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guests

Jeffrey Harlan and Larry Nemecek

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and the Doctor is In! (00:01:23)

Jumping Right Into the Documentary BLUs (00:06:18)

The Spilling of Larry's Brains (00:11:08)

Don't Show Me What Goes Into the Sausage (00:22:42)

Berman and Braga in the Backseat (00:30:57)

Randy to the Rescue (00:36:54)

To Xindi or Not to Xindi? (00:40:15)

Darker Days Ahead (00:47:00)

Norm Stands on a Soapbox (00:52:53)

Respect the Effects (01:01:49)

Patrick Stewart Redux (01:11:58)

Three is the Magic Number (01:20:20)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:26:35)

 

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Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

Warp Five 76: Singing the Sophomore BLUs

Enterprise Season Two a.k.a The Sophomore BLUs.

Enterprise Season Two on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Season One, with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. This set is also packed with a wealth of brand-new special features and bonus materials. The most notable additions to this set are the two exclusive documentaries that were recorded specifically for this collection: The 3-part "Uncharted Territory" which explores the unyielding challenges of Season 2, and "In Conversation - The First Crew"; the unprecedented reunion of the entire Enterprise cast for the very first time since the show was canceled in May 2005.

 

The 3-part "Uncharted Territory" is a candid, raw, and visceral recounting of the relentless production challenges and struggles throughout the entirety of Enterprise's second season. However, the absolute MUST SEE for this Blu-Ray set is "In Conversation - The First Crew". In this feature, the entire cast reunites for the first time since the show's cancellation. This is easily the best feature in this set (and quite possibly in all of the four Blu-Ray collections) because each cast member had their opportunity to candidly and openly share their memoirs of the show, amidst some clearly unstated tension and emotions.

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Catching Up with the Warp Five Crew (00:01:23)

Singing the Season 2 Technobab-BLUs (00:06:58)

Investing in the BLUs (00:08:54)

The BLUs and Cons of High-Definition (00:12:00)

Reunited and It Feels So Good (00:17:05)

Savoring the BLUs of Blalock (00:32:43)

Oh Captain, My Captain! (00:44:17)

These Are The Voyages Strikes Again (00:54:10)

Warp Five...Before Warp Five (01:05:26)

Poking a Sleeping Behr BLUs (01:17:36)

Our Final Product Reviews and Recommendations (01:25:09)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:29:42)

 

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Direct download: wf-076.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

Warp Five 75: Singing the BLUs Part One

Enterprise Season One Blu-Ray Review.

 

Enterprise Season One on Blu-Ray is the visual extravaganza that finally offers the fans breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. This Blu-Ray set is also packed with a wealth of brand-new special features and bonus materials. The most notable additions to this set are the two exclusive documentaries that were recorded specially for this collection: The "In Conversation" retrospective with Brannon Braga and Rick Berman and the three-part "To Boldly Go - Launching Enterprise" documentary. These exclusives alone are worth the price of the set!

 

The "In Conversation" retrospective with Brannon Braga and Rick Berman is a candid, raw, and visceral recounting of their collective experiences with Enterprise and Star Trek in general for the past 18 years. However, the real gem for this Blu-Ray set is the three-part "To Boldly Go - Launching Enterprise" documentary. I give this Blu-Ray set my highest recommendation solely on the merit of what I learned from "To Boldly Go", as it answered a great many questions that left fans in the dark about controversial choices that plagued the series from the start.

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest

Jeffrey Harlan

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Welcome and Jeff’s upcoming Nuptials! (00:01:22) 

Singing (praises of) the BLUs (00:05:26) 

All The Technobab-BLUs (00:11:11) 

The Berman and Braga Experience (00:17:35) 

Serving Too Many Masters (00:28:07) 

To Boldly Go with a New Theme (00:36:42)

Building the Past of the Future (00:49:54)

Taking a Quantum Leap in Casting (00:59:40)

Our Final Product Reviews and Recommendations (01:13:03)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:28:09)

 

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Direct download: wf-075.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Warp Five Subspace Postcards 2: Do They Still Send Care Packages?

Hot off the Subspace Presses from Hoshi's Station!

 

In each standard episode of Warp Five, we delve into the minutiae of Enterprise. This in turn generates a lot of feedback from you, our loyal listeners, in the form of what we now call Subspace Postcards. Every so often when they start piling up, Hoshi downloads them onto my PADD so I can find some quiet time in the Conference Room to catch up on all of the mail with Will and our guests. We hope you enjoy the topics we've chosen for our second feedback show. Thanks for your support and for being such incredible, engaging and loyal fans of Warp Five.

 

Recently I put out a feeler to the fans of The Babel Conference, Trek.fm's dedicated Facebook listener's page, and we have received an overwhelming list of incredibly diverse topics: from civilians serving on board the NX-01, to boldly going through the Great Language Barrier, receiving literal and digital mail from home to the edge of the galaxy, and speculating on The Wrath of Damar. Thank you everyone for sending in your ideas and if we didn't get to yours in this show, we will try to read your feedback on the next installment of Subspace Postcards!

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest

Jeffrey Harlan

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Welcome to the Second Subspace Postcards Show! (00:01:21) 

Starfleet Civility Towards Civilians (00:04:53) 

No Real Designs for Diplomacy? (00:14:57) 

It All Comes Back to HOSHI! (00:20:15) 

The Language Production Barrier (00:23:16) 

The Wrath of Damar (00:30:21)

The Romu-Illyrian War? (00:35:02)

Care Package Day on the NX-01 (00:40:43)

Hijacking Starfleet Subspace Bandwidth (00:50:43)

Hernandez Has Her Orders! (00:56:18)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:09:13)

 

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Direct download: wf-sup-002.mp3
Category:Subspace Postcards -- posted at: 8:00am MDT