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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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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Category:Subspace Postcards -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 74: Re-Deconstructing Degra

For better or worse, Degra was first and foremost a Patriot.

In continuing Degra’s character exploration from Warp Five Episode 42, it is apparent that his character arc has even more complexity still left to explore. The Season 3 Xindi arc from September 2003 to May 2004 emulated the U.S. national zeitgeist, post-911, with issues of torture, weapons of mass destruction, and moral compromise at the heart. But without Degra's redemption and the overall resolution of the conflict which hinged upon reconciliation, the story would have been significantly darker and fundamentally not in the best traditions of Star Trek.

 

Conceptually, the initial inspiration for the character of Degra was J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb. Brannon Braga explained in Star Trek Magazine #117, p. 62, "We knew we wanted to create an Oppenheimer-like character who was the mastermind behind building the bomb, who was very committed to his species but wracked with guilt, just like Oppenheimer." So please join us for a deeply philosophical discussion about Degra and how he faced his own morality which ultimately led to his redemption.

 

Host

Will Nguyen

 

Guests

Jeffrey Harlan & Tommy Kraft

 

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 Welcome Boomers! (00:01:23)

Revisiting Degra from Warp Five 42 (00:02:18)

Reflecting the American National Zeitgeist Post-911 (00:08:45)

Was Degra’s Plan Overly-Complicated? (00:14:55)

Xindi Religious Fundamentalism or Extremism? (00:21:18)

The Strategy of Stratagem (00:25:15)

Do the Ends Justify the Degra? (00:31:33)

The Romulan War Degra-ssion (00:38:36)

Degra-demption (00:42:09)

Degra’s Debatable Demise (00:53:37)

Degra’s Significance to Enterprise (00:59:08)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:07:30)

 

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Direct download: wf-074.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 73: The Fleet That Was Few and Far Between

It all began with a just handful of ships.

Enterprise had the unique opportunity, as the prequel series, to introduce many of the origins of basic Star Trek canon; how M-Class was derived from the Vulcan word Minshara (with regard to classifying planets suitable for humanoid life), the first use of photon(ic) torpedoes, at times hinting of creating the Prime Directive, and of course the first Starship named Enterprise. And possibly most important, Enterprise sheds light on the proud, yet trepidatious birth of the first Human fleet that comprised all of the United Earth Space Probe Agency's (UESPA) scientific exploration and planetary defense vessels.

 

For those of you who have watched or are currently watching Enterprise, you may not realize that in certain episodes, you truly see the limited reach and scope of Starfleet's ships of the line - in the mid 22nd century, they were likely a little less than a dozen ships in total. So, in this episode, we'll be exploring the origins of the first ships of Earth's Starfleet and the United Earth Space Probe Agency; how and why they were necessary and their service status while Archer and the crew of the NX-01 were pushing Warp Five into deep space.

 

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

Intro and Welcome Boomers! (00:01:22)

We Love Starships (00:02:13)

Credit Where Credit is Due! (00:03:33)

How Large is Starfleet in 2151? (00:05:28)

Evolving from The Phoenix (00:13:52)

The Warp Delta (00:15:30)

Will's Intrepid Love for a Design (00:23:08)

Budgeting for a Full Starfleet (00:39:23)

The Big Sister Ship (00:44:05)

By the Numbers (00:53:37)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:23:14)

 

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Direct download: wf-073.mp3
Category:Ships -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 72: Back to the Future Guy!

What if Future Guy was a Romulan agent?

The Temporal Cold War was a promising, yet inconsistent storytelling device throughout the four seasons of Enterprise. Despite its many narrative challenges, the Temporal Cold War did provide the series with a few interesting world-building elements, in particular - the agents of the Temporal Accords; pawns of a greater and more far reaching endgame. So we have circled back to the Future Guy, trying to pierce his veil of mystery and that of the faction or agency for which he served. (cough) Tal'Shiar (cough)

During 2009's Star Trek VegasCon, former Enterprise show runners Manny Coto and Brannon Braga stated that Future Guy was trending towards being a Romulan agent because this would have created an opportunity to tie him into the famed Romulan War, instigating certain events in Archer's time. Years later, Braga tweeted in 2012, that Future Guy was supposed to be Archer all along - trying to right his own wrongs when he was Captain of the NX-01! Join us in the Conference Room as we delve deeper into what could have been the catalyst of the Romulan War!

 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest

Jeff Harlan

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and 1.21 Gigawatts of Coffee (00:01:24)

Back…To The Future Guy! (00:03:14)

Temporal Inconsistencies (00:09:08)

The Romulan Attraction (00:12:05)

Rewriting Rewritten History (00:18:19)

The Section 31 of Section 31 (00:23:53)

The Romulan Conspiracy Theory (00:31:44)

Time Heals All Storytelling Wounds (00:38:45)

The Future Archer Guy? (00:47:58)

A Federation Gone Wrong (00:53:36)

He's a Doctor, Not a Time Lord (01:01:57)

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:13:30)

 

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Direct download: wf-072.mp3
Category:Temporal Cold War -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five S1: Membership Has Its Privileges!

The Perks of Being a Patreon Patron!

In this first Supplemental Episode of Warp Five, Will, Jeff and I discuss something that is very dear and important to all of us here on the Trek.fm network. Quite frankly, that is all of you. Our fans, our listeners, supporters, and all of the people who tune in to Trek.fm make all of this worthwhile thanks to your passion, dedication, and loyalty. You are the most important driving force for the network and via the Patreon program, you can have even more involvement by becoming a patron through various levels of sponsorship.

 

And later in the show, we celebrate and remember the end of an era. Ten years ago on May 13, 2005, the final episode of Enterprise - These Are the Voyages - was aired, which ended the series after 4 years and brought about the end of Star Trek on network television. Will, Jeff and I reflect on what this meant to each of us then, and what it still means to us today 10 years later. Please join us as we warp down memory lane, reminiscing about our fondest moments of Enterprise, and discuss the absence of Star Trek on television this past decade.

 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest

Jeff Harlan

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Welcome Mr. Atoz! (00:01:24)

Passion and Heartbreak (00:04:00)

The Spark of Trek Fandom (00:07:50)

All Roads Lead to Trek.fm (00:20:48)

Becoming a Patron for Trek.fm (00:31:15)

The End of an Era (00:40:43)

Fond and Favorite Memories (00:52:05)

The Best of Enterprise (01:05:05)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:19:44)

 

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Direct download: wf-0s1.mp3
Category:Patreon.com -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 71: The Archer-Rans

The Captains on the series Enterprise not named Jonathan Archer.

On Warp Five, we often talk about the important role that Jonathan Archer had as Captain of the NX-01. Since he was the first Starfleet Captain for the first Warp Five capable ship, he didn't have the luxury of Captain's Logs or the precedents laid by the commanders before him. While it's true that Archer often had to rely on his own training and instincts, it is also true that he wasn't completely without contemporaries. Even though he was Captain of the Enterprise, he still had colleagues and friends in command of other ships and areas within Starfleet.

 

In this episode, we're going to take a closer look at the other Captains seen on the series Enterprise...not named Jonathan Archer; more specifically A.G. Robinson and Erika Hernandez (and even Captain Gardner to a smaller degree). What can their experiences tell us about Starfleet in the 22nd century? Would Captain Hernandez's role have been expanded if the series had continued beyond Season 4? Or...how would circumstances have been different if Robinson or Hernandez were given command of the NX-01 instead of Archer? Join us for all this and more!

 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and a Battlefield Promotion (00:01:22)

Do you mean the Archer-Rans? (00:04:25)

A.G. Robinson was the better man (00:10:30)

Questioning Archer’s motivations (00:16:41)

What if Robinson became the first Captain? (00:20:46)

The first Female Starship Captain (00:26:46)

Decoding Turnabout Intruder (00:29:56)

So…back to Erika Hernandez (00:37:57)

A New Perspective for Future Captains (00:49:38)

Bringing In More Diversity (00:57:43)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:07:46)

 

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Direct download: wf-071.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 70: The Head-Butting Race

The Head-Butting Race.

Tellarites! There was never a race on Star Trek as stubborn, as prideful, abrasive, insulting and literally (and figuratively) pig-headed…and these are their “good” qualities! Arguably one of the more interesting races in Star Trek, the Tellarites have long been a fan favorite presumably for one simple reason: They were one of the four founding members of the Coalition of Planets who–alongside the Humans of Starfleet, the Vulcans and the Andorians–helped shape the future of what would eventually become the United Federation of Planets.

 

For the Star Trek fan that caught their first glimpse of a Tellarite in the classic Original Series episode "Journey to Babel", curiosity about them has always been consistently high. Since that episode, there have only been a sprinkling of Tellarite sightings, but they never were truly given their respectful due as a race of such historical significance...until Season 4 of Enterprise. So please join me, Will and Tommy as we try to unravel the mystery of the Tellarites as we speculate as to why this pivotal race to the history of the Federation was so entirely underrepresented.

 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest
Tommy Kraft

 

Editor
Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers
Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Bringing Home the Bacon! (00:01:22)

Telling the Tale of Tellarites (00:04:08)

Journeying Back to Babel (00:10:10)

Remastered Prosthetics for TOS? (00:16:41)

Tellarite Sprinkles (00:19:49)

A New Take on Tellarites (00:27:15)

A Truly Historical Moment (00:34:27)

Another Missed Hoshi Opportunity (00:42:50)

Post 22nd Century Sightings (00:48:47)

Tellarite Suppositions (00:54:07)

We Just Needed To See More (01:02:28)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening! (01:10:08)

 

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Category:Tellarites -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Warp Five 69: Is There Facebook in 2151?

How does the NX-01 Crew enjoy their off-duty downtime?

We all know how tough work hours can be, and the pressures and responsibilities of Starfleet's best and brightest crewmen and women aboard the NX-01 in 2151 were obviously enormous. So, what did they do off-duty to help themselves relax? Did Archer JUST watch Water Polo videos? Did T'Pol JUST read Surak and drink Tea? How did Hoshi keep her linguistic skills sharp? Did she enjoy practicing languages for fun? Where did they go to drink, to play chess, to read...to just simply hang out and shake off the stresses of the day?

 

One of the dynamics we as fans love to project into our fandom is this premise: What if the NX-01 mission was in fact real? Because if we believe this to be true - then we also must believe that certain cultural touchstones had to have evolved in some way because they were worth preserving. And as seen through most of Star Trek, heirlooms and antiquities - music, books, eyeglasses, keepsakes and even quotable Shakespeare (in both Human English and obviously the original Klingon) survived because these human touchstones were worth preserving culturally.

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guest

Tommy Kraft

Editor

Matthew Rushing

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Real Life Happens (00:01:22)

How Does the NX-01 Crew Wind Down? (00:04:08)

1879 to now to 2151 (00:10:55)

The Human Ties That Bind (00:17:46)

Creating a Sense of Community (00:21:53)

Quark Envy (00:28:30)

Gaming on the NX-01 (00:31:39)

The Future of Fitness (00:39:00)

Enjoying One’s Work Off Duty (00:45:30)

In Most Need of a Vacation (00:48:28)

One Last Way To Connect (00:55:43)

 

Closing and Thanks For Listening! (01:06:20)

 

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Direct download: wf-069.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Warp Five 68: An Episode Lost In Translation

Terra Nova. An Episode Lost in Translation.

One of the main goals for Warp Five is to give our listeners a fresh and positive perspective on Enterprise. It is only journalistically responsible for us to not only discuss the "positive" elements of this series...but the "problematic" as well. To be sure, there were issues that plagued all four seasons of Enterprise ranging from poor writing to severe interference from the UPN and the powers that be, ultimately causing "uniquely memorable" moments to happen within this series. Terra Nova unfortunately was one of those moments and one of the most severe.

 

Terra Nova was listed on five different fan review websites that categorized and listed the "worst" episodes of Enterprise and of Star Trek. When I reviewed the sheer vitriol that Terra Nova suffered from online reviews, I was shocked, intrigued and bewildered that this episode was so poorly received. So...what happened? How could two veteran Trek writers in Berman and Braga just utterly and completely misfire? Pull up a chair and join us in The Conference Room for a fantastic, open and honest discussion of this very controversial episode!

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and The Other Side of the Episode (00:01:17)

Terra Nova: Good Intentions or Serious Misfire? (00:05:53)

What Went Wrong? (00:10:31)

Communication Breakdown (00:18:32)

A Casting Misfire? (00:23:52)

Signs of Trek Exhaustion? (00:31:20)

Another Missed Opportunity For More Hoshi (00:38:48)

Dances With Novans (00:43:37)

Our Final Thoughts are Not Shale (00:51:31)

Closing and a Five Star Review! (00:55:32)

 

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Direct download: wf-068.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Warp Five 67: Enterprise Season One Remix

Re-imagining Enterprise Season One.

"What if...", "Missed Opportunities...", "So much potential..." - stop me if these phrases sound familiar when describing Enterprise. When Brannon Braga originally pitched Enterprise to the United Paramount Network - a.k.a. the UPN - his original mission statement was essentially "Star Trek meets The Right Stuff". However the "executive powers that be" saw things differently and the first season of Enterprise never truly established itself as the prequel series that eventually would have become a bonafide source for Star Trek historical canon.

 

Fast forward a bit to Season Two and to one of my favorite episodes of Enterprise - FIRST FLIGHT. In this episode, Brannon Braga was finally able to find the right tone and storytelling format to illustrate his original pitch. If Brannon was given the freedom to execute his vision and introduce what he believed was "true to existing canon" story progression, I believe he would have successfully created a bedrock foundation for answering the most important question about this series...the WHY: Why was this prequel important to the overall cannon and history of Star Trek?

 

Host
Norman C. Lao


Guests
Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor
Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers
Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Welcome to the World of What If (00:01:25)  

Politics, Paxton and Possibilities (00:05:28)  

Characteristically Caring About Characters (00:14:25)  

From Cargo Hauling to Terrorism (00:24:25)  

A Chess Match Across Time Zones (00:36:45)  

Closing and Thanks For Listening! (00:59:43)  

 

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Direct download: wf-067.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Warp Five Subspace Postcards: Messages from Babel

Warp Five Supplemental: Our First Subspace Postcards Show!

In each episode of Warp Five we delve into the minutiae of ENTERPRISE, which in turn generates a lot of feedback from you, our loyal listeners, in the form of what we would like to 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 Sweet Spot to catch up on all of the mail. We here at Warp Five hope you enjoy the topics we've chosen for our first feedback show! Thanks for your support and keep sending us those Subspace Postcards!


On a more somber note...when we recorded this episode, it was the evening of February 27th and it was this solemn Friday that we said goodbye to our very own, beloved and revered Mr. Spock...Leonard Nimoy. Will, Tommy and I discuss his passing and what he meant to us later on in the show. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nimoy family and, speaking for the team here at Warp Five - Mr. Nimoy will always be forever in our hearts. We have been and always shall be your fans and in us...you will always Live Long and Prosper.

Host

Norman C. Lao

Guests
Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

Editor
Matthew Rushing

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Welcome to our very first Subspace Postcards show! (00:01:22)  
The Lower Decks of 2151 (00:05:28)  
A British Archer? A Vulcan Armstrong? What? (00:22:20)  
Speculation is the Spice of Enterprise (00:42:43)  
Designing for the Future (00:52:25)  
He has been and always shall be...our Leonard Nimoy (01:15:54)  
Closing (01:24:06)  
Five Star Reviews!!! (01:27:08)  

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Direct download: wf-sup-001.mp3
Category:Subspace Postcards -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 66: The Garak of Enterprise!

The SHRAN...the MYTH...the GARAK of Enterprise!

 

Shran of the Andorian Imperial Guard is undoubtedly one of the most beloved characters in ENTERPRISE. Meticulously and brilliantly portrayed by Star Trek "everywhere man", the living legend Jeffrey Combs - Shran exploded onto ENTERPRISE in Season One's The Andorian Incident. In only 10 episodes and a handful of off screen references (such as the Enterprise novels) Shran was force of nature that elevated ENTERPRISE with his every appearance. He forged a bond with Archer so strong that it became the catalyst for the future of the Federation.

 

Previously on Warp Five: Episode 25, Christopher Jones and Tyler Johnson discuss the Andorians at length and it's a great show if you are unfamiliar with Andorians history and culture. But Shran was so volatile and so explosive...we felt that he deserved his very own focus. In this episode of Warp Five, Will Nguyen and I delve deeply into his character, especially his motivations and illustrate how pivotal Shran's role was to the NX-01 mission. If one thing is for certain, Shran isn't always what he appears to be. However, he truly and deeply believes that he is first and foremost...a Patriot.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and welcome...to the Conference Room (00:01:20)  

Jeffrey Combs does it again! (00:04:20)  

You Only Get One Shran to Make a First Impression (00:09:58)  

Shran Uneasy Alliance (00:23:38)  

Andorian Patriotism (00:32:54)  

An Unexpected Ally (00:48:30)  

Shran's Untapped Potential (01:02:38)  

Closing (01:15:32)  

 

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Direct download: wf-066.mp3
Category:Shran -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 65: Archer Goeth Before a Fall, Part 2

Captain Jonathan Archer...Into Darkness.

 

In the beginning, Archer was a Starfleet Captain namely in rank, but not a Starfleet Captain of any measurable EXPERIENCE. It is fair to say that he was unprepared for deep space, but is this merely a valid criticism or in fact a sheer truism? Think about the validity of that specific critique and ask yourself, “How does one truly prepare for the unknown vastness of uncharted space? How CAN one prepare for the unimaginable - as experienced by the Xindi attack on Earth? That is simply and logically a true and undeniable IMPOSSIBILITY.

 

Every Starship Captain that succeeded Archer all owe something, even in the smallest of ways, to the flawed and at times tragically tarnished career that Archer had to endure in order for humanity to survive - specifically against the Xindi; the mission that changed him forever. In the final analysis, Archer's vision of an even greater future for all sentient beings was built upon a career rife with personal and professional sacrifices and regret. In the end, his crucible was the catalyst for a Coalition of Planets that would change everything.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Norm's Letter of Commendation (00:01:20)  

Archer...Into Darkness (00:06:00)  

The God Complex (00:15:49)  

Damaged (00:24:43)  

A Not So Triumphant Homecoming (00:39:25)  

Everyone Else's Expectations (00:46:07)  

Closing (01:02:28)  

 

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Direct download: wf-065.mp3
Category:Archer -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Crewman Elizabeth Cutler. Our Eternal Valentine.

 

On Warp Five Episode 57: The Class of 2151, Christopher Jones and I discussed the pros and cons of having such a young and inexperienced crew at the helm of the very first Warp 5 deep space mission. But we deliberated these observations from officers at the command level - like Travis and Hoshi. However, Crewman Elizabeth Cutler was also a part of that same graduating class and in stark contrast to Hoshi, Crewman Cutler seemed far more comfortable in her responsibilities to the mission at launch.

 

Crewman Cutler boldly went forward into that vast unknown of deep space with fearlessness and optimism. That infectious positivity was thanks to the energy and spirit of the talented and lovely actress who breathed life into Crewman Cutler - Kellie Waymire. Sadly, as soon as we started to get to know her Kellie died from an undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia at age 36. But she left behind an indelible mark, not only on Star Trek, but on the hearts of the fans as well. Norman C. Lao and his guests Will Nguyen, Tommy Kraft and Matthew Rushing dedicate this show to her.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen, Tommy Kraft and Matthew Rushing

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction (00:01:18)  

Who was Kellie Waymire (00:05:17)  

A Strange New World Indeed (00:11:45)  

The Doctor's New Companion (00:22:41)  

Promise and Potential (00:31:48)  

Final Thoughts and Our Dedication (00:48:52)  

Closing (00:57:31)  

 

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Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 63: Archer Goeth Before A Fall, Part 1

Captain Jonathan Archer: The Untested Optimist.

 

Jonathan Archer was far from being the quintessential Starfleet Captain, which made his overall character growth across four seasons of Enterprise one of the most interesting character journeys in Star Trek. His command was wrought with trial and error, and his humanity and moral center usually set him at odds with certain aspects of the mission and Starfleet diplomacy. However, in the end, it was that same humanity that became the catalyst for unifying the founding members of the Coalition of Planets and ultimately The Federation.

 

Pride, arrogance and uncertainty are not traits that one usually associates with a Starfleet Captain. Unfortunately these personal flaws influence Archer's early decisions to prove his quality and illustrate his internal struggle between morality and duty as he experiences the perils of deep space exploration firsthand. Norman C. Lao and his guests in the Decon Chamber have chosen very specific episodes from Enterprise Seasons One and Two that illustrate the nearly insurmountable expectations placed on Archer at the very beginning stages of his career.

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction to Jonathan Archer Part 1 (00:01:14)

What's on the Horizion? (00:05:10)

Pride Goeth before a Comet (00:07:43)

Arrogance versus Diplomacy (00:19:35)

More Honorable than Klingons (00:33:10)

Archer...Into Darkness (00:44:18)

Hoshi Station (01:06:57)

Closing (01:09:51)

 

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Category:Archer -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 62: A Guide for "Baby" Boomers!

A Season One Guide for "Baby" Boomers.

 

Thanks to the ever increasing popularity of Star Trek on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, CBS.com and more - being able to have online access to almost every Star Trek series has become increasingly easier and more convenient over the last decade. In reading many of our fan's comments on The Babel Conference, our dedicated Trek.Fm listener's page on Facebook, more and more fans are now discovering Enterprise for the very first time, or even more importantly - returning to Enterprise after what many believe was the overall demise of Star Trek - series fatigue.

 

In order to help these new fans, or "Baby" Boomers, navigate through the peaks and valleys of Enterprise Season One, Norman C. Lao and his guests in the Decon Chamber have each chosen two different episodes that they feel best represent the very pioneering and exploratory spirit of this series, how this season is relevant to the overall canon of Star Trek and how there is still a remarkable amount of potential that this series has to offer a newcomer OR even perhaps a new Star Trek fan. Let's begin our viewing voyage for 2015!

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen

Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

John Mills

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction and Happy New Year! (00:01:11)  

New Fans are Discovering Star Trek in New Ways (00:05:08)  

These aren't the Vulcans You're Looking For (00:06:51)  

Space is Unknown and a Little Scary (00:31:20)  

Laying the groundwork to The Original Series (00:52:00)  

Final Thoughts (01:19:53)  

Hoshi Station: Enterprise Books in the Decon Chamber (01:23:23)  

Closing (01:24:35)  

 

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Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

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