Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
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!


Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen



Jeff Harlan



Matthew Rushing


Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing


Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Manager

Will Nguyen



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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Category:Temporal Cold War -- posted at: 8:00am MDT