Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
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 MST

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 MST

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