Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

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