Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

"The Seventh." 
  
Captain Archer has never really trusted the Vulcans because of what he felt was their interference with the Warp 5 project. When his mission as Captain of the NX-01 finally began, the Vulcan high command installed a Vulcan crew member as his science officer. During the first two years of their mission, Archer and T'Pol seemed to have an uneasy working relationship, until T'Pol approached Archer and asked him to join her on a mission to capture a criminal that eluded her on one of her first missions for the high command. When she asked for his help, she explained that she wanted someone she could trust.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala talk about the second season episode "The Seventh." We discuss emotions, placement of the episode, what works and what doesn't, and Trip's B-Plot. We also discuss real world promotions in the military, Disney Princesses, and Italian synonyms for "gusto."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
"The Seventh" (00:11:05) 
Final Thoughts (00:35:00) 
Closing (00:39:39)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-161.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Horizon" Commentary.
 
Season two of Enterprise is rife with examples of the characters settling into their places in the story, and of the show becoming more comfortable with what it is and what stories the writers and producers wanted to tell. Acting upon a suggestion of Anthony Montgomery, the actor playing the part of Ensign Travis Mayweather, it was decided that an episode would be focused on Travis’s boomer roots and would feature his family. Thus, the twentieth episode of season two came into being, and though not well thought of by fans or critics after its first airing, it does hold a firm standing as the episode in which the most backstory for Mayweather is given.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and, in his triumphant return, Brandon-Shea Mutala, bring you a commentary for the season two episode, "Horizon." They discuss the sweet spot, overpowering feelings, books in the background, truck cabs, yelling at a flower, kissing Archer on the forehead, and how Paul Mayweather is Patrick’s new best friend.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback and Fan Service (00:03:38) 
Commentary Start (00:13:22) 
Wrapping Up (00:55:24) 
Closing (00:59:34)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-160.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Vul-Con 2018 Wrap Up. 
  
Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is a town about an hour southeast of Calgary, and in the ninties, they made the decision to brand their town with Star Trek themes in order to boost tourism. In addition to Star Trek themed murals, street signs, and statues, they host an annual Star Trek convention with celebrities, a parade, and more.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala presents four segments of interviews from the 2018 convention in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada called Vul-Con. In the first, Paul Carreau talks about Klingons and his mission to raise a second starship in the town, this time a Bird of Prey. In the second, Paul and Brandon-Shea are joined by Pat Wisner to discuss the history of the town of Vulcan, Alberta. The third interview is a casual conversation with fans. Finally, we present the interactive meet and greet panel with Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rehkah Sharma.
Qapla'!

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Paul Carreau (00:03:09) 
Paul Carreau and Pat Wisner (00:20:26) 
Fans: Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve (00:37:41) 
Details on the Meet and Greet (00:48:54) 
Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma (00:50:34) 
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Paul Carreau, Pat Wisner, Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve, Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm MST

Season Two Travis Mayweather Moments.
 
The Enterprise NX-01 is known in Starfleet history as the first warp five-capable starship. And for every starship, there must be someone at the helm. The NX-01 was regularly helmed by Travis Mayweather, a young, quietly enthusiastic man who “couldn't call a place home unless it came with a pair of warp nacelles”. Born and raised on the cargo ship ECS Horizon, Travis was groomed to one day become captain of that ship, but instead followed his heart and joined Starfleet, to the apparent chagrin of his father. Though often not given much to do, Ensign Mayweather did have his moments throughout the series, moments often demonstrating just how important it is to have a skilled pilot at the helm.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola bring you their top five Travis Mayweather moments in season two of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss Action Travis, playing games with cows, vaguely worried looks, Travis as a running back, figuring out fan service, and how Mayweather can manually pilot the Enterprise through a minefield and not kill a guy stuck to the outside of the ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:32)
Mayweather Season two (00:06:48)
First Moment (00:08:27)
Second Moment (00:11:25)
Third Moment (00:19:41)
Forth Moment (00:24:56)
Fifth Moment (00:38:10)
Final Thoughts (00:52:45)
Closing (00:57:25)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola

 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-158.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 10:03pm MST

Writers' Room - Enterprise Movie.
  
How a television series ends may color how viewers feel about that series as a whole. All too often, a series is canceled without notice, and many loose ends are left untied. Sometimes, the series writers know the end is coming, and have chosen how to tell that final story before shuffling off that mortal coil. Even in such cases, the last story may not be to everyone's liking, and possibly won't give viewers the closure they feel the characters deserve. But what if writers had another chance to give a series a better sendoff?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola return to the Writers' Room to pen an Enterprise feature-length movie. We discuss pandemonium, bad intel, random Vulcan captains, huge fan service, stunt casting, and how the Enterprise is great at going to random planets.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Boomers (00:01:25)
Feedback (00:02:50)
Enterprise Movie (00:04:00)
Who Will Be the Enemy (00:11:23)
Investigation (00:22:41)
We See Archer (00:25:20)
Shadowy Figure (00:29:09)
The Man From the Future (00:31:12)
The Rundown (00:37:53)
Do We Have a Title? (00:48:23)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-157.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MST

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