Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (commentaries)
"Bound" Commentary.
 
The Orion slave girl is an image that has been associated with Star Trek since we first saw one in the episode "The Menagerie Part II." While a sexual slave is not a politically correct type of character, the writers of Star Trek: Enterprise tried to ret-con some explanations for this alien species in the fourth season of the show. Did they succeed?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala provide a watch along commentary for the episode "Bound" from season four of Star Trek: Enterprise. We also discuss cat-fish, listener feedback, and weather or not we feel the ret-con of the Orions worked.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:05:07) 
Commentary (00:17:45) 
Final Thoughts (01:00:21) 
Closing (01:03:07)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Michael Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-121.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Dead Stop" Commentary.
 
One method of storytelling that the producers of Enterprise wanted to utilize was continuity throughout the episodes. Their desire was that actions in one episode would have ramifications in the next. One example was the damage that the NX-01 received during the episode "Mine Field." This begged the question: How would they repair their ship when the crew was in the middle of nowhere with no support from Starfleet?
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd  Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala provide a watch along commentary for the second season episode "Dead Stop." We talk about Roxann Dawson as the voice of the computer on the alien station, her direction of the episode, as well as plot threads that would later be picked up in the post-finale novels.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Commentary Start (00:06:53) 
Closing (00:51:25) 
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) 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)Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-118.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Carbon Creek" Commentary with Dayton Ward.
 
*there are some intermittent audio issues with B-Shea's file that start at 48:11 and last for about 6 minutes.

Many episodes of each of the Star Trek series have spawned sequels and story continuations in the form of books and comics. While some are direct sequels to the episodes, some simply take characters or ideas and extrapolate further adventures for our crews. One of the most prolific Star Trek authors currently at work is Dayton Ward, having written or co-written more than 35 books and short stories in the Star Trek universe.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dayton Ward to provide an audio commentary for the Enterprise second season episode "Carbon Creek," which introduced us to the character of Mestral, who would become important in three of Ward's novels.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Commentary Start (00:10:41) 
Chatting With Dayton (00:52:54) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:18) 


Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Dayton Ward

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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-110.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 1:00am MST

94: I Love the Sweet Spot
Broken Bow Commentary.

What is a Kling-ot? Who is Future Guy? What is the temporal cold war? In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala to bring you a commentary for the very first episode of Enterprise, "Broken Bow," in celebration of the show's fifteenth anniversary. Join us as we discuss steak, the color of Klingon blood, and the topographical changes to Oklahoma in the next hundred years.

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Release Date
Friday, October 7, 2016

Duration
1 hour 42 minutes 11 seconds

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)  
Commentary Start (00:06:21)  
Final Thoughts (01:32:10)
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
Direct download: wf-094.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 4:00am MST

92: This Episode Screams Prequel

Future Tense Commentary.

How can a ship be bigger on the inside than on the outside? Why are the Suliban and Tholians so interested in it? In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as we bring you a commentary for the season-two Enterprise episode "Future Tense." Join us as we discuss a lack of safety protocols on the NX-01, how Vulcans are on a different level of denial, and how this episode is a worthy example of Enterprise's potential as a prequel. Plus, find out why Brandon has a squeaky voice.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Commentary Start (00:06:43)
Final Thoughts (00:50:09)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and 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)

Direct download: wf-092.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 1:02am MST

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