Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (season overviews)

Season Four Retrospective Part 4. 
  
The final season of Star Trek: Enterprise is brimming with story arcs spanning two or more episodes. However, not every episode of season four was part of an arc. There were a few standalone episodes mixed in, and two of them deal with different parts of Star Trek history, both before and after the time in which Enterprise is set - one dipping into the history of the transporter, the other showing us a different facet of an alien race introduced in the original series. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola examine the season four episodes "Daedalus" and "Observer Effect". They discuss foreshadowing, head canon, T'Pol's journey, chess, the uniqueness of humans, needle violence, trickle-down effects, and how Brandi's really good at knocking what they say down to things people can understand.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:05:54) 
"Deadalus" (00:16:00)
"Observer Effect" (00:43:11) 
Final Thoughts (01:07:00) 
Closing (01:15:28)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-173.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 7:59pm MST

Season 4 With Larry Nemecek.
 
One of the biggest regrets of the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise was that it happened right at a time when digital cameras were making their way into the main stream. Behind the scenes photos were limited to Polaroid photos and how many pictures a roll of film could hold. Had it lasted a few more seasons, we would have had the most documented behind the scenes photos of any Trek series to date. However, we have the next best thing. Larry Nemecek has made a career investigating documents and conducting interviews with the people that have made the episodes we love. So, what does Larry know about the final, and fan favorite season of Enterprise?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek to discuss the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss  the arcs, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the cancellation, and appearing in the final episode. We also talk about Larry's first impressions on the show's format, what Larry did on set, and his favorite arc in the season.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:27) 
Feedback (00:02:10) 
Welcome, Larry! (00:09:25) 
First Impressions (00:11:52) 
What Were You Doing? (00:20:26) 
Arcs (00:23:14) 
Favorite Arc (00:32:50) 
J&G R-S (00:43:58) 
Cancelled (00:46:45) 
A Better Way (00:59:52) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:09) 
Closing (01:12:03)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Larry Nemecek
 
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-145.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

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 MST

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 MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 6.
   
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala finish their season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "E2," "The Council," "Countdown," and "Zero Hour." We also discuss Nazi's, mice, and series ending episodes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"E2" (00:04:14) 
"The Council" (00:18:16) 
"Countdown" (00:33:37) 
"Zero Hour" (00:46:37) 
Final Thoughts (01:09:11) 
Closing (01:13:03)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-133.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 3:10am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 5.
   
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin and Michael Wong for the fifth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Hatchery," "Azati Prime," "Damage," and "The Forgotten." We also discuss asexual beings, red giant stars, smelting metal under water, and Archer's decision to steal parts from a passing ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:04:08) 
Welcome, Michael Wong! (00:15:05) 
Hatchery (00:21:18) 
Azati Prime (00:39:32) 
Damage (01:07:14) 
The Forgotten (01:36:24) 
Final Thoughts (01:47:25) 
Closing (01:55:55)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Michael Wong and Patrick Devlin
 
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-128.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Essential Enterprise Season One. 
 
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 begin a new 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, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Richard Marquez of Earl Grey and Brandi Jackola of Live From the Edge to analyze the first season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Broken Bow (00:04:35) 
Fight or Flight (00:07:37) 
Strange New World (00:12:00) 
Unexpected (00:16:17) 
Terra Nova (00:20:53) 
The Andorian Incident (00:25:36) 
Breaking the Ice (00:28:41) 
Civilization (00:31:21) 
Fortunate Son (00:33:52) 
Cold Front (00:37:54) 
Silent Enemy (00:40:31) 
Dear Doctor (00:45:44) 
Sleeping Dogs (00:49:22) 
Shadows of P'Jem (00:50:27) 
Shuttlepod One (00:52:16) 
Fusion (00:54:48) 
Rogue Planet (00:58:04) 
Acquisition (00:59:46) 
Oasis (01:02:04) 
Detained (01:04:17) 
Vox Sola (01:07:49) 
Fallen Hero (01:10:33) 
Desert Crossing (01:13:51) 
Two Days and Two Nights (01:18:30) 
Shockwave (01:21:28) 
Final Results (01:22:53) 
Closing (01:28:08)
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Richard Marquez and 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-125.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 4.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Heather Barker and Chrissie Szilagyi for the fourth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes “Proving Ground,” “Stratagem,” “Harbinger,” and “Doctor’s Orders.”

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
“Proving Ground” (00:09:29) 
“Stratagem” (00:25:47) 
“Harbinger” (00:41:35) 
“Doctor’s Orders” (01:07:37) 
Final Thoughts (01:16:55) 
Closing (01:23:08) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests
Heather Barker and Chrissie Szilagyi

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) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-124.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 2.
 
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin for the second part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Impulse," "Exile," "The Shipment," and "Twilight." We also discuss the history of the Xindi, how "Exile" was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and Doppler effects in space.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
"Impulse" (00:04:48) 
"Exile" (00:17:50) 
"The Shipment" (00:26:38) 
"Twilight" (00:42:14) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:40)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Patrick Devlin

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-112.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Retrospective: Season Three Part One.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchise's first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin for the first part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "The Xindi," "Anomaly," "Extinction," and "Rajiin." We also discuss converting temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit, distances from kilometers to miles, and Fraggle Rock.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Season Two Recap (00:05:50) 
Thoughts on Season Three (00:08:51) 
"The Xindi" (00:12:38) 
"Anomaly" (00:31:03) 
"Extinction" (00:45:15) 
"Rajiin" (00:53:02) 
Final Thoughts (01:13:51) 

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Patrick Devlin

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-104.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 1:00am MST

96: Boba Fett Will Be Played by Jeffrey Combs

Enterprise Season Two, Part Three.

Was Trip right to try to help the Cogenitor?  Why didn't Picard know about the Borg if Archer had already ran into them? Is it strange to see Tellarites with fingers, or is it strange that a couple of them had hooves around one hundred years later?

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison to answer these questions, and more, as they analyze the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
"Horizon" (00:04:27) 
"The Breach" (00:14:54) 
"Cogenitor" (00:26:41) 
"Regeneration" (00:48:27)   
"Bounty" (00:56:12) 
"The Expanse" (01:01:06) 
Final thoughts (01:11:13) 


Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Mike Morrison

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) 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) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-096.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00am MST

95: Creepy Standing Around Staring

Enterprise Season Two, Part Two

Did wisps of smoke make Malcolm lurk in the corridor, or was that just Malcolm being Malcolm? What do you call a third co-husband? Are Andorian women larger than their male counterparts, or is Shran just short?

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison to analyze the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
"First Flight" (00:09:37) 
"Future Tense" (00:14:00) 
"Stigma" (00:17:20) 
"Cease Fire" (00:24:30) 
"Canamar" (00:27:42)  
"The Crossing" (00:31:25) 
"Judgement" (00:40:50) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Mike Morrison

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) 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-095.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00am MST

90: I Love Lucy Is Definitely Canon

Enterprise Season Two, Part One.

When most fans name their favorite year of Enterprise, seasons one, three, or four often tops the list. However, season two delivers excellent episodes that address continuity and topics that stretch across all of the Star Trek series. So, why is the NX-01's sophomore outing so often overlooked?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Continuing Mission host Dennis Castello to analyze the topics and situations that really stand out in the first half of season two.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Recapping the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event (00:05:23)
Season Two, Part One (00:13:03)
Shockwave and Carbon Creek (00:15:44)
The Seventh (00:22:37)
Minefield (00:28:13)
Dead Stop (00:33:11)
The Catwalk (00:37:38)
Marauders (00:39:32)
Precious Cargo (00:41:24)
Final Thoughts (00:45:38)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Dennis Castello

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), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-090.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 5:25pm MST

Warp Five 87: I Love Me Some Shran

Season One Favorites.

As the popularity of Enterprise grows, ten years after the NX-01’s final voyage, many fans share the sentiment that the once-unpopular prequel has one of the strongest first seasons in all of Star Trek. But which of the 25 episodes that marked the show’s freshman outing are the favorites of our own crew?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Mike Morrison of Meta Treks to share their three favorite episodes plus honorable mentions. Which episodes got multiple votes? Which are the obvious choices? Which aren’t? And what does Clint Howard have to do with it? Grab a glass of blue ale and find out.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Mike and Jeff: Broken Bow (00:04:30)
Floyd: Strange New World (00:07:53)
Mike and Floyd: Dear Doctor (00:10:22)
Jeff: The Andorian Incident (00:12:55)
Mike: Fallen Hero (00:16:03)
Jeff: Detained (00:17:53)
Floyd: Acquisition (00:19:35)
Mike: Fortunate Son (00:21:41)
Jeff: Cold Front and Shockwave (00:27:05)
Mike: Shuttlepod One (00:28:03)
Floyd: Vox Sola (00:30:06)
Recap (00:30:43)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Mike Morrison

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), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-087.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 11:41am MST

Warp Five 86: Phlox Steals This One

Enterprise Season One: Two Guys Walk Into a Bar.

You’ve probably heard a joke that starts with the line, “Two guys walk into a bar…” But when they visited Risa, Tucker and Reed actually lived this joke! The end of Enterprise's first season finally gave the crew a chance to get some shore leave, but they had to navigate more than a few bumps along the way. These unexpected detours included investigating a shipwreck, getting thrown into an internment camp, and finding themselves in the thick of the Temporal Cold War!

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Tommy Kraft to discuss not only the conclusion to Enterprise Season One, but also for a final update before his Enterprise-era movie, Star Trek Horizon, premieres. The group also discusses the themes in the final seven episodes of the first season as they applaud finally seeing an “alien” alien, explain how Phlox stole an episode, and more. Plus, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country makes a guest appearance that nearly takes over this episode of Warp Five!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Star Trek Horizon Update (00:01:49)
Oasis (00:05:07)
Detained (00:09:18)
Vox Sola (00:13:44)
Desert Crossing (00:18:14)
Two Days and Two Nights (00:22:31)
Shockwave, Part I (00:26:17)
Final Thoughts (00:38:12)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Tommy Kraft

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), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-086.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 7:54am MST

Warp Five 85: To All the Girls He Loved Before (Or At Least Knew)

Enterprise Season One: To Help or Not Help.

While Tucker and Reed tried their best to find out if one bottle is really enough, the latter half of Season One tested Captain Archer with some very difficult decisions. More and more often, we began to see that the human morals and ethics the NX-01 crew brought with them didn't always serve them well as they encountered strange, alien species more frequently.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Mike Morrison of Meta Treks as they discuss the themes of the latter half of Enterprise's freshman season. Listen in as they debate the life-and-death decisions of Captain Archer, try to explain how a rogue planet might have green vegetation, and promote what could be a great two-man play.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Dear Doctor (00:05:59)
Sleeping Dogs (00:13:35)
Shadows of P'Jem (00:17:19)
Rogue Planet (00:19:00)
Shuttlepod One (00:21:29)
Fusion (00:24:17)
Acquisition (00:29:09)
Final Thoughts (00:39:37)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Mike Morrison

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), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-085.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 7:47am MST

Warp Five 83: Space ... The Final Frontier

Enterprise Season One: The Early Missions.

Just how do you create a prequel to a universe as fleshed out as Star Trek? The challenge that faced the writers and producer's of Enterprise was not an easy one. The first season tried to lay the groundwork for Starfleet's very first outing into deep space and to place the Star Trek future must closer to us, to something that we could actually relate to. What worked? What didn't work? Was it the "prequel" that fans were expecting? In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Norman Lao and Will Nguyen are joined by Floyd Dorsey, Mike Morrison, and Jeffrey Harlan for an in-depth look at the very beginning of Enterprise, focusing on the first six episodes of Season One.

Chapters
The First Six Episodes (00:04:08)
Hoshi: A Point-of-View Character (00:11:05)
Strange New World: Solidifying Optimism (00:14:16)
Unexpected: A Bit Inappropriate? (00:16:20)
Terra Nova: Should've Been a Two-Parter? (00:18:42)
Working Out the Design Puzzle (00:23:14)
Does It Work As a Prequel? (00:26:41)
Early Standout Characters (00:33:47)
Early Characters That Needed Time (00:41:46)
Final Thoughts on the First Six (00:51:03)
Passing the Baton (01:01:56)

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Floyd Dorsey, Mike Morrison, and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Editor and Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: wf-083.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 7:57am MST

Warp Five 67: Enterprise Season One Remix

Re-imagining Enterprise Season One.

"What if...", "Missed Opportunities...", "So much potential..." - stop me if these phrases sound familiar when describing Enterprise. When Brannon Braga originally pitched Enterprise to the United Paramount Network - a.k.a. the UPN - his original mission statement was essentially "Star Trek meets The Right Stuff". However the "executive powers that be" saw things differently and the first season of Enterprise never truly established itself as the prequel series that eventually would have become a bonafide source for Star Trek historical canon.

 

Fast forward a bit to Season Two and to one of my favorite episodes of Enterprise - FIRST FLIGHT. In this episode, Brannon Braga was finally able to find the right tone and storytelling format to illustrate his original pitch. If Brannon was given the freedom to execute his vision and introduce what he believed was "true to existing canon" story progression, I believe he would have successfully created a bedrock foundation for answering the most important question about this series...the WHY: Why was this prequel important to the overall cannon and history of Star Trek?

 

Host
Norman C. Lao


Guests
Will Nguyen and Tommy Kraft

 

Editor
Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producers
Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and Welcome to the World of What If (00:01:25)  

Politics, Paxton and Possibilities (00:05:28)  

Characteristically Caring About Characters (00:14:25)  

From Cargo Hauling to Terrorism (00:24:25)  

A Chess Match Across Time Zones (00:36:45)  

Closing and Thanks For Listening! (00:59:43)  

 

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Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Warp Five 62: A Guide for "Baby" Boomers!

A Season One Guide for "Baby" Boomers.

 

Thanks to the ever increasing popularity of Star Trek on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, CBS.com and more - being able to have online access to almost every Star Trek series has become increasingly easier and more convenient over the last decade. In reading many of our fan's comments on The Babel Conference, our dedicated Trek.Fm listener's page on Facebook, more and more fans are now discovering Enterprise for the very first time, or even more importantly - returning to Enterprise after what many believe was the overall demise of Star Trek - series fatigue.

 

In order to help these new fans, or "Baby" Boomers, navigate through the peaks and valleys of Enterprise Season One, Norman C. Lao and his guests in the Decon Chamber have each chosen two different episodes that they feel best represent the very pioneering and exploratory spirit of this series, how this season is relevant to the overall canon of Star Trek and how there is still a remarkable amount of potential that this series has to offer a newcomer OR even perhaps a new Star Trek fan. Let's begin our viewing voyage for 2015!

 

Host

Norman C. Lao

 

Guests

Will Nguyen

Tommy Kraft

 

Editor

John Mills

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

 

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction and Happy New Year! (00:01:11)  

New Fans are Discovering Star Trek in New Ways (00:05:08)  

These aren't the Vulcans You're Looking For (00:06:51)  

Space is Unknown and a Little Scary (00:31:20)  

Laying the groundwork to The Original Series (00:52:00)  

Final Thoughts (01:19:53)  

Hoshi Station: Enterprise Books in the Decon Chamber (01:23:23)  

Closing (01:24:35)  

 

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Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Warp Five 31: A Sequel to Us

TOS Impressions of Seasons 1 and 2.

When announced, the basic premise of Enterprise was a trip back to the 22nd century for a story that would set up The Original Series. In actuality, the first season of Enterprise delivered a weaker than anticipated connection to Kirk's time, and this continued in the second year. This is not a bad thing—it gave the show an identity of its own—but it did leave many long-time Trekkies scratching their head. So how would a died-in-the-wool TOS fan feel about Enterprise after coming into the series with certain expectations.

In this episode of Warp Five, we're joined by Standard Orbit co-host Drew Stewart to hear his take on Enterprise Seasons One and Two from a TOS perspective. How does a Kirk guy feel about Archer? How are the other characters received? What are Drew's favorite episodes and TOS connections from the first two seaons? And how would he have written the rest of the series beyond "Shockwave"? Join us for a trip from the 23rd century to the 22nd, with an unexpected sprinkling of X-Men.

Direct download: wf-031.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

Warp Five 27: Trip Is Not Dead!

Enterprise Season Five.

Like all the modern Star Trek series, Enterprise was firing on all cylinders by Season Four. Under the guidance of Manny Coto, the show was creating a stronger connection to TOS and was planting the seeds of some amazingly rich storylines for the final three seasons. Unfortunately, those seeds were left behind in the soil of cancellation. In this episode of Warp Five, Christopher Jones and Tyler Johnson pick storylines that we wanted to see make up the fifth season of Enterprise and how the seeds planted in Season Four could have sprouted into some of the best Star Trek ever produced.

Direct download: wf-027.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Warp Five 24: The Gauntlet Thrown Down

Season Three.

Few aspects of Enterprise—and perhaps of Star Trek as a whole—have been more controversial than the show’s third season. The 26-episode arc is an outlier in a number of ways. It was the first (and only) time a season-long arc was attempted in Star Trek, and it also focuses on aliens and events with no connection to the rest of the franchise. Some fans love it. Some fans hate it.

In this episode of Warp Five we’re joined by Larry Nemecek to discuss the third season of Enterprise, the pressure from Les Moonves that Berman and Braga were under, the validity of the creative choices made and the roads not taken, and whether or not a more TOS-centric approach might have saved the show from cancellation. We also look at how the third season led creatively into the fourth, the goals of the writing staff—including Manny Coto and David A. Goodman—and we dive into a few of our favorite episodes from Season Three, including “Similitude” and “North Star.”

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Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Warp Five 20: The Dog at the End of It

Season One Highs and Lows.

When Enterprise premiered it was seen as an attempt to breath new life into a franchise that had produced fourteen years of stories set in the same time period. While The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager each had their own unique take on the 24th century, they shared the same Starfleet, the same technology, and the same crowded political landscape. By the time “Endgame” rolled around, there was—to many observers—a sense of fatigue creeping in. So changing the game by going back in time presented an opportunity to really shake Star Trek up. But it was risky, and whether it was a success or failure is the topic of much debate. Where did the writers and the creative team hit a home run? Where did they strike out? In this episode of Warp Five hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh discuss the highs and lows of Enterprise’s first season.

Direct download: wf-020.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

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