Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (temporal cold war)
Warp Five 72: Back to the Future Guy!

What if Future Guy was a Romulan agent?

The Temporal Cold War was a promising, yet inconsistent storytelling device throughout the four seasons of Enterprise. Despite its many narrative challenges, the Temporal Cold War did provide the series with a few interesting world-building elements, in particular - the agents of the Temporal Accords; pawns of a greater and more far reaching endgame. So we have circled back to the Future Guy, trying to pierce his veil of mystery and that of the faction or agency for which he served. (cough) Tal'Shiar (cough)

During 2009's Star Trek VegasCon, former Enterprise show runners Manny Coto and Brannon Braga stated that Future Guy was trending towards being a Romulan agent because this would have created an opportunity to tie him into the famed Romulan War, instigating certain events in Archer's time. Years later, Braga tweeted in 2012, that Future Guy was supposed to be Archer all along - trying to right his own wrongs when he was Captain of the NX-01! Join us in the Conference Room as we delve deeper into what could have been the catalyst of the Romulan War!

 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guest

Jeff Harlan

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

 

Associate Producer

Floyd Dorsey

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and 1.21 Gigawatts of Coffee (00:01:24)

Back…To The Future Guy! (00:03:14)

Temporal Inconsistencies (00:09:08)

The Romulan Attraction (00:12:05)

Rewriting Rewritten History (00:18:19)

The Section 31 of Section 31 (00:23:53)

The Romulan Conspiracy Theory (00:31:44)

Time Heals All Storytelling Wounds (00:38:45)

The Future Archer Guy? (00:47:58)

A Federation Gone Wrong (00:53:36)

He's a Doctor, Not a Time Lord (01:01:57)

Closing and Thanks For Listening (01:13:30)

 

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Direct download: wf-072.mp3
Category:Temporal Cold War -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Warp Five 50: The Find Your Ancestors App Is Very Popular

The Temporal Observatory.

We've seen some pretty cool gadgets and amazing technology on Star Trek, but few were as incredible as Crewman Daniels's Temporal Observatory. This handheld device was essentially a map to not just the stars but to time itself. With it, one could monitor the activities and movements of temporal agents and watch history itself unfold. It wasn't a passive thing either. With the Temporal Observatory and related technologies you could actually move through time to observe events firsthand. But how did this rarely seen gizmo really work?

In this episode of Warp Five we're joined by Tommy Kraft to explore and speculate as we take the bits that we know about 31st-century temporal technology and try to figure out how it functions, what powers it might have that we didn't see on screen, and why Future Guy wanted it so badly.

 

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Chapters

Pondering the Nature of Time (2:35)

The Temporal Cold War: An Overview (7:28)

The Temporal Observatory (12:46)

Temporal Beacons and Tags (20:48)

The Importance of the Temporal Observatory (27:29)

Final Thoughts (35:47)

Direct download: wf-050.mp3
Category:Temporal Cold War -- posted at: 3:51am MST

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