Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
100: It Was Like Jumping Onto a Moving Train

Manny Coto Interview.

If you had Manny Coto sitting across from you, what would you ask him?  What would you want to talk about with the show runner for Star Trek: Enterprise's Season Four? Would you have questions about Season Five? Would you ask him about his plans for the Romulans? Would you like to know what he thought about "These Are the Voyages?"

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala as they chat with Manny Coto. Join in as they discuss what was going on behind the scenes toward the end of the series, and hear Manny's lively answers to listener questions.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Welcome, Manny! (00:04:28) 
Favorite Show or Film Written (00:09:36) 
"Similitude" (00:11:36) 
Larry Drake, Peter Weller, and Horror Influences (00:12:55) 
Fandom (00:16:12) 
Approach to Enterprise (00:19:13) 
Coming in Mid-Season (00:22:23) 
Co-Executive Vs Executive (00:24:29) 
Given the Keys for Season Four (00:25:37) 
Season Four Direction(00:28:05) 
Novel Writers (00:29:17) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:31:28) 
Planning out a Final Year (00:33:07) 
Difficulties for a Season Long Arc (00:34:58) 
How Enterprise Season Three Help You on 24?(00:37:19) 
The Mirror Universe (00:40:18) 
24 Season 7 (00:41:57) 
Listener Questions (00:45:12) 
Crazy Ideas (00:46:23) 
Admiral Forrest (00:50:09) 
The Other NX Ships (00:51:53) 
Hernandez and Representation (00:53:16) 
Shipping (00:56:11) 
Future Dude? (00:59:16) 
Three Episode Arcs (00:49:51) 
Wrapping Up (01:01:48) 
Final Thoughts (01:05:44) 


Hosts
Floyd Dorsey
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Manny Coto

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-100.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

99: They Had Steak, They Had Salad

The Little Things.

What is that little thing that makes you love Star Trek: Enterprise? That little detail that makes the series speak to you in a way that others may not.  It could be something that makes it stand out compared to the other series, or it could be a nice homage to one of them. It could be subtle, or it could be very obvious.  What are those little things that makes you want to join the crew of the NX-01 again and again? 

In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to list the little things that they love about Enterprise. They also give a lot of shout-outs as they share many of the little things that listeners wrote in. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
One More Than Enterprise (00:02:30) 
The Little Things (00:03:39) 
Final Thoughts (00:34:31) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guest
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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: wf-099.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

98: Nine Million P Resolution

Top Five Enterprise Moments.

If you had to name your top five favorite moments from one season of Enterprise, how difficult of a mission would that be for you? What if we expanded the task to the entire series?  What would be your top five moments from all of Enterprise?  In this episode of Warp Five, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to attempt this almost impossible mission. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Moment One (00:04:18) 
Moment Two (00:07:03) 
Moment Three (00:09:44) 
Moment Four (00:13:02) 
Moment Five (00:15:37) 
Honorable Mentions (00:18:36) 
Recapping the Moments (00:20:18) 

Host
Floyd Dorsey

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala

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-098.mp3
Category:Top Five -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

97: Giving Birth on National Television

If you had a chance to speak to a stealthy, Section 31 agent, what questions would you ask? What would you say if he informed you that he'd also worked undercover in all Star Trek series beginning with _The Next Generation_? Would you be surprised if he also told you he was an author of middle grade and young adult novels?

In this episode of _Warp Five_, host Floyd Dorsey is joined by _Melodic Treks_ host, Brandon-Shea Mutala, to have a chat with Eric Pierpoint. Find out what it was like to try to be a secret agent wearing squeaky pants, how he was able to give birth on national television, starring in _Alien Nation_, and how close he was to commanding _Deep Space Nine_ and the _U.S.S. Voyager_.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25)  
Eric Beams In (00:04:47)  
The Audition Process (00:05:25)  
Alien Nation and George Francisco (00:12:24)  
Make Up and Prosthetics (00:17:27)  
Were you a Star Trek fan? (00:19:34)  
They Like to Keep You in the Dark (00:28:15)  
Section 31 (00:29:13)  
Back to Alien Nation (00:37:22)  
Most Rewarding Acting Experience (00:41:36)  
Six (00:43:46)  
Young Adult Novels (00:45:18)  
Finding Eric and His Books (00:55:19)  
Final Thoughts (01:00:59)  

Host  

Floyd Dorsey  

Guests  

Brandon-Shea Mutala Eric Pierpoint  

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) Yony Robinson (Show Art)

 

 

Direct download: wf-097.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:15pm MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

93: Is He Really a Terran?

Debriefing Jeffrey.

Travis Mayweather was born aboard the ECS Horizon on the Draylax–Vega Colony run, and he grew up on the ship. Would he be considered an Earther? This is just one of the questions we ask as in this episode oF Warp Five as co-host Jeffrey Harlan bids farewell to the NX-01.

In addition to Travis’s origins, we also discuss how a book from Travis’s childhood affected an entire civilization, debate whether “In a Mirror Darkly” is really one of the best Star Trek episodes, and whether “These Are the Voyages” is really the worst. Join us as co-host Floyd Dorsey treats Jeffrey to a Chef’s buffet of topics before sending him off to school in a shuttlepod of his own.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Best and Worst Enterprise and Star Trek (00:04:20)
Feedback (00:13:46)
Jeffrey’s Next Assignment (00:19:54)
Debriefing (00:22:10)
Why Do You Podcast About Star Trek? (00:33:21)
Trekipedia (00:34:52)
Bandwidth Comics and The Protectorate (00:43:30)
Star Trek Online (00:44:47)
Closing, Feedback, and Jeffrey’s Farewell (00:51:26)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and 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-093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am MDT

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 MDT

91: Putting Archer in a Necktie

Warp Five Writer‘s Room 2.

What if Star Trek: Enterprise hadn‘t ended after four seasons? What if season four had finished on a cliffhanger instead of with ”These Are the Voyages”? What if that cliffhanger had shown Captain Jonathan Archer facing the fallout from a crucial decision we thought had been forgotten?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Continuing Mission host Dennis Castello to hear his pitch for an alternate finale to season four, how that finale could have changed the course of the series, and how it would set up a very interesting beginning to season five.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Teaser and Part 1 (00:04:40)
Part 2 (00:13:09)
Horatio Hornblower (00:23:17)
Honor Harrington (00:28:35)
Busting Archer Out (00:31:16)
Side Stories (00:37:03)
Conclusions (00:42:07)
Closing and Feedback (00:46:37)

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-091.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 1:22am MDT