Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

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

Every society goes through stages of evolution, often propelled by religion. Such change is not always welcome and is rarely easily accepted. There will always be those who feel they are losing power and try to silence those who bring new knowledge to light. But the change eventually becomes the norm—at least until others with more knowledge begin the cycle again. And this can happen on any world, as we see in fourth season of Enterprise in what has come to be known as The Vulcan Trilogy.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola welcome Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks and NX-01 relief tactical officer Jim Moorhouse to discuss “The Forge,” “Awakening,” and “Kir'Shara.” We explore technological inconsistencies, fan service done right, Shran Solo, and how this three-parter made Star Trek: The Animated Series canon.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
The Forge (00:12:59)
Awakening (00:37:06)
Kir’Shara (00:48:58)
Final Thoughts (01:08:05)
Closing (01:15:01)

Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola

Guests
Jim Moorhouse and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-156.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 4:30am MST

New #WarpFive!
“Oh, Hoshi, I Love You!”
Season One Hoshi Moments
 
The earliest interactions between people are often the most formative - regardless of whether those people exist in real life, or fictional characters. Though first impressions can often be wrong, many people still cling to those initial moments and form judgments of a person or character, even if those judgments are inaccurate due to limited perception and experience. Therefore, if one is to really know another person or character, they must dive below the surface interactions, and find the heart of the matter, so to speak.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola discuss their favorite season one moments of Ensign Hoshi Sato, and give her the love she deserves. They speak of slug conduits, Planet Cancun, Section 31, joy and delight, and how Hoshi is the only person who ever had a good time on Risa.

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Direct download: wf-155.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Detained" Deep Dive.
 
In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 was issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, authorizing the deportation and incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nearly 120,00 people on the West Coast were forced into internment camps further inland under suspicion of spying for the enemy. At least 62% of those incarcerated were United States citizens. These actions were found much later to be based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership" (Civil Liberties Act of 1988) and, decades later, are the focus of many films, documentaries as well as TV shows including Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola take a deep dive into the first season episode "Detained". They discuss racism, a Quantum reunion, exploding walls, and why it's wrong to incarcerate an entire species because of the actions of a few. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25) 
Feedback (00:03:07) 
"Detained" (00:09:12) 
That Was the Fear (00:11:02) 
Dean (00:19:09) 
T'Pol Didn’t Fall For It (00:21:51) 
We Do This For Them (00:24:29) 
Threatening Enterprise (00:27:35) 
The Suliban Change (00:29:09) 
Wouldn't That Make More? (00:37:35) 
Star Trek Future (00:40:43) 
Final Thoughts (00:45:10) 
Closing (00:54:23) 
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola 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) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-154.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 4:51pm MST

Writing the MACOs Into Starfleet.
 
The Military Assault Command Operations became a part of Star Trek: Enterprise in season three. Not a division of Starfleet, they were a United Earth military organization that had trained relentlessly as soldiers, but had little actual battle experience outside of simulations, though their technology and tactics were more advanced.  Rumor has it that after The United Federation of Planets was founded, Starfleet turned towards science and exploration, and the MACOs were likely no longer a good fit for such missions. So what happened to them?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Richard Marquez of Earl Grey in the Season Five Writers' Room to create a story about MACOs integrating into Starfleet. We discuss big kitchens, MACO snack habits, shag wall carpeting, and Romulans. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:02:37) 
Writers' Room (00:05:15) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:34) 
Closing (00:56:24)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Richard Marquez
 
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-153.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season 4 Retrospective Part 2.
 
Genetically enhanced humans have popped up in all forms of science fiction media for almost as long as the genre has existed, and Star Trek is no exception. Our first look at "augments," or genetically engineered humans, came in the original Star Trek series episode "Space Seed", when we meet the unforgettable Khan and learn about the Eugenics Wars of Earth past. Gene Roddenberry based this backstory on events from our own history during World War II, when Hitler began examining selective birthing to create a superior race of humans. The United States was not blameless, with physicians and lawmakers using imperfections in family history or other "unwanted" characteristics to deny rights to many citizens. And so we come to Star Trek: Enterprise's entry in the history, the three episodes known as "The Augment Trilogy", heralding Brent Spiner's return to Star Trek as Soong family predecessor, Arik.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Chris Tribuzio take a look at the season four episodes "Borderland", "Cold Station 12" and "The Augments". We discuss ties to other Star Trek, religious meanings of augment names, big wrestlers and little women, and how a middle-aged man in prison could end up with children. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)
Borderland (00:11:08)
Cold Station 12 (00:33:37)
The Augments (00:48:21)
Final Thoughts (00:57:17)
Closing (01:01:58)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Chris Trebuzio
 
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-152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise.
 
In most stories, mothers are generally represented in a positive light, but what about fathers? In many stories, fathers are presented as stern, authority figures that generally lack displays of emotion. Many characters have strained relations ships with their fathers, and there are frequently cases of estrangement betweent fathers and their children. Standing out from the crowd, Star Trek: Enterprise is rich with examples of positive father representations, from Hoshi Sato's imagined father in Vanishing Point, to the legacy of Henry Archer weaving throughout his son's life, and through the four seasons of the series. These fathers show, each in their own way, that their families are very important to them, even if all we see is their progeny. We also see how their influence has left a positive impact on the characters we love.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise and how they were represented on screen. We also discuss Peppa Pig, advice, raising kids, emotions, and choices. We also take a moment to reflect on our own fathers, and how they have impacted our lives.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:03) 
Mr. Sato (00:06:17) 
Mr. Mayweather (00:14:36) 
Phlox (00:22:31) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker III (00:26:45) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker II (00:36:42) 
Emery Erickson (00:42:26) 
Henry Archer (00:45:47) 
Our Fathers (00:58:40) 
Closing (01:13:04)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, 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-151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am MST

Death on the NX-01. 
  
Fans of Star Trek often debate which Captain is their favorite, which generally leads to the debate of which Captain is "the best." Discussions often include topics such as which Captain was the most diplomatic, disobeyed the Prime Directive the most, which Captain would you like to serve under, and which Captain would you survive the longest under. An image has been going around the internet showing that Archer lost 65% of his crew during the run of the show, so your hosts decided to talk about each death on the show and debunk that image.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the instances of a crew member dying during the run of Star Trek: Enterprise. We talk about the first death, the most deaths, the percentages of deaths, The Aristocats, and acceptable loss percentages.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
Crew Deaths (00:04:55) 
"Anomaly" (00:07:37) 
"Rajiin" (00:13:09) 
"Similitude" (00:16:30) 
"Chosen Realm" (00:22:18) 
Mentioned in "Storm Front, Part II" (00:25:55) 
"Azati Prime" and "The Forgotten" (00:27:49) 
"The Council" (00:36:29) 
"Countdown" (00:39:49) 
"Zero Hour" (00:44:58) 
"Daedalus" (00:51:10) 
"Observer Effect" (00:53:55)
"Terra Prime" (00:56:37) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:58:40) 
Final Tally (01:06:23) 
Final Thoughts (01:08:12) 
Closing (01:13:08) 
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor and Producer)  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-150.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 11:15pm MST

NX-01 Movie Night: Frankenstein.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. We also discuss Robocop 2, brains, hunchbacks, ears, and plot holes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:03:00) 
Welcome, Mike! (00:09:28) 
The B-Plot of "Horizon" (00:09:57) 
History With the Film (00:14:43) 
The Brain Itself (00:19:36) 
The End (00:27:40) 
Plot Hole (00:35:33)   
Moody(00:43:26) 
Fritz (00:49:40) 
Frankenstein (00:56:46) 
Final Thoughts (01:04:04) 
Closing (01:16:35)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Mike Schindler
 
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-149.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Zombies in Pop Culture and "Impluse."
 
The general public has been made aware of zombies with the explosion of these undead beings in pop culture due to television shows such as The Walking Dead and iZombie, as well as films such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Z. However, what the general public knows about zombies is very far from what zombies originally were in Haitian Voodoo, and their original representation in films like White Zombie with Bela Lugosi. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin are joined by author Keith R.A. DeCandido to discuss zombies and the episode "Impulse." We also discuss George Romero, the film White Zombie, Haitian Voodoo, and our favorite metaphors in zombie films.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:30) 
Reviews and Feedback (00:03:04) 
Welcome, Keith! (00:09:35) 
Zombie Lore (00:15:34) 
White Zombie (00:17:47) 
The Romero-verse and Nights of the Living Dead (00:24:24) 
Metaphors (00:34:00) 
"Impulse" (00:41:58) 
Final Thoughts (00:50:50) 
Finding Keith (00:56:34) 
Closing (01:04:23)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Keith R.A. DeCandido
 
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-148.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 12:01am MST