Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
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

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 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

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 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

89: I’m Gonna Fudge It a Little Bit

Reconciling Enterprise Inconsistencies.

Why did the Borg appear on Enterprise? How could the Romulans have cloaking technology in the 22nd century? Did the NX-01 seem more advanced than the 1701? These are just a few of the things that many Star Trek fans cite as continuity problems surrounding the missions of Captain Archer and his crew. Could there be simple explanations that make it all fit together?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Star Trek Horizon creator Tommy Kraft to explore in-universe explanations that might just make Star Trek's prequel series a bit more palatable.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Mission Briefing (00:03:21)
The NX-01 (00:06:04)
Phase Pistols and Photonic Torpedoes (00:15:54)
The First Vulcan (00:23:08)
Romulan Cloaks (00:29:59)
Klingon First Contact (00:38:46)
The Borg (00:45:26)
Final Thoughts (00:51:46)

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-089.mp3
Category:Canon -- posted at: 9:48pm MST

88: Daleks and Tholians, Oh My!

Enterprise/Doctor Who Crossover.

What if Star Trek and Doctor Who had a crossover TV event? What would that look like? Who would we see? What channel would carry it? Surprisingly, this was actually an idea that Russell T. Davies, former show runner of the British series Doctor Who, mentioned in a 2009 interview.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Jeff Harlan and Floyd Dorsey are joined by Daniel Proulx and Phillip Gilfus of Earl Grey to tackle the combination of Enterprise and Doctor Who. We discuss what it might look like if Archer met the Doctor, what we would like to see, and create a three-episode arc on the fly for good measure!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Enter the TARDIS (00:04:21)
Cold Open (00:13:20)
Act I and The Companion (00:17:40)
The Enterprise’s Mission (00:25:48)
Casting Omega (00:29:42)
Archer and The Doctor at a Crossroads (00:32:07)
The Ending (00:39:52)
K-9/Porthos and Final Thoughts (00:46:06)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guests
Phillip Gilfus and Daniel Proulx

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-088.mp3
Category:Crossovers -- posted at: 6:32am MST

Warp Five Subspace Postcards 3: Star Trek So Good It Melts in Your Ears

Listener Feedback Show.

Team Conference Room is back with a Warp Five completely dedicated to the listeners! Typically, Warp Five episodes feature discussion, analysis, and dissection of the finer details of the terrific Star Trek: Enterprise series; and these discussions then generate great feedback and comments from listeners. We love interacting with our audience, and we can't say enough about how much we appreciate you all!

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan react to your reactions, analyze some well-thought-out topic suggestions, and read some new reviews. Find out if your review or comment is discussed in this round of Subspace Postcards, and please continue to send us your feedback. We always love to hear from our terrific listeners!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Subspace Postcards (00:04:34)
Show Topic: Development of Alien Societies (00:14:33)
Show Topic: Vulcans (00:19:35)
Show Topic: Most-Debated Episodes (00:21:24)
Show Topic: The Pegasus and These Are the Voyages (00:25:19)
Reviews (00:27:54)
Closing (00:34:04)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

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-ssp-003.mp3
Category:Subspace Postcards -- posted at: 8:28pm 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