Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
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 MDT

Warp Five 84: Kicking in Doors and Stepping on Toes

Enterprise Season One: Making New Friends.

How do you know when you may be in over your head? In Season One, it didn't take long for the NX-01 crew to find themselves exposed to situations and troubles they had never considered. Simple acts like visiting a monastery, exploring a pre-warp society, or simply saying "Hello!" quickly showed the crew that they may not be as prepared for the unknown as they thought.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Norman C. Lao as they cover the themes found in the second quarter of Enterprise's freshman season. Listen in as they talk about what happens when you step in the middle of a centuries-old political argument, finally find an inhabited M-class planet, try to bring some order to the frontier, and find out the guy who brings you your eggs actually knows a whole lot more about you than you thought.

Chapters
Rewatches (00:03:40)
The Andorian Incident (00:06:39)
Silent Enemy (00:16:59)
Civilization (00:23:51)
Fortunate Son (00:33:00)
Cold Front (00:40:47)
Final Thoughts (00:46:28)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Norman C. Lao

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-084.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:54am MDT

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 MDT

Warp Five 82: A Toast to 2015!

Raising a Glass to Celebrate 2015 is Logical!

Welcome to the very last show for 2015! This year has been an amazing journey for all of Team Conference Room and we wanted to dedicate this final show of the year to all of you: Our listeners, our fans and our Patrons. We will be looking back at some of our favorite episodes and highlights from the show, revisiting Hoshi Station to read some listener comments, discussing what we would like to see during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and what we would like to cover in future episodes in 2016. Thank you all for your feedback in The Babel Conference!

Thank you to my co-host Will Nguyen, and guest host Jeffrey Harlan, for being such a fantastic crew. Thanks to my Associate Producers, Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey, for keeping Warp Five at mission readiness through their support on Patreon.com/trekfm. Thank you to Matthew Rushing for his editing work and Richard Marquez for show publication. And last but certainly not least - I cannot thank Christopher Jones enough for trusting me with the Captain’s Chair for Warp Five this year and I hope that we have succeeded in our mission for Trek.fm.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive 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)

Chapters
Welcome Boomers and Fans to Warp Five (00:01:22)
Our Fans Are Worth Five Stars! (00:05:15)
The Year in Review (00:08:53)
Highlights from the Conference Room (00:11:30)
BEYOND 2016 to 2017 (00:30:56)
Hoshi’s Final Frequencies for 2015 (00:43:47)
The Enterprise SuperCast Contest (00:56:34)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:01:23)
See You in 2016! (01:18:23)

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Direct download: wf-082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Recasting ENTERPRISE for the Big Screen!

Mike Morrison, co-host of Meta Treks and Associate Producer for Warp Five, threw down the gauntlet to your intrepid Warp Five team. Inspired by To The Journey episode #103 and Meta Treks episode #3, Mike challenged your beloved Team Conference Room with continuing the amazingly fun and, at times, frustrating challenge of recasting Enterprise for a "J.J. Abrams style" major motion picture reboot. And yes, for all of you Boomers out there, trying to recast our beloved NX-01 main crew and a few secondary characters was truly enlightening.

The Rules of Engagement that were previously established in To The Journey and Meta Treks required us to cast our choices very specifically. We had to find actors, not impressionists, who embodied both the physical and spiritual attributes of their television counterparts. The best example of this is how Karl Urban so brilliantly re-interpreted Dr. McCoy his 2009 and 2013 performances. So please join us in The Conference Room and maybe you will create a list of your very own that you can share with us via e-mail, voicemail or on The Babel Conference. Enjoy!

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive 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)

Chapters
Welcome Boomers and Fans to Warp Five (00:01:24)
And Here Comes a New Challenger (00:04:48)
The Rules of Engagement (00:07:30)
The List Got Sucker Punched (00:17:38)
Boomer or Bust or Brilliant (00:23:34)
Reed…Malcolm Reed (00:29:23)
Interstellar Southern Comfort (00:35:24)
Doctor Who? (00:42:38)
We Do Love Our Secondary Characters! (00:47:45)
Logical Choices All Around (01:07:12)
Taking a Quantum Leap of Casting (01:15:34)
Please Let Us Know About Your List! (01:27:15)

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Direct download: wf-081.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Warp Five 80: The Name is Cole...Amanda Cole

MACO Corporal Amanda Cole.

In Season Three of Enterprise, the crew dynamic of the NX-01 was “enhanced" in a way that we had never seen before on Star Trek. Due to the dire circumstances that developed at the beginning of the Xindi Arc, we were introduced to an entirely new branch of service from the United Earth Government: the MACOs; a specialized military attachment with orders to safeguard the crew and protect the mission. In terms of the series, this infusion of secondary characters gave the audience an entirely new cast of faces and personalities to enjoy and explore! 

In this episode of Warp Five, Team Conference Room continues our research into the MACOs, with an in-depth look at Corporal Amanda Cole, played by actress Noa Tishby. Cole was seen in only a few minutes of the Season Three episode Harbinger, as Trip's new romantic interest and was the catalyst for sparking jealousy in T'Pol; a clear sign of her increasing emotional instability as the mission pressed further into the Delphic Expanse. Please join us as we discuss Amanda Cole's (albeit brief) role on Harbinger and her future potential for the series.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Jeffrey Harlan and Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive 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)

Chapters
Boomers Love Our Secondary Characters (00:01:21)
Our Fully Named MACO Cole-poral (00:04:48)
Getting on T’Pol’s Nerves (00:06:29)
The Yoko Ono MACO? (00:11:43)
More Than Just a Pretty Face (00:18:25)
Hypothetically Interviewing Noa Tishby (00:26:38)
Cole-umbia Possibilities? (00:31:20)
Floyd’s Cole-spiracy Theories (00:35:21)
When In Doubt, Blame Section 31 (00:45:19)
Cole-osing and Thank You for Listening (00:59:56)

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Direct download: wf-080.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Anthony Montgomery Talks Travis and Star Trek.

Travis Mayweather may not have been the first human born in space, but for us he will always be the space "boomer" nearest and dearest to our hearts! Chosen to be the first-watch helmsman of the NX-01, Travis was the most naturally-gifted ensign and logged more deep-space interstellar star hours than any pilot in Starfleet. From his early days on the ECS Horizon, running cargo with his family, to his years of distinguished service aboard the Enterprise, Travis was the personification of enthusiasm and optimism in a future where no "boomer" had gone before.

In this episode of Warp Five, Will Nguyen is joined by none other than the brilliant, multi-talented Anthony Montgomery, the man who brought Travis Mayweather to life. In this very special interview, Anthony gives us a rare tour of his career, shares with us his memories of how he first started acting, why he auditioned for Enterprise, and his fondest memories of the show. Anthony also updates us on what's happening with his graphic novel series Miles Away, shares a few updates on other things that he's currently working on, and talks about his upcoming appearance at the 2050 Daytona Beach con in Florida.

If you’d like to find out more about 2050 Daytona Beach, set for Halloween weekend (Oct 30 - Nov 1), visit http://2050.events.

Chapters
The Beginning of Anthony’s Acting Career (00:01:23)
From the Theater to the Enterprise (00:05:30)
Anthony’s Favorite Travis Performance That Was Cut (00:09:53)
Fondest Memories of Star Trek Enterprise (00:16:40)
Miles Away and Other Current Projects (00:19:17)
2050 Daytona Beach Convention Details (00:33:08)
Closing and Thank You for Listening (00:35:26)

Host
Will Nguyen

Special Guest Star
Anthony Montgomery

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive 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-s2.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:28am MDT

Warp Five 79: Hayes Fever

A Major Pain for Lt. Malcolm Reed...

In Season Three of Enterprise, the crew dynamic of the NX-01 was “enhanced" in a way that we have never seen before on Star Trek. Due to the dire circumstances that developed at the beginning of the Xindi Arc, we were introduced to an entirely new branch of service from the United Earth Government: the MACOs; a specialized military attachment with orders to safeguard the crew and protect the mission. On Warp Five Episode 11, Christopher Jones talked about the concept of the MACOs and how they were folded into the overall Star Trek mythos.

In this episode of Warp Five – Will, Jeff and our associate producers Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey continue our research into the MACOs, with an in-depth look at Major Jeremiah Hayes, played by actor Stephen Culp. Hayes was seen in only five episodes in Season Three as the commanding officer of the MACOs for the mission into the Delphic Expanse. He left and indelible mark as one of the most memorable second-tier characters on Enterprise; akin to the importance of Kellie Waymire’s Crewman Cutler. Please join your Warp Five Crew as we delve deeper into the MACOs' files and learn a great deal more about the valiant Major Hayes!

Host

Will Nguyen

Guests

Jeffrey Harlan, Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

Editor

Matthew Rushing
 
Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones, Matthew Rushing and Charlynn Schmiedt
 
Associate Producers
Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison
 
Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen

Chapters

Welcome to all the New Arrivals (00:01:22)

Uh-Oh…Better Get MACOs (00:04:22)

Cut from the same Military Cloth (00:10:02)

It’s the Final (Hayes) Countdown! (00:18:03)

No Cure for Hayes Fever (00:25:49)

Associate Producers Spotlight (00:34:05)

Closing and Thank You for Listening (00:57:45)

 

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Direct download: wf-079.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Warp Five 78: The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs

Enterprise Season Four a.k.a The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs

Enterprise Season Four on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Seasons One through Three, with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. The special features and bonus materials that were recorded specifically for this Blu-Ray set are, most notably, the best we have seen for any of the collections. The four-part "Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise" and the 90-minute "In Conversation: Writing Star Trek: Enterprise" offer fans a deeper understanding of the bittersweet beginning of the end for Star Trek on television.

"Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise” is however, the absolute MUST SEE special feature; not just for this collection, but for all four Blu-Ray sets. This in-depth documentary is 120 minutes of unbridled and unfiltered retrospectives, chronicling the final season of Enterprise. Join us in the Conference Room with our very special guest Larry Nemecek, as he reminisces about his experiences on-set for the final days of Enterprise and most importantly, the final moments of Star Trek on television and the end of a world-wide cultural phenomenon.

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests

Larry Nemecek and Jeffrey Harlan

Editor

Matthew Rushing

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Christopher Jones, Matthew Rushing and Charlynn Schmiedt

Associate Producers
Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

Chapters

Intro and the Beginning of the End BLUs! (00:01:23)

The Best Enterprise Has Ever Looked (00:05:42)

Four Hours of the BEST Documentary BLUs (00:21:02)

Too Little Manny, Too Late (00:25:34)

Manny’s Magic Bag of Hindsight (00:35:43)

Bringing in the Right Writers (00:46:50)

Learning How to NOT Hate Enterprise (00:53:25)

Larry’s Final Approach (01:01:09)

Only 7 Minutes of Coverage for TATV? (01:10:18)

Truly Bittersweet Memory BLUs (01:13:40)

A Resurgence of Enterprise Fans (01:30:30)

Our Final, Final, FINAL Thoughts (01:34:00)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:46:12)

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Direct download: wf-078.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:47am MDT

Warp Five 77: Singing the Gritty Xindi BLUs

Enterprise Season Three a.k.a The Gritty Xindi BLUs.

Enterprise Season Three on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Seasons One and Two with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. Packed with a wealth of brand-new special features and bonus materials, the two exclusive documentaries that were recorded specifically for this collection are once again worth the price of admission. The 3-part "In a Time of War" and "Temporal Cold War: Declassified" offer fans a deeper understanding of the volatility and uncertainty surrounding Season Three.

 

The 3-part "In a Time of War" is the absolute MUST SEE for this Blu-Ray set. It is a 90 minute eye-opening retrospective of the overarching and darker tonal shift of Enterprise's Xindi Arc as Star Trek returns to relevancy in the post 9/11 climate. Most notably, this documentary heavily features Jolene Blalock in rare and incredibly candid interviews, where she truly opens up to the audience, discussing how getting Enterprise was huge for her, how she (a relative newcomer) was cast, and how she says she grew with show as an actor and as a person.

 

Hosts

Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

 

Guests

Jeffrey Harlan and Larry Nemecek

 

Editor

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Floyd Dorsey and Mike Morrison

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and the Doctor is In! (00:01:23)

Jumping Right Into the Documentary BLUs (00:06:18)

The Spilling of Larry's Brains (00:11:08)

Don't Show Me What Goes Into the Sausage (00:22:42)

Berman and Braga in the Backseat (00:30:57)

Randy to the Rescue (00:36:54)

To Xindi or Not to Xindi? (00:40:15)

Darker Days Ahead (00:47:00)

Norm Stands on a Soapbox (00:52:53)

Respect the Effects (01:01:49)

Patrick Stewart Redux (01:11:58)

Three is the Magic Number (01:20:20)

Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:26:35)

 

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Direct download: wf-077.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:00am MDT