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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Mar 31, 2017

Phyllis Strong Interview.

Phyllis Strong began her work on Star Trek with the seventh season episode of Star Trek: Voyager called "Body and Soul," which she wrote with her writing partner Mike Sussman. After an additional three credits on that show, she was offered the position of Executive Story Editor for first season of the new Star Trek spinoff which would be called Enterprise. During the show's run, she would write or co-write 12 episodes, many of which have become fan favorites including "Damage," "Dead Stop," and "Fusion."

In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Phyllis Strong to discuss her early writing career, beginning with spec scripts for shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The X-Files. We also talk about how she began to write with Mike Sussman, and the path that lead them to working on Enterprise. We also discuss some of her favorite Trek episodes that she wrote, as well as some of the easiest and hardest characters to write for on that show.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22) 
Welcome, Phyllis! (00:2:44) 
Our Favorite Enterprise Episodes (00:08:33) 
Working As a Team (00:18:22) 
Were You a Fan? (00:19:18) 
Executive Story Editor (00:22:52) 
"Civilization" (00:24:00) 
"Fusion" (00:25:25) 
Trek Credits (00:28:27) 
"Dead Stop" (00:29:19) 
"Detained" (00:31:41) 
"Damage" (00:33:08) 
"Shadows of P'Jem" is One of My Favorites (00:35:55) 
Surprising Episodes (00:37:51) 
Easiest/Hardest Character to Write For (00:39:14) 
Current Projects and Finding Phyllis (00:41:03) 
Anything Else? (00:43:21) 
Final Thoughts (00:45:31) 

Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Phyllis Strong


Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)