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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

May 7, 2015

The Head-Butting Race.

Tellarites! There was never a race on Star Trek as stubborn, as prideful, abrasive, insulting and literally (and figuratively) pig-headed…and these are their “good” qualities! Arguably one of the more interesting races in Star Trek, the Tellarites have long been a fan favorite presumably for one simple reason: They were one of the four founding members of the Coalition of Planets who–alongside the Humans of Starfleet, the Vulcans and the Andorians–helped shape the future of what would eventually become the United Federation of Planets.


For the Star Trek fan that caught their first glimpse of a Tellarite in the classic Original Series episode "Journey to Babel", curiosity about them has always been consistently high. Since that episode, there have only been a sprinkling of Tellarite sightings, but they never were truly given their respectful due as a race of such historical significance...until Season 4 of Enterprise. So please join me, Will and Tommy as we try to unravel the mystery of the Tellarites as we speculate as to why this pivotal race to the history of the Federation was so entirely underrepresented.


Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen


Tommy Kraft


Matthew Rushing


Associate Producers
Norman C. Lao and Floyd Dorsey


Production Manager
Richard Marquez


Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen



Intro and Bringing Home the Bacon! (00:01:22)

Telling the Tale of Tellarites (00:04:08)

Journeying Back to Babel (00:10:10)

Remastered Prosthetics for TOS? (00:16:41)

Tellarite Sprinkles (00:19:49)

A New Take on Tellarites (00:27:15)

A Truly Historical Moment (00:34:27)

Another Missed Hoshi Opportunity (00:42:50)

Post 22nd Century Sightings (00:48:47)

Tellarite Suppositions (00:54:07)

We Just Needed To See More (01:02:28)


Closing and Thanks For Listening! (01:10:08)


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