Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

"Cogenitor".
 
Gender: a word that seems simple at first, and in days past had a limited definition. But as with all language, the meanings of words change with use and context. Dictionary.com defines gender (in relation to life forms, and not grammar) as:
1. either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated by social and cultural roles and behavior:the feminine gender.
2. a similar category of human beings that is outside the male/female binary classification and is based on the individual's personal awareness or identity.
Enterprise's twenty-second episode of season two dives into this construct called gender, and could arguably be the most important episode of the series. At the time of airing, it was considered very forward-thinking; today, it could be considered eerily prescient. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guests Dan Deevy of Gaaays in Spaaace and Barry DeFord of Politreks to tackle the episode "Cogenitor". They discuss friendly encounters, the difference between gender and sex, Andorians mating in fours, imposing human cultural values on another civilizations, necessity bringing about change, and whether they think Archer was right to deny asylum to the cogenitor.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Welcome Dan and Barry! (00:02:23) 
Disclaimer and Points of View (00:03:40) 
Star Trek: Generations (00:06:50) 
First Contact Without Charging Weapons (00:08:40) 
3% (00:12:35) 
A Third Gender (00:18:15) 
Gender is a Social Construct (00:26:30) 
The Needs of the Many... or the One (00:37:08) 
Cultural Values (00:51:15) 
What Would Archer Do? (01:01:45) 
Asylum (01:13:43) 
Final Thoughts (01:20:28) 
Closing (01:34:08)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Dan Deevy and Barry DeFord
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-163.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Desert Crossing." 
  
A few episodes after the events of "Detained" in season one of Star Trek: Enterprise, it comes to light that the story of Archer freeing the Suliban detainees is spreading across the galaxy. And, like a game of "Telephone", elements of the story have been greatly exaggerated, leading some to believe that Archer and the Enterprise are a military power to be reckoned with. Though Captain Archer can't control what stories have been told and retold, he and Commander Tucker end up unwittingly facing the consequences of those tall tales, and very nearly lose their lives in the process.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola, with special guest Russell Skeet, take a deep dive into the twenty-fourth episode of season one, "Desert Crossing".  They discuss Clancy Brown, season continuity, freedom fighters, beer ball, prairie oysters, and who would be a great new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher on Discovery.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:04:12) 
Welcome, Russell! (00:07:39) 
41 Degrees (00:12:38) 
Continuity (00:15:42) 
9/11 (00:19:22) 
Sneaking Away (00:31:21) 
Why Montana? (00:35:47) 
Beer Ball and Tapestries (00:40:22) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:00) 
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Russell Skeet
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-162.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"The Seventh." 
  
Captain Archer has never really trusted the Vulcans because of what he felt was their interference with the Warp 5 project. When his mission as Captain of the NX-01 finally began, the Vulcan high command installed a Vulcan crew member as his science officer. During the first two years of their mission, Archer and T'Pol seemed to have an uneasy working relationship, until T'Pol approached Archer and asked him to join her on a mission to capture a criminal that eluded her on one of her first missions for the high command. When she asked for his help, she explained that she wanted someone she could trust.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala talk about the second season episode "The Seventh." We discuss emotions, placement of the episode, what works and what doesn't, and Trip's B-Plot. We also discuss real world promotions in the military, Disney Princesses, and Italian synonyms for "gusto."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
"The Seventh" (00:11:05) 
Final Thoughts (00:35:00) 
Closing (00:39:39)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin 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-161.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

"Horizon" Commentary.
 
Season two of Enterprise is rife with examples of the characters settling into their places in the story, and of the show becoming more comfortable with what it is and what stories the writers and producers wanted to tell. Acting upon a suggestion of Anthony Montgomery, the actor playing the part of Ensign Travis Mayweather, it was decided that an episode would be focused on Travis’s boomer roots and would feature his family. Thus, the twentieth episode of season two came into being, and though not well thought of by fans or critics after its first airing, it does hold a firm standing as the episode in which the most backstory for Mayweather is given.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and, in his triumphant return, Brandon-Shea Mutala, bring you a commentary for the season two episode, "Horizon." They discuss the sweet spot, overpowering feelings, books in the background, truck cabs, yelling at a flower, kissing Archer on the forehead, and how Paul Mayweather is Patrick’s new best friend.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback and Fan Service (00:03:38) 
Commentary Start (00:13:22) 
Wrapping Up (00:55:24) 
Closing (00:59:34)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola
 
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-160.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Vul-Con 2018 Wrap Up. 
  
Vulcan, Alberta, Canada is a town about an hour southeast of Calgary, and in the ninties, they made the decision to brand their town with Star Trek themes in order to boost tourism. In addition to Star Trek themed murals, street signs, and statues, they host an annual Star Trek convention with celebrities, a parade, and more.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala presents four segments of interviews from the 2018 convention in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada called Vul-Con. In the first, Paul Carreau talks about Klingons and his mission to raise a second starship in the town, this time a Bird of Prey. In the second, Paul and Brandon-Shea are joined by Pat Wisner to discuss the history of the town of Vulcan, Alberta. The third interview is a casual conversation with fans. Finally, we present the interactive meet and greet panel with Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rehkah Sharma.
Qapla'!

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Paul Carreau (00:03:09) 
Paul Carreau and Pat Wisner (00:20:26) 
Fans: Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve (00:37:41) 
Details on the Meet and Greet (00:48:54) 
Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma (00:50:34) 
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Paul Carreau, Pat Wisner, Darius, Carol, Andrew, Jenniveve, Jennifer Gatti, Tucker Smallwood, and Rekha Sharma
 
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-159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm MDT

Season Two Travis Mayweather Moments.
 
The Enterprise NX-01 is known in Starfleet history as the first warp five-capable starship. And for every starship, there must be someone at the helm. The NX-01 was regularly helmed by Travis Mayweather, a young, quietly enthusiastic man who “couldn't call a place home unless it came with a pair of warp nacelles”. Born and raised on the cargo ship ECS Horizon, Travis was groomed to one day become captain of that ship, but instead followed his heart and joined Starfleet, to the apparent chagrin of his father. Though often not given much to do, Ensign Mayweather did have his moments throughout the series, moments often demonstrating just how important it is to have a skilled pilot at the helm.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola bring you their top five Travis Mayweather moments in season two of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss Action Travis, playing games with cows, vaguely worried looks, Travis as a running back, figuring out fan service, and how Mayweather can manually pilot the Enterprise through a minefield and not kill a guy stuck to the outside of the ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:32)
Mayweather Season two (00:06:48)
First Moment (00:08:27)
Second Moment (00:11:25)
Third Moment (00:19:41)
Forth Moment (00:24:56)
Fifth Moment (00:38:10)
Final Thoughts (00:52:45)
Closing (00:57:25)
 
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-158.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 10:03pm MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT