Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Northeast Trek Con Panel. 
  
In this episode of Warp Five, we present the Podcasting 101 Panel from the Northeast Trek con. Ken Tripp moderates Brandon-Shea Mutala, Bill Smith and Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks podcast, and Sue Kisenwether of Women at Warp.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
Podcasting 101 Panel (00:03:35) 
 
Host
Ken Tripp
 
Guests
Sue Kisenwether, Dan Davidson, Bill Smith, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-172.mp3
Category:Convention Panel -- posted at: 2:48am MST

Looking Back.
 
After Floyd Dorsey's much lamented retirement from Warp Five, remaining host Brandon-Shea Mutala cast his net to capture another co-host, catching not one, but two, in the process. Forty-one episodes and close to a year later (or ten years in podcasting measurement), for better or worse, in sickness and in health, they are still teaming up to discuss all things Star Trek: Enterprise. As 2018 winds down, the hosts gather 'round the microphones to look back on what they've done in their time on the podcast.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola recap their nine months of podcasting together. They discuss fear of falling, Brandi's nightmare Melodic Treks episode, Storm Fart, getting back into movie episodes, favorite podcast titles, Enterprise dads, great guests, falling asleep during movies, what short shrift actually means, and where they want to go from here.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:57) 
Looking Back (00:07:56) 
Looking Forward (00:32:58) 
Closing (00:44:30)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite Part 2.
 
Though Rick Berman described the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise as a "valentine to the fans", many viewers didn't see it as such. To this day, few fans of the series feel that it was a fitting end to the series, and most think the cast deserved better than appearing only as holograms. But was there anything salvageable in the episode? Could it be, for lack of a better word, fixed?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks, in an attempt to finish their rewrite for "These Are the Voyages...". They discuss Spock on the "D," the Battle of Bajor, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and weather or not this is the greatest episode of Star Trek ever!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Recap (00:04:09) 
The Re-Write (00:06:45) 
The Episode (00:26:50) 
Final Thoughts (00:31:35) 
Closing (00:39:48)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Bruce Gibson
 
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-170.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite.
 
Though Rick Berman described the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise as a "valentine to the fans", many viewers didn't see it as such. To this day, few fans of the series feel that it was a fitting end to the series, and most think the cast deserved better than appearing only as holograms. But was there anything salvageable in the episode? Could it be, for lack of a better word, fixed?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks, attempt to rewrite "These Are the Voyages...". They discuss losing the holodeck angle, prolonging the Romulan War, opposite Future Guy, the other Star Trek captains, and the Guardian of Forever.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:03:38) 
The Re-Write (00:13:30) 
To Be Continued... (00:53:00) 
Closing (00:55:07)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Bruce Gibson
 
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-169.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Alternate Crew. 
  
When the NX-01 Enterprise was completed, Starfleet knew that the first warp five-capable ship needed a crew who were at the top of their respective fields. This new class of starship would be traveling to places previously unseen by human eyes, and developing new relationships (and, sometimes, rivalries) with new species. The crew had to be not only extremely capable, but also adaptable, as they literally did not know what they would find beyond the boundaries of the Sol system. And so, a question came to mind - would any crew members from other Star Trek series fit into these same positions on the NX-01?


In this episode of Warp Five hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola reveal their other series picks for the NX-01 bridge crew. They discuss death glares, Captain Lorca's tribble, fitting in with season three, Voyagerprise, THE WOMEN!, engineering vs. science, and how with a different captain, movie night might turn into karaoke night.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:37) 
Concept (00:05:04) 
Helmsman (00:07:58) 
Doctor (00:10:48) 
Comms (00:15:30) 
Security (00:19:07) 
Engineer (00:22:20) 
First Officer (00:24:50) 
Science Officer (00:29:22) 
Captain (00:33:27) 
Recap (00:41:17) 
Listener Emails (00:43:45) 
Closing (00:49:55)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-168.mp3
Category:Crossovers -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Writers' Room.
  
Most Star Trek: Enterprise fans agree that the "Vulcan Trilogy" in season four is one of the best stories of the season, if not the series. There are, however, loose ends that some would like to have seen tied off. Did V'Las ever face a trial for his actions? Or did he escape to Romulus before judgment could be made and punishment carried out? 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola write a season five episode addressing the fate of the deposed Vulcan High Council Leader V'Las. They discuss secret missions, undercover agents, Chaltok 4, the return of the Romulan drone, Chekov's Klingons, and how Shran determines that good torture was wasted on the wrong Vulcan.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:27) 
Writers Room (00:12:03) 
The Rundown (00:50:45) 
Closing (01:02:44)
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-167.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Shockwave, Part II" Commentary.
 
After nearly four months of waiting. the season two premiere of Enterprise finally answered the burning questions of the cliffhanger season one finale, except for disclosing the identity of the future man from whom Silik has been receiving instructions. Though perhaps not as well-received as "Shockwave", part two does reach a satisfying conclusion to what happens to Archer, whether the crew of the NX-01 can make their rendezvous with the Vulcan ship before they are destroyed, and the fate of the Starfleet's program of exploration.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola present their commentary of "Shockwave, Part II". They discuss "Time Enough at Last", Random Guy, slashfic for everything, torture by Justin Bieber, whether Brandi drinks blood, Fremen Daniels, turning Soval into a four-letter word, and how Jim Moorhouse should be every Enterprise extra ever.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welsome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Commentary Start (00:05:10)   
Closing (00:50:16)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-166.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Shockwave" Commentary.
 
Season One of Enterprise ended in a way no other Trek series had previously done in its first season - with a cliffhanger. In January, 2002, Rick Berman himself teased that season one's finale would "most likely" end with said cliffhanger. Many fans include "Shockwave" as part of their "essential Enterprise", as more than one running story converge in part one of this two-part episode.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola offer their commentary on "Shockwave". They discuss matriarchal societies, Dominic Keating's best scene ever, Skullcandy earbuds, bread pudding, defeated Archer, Star Trek: Technobabble, loving Silik, Galaxy Quest Daniels, and how the possibility of time travel cannot be proven or disproven.

*Please note that Brandon's recording has some small glitches.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:04:12) 
Commentary Start (00:17:07) 
Closing (01:05:19)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-165.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Ask Me Anything.
 
Here at Warp Five, we hosts frequently give our opinions on whatever topic we may be discussing. Listening to a podcast, however, is ultimately one-sided, which is why we have created the Babel Conference, a Facebook group where our listeners can discuss our episodes with us and with each other. Sometimes, though, we wonder what burning questions listeners may have that are never addressed within our podcast topics, and thus, we decided to present an entire episode of "Ask Me Anything".


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola dive into questions from the members of Trek FM's listeners' group on Facebook, The Babel Conference. We discuss temporal cold war references, remastering Klingons, Coombs vs Combs, Spock being sexist, FOMO, Pocahontas, and whether Trip was justified in making T'Pol sweat. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:08) 
AMA (00:08:10) 
The Picard Show (00:09:10) 
Remastered Kingons (00:12:02) 
Podcasting (00:15:10) 
Desert Island Episode (00:22:06) 
Future Man (00:26:04) 
Decon Chamber of Triaxian Silk (00:26:16) 
Trekkie Feminist on "Horizon" (00:27:37) 
Pocahontas and Making T'Pol Sweat (00:37:53) 
Closing (00:58:01)
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-164.mp3
Category:Ask Me Anything -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"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 MST

"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 MST

"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 MST

"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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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.

Stream below or listen/subscribe via:
http://itunes.com/trekfm
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Direct download: wf-155.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"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 MST

Writing the MACOs Into Starfleet.
 
The Military Assault Command Operations became a part of Star Trek: Enterprise in season three. Not a division of Starfleet, they were a United Earth military organization that had trained relentlessly as soldiers, but had little actual battle experience outside of simulations, though their technology and tactics were more advanced.  Rumor has it that after The United Federation of Planets was founded, Starfleet turned towards science and exploration, and the MACOs were likely no longer a good fit for such missions. So what happened to them?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Richard Marquez of Earl Grey in the Season Five Writers' Room to create a story about MACOs integrating into Starfleet. We discuss big kitchens, MACO snack habits, shag wall carpeting, and Romulans. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:02:37) 
Writers' Room (00:05:15) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:34) 
Closing (00:56:24)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Richard Marquez
 
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-153.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season 4 Retrospective Part 2.
 
Genetically enhanced humans have popped up in all forms of science fiction media for almost as long as the genre has existed, and Star Trek is no exception. Our first look at "augments," or genetically engineered humans, came in the original Star Trek series episode "Space Seed", when we meet the unforgettable Khan and learn about the Eugenics Wars of Earth past. Gene Roddenberry based this backstory on events from our own history during World War II, when Hitler began examining selective birthing to create a superior race of humans. The United States was not blameless, with physicians and lawmakers using imperfections in family history or other "unwanted" characteristics to deny rights to many citizens. And so we come to Star Trek: Enterprise's entry in the history, the three episodes known as "The Augment Trilogy", heralding Brent Spiner's return to Star Trek as Soong family predecessor, Arik.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and special guest Chris Tribuzio take a look at the season four episodes "Borderland", "Cold Station 12" and "The Augments". We discuss ties to other Star Trek, religious meanings of augment names, big wrestlers and little women, and how a middle-aged man in prison could end up with children. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)
Borderland (00:11:08)
Cold Station 12 (00:33:37)
The Augments (00:48:21)
Final Thoughts (00:57:17)
Closing (01:01:58)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Chris Trebuzio
 
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-152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise.
 
In most stories, mothers are generally represented in a positive light, but what about fathers? In many stories, fathers are presented as stern, authority figures that generally lack displays of emotion. Many characters have strained relations ships with their fathers, and there are frequently cases of estrangement betweent fathers and their children. Standing out from the crowd, Star Trek: Enterprise is rich with examples of positive father representations, from Hoshi Sato's imagined father in Vanishing Point, to the legacy of Henry Archer weaving throughout his son's life, and through the four seasons of the series. These fathers show, each in their own way, that their families are very important to them, even if all we see is their progeny. We also see how their influence has left a positive impact on the characters we love.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise and how they were represented on screen. We also discuss Peppa Pig, advice, raising kids, emotions, and choices. We also take a moment to reflect on our own fathers, and how they have impacted our lives.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:03:03) 
Mr. Sato (00:06:17) 
Mr. Mayweather (00:14:36) 
Phlox (00:22:31) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker III (00:26:45) 
Charles 'Trip' Tucker II (00:36:42) 
Emery Erickson (00:42:26) 
Henry Archer (00:45:47) 
Our Fathers (00:58:40) 
Closing (01:13:04)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, 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-151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am MST

Death on the NX-01. 
  
Fans of Star Trek often debate which Captain is their favorite, which generally leads to the debate of which Captain is "the best." Discussions often include topics such as which Captain was the most diplomatic, disobeyed the Prime Directive the most, which Captain would you like to serve under, and which Captain would you survive the longest under. An image has been going around the internet showing that Archer lost 65% of his crew during the run of the show, so your hosts decided to talk about each death on the show and debunk that image.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss the instances of a crew member dying during the run of Star Trek: Enterprise. We talk about the first death, the most deaths, the percentages of deaths, The Aristocats, and acceptable loss percentages.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:02:55) 
Crew Deaths (00:04:55) 
"Anomaly" (00:07:37) 
"Rajiin" (00:13:09) 
"Similitude" (00:16:30) 
"Chosen Realm" (00:22:18) 
Mentioned in "Storm Front, Part II" (00:25:55) 
"Azati Prime" and "The Forgotten" (00:27:49) 
"The Council" (00:36:29) 
"Countdown" (00:39:49) 
"Zero Hour" (00:44:58) 
"Daedalus" (00:51:10) 
"Observer Effect" (00:53:55)
"Terra Prime" (00:56:37) 
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:58:40) 
Final Tally (01:06:23) 
Final Thoughts (01:08:12) 
Closing (01:13:08) 
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Patrick Devlin (Editor and Producer)  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-150.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 11:15pm MST

NX-01 Movie Night: Frankenstein.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. We also discuss Robocop 2, brains, hunchbacks, ears, and plot holes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:03:00) 
Welcome, Mike! (00:09:28) 
The B-Plot of "Horizon" (00:09:57) 
History With the Film (00:14:43) 
The Brain Itself (00:19:36) 
The End (00:27:40) 
Plot Hole (00:35:33)   
Moody(00:43:26) 
Fritz (00:49:40) 
Frankenstein (00:56:46) 
Final Thoughts (01:04:04) 
Closing (01:16:35)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Mike Schindler
 
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-149.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Zombies in Pop Culture and "Impluse."
 
The general public has been made aware of zombies with the explosion of these undead beings in pop culture due to television shows such as The Walking Dead and iZombie, as well as films such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Z. However, what the general public knows about zombies is very far from what zombies originally were in Haitian Voodoo, and their original representation in films like White Zombie with Bela Lugosi. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin are joined by author Keith R.A. DeCandido to discuss zombies and the episode "Impulse." We also discuss George Romero, the film White Zombie, Haitian Voodoo, and our favorite metaphors in zombie films.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:30) 
Reviews and Feedback (00:03:04) 
Welcome, Keith! (00:09:35) 
Zombie Lore (00:15:34) 
White Zombie (00:17:47) 
The Romero-verse and Nights of the Living Dead (00:24:24) 
Metaphors (00:34:00) 
"Impulse" (00:41:58) 
Final Thoughts (00:50:50) 
Finding Keith (00:56:34) 
Closing (01:04:23)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Keith R.A. DeCandido
 
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-148.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Extinction" Commentary.

Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise has some of the best episodes in the show's entire run. However, early in the season, while trying to follow up on leads as to the location of the Xindi home world, our intrepid crew arrives at an empty planet with a burned corpse near a broken shuttle. Though the episode was directed by Star Trek veteran LeVar Burton, sometimes even the most talented directors don't have the best material to work with.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala bring you a watch-along commentary for the third season episode, "Extinction." We discuss how Vulcans seem to be immune to everything, sassy teenage girls, eggs full of worms, and we even find some positive things to say. We also accidentally invent a new hand sign for all the Vulcan bros out there. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:48) 
Commentary Start (00:11:52)   
Final Thoughts (00:54:37) 
Closing (00:58:55)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Short Description
"Extinction" Commentary. We bring you a watch-along commentary for the third season episode, "Extinction." We discuss how Vulcans seem to be immune to everything, sassy teenage girls, eggs full of worms, and we even find some positive things to say. We also accidentally invent a new hand sign for all the Vulcan bros out there.

Direct download: wf-147.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:01am MST

NX-01 Movie Night: Kung Fu.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss.  


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola talk about the pilot to the television series Kung Fu starring Keith Carradine, as well as the first season episode "The Tide." The crew of the NX-01 watched this while cooped up in the warp nacelles during the events of "The Catwalk." We also talk about Klingon families, instant drink mixes, and Canadian winters.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:44) 
Kung Fu (00:07:22) 
"Pilot" (00:12:45) 
"The Tide" (00:42:58) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:18) 
Closing (00:59:28)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-146.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season 4 With Larry Nemecek.
 
One of the biggest regrets of the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise was that it happened right at a time when digital cameras were making their way into the main stream. Behind the scenes photos were limited to Polaroid photos and how many pictures a roll of film could hold. Had it lasted a few more seasons, we would have had the most documented behind the scenes photos of any Trek series to date. However, we have the next best thing. Larry Nemecek has made a career investigating documents and conducting interviews with the people that have made the episodes we love. So, what does Larry know about the final, and fan favorite season of Enterprise?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek to discuss the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss  the arcs, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the cancellation, and appearing in the final episode. We also talk about Larry's first impressions on the show's format, what Larry did on set, and his favorite arc in the season.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:27) 
Feedback (00:02:10) 
Welcome, Larry! (00:09:25) 
First Impressions (00:11:52) 
What Were You Doing? (00:20:26) 
Arcs (00:23:14) 
Favorite Arc (00:32:50) 
J&G R-S (00:43:58) 
Cancelled (00:46:45) 
A Better Way (00:59:52) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:09) 
Closing (01:12:03)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Larry Nemecek
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-145.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Comparing "Judgement" and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. 
 
There are many episodes of Star Trek that have a sense of familiarity. With well over 700 episodes an films, its understandable when a writer comes up with a story that is similar to one we have seen before. However, when a writer tells a story that is meant to be an homage to a previous tale, will fans consider it to be a case of too much fan service?


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Zach Moore of Standard Orbit to compare and contrast the Enterprise episode "Judgement" with the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. We also discuss the pronunciations of "Combs," Martok, Duras, and leisurely escapes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Welcome, Zach! (00:02:22) 
Comparing (00:03:02) 
Dog and Pony Show (00:08:36) 
Duras (00:11:12) 
Differences (00:18:00) 
The Verdict (00:24:35) 
Pronunciation (00:29:40) 
Fan Service (00:31:37) 
Walking Out the Front Door (00:35:36) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:26) 
Closing (00:50:50)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Zach Moore
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-144.mp3
Category:Movie Comparison -- posted at: 12:01am MST

A Conversation With Dave Rossi.
 
Life often takes people down unexpected avenues. Case in point: Dave Rossi. He never intended to end up in Hollywood, working on his most favorite franchise, on the series with which he grew up. Not only did he spearhead the remastering of TOS, but worked for fourteen years straight on every incarnation of Star Trek from The Next Generation to Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola speak with Mr. Rossi on his Star Trek work and beyond. They discuss teaching Star Trek to neighborhood kids, favorite projects, continuity problems in Enterprise, and Dave's love of Superman. Brandon-Shea may finally find someone else who appreciates his second-favorite Star Trek episode, and perhaps they'll all swing by Deneb IV on their way to the Delphic Expanse to pick up The Backstreet Boys.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Welcome, Dave! (00:04:17) 
TOS Remastered (00:09:23) 
Roles on TNG and Enterprise (00:27:40) 
When Were You Hired? (00:28:54) 
Mood of Season One (0:29:50) 
Favourite Project (00:37:50) 
Prequel (00:40:00) 
Discovery (00:45:18) 
Favourite Episode of Enterprise (00:47:31) 
Superman and Krypton (00:53:48) 
Current Projects (01:06:16) 
Underrated Superman Comics (01:08:28) 
Finding Dave (01:12:42) 
Closing (01:15:33)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Dave Rossi
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-143.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Vulcans and the Path to Discovery. 
 
Vulcans have been a part of Star Trek since the first episode of the original series. Viewers spent decades with this race, feeling that they understood what Vulcans represent, and how they behave. Then Star Trek: Enterprise came along and showed us a different side of the Vulcans - a side which is also represented in Star Trek: Discovery.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Nicolas Anastassiou. They discuss the similarities of the Vulcans in Enterprise and Discovery, ponder first impressions and perceptions versus fact, ruminate on whether Vulcans are without emotion, and determine if a future episode of the podcast will be The Search for Patrick.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
iTunes Review (00:02:36) 
Welcome, Nic! (00:14:58) 
Our Perception of the Vulcans (00:21:20) 
Tuvok (00:31:39) 
What it Meant to be a Vulcan (00:35:55) 
Held to a Higher Standard (00:42:44) 
More Enlightened Vulcans (00:52:20) 
Interacting With Humans (00:58:04) 
The Higher Ups (01:04:00) 
Final Thoughts (01:11:21)
Closing (01:20:55)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Nic Anistassiou
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-142.mp3
Category:Vulcans -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Warp Five Role Playing Game.
 
While all Star Trek series have focused on a main set of characters, every once in a while an episode would come along and show the viewers the lower decks of the ship, and what some of the less important crew members would be doing. Enterprise never got the chance to do this, until now... 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dave Jackola of The Dark Corner Podcast for an RPG adventure set in the second season of Enterprise. Your hosts get to navigate the ship, evade energy beams, and use their tricorders to scan key lime pie.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:52) 
Welcome, Dave! (00:06:42) 
Welcome, Brandon! (00:16:40) 
Game Start (00:17:55) 
Thanks, Dave! (01:04:00) 
Closing (01:11:51)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Dave 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-141.mp3
Category:RPG -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Four Retrospective Part 1.
 
Season four of Star Trek: Enterprise began with the resolution to the cliffhanger of aliens in Nazi uniforms that we saw in the final shot of "Zero Hour." How would the writers and producers resolve that plot thread, and how would the format of the show change now that the Xindi arc was completed? We begin a seven part series taking a look at the fourth season of the show by examining the stories and homages to TOS, which gave Enterprise the feel of the prequel that it was intended to be.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks Podcast to talk about the first part in our season four retrospective. We talk about the episodes "Storm Front," "Storm Front, Part II," and "Home." We also discuss Nazis, dinosaurs, Edith Keeler, and "shipping."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32) 
"Storm Front" (00:05:25) 
"Storm Front, Part II" (00:20:23) 
"Home" (00:32:18) 
Final Thoughts (00:48:50) 
Closing (00:56:25)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Dan Davidson
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-140.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Essential Enterprise Season 2. 
  
In every season of every Star Trek show, there are some episodes that stand out more than others — but which ones are essential to their respective shows as a whole? We continue our four-part series where we look at each episode of each season and determine if they are essential to the overall narrative of the show.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin analyze the second season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:19) 
"Shockwave, Part II" (00:06:25) 
"Carbon Creek" (00:08:50) 
"Minefield" (00:11:09) 
"Dead Stop" (00:14:31) 
"A Night in Sickbay" (00:18:00) 
"Marauders" (00:22:25) 
"The Seventh" (00:25:30) 
"The Communicator" (00:27:00) 
"Singularity" (00:28:59) 
"Vanishing Point" (00:31:00) 
"Precious Cargo" (00:32:03) 
"The Catwalk" (00:33:15) 
"Dawn" (00:36:29) 
"Stigma" (00:38:20) 
"Cease Fire" (00:41:26) 
"Future Tense" (00:43:20) 
"Canamar" (00:45:14) 
"The Crossing" (00:46:53) 
"Judgement" (00:49:03) 
"Horizon" (00:50:29) 
"The Breach" (00:53:06) 
"Cogenitor" (00:55:28) 
"Regeneration" (01:01:26) 
"First Flight"  (01:03:26) 
"Bounty" (01:05:48) 
"The Expanse"  (01:07:48) 
Final Thoughts (01:08:56) 
Closing (01:14:41)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-139.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

NX-01 Movie Night: The Day the Earth Stood Still.
 
Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala,  Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. We also talk about Hawaii, Jesus, friendship, and the films of John Carpenter.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"The Catwalk" (00:03:20) 
Have You Seen It Before? (00:03:56) 
The Outsider (00:08:09) 
His Name Was "Carpenter" (00:10:00) 
The Woman and the Little Boy (00:18:49) 
Gort is a Giant Jerk (00:21:20) 
Mistrust leads to Miscommunication (00:23:06) 
The Remake (00:31:55) 
The Demonstration (00:33:25) 
Its not Going to Change Anything (00:35:23) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:03) 
Closing (00:51:43)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guest
Mike Schindler
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-138.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Warp Five 137: The H.M.S. Enter^3
 
Writing the Borg Queen's Origin Story.
 
Star Trek: First Contact introduced a new and unique villain to the Star Trek universe when Alice Krige appeared as the Borg Queen. Some loved her as a villain, some didn't, but no one can deny that she left her mark on the franchise. Even Season 2 of Enterprise had an episode with the Borg, using events from Star Trek: First Contact as a launch point. Previously published novels have tried to address the beginning of the Borg, and other podcasts on the Trek FM network have written their own origin stories. Now it is time for Warp Five to pick up a pen and tell the tale.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala write an origin story for the Borg Queen using "Regeneration" as a launching point, and trying to stuff in as many Borg references from other Star Trek episodes as possible. We also discuss the difficulties of speaking English, word pronunciation, and paradoxes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:30) 
Feedback (00:05:35) 
Writing the Episode (00:06:45) 
Closing (00:45:57)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Evolution and The Xindi.
 
The Drake equation is a formula devised by scientists that is full of variables, and if you knew the value of each variable, you would be able to calculate how many civilizations are currently in the galaxy. However, evolution can take different paths, and what happens when evolution leads to multiple sentient species developing on a single planet? Enterprise proposes the idea of six sentient species evolving on one planet with the Xindi. However, could this actually occur? 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by Michael Wong and Emily Cutts, co-hosts of the Strange New Worlds podcast to discuss evolution and the Xindi. We also discuss intelligence, the Drake equation, and bananas.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Feedback (00:02:43) 
Welcome, Michael and Elise (00:07:12) 
The Xindi (00:10:30) 
How Evolution Works (00:12:54)
A Pressure to Develop Intelligence (00:20:57) 
The Drake Equation (00:26:43) 
The Evolution of Consciousness (00:30:09) 
Speculation on the Xindi Homeworld (00:48:30) 
Final Thoughts (01:00:05) 
Closing (01:06:54)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Brandi Jackola
 
Guests
Michael Wong and Elise Cutts
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-136.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Joelle Bekhazi Interview. 
  
Captain Archer sometimes feels like the most blue collar Captain, drinking beer and watching sports. In the episode "Vox Sola," we learn about his love for water polo, which is a sport that doesn't seem to be highlighted in the spotlight as often as other sports. 

Joelle Bekhazi was named to the junior national team at age 16, going on to compete at the 2005 and 2007 World Junior Championships. After moving up to the senior ranks, she helped Canada win silver at the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games. Bekhazi was part of two major medal-winning teams in 2009 as Canada captured a first-ever silver in the FINA Water Polo World League followed by silver at the FINA World Championships. Among her individual accomplishments are being named to the All-Star Team at the 2010 FINA World Cup and earning MVP honours at the 2013 UANA World Championship Qualification Tournament. Bekhazi played collegiately at the University of Southern California. In her first year in 2009, the Trojans lost in the NCAA final but a year later they brought home the victory, making Bekhazi the first Canadian to ever be a part of an NCAA champion water polo team. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin speak with Joelle Bekhazi who is a member of the Women's Canadian National Water Polo team. We discuss the training involved, where she has traveled, and the most challenging game that she played.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:56) 
Welcome, Joelle! (00:04:27) 
Final Thoughts (00:25:45) 
Closing (00:29:23)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, And Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Joelle Bekhazi
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-135.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Porthos.
 
The producers of Enterprise tried to make the new series stand on its own, and came up with interesting characters and plot points to set it apart from the series' that came before. One way that Enterpsie stood out was the cute and cuddly loyal friend of Captain Archer - Porthos the dog.  Brannon Braga and Rick Berman had always wanted to have a dog as a character that appeared regularly. However, they had been extremely worried that there could be a backlash against their decision to finally include a dog in a Star Trek series. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Patrick Devlin discuss the loving and loyal friend to Captain Archer - Porthos, his dog. We also discuss the real dogs that played Porthos, pets on the ship, the episodes he was in, and favorite appearances.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:28) 
1 of 4 Puppies (00:04:18) 
Should a Dog be on a Starship? (00:07:42) 
Played by More Than One Dog (00:09:02)
Episodes With Porthos (00:12:25)
The Other Porthos (00:14:53)
Worried About Backlash (00:20:48)
Prop Dogs? (00:24:39)
1 of 4 Characters (00:27:02)
Novelization and Comics (00:28:39)
More About the Prized Beagle (00:30:56)
Porthos Interview (00:31:31)
Deleted Scenes (00:32:50)
Favorite Episodes (00:33:31)
Final Thoughts (00:38:21)
Listener Comments (00:40:33)
Closing (00:42:47)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, Brandon-Shea Mutala, 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: WF-134.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 6.
   
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola, Patrick Devlin, and Brandon-Shea Mutala finish their season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "E2," "The Council," "Countdown," and "Zero Hour." We also discuss Nazi's, mice, and series ending episodes.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"E2" (00:04:14) 
"The Council" (00:18:16) 
"Countdown" (00:33:37) 
"Zero Hour" (00:46:37) 
Final Thoughts (01:09:11) 
Closing (01:13:03)
 
Hosts
Brandi Jackola, 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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-133.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 3:10am MST

"First Flight," The Right Stuff, and NASA.
 
It takes a special kind of person to strap themselves to a large explosive device in the name of science and exploration, but that is exactly what the early test pilots for NASA's space program did during the space race of the late fifties and early sixties. Inspiring generations of would be astronomers, the story of these pilots would be told in the Academy Award winning film from 1983 called The Right Stuff. 


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by NASA employee Tim Robertson to discuss the influence that space exploration has had on Star Trek and its fans. We compare the film The Right Stuff to the second season episode "First Flight." We also discuss test pilots, astronaut training, "Gus" Grissom, and the Happy Bottom Riding Club.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"First Flight" Recap (00:03:17) 
Thoughts on the Episode and Film (00:05:58) 
Tim's History With NASA (00:11:08) 
Some NASA History (00:15:58) 
Test Pilots (00:21:15) 
The Right Stuff (00:25:22) 
Tying it Back to "First Flight" (00:30:00) 
"Gus" Grissom (00:35:34) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:37) 
Closing (00:58:54)
 
Hosts
Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Tim Robertson
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Friendship and fellowship is important for people's general health and well-being. All of the Star Trek series have shown some sort of interaction between the members of its crew on screen in varying ways. The Next Generation had poker, Deep Space Nine had Vic's lounge, Voyager had Sandrine's and the resort program, and Enterprise had movie night. Since the invention of home video releases of films, many fans of movies have participated in an event know as "Movie Night!" People gather together in a group, watch a movie, and then discuss the film in a casual conversation. Sometimes they even go out for a slice of pie while they discuss. 

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
Film Summary (00:05:29) 
The First Hour (00:06:22) 
Mister Jo (00:13:31) 
Toxic Masculinity (00:19:38) 
Tragic Young Character (00:22:51) 
Spoiler Warning (00:27:02) 
Walking Up the Ramp (00:27:24) 
Luigi (00:29:10) 
Differing Views of the Characters (00:34:10) 
Dynamite and the Height of the Union Movement (00:43:43) 
The Switchback Road Expansion (00:48:00) 
The Boulder (00:56:33) 
The Oil Pit (01:01:59) 
The Ending (01:10:20) 
"Vox Sola" (01:18:44) 
Sorcerer (01:20:22) 
Final Thoughts (01:21:06) 
Closing (01:29:38)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
John Mills

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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin are joined by John Mills of Stage Nine to discuss the third part of our movie night retrospective. In this episode we talk about the French film The Wages of Fear from 1953. Find out if all the hosts loved the movie as Brandon-Shea, who puts this movie in his top 3 of all time.

Direct download: wf-131.mp3
Category:Movie Night -- posted at: 12:01am MST

The New Hosts and Their Favorite Episodes.
 
After bidding a fond farewell to Floyd Dorsey, Brandon-Shea Mutala passes the baton to the two new co-hosts of Warp Five. Loyal listeners may be concerned about the qualifications and Nerd Card validity for these new hosts, so we pause for a discussion where each hosts talks about their favorite episode from each season of Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala introduces you to your new co-hosts Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin. We talk about our plans for the direction of the podcast, feedback, and our favorite episode from each season.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29) 
Feedback (00:08:00) 
Season One (00:15:25) 
Season Two (00:25:48) 
Season Three (00:31:21) 
Season Four (00:38:57) 
Recapping Our Lists (00:48:14) 
Closing (00:52:33)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Brandi Jackola
Patrick Devlin

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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-130.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 12:01am MST

"Damage" With Phyllis Strong.
 
The episode "Damage" from the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise was controversial for two plot points that took Archer and T'Pol into dark areas they hadn't been to before. The episode revealed T'Pol's addiction to Trellium D, the substance that was used to line starships and protect them from the anomalies that were scattered through the expanse. Meanwhile, Archer made the controversial decision to steal parts from a passing starship and leave them stranded, so that he could continue on with his mission of stopping the Xindi weapon.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala speak with the writer of the episode "Damage," Phyllis Strong. We talk about T'Pol's drug addiction, story comparisons to history, Archer going dark, Phlox's place in the episode, and if Phyllis would change anything after all these years.

Stay tuned to the very end for an important message from the hosts.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) 
"Damage" With Phyllis Strong (00:05:12) 
Trellium D (00:06:24) 
"Lethe" (00:23:00) 
Coventry (00:23:29) 
Archer Goes Dark (00:30:39) 
Any Hindsight Changes? (00:37:10) 
Phlox (00:39:10) 
Listener Questions (00:41:15) 
Final thoughts (00:57:29) 
Goodbye to Floyd (01:07:17)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Phyllis Strong
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-129.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 12:01am MST

Season Three Retrospective Part 5.
   
Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchises first season long story arc. As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the creators of the show wanted to take Star Trek in a new, darker direction.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin and Michael Wong for the fifth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Hatchery," "Azati Prime," "Damage," and "The Forgotten." We also discuss asexual beings, red giant stars, smelting metal under water, and Archer's decision to steal parts from a passing ship.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Feedback (00:04:08) 
Welcome, Michael Wong! (00:15:05) 
Hatchery (00:21:18) 
Azati Prime (00:39:32) 
Damage (01:07:14) 
The Forgotten (01:36:24) 
Final Thoughts (01:47:25) 
Closing (01:55:55)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Michael Wong and Patrick Devlin
 
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) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-128.mp3
Category:Season Overviews -- posted at: 12:01am MST

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