Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

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

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