Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

"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

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