Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Enterprise Video Game.
  
The first official Star Trek game hearkens back to 1967, with a board game based on the original series. Since then, there have been various board games, card games, tabletop wargames, and role playing games. The first Star Trek video game was a text-based adventure written in BASIC, and released in 1971. There have been various others, both for PC and console, but never has there been a game specifically for Star Trek: Enterprise.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola build an Enterprise video game. We discuss current gen vs. 8-bit, where the game begins, what characters can be played, cutscenes, side quests, and downloadable content.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:31) 
Enterprise Video Game (00:04:05) 
Xindi Attack (00:08:29) 
Playable Characters (00:10:25)
Locked and Unlocked Events (00:16:36)
Tutorial Mission (00:19:54)
Role Playing Games (00:24:12)
Side Quests (00:27:14)
How Characters Progress (00:28:14)
The Mines and Terllium D (00:31:19)
Random Encounters (00:33:35)
Scientist and DLC (00:37:05)
Patrick is Vindictive (00:42:14)
Downloadable Content (00:46:41)
Final Thoughts (00:48:42)
Closing (00:54:10)
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-182.mp3
Category:Writers' Room -- posted at: 12:01am MST

First Time Enterprise Viewer: Season One.
 
Most Star Trek fans have watched the episodes multiple times, and after more than fifty years of broadcasting, we are surprised when we meet someone that hasn't watched some of the episodes, or even hasn't watched any episodes in a series at all. Kerry Purvis has been a Star Trek fan since she was a small child, but somehow she passed over Enterprise during its first run, and has only recently begun her first watch of the show.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by first-time podcaster Kerry Purvis to talk about her experience watching season one of Enterprise for the first time. We discuss Kerry's Star Trek history, initial first impressions, favorite character, portrayal of the Vulcans, a Quantum Leap reunion, spoilers, and her hopes for the rest of the series.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:47) 
Welcome, Kerry! (00:03:25) 
What Did You Know and First Impressions (00:06:34) 
Surprises and Favorite Moments (00:08:40) 
Ferengi (00:14:56) 
"Unexpected" (00:19:37) 
The KerrBear Countdown (00:20:54) 
Looking Forward (00:26:45) 
Wrapping Up and More Moments (00:31:00) 
Finding Kerry (00:38:05) 
Closing (00:40:58)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
Kerry Purvis
 
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-181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56am MST

Enterprise Recast.
 
It seems that reboots and revivals are still on the rise, even in connection with shows that were airing in the early 2000s. Charmed, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Roswell, New Mexico are examples of such shows that have been remade with completely new actors cast in the roles, even though it seems not that long ago that the original versions of these shows were airing. And of course, we here at Warp Five began thinking about what it might look like if we recast Enterprise with current day actors.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola share their top picks for the seven main characters' recast. We discuss gender swaps, Starfleet hair regulations, the correct pronunciation of katana, getting Doctor Doom right, chameleons, Cody Rhodes, and how it's not necessary to have Trek knowledge in order to be a good Trek actor.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers (00:01:29) 
Recast (00:07:25) 
Travis Mayweather (00:09:04) 
Hoshi Sato (00:13:06) 
Malcolm Reed (00:16:18)
Phlox (00:20:34)
Charles "Trip" Tucker III (00:23:55)
T'Pol (00:27:22)
Jonathan Archer (00:31:32)
Final Thoughts (00:36:07)
Closing (00:38:09)
 
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) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: wf-180.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 1:53am MST

Section 31.
 
Section 31 was introduced in the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine just when the war seemed to be reaching a tipping point for the Federation. Labelled as an illegal group that worked outside of Starfleet and was accountable to no one, many fans latched on to this story element, and it quickly became a favorite of many. This organization would continue to crop up in the series, and was even recently announced to have their own upcoming series on CBS All Access.


In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by New York Times bestselling author David Mack to discuss Section 31. We talk about their origins, how they changed in the Kelvin timeline, badges, and common misconceptions fans have on the organization. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31) 
Divisive Aspect (00:02:40) 
Initial Reactions (00:06:58) 
Questionable Decisions (00:10:10) 
Overused? (00:16:30) 
Section 31 in Star Trek: Enterprise (00:24:27) 
Are They Justified? (00:31:55) 
Final Thoughts (00:39:42) 
Finding David (00:42:00) 
Closing (00:45:00)
 
Hosts
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin
 
Guest
David Mack
 
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-179.mp3
Category:Broad Series Discussion -- posted at: 9:27pm MST

Writing a "Boomer" Episode.
 
Most Star Trek: Enterprise fans agree that Travis Mayweather was never fully utilized, and the idea of what it meant to be a "Boomer" was never explored to its full potential. There are many fan stories that have been written about Mayweather's ship and family, but now the official Warp Five version can finally be told!

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola write a season five episode addressing Boomers, Terra Prime, Planet North Star, and true Star Trek messages.

 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Boomers (00:01:29) 
Looking at Boomers (00:10:10) 
Tera Prime Movement (00:13:03) 
Risa After Worf (00:17:16)
Planet North Star (00:23:41)
Enterprise Breaks Down (00:25:09)
The Second Ship (00:28:13)
A Story Revision (00:39:53)
Captain Sean McDoogal (00:42:19)
Landing at Planet North Star (00:45:58)
The Roundup (00:47:59)
Closing (00:56:19)
 

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-178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm MST

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