Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (Writers' Room)

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

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

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

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

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