Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast (general)

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

Season Three Retrospective Part 3.
 
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 Heather Barker and Patrick Devlin for the third part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "North Star," "Similitude," "Carpenter Street," and "Chosen Realm." We  also discuss the many references to the film Halloween in Carpenter Street as well as time travel logistics.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, boomers! (00:01:29) 
"North Star" (00:09:00) 
"Similitude" (00:26:49) 
"Carpenter Street" (00:45:51) 
"Chosen Realm" (01:00:17)
Final Thoughts (01:12:24) 
Closing (01:19:28)
 
Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guests
Heather Barker and Patrick Devlin
 
Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: wf-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

93: Is He Really a Terran?

Debriefing Jeffrey.

Travis Mayweather was born aboard the ECS Horizon on the Draylax–Vega Colony run, and he grew up on the ship. Would he be considered an Earther? This is just one of the questions we ask as in this episode oF Warp Five as co-host Jeffrey Harlan bids farewell to the NX-01.

In addition to Travis’s origins, we also discuss how a book from Travis’s childhood affected an entire civilization, debate whether “In a Mirror Darkly” is really one of the best Star Trek episodes, and whether “These Are the Voyages” is really the worst. Join us as co-host Floyd Dorsey treats Jeffrey to a Chef’s buffet of topics before sending him off to school in a shuttlepod of his own.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Best and Worst Enterprise and Star Trek (00:04:20)
Feedback (00:13:46)
Jeffrey’s Next Assignment (00:19:54)
Debriefing (00:22:10)
Why Do You Podcast About Star Trek? (00:33:21)
Trekipedia (00:34:52)
Bandwidth Comics and The Protectorate (00:43:30)
Star Trek Online (00:44:47)
Closing, Feedback, and Jeffrey’s Farewell (00:51:26)

Hosts
Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: wf-093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am MDT

Warp Five 82: A Toast to 2015!

Raising a Glass to Celebrate 2015 is Logical!

Welcome to the very last show for 2015! This year has been an amazing journey for all of Team Conference Room and we wanted to dedicate this final show of the year to all of you: Our listeners, our fans and our Patrons. We will be looking back at some of our favorite episodes and highlights from the show, revisiting Hoshi Station to read some listener comments, discussing what we would like to see during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and what we would like to cover in future episodes in 2016. Thank you all for your feedback in The Babel Conference!

Thank you to my co-host Will Nguyen, and guest host Jeffrey Harlan, for being such a fantastic crew. Thanks to my Associate Producers, Mike Morrison and Floyd Dorsey, for keeping Warp Five at mission readiness through their support on Patreon.com/trekfm. Thank you to Matthew Rushing for his editing work and Richard Marquez for show publication. And last but certainly not least - I cannot thank Christopher Jones enough for trusting me with the Captain’s Chair for Warp Five this year and I hope that we have succeeded in our mission for Trek.fm.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Guests
Floyd Dorsey

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Editor and Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome Boomers and Fans to Warp Five (00:01:22)
Our Fans Are Worth Five Stars! (00:05:15)
The Year in Review (00:08:53)
Highlights from the Conference Room (00:11:30)
BEYOND 2016 to 2017 (00:30:56)
Hoshi’s Final Frequencies for 2015 (00:43:47)
The Enterprise SuperCast Contest (00:56:34)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:01:23)
See You in 2016! (01:18:23)

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Direct download: wf-082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

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