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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Warp Five is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Enterprise. For the 20th anniversary of the series, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing are taking you back through all of Enterprise, one episode at a time.

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197: That Was The Season of Uniforms that Fit

Season Four Retrospective Part 7.   An overarching theme for season four of Star Trek: Enterprise was the planting of the seeds of the Federation. The 22nd century showed us a quadrant of space in turmoil with alien races at each others throats, and a separatist movement within humans that believe they should keep all alien cultures from blending with human culture. This group, know as Terra Prime, also believed that Starfleet was responsible for the Xindi attack and should stop all space exploration. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore to finish their season four retrospective. We take a look at the final five episodes of the season: "In a Mirror Darkly" part 1 and 2, "Demons," "Terra Prime," and "These Are The Voyages..." We discuss Trip and T'Pol, the separatist movement, power struggles, poor episode placement, and more. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)  Kevin and Hallmark (00:02:48)  "In a Mirror Darkly" (00:15:09)  "Demons" and "Terra Prime" (00:39:19)  "These Are the Voyages..." (01:08:46)  Final Thoughts (01:31:30)  Closing (01:37:03)    Hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin   Guest Kevin Dilmore   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)

1hr 44mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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134: My Dog Can Drive My Car and do Math Problems

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)

51mins

16 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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90: I Love Lucy Is Definitely Canon

Enterprise Season Two, Part One. When most fans name their favorite year of Enterprise, seasons one, three, or four often tops the list. However, season two delivers excellent episodes that address continuity and topics that stretch across all of the Star Trek series. So, why is the NX-01's sophomore outing so often overlooked? In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Continuing Mission host Dennis Castello to analyze the topics and situations that really stand out in the first half of season two. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Recapping the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event (00:05:23) Season Two, Part One (00:13:03) Shockwave and Carbon Creek (00:15:44) The Seventh (00:22:37) Minefield (00:28:13) Dead Stop (00:33:11) The Catwalk (00:37:38) Marauders (00:39:32) Precious Cargo (00:41:24) Final Thoughts (00:45:38) Hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan Guest Dennis Castello Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer), Mike Morrison (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

59mins

6 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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113: Pick Up His Own Dead Body

Mike Sussman Interview.   Mike Sussman began his writing career on Star Trek with a last minute pitch of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Meld." After several years of working for Voyager, and working closely with his friend Phyllis Strong, the two of them would take the reigns as Executive Story Editors for the new series, and later, Sussman would become a producer for that show. In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Mike Sussman to discuss his writing career on Enterprise. We also discuss working with Michael Piller on Voyager, who the dead guy was in "Future Tense," and how Mike's favorite episode from Enterprise originally began as a Janeway and Chakotay story. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21)  First Episode (00:02:23)  12 Monkeys (00:06:27)  TV Has Changed (00:10:47)  "Meld" (00:16:27)  Phyllis Strong (00:23:50)  "Future Tense" (00:25:50)  "In A Mirror Darkly" (00:29:46)  Writing "Kir'Shara" (00:33:06)  "Twilight" (00:39:20)  Writing Differences and Similarities (00:44:07)  Vulcans (00:48:13)  "Age of the Empress" (00:50:34)  Most Proud Of (00:52:52)  "These Are the Voyages..." (00:57:31)  Finding Mike (01:05:42)  Closing (01:08:19)   Hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest Mike Sussman   Production Brandon-Shea Mutal (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

1hr 12mins

9 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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117: Do You Think They Might Let Me Watch?

Top 3 Phlox Moments.     Many Star Trek fans cite the alien crew members as their favorite characters to watch because of the unique perspectives that can be utilized by the writers. While he can definitely be cited as the most optimistic crew member in all of Star Trek, Doctor Phlox has many different sides to his character including anger, and sadness. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Justin Oser to discuss their top three Phlox moments from the four year run of Star Trek: Enterprise. We also discuss his sexual orientation, his love of food, as well as the smile that only a mother could love. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28) Emails (00:07:54)  Moment 1 (00:13:58)  Moment 2 (00:20:16)  Moment 3 (00:28:06)  Honorable Mentions (00:32:27)  Final Thoughts (00:39:15)    Closing (00:43:08)   Hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest Justin Oser   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) Mark Flessa (Associate Procuder) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) (Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

48mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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195: This is Microwave Pizza

Season 4 Retrospective Part 6.   One of the many reasons to create a prequel story is to explain perceived inconsistencies in stories. Season four of Star Trek: Enterprise attempts to answer many question fans of Star Trek may have, including why Klingons have forehead ridges before and after The Original Series. Whether or not you concerned yourself with an answer, the episodes about the forehead ridges were produced, giving many long term fans an answer to the question. In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Star Trek expert John Tenuto talk about the season four episodes "Affliction," "Divergence," and "Bound." They talk about how Trip was taken off the ship just to set up a scene, how the augment arc ties to other Star Trek, and how Trip and T'Pol's relationship calls back to Sarek and Amanda. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:33)  Affliction/Divergence (00:02:40)  Bound (00:39:29)  Closing (01:01:35)   Host Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest John Tenuto   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)

1hr 8mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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92: This Episode Screams Prequel

Future Tense Commentary. How can a ship be bigger on the inside than on the outside? Why are the Suliban and Tholians so interested in it? In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as we bring you a commentary for the season-two Enterprise episode "Future Tense." Join us as we discuss a lack of safety protocols on the NX-01, how Vulcans are on a different level of denial, and how this episode is a worthy example of Enterprise's potential as a prequel. Plus, find out why Brandon has a squeaky voice. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Commentary Start (00:06:43) Final Thoughts (00:50:09) Hosts Floyd Dorsey and Jeffrey Harlan Guest Brandon-Shea Mutala Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

1hr 1min

24 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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104: Down In Fraggle Rock

Retrospective: Season Three Part One. Season three of Star Trek: Enterprise was an brave experiment of storytelling with the franchise's 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 Patrick Devlin for the first part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "The Xindi," "Anomaly," "Extinction," and "Rajiin." We also discuss converting temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit, distances from kilometers to miles, and Fraggle Rock. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22)  Season Two Recap (00:05:50)  Thoughts on Season Three (00:08:51)  "The Xindi" (00:12:38)  "Anomaly" (00:31:03)  "Extinction" (00:45:15)  "Rajiin" (00:53:02)  Final Thoughts (01:13:51)  Hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala Guest Patrick Devlin Production Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

1hr 25mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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163: A Primer for the Prime Directive

"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)

1hr 47mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Warp Five 78: The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs

Enterprise Season Four a.k.a The Decommissioning Enterprise BLUs Enterprise Season Four on Blu-Ray continues the visual extravaganza from Seasons One through Three, with breathtaking 1080p high-definition picture and 5.1 sound. The special features and bonus materials that were recorded specifically for this Blu-Ray set are, most notably, the best we have seen for any of the collections. The four-part "Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise" and the 90-minute "In Conversation: Writing Star Trek: Enterprise" offer fans a deeper understanding of the bittersweet beginning of the end for Star Trek on television. "Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise” is however, the absolute MUST SEE special feature; not just for this collection, but for all four Blu-Ray sets. This in-depth documentary is 120 minutes of unbridled and unfiltered retrospectives, chronicling the final season of Enterprise. Join us in the Conference Room with our very special guest Larry Nemecek, as he reminisces about his experiences on-set for the final days of Enterprise and most importantly, the final moments of Star Trek on television and the end of a world-wide cultural phenomenon. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen Guests Larry Nemecek and Jeffrey Harlan Editor Matthew RushingExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Christopher Jones, Matthew Rushing and Charlynn SchmiedtAssociate ProducersFloyd Dorsey and Mike MorrisonProduction ManagerRichard MarquezContent ManagerWill NguyenChaptersIntro and the Beginning of the End BLUs! (00:01:23) The Best Enterprise Has Ever Looked (00:05:42) Four Hours of the BEST Documentary BLUs (00:21:02) Too Little Manny, Too Late (00:25:34) Manny’s Magic Bag of Hindsight (00:35:43) Bringing in the Right Writers (00:46:50) Learning How to NOT Hate Enterprise (00:53:25) Larry’s Final Approach (01:01:09) Only 7 Minutes of Coverage for TATV? (01:10:18) Truly Bittersweet Memory BLUs (01:13:40) A Resurgence of Enterprise Fans (01:30:30) Our Final, Final, FINAL Thoughts (01:34:00) Closing and Thank You For Listening (01:46:12) Send us your feedback!Twitter: @trekfmFacebook: http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contactVisit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfmSupport the Network!Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm

1hr 58mins

2 Oct 2015

Rank #10

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Warp Five 10: A Victim of His Own Work

The Augment Arc. The Eugenics Wars are one of those events from Star Trek history that we've learned very little about despite their extreme importance. During its fourth season, Enterprise revisited the Eugenics Wars and their aftermath in a three-part arc comprised of “Borderland,” “Cold Station 12,” and “The Augments.” In this episode of Warp Five hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh discuss the trilogy, the brilliant performance by Brent Spiner as Dr. Arik Soong, how it plays into the great debate of genetic enhancement, why Malik is a poor man's Khan, and how the story excels in some areas while failing in others.

1hr 2mins

30 Aug 2013

Rank #11

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140: Storm Fart

Season Four Retrospective Part 1.   Season four of Star Trek: Enterprise began with the resolution to the cliffhanger of aliens in Nazi uniforms that we saw in the final shot of "Zero Hour." How would the writers and producers resolve that plot thread, and how would the format of the show change now that the Xindi arc was completed? We begin a seven part series taking a look at the fourth season of the show by examining the stories and homages to TOS, which gave Enterprise the feel of the prequel that it was intended to be. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks Podcast to talk about the first part in our season four retrospective. We talk about the episodes "Storm Front," "Storm Front, Part II," and "Home." We also discuss Nazis, dinosaurs, Edith Keeler, and "shipping." Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:32)  "Storm Front" (00:05:25)  "Storm Front, Part II" (00:20:23)  "Home" (00:32:18)  Final Thoughts (00:48:50)  Closing (00:56:25)   Hosts Brandi Jackola and Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest Dan Davidson   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)

1hr 2mins

30 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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192: You Held Me Emotionally Hostage

Essential Star Trek: Enterprise Season Four.    In every season of every Star Trek show, there are some episodes that stand out more than others — but which ones are essential to their respective shows as a whole? We continue our four-part series where we look at each episode of each season and determine if they are essential to the overall narrative of the show. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by Kris Hill to analyze the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)  "Storm Front" Parts 1 and 2 (00:04:22)  "Home" (00:09:17)  The Augment Arc (00:10:56)  The Vulcan Arc (00:18:55)  "Daedalus" (00:22:28)  "Observer Effect" (00:25:34)  The Babel Arc (00:27:09)  "Affliction" and "Divergence" (00:29:44)  "Bound" (00:35:40)  "In a Mirror, Darkly" Parts 1 and 2 (00:39:30)  "Demons" and "Terra Prime" (00:41:27)  "These are the Voyages..." (00:43:20)  Closing (00:51:57)   Hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest Kris Hill   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)

58mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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182: Spoiler Alert!

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)

1hr 2mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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128: Don't Tap the Glass

Season Three Retrospective Part 5.     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 Patrick Devlin and Michael Wong for the fifth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Hatchery," "Azati Prime," "Damage," and "The Forgotten." We also discuss asexual beings, red giant stars, smelting metal under water, and Archer's decision to steal parts from a passing ship. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)  Feedback (00:04:08)  Welcome, Michael Wong! (00:15:05)  Hatchery (00:21:18)  Azati Prime (00:39:32)  Damage (01:07:14)  The Forgotten (01:36:24)  Final Thoughts (01:47:25)  Closing (01:55:55)   Hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guests Michael Wong and Patrick Devlin   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)

1hr 59mins

5 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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142: Spock Mellowed Out After He Died

Vulcans and the Path to Discovery.    Vulcans have been a part of Star Trek since the first episode of the original series. Viewers spent decades with this race, feeling that they understood what Vulcans represent, and how they behave. Then Star Trek: Enterprise came along and showed us a different side of the Vulcans - a side which is also represented in Star Trek: Discovery. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guest Nicolas Anastassiou. They discuss the similarities of the Vulcans in Enterprise and Discovery, ponder first impressions and perceptions versus fact, ruminate on whether Vulcans are without emotion, and determine if a future episode of the podcast will be The Search for Patrick. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)  iTunes Review (00:02:36)  Welcome, Nic! (00:14:58)  Our Perception of the Vulcans (00:21:20)  Tuvok (00:31:39)  What it Meant to be a Vulcan (00:35:55)  Held to a Higher Standard (00:42:44)  More Enlightened Vulcans (00:52:20)  Interacting With Humans (00:58:04)  The Higher Ups (01:04:00)  Final Thoughts (01:11:21) Closing (01:20:55)   Hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin   Guest Nic Anistassiou   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)

1hr 28mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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156: Admiral Forrest Turned into T’Les

Every society goes through stages of evolution, often propelled by religion. Such change is not always welcome and is rarely easily accepted. There will always be those who feel they are losing power and try to silence those who bring new knowledge to light. But the change eventually becomes the norm—at least until others with more knowledge begin the cycle again. And this can happen on any world, as we see in fourth season of Enterprise in what has come to be known as The Vulcan Trilogy. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola welcome Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks and NX-01 relief tactical officer Jim Moorhouse to discuss “The Forge,” “Awakening,” and “Kir'Shara.” We explore technological inconsistencies, fan service done right, Shran Solo, and how this three-parter made Star Trek: The Animated Series canon. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) The Forge (00:12:59) Awakening (00:37:06) Kir’Shara (00:48:58) Final Thoughts (01:08:05) Closing (01:15:01) Hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola Guests Jim Moorhouse and Brandon-Shea Mutala Production Patrick Devlin (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

1hr 22mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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188: Crab Face Stays

Essential Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3.   In every season of every Star Trek show, there are some episodes that stand out more than others — but which ones are essential to their respective shows as a whole? We continue our four-part series where we look at each episode of each season and determine if they are essential to the overall narrative of the show. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by Kris Hill to analyze the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Essential or Not (00:05:27)  The Xindi (00:07:48)  Anomaly (00:09:52)  Extinction (00:11:49)  Rajin (00:14:38)  Impulse (00:16:24)  Exiled (00:18:48)  The Shipment (00:23:06)  Twilight (00:24:31)  North Star (00:28:23)  Similitude (00:32:08)  Carpenter Street (00:35:31)  Chosen Realm (00:37:31)  Proving Ground (00:39:56)  Stratagem (00:41:34)  Harbinger (00:43:12)  Doctor's Orders (00:45:29)  Hatchery (00:47:45)  Azati Prime (00:49:52)  Damage (00:51:54)  The Forgotten (00:53:32)  E Squared (00:55:58)  The Council (00:58:45)  Countdown (01:00:17)  Zero Hour (01:01:49)  Final Thoughts (01:04:15)  Closing (01:08:35)      Hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon-Shea Mutala   Guest Kris Hill   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)

1hr 22mins

10 May 2019

Rank #18

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181: KerrBear Countdown

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)

48mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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173: Stuck In a 10,000 Year Rut.

Season Four Retrospective Part 4.     The final season of Star Trek: Enterprise is brimming with story arcs spanning two or more episodes. However, not every episode of season four was part of an arc. There were a few standalone episodes mixed in, and two of them deal with different parts of Star Trek history, both before and after the time in which Enterprise is set - one dipping into the history of the transporter, the other showing us a different facet of an alien race introduced in the original series.  In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola examine the season four episodes "Daedalus" and "Observer Effect". They discuss foreshadowing, head canon, T'Pol's journey, chess, the uniqueness of humans, needle violence, trickle-down effects, and how Brandi's really good at knocking what they say down to things people can understand. Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)  Feedback (00:05:54)  "Deadalus" (00:16:00) "Observer Effect" (00:43:11)  Final Thoughts (01:07:00)  Closing (01:15:28)   Hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and 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)

1hr 22mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #20