Warp Five 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.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21)
First Episode (00:02:23)
12 Monkeys (00:06:27)
TV Has Changed (00:10:47)
Phyllis Strong (00:23:50)
"Future Tense" (00:25:50)
"In A Mirror Darkly" (00:29:46)
Writing "Kir'Shara" (00:33:06)
Writing Differences and Similarities (00:44:07)
"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)
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)
Ask Me Anything. We 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.
"Cogenitor." We 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.
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.
"The Seventh." We talk about the second season episode "The Seventh." We discuss emotions, placement of the episode, what works and what doesn't, and Trip's B-Plot. We also discuss real world promotions in the military, Disney Princesses, and Italian synonyms for "gusto."
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and, in his triumphant return, Brandon-Shea Mutala, bring you a commentary for the season two episode, "Horizon."
Vul-Con 2018 Wrap Up. We present four segments of interviews from the 2018 convention in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada called Vul-Con.
Season Two Travis Mayweather Moments. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandi Jackola bring you their top five Travis Mayweather moments in season two of Star Trek: Enterprise.
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.
Season Four Retrospective, Part Three. We dive into “The Forge,” “Awakening,” and “Kir'Shara” to discuss technological inconsistencies, fan service done right, Shran Solo, and the trilogy made The Animated Series canon.
Season One Hoshi Moments. We discuss their favorite season one moments of Ensign Hoshi Sato, and give her the love she deserves. They speak of slug conduits, Planet Cancun, Section 31, joy and delight, and how Hoshi is the only person who ever had a good time on Risa .
"Detained" Deep Dive. We take a deep dive into the season one episode, "Detained," discussing racism, a Quantum reunion, exploding walls, and why it's wrong to incarcerate an entire species because of the actions of a few.
Writing the MACOs Into Starfleet. We 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.
Season 4 Retrospective Part 2. We are joined by 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.
Fathers of Star Trek: Enterprise. We 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.
Death on the NX-01. We discuss the instances of a crew member dying during the run of Star Trek: Enterprise.
NX-01 Movie Night: Frankenstein. We are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Bois Karloff. We also discuss Robocop 2, brains, hunchbacks, ears, and plot holes.
Zombies in Pop Culture and "Impluse." We are joined by author Keith R.A. DeCandido to discuss zombies and the episode "Impulse." We also discuss George Romero, the film White Zombie, Haitian Voodoo, and our favorite metaphors in zombie films.
"Extinction" Commentary. We bring you a watch-along commentary for the third season episode, "Extinction." We discuss how Vulcans seem to be immune to everything, sassy teenage girls, eggs full of worms, and we even find some positive things to say. We also accidentally invent a new hand sign for all the Vulcan bros out there.
NX-01 Movie Night: Kung Fu. We talk about the pilot to the television series Kung Fu starring Keith Carradine, as well as the first season episode "The Tide."
Season 4 With Larry Nemecek. We are joined by Star Trek expert Larry Nemececk to discuss the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss the arcs, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the cancellation, and appearing in the final episode.
Comparing "Judgement" and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. We are joined by Zach Moore of Standard Orbit to compare and contrast the Enterprise episode "Judgement" with the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
A Conversation With Dave Rossi. We speak with Mr. Rossi on his Star Trek work and beyond. They discuss teaching Star Trek to neighborhood kids, favorite projects, continuity problems in Enterprise, and Dave's love of Superman.
Vulcans and the Path to Discovery. We 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.
Warp Five Role Playing Game. We are joined by Dave Jackola of the Dark Corner Podcast for an RPG adventure set in the second season of Enterprise.
Season Four Retrospective Part 1. We 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."
Essential Enterprise Season 2. We analyze the second season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.
NX-01 Movie Night: The Day the Earth Stood Still. We are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. We also talk about Hawaii, Jesus, friendship, and the films of John Carpenter.
Writing the Borg Queen's Origin Story. We write an origin story for the Borg queen using "Regeneration" as a launching point, and trying to stuff as many Borg references from other Star Trek episodes as possible.
Evolution and The Xindi. We are joined by Michael Wong and Emily Cutts, co-hosts of the Strange New Worlds podcast to discuss evolution and the Xindi. We also discuss intelligence, the Drake equation, and bananas.
Joelle Bekhazi Interview. We speak with Joelle Bekhazi who is a member of the Women's Canadian National Water Polo team. We discuss the training involved, where she has traveled, and the most challenging game that she played.