Warp Five 129: How Far Will a Good Person Go? / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"Damage" With Phyllis Strong.


Running Time: 1 hour 17 minutes 50 seconds
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The episode "Damage" from the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise was controversial for two plot points that took Archer and T'Pol into dark areas they hadn't been to before. The episode revealed T'Pol's addiction to Trellium D, the substance that was used to line starships and protect them from the anomalies that were scattered through the expanse. Meanwhile, Archer made the controversial decision to steal parts from a passing starship and leave them stranded, so that he could continue on with his mission of stopping the Xindi weapon.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala speak with the writer of the episode "Damage," Phyllis Strong. We talk about T'Pol's drug addiction, story comparisons to history, Archer going dark, Phlox's place in the episode, and if Phyllis would change anything after all these years.

Stay tuned to the very end for an important message from the hosts.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28)
"Damage" With Phyllis Strong (00:05:12)
Trellium D (00:06:24)
"Lethe" (00:23:00)
Coventry (00:23:29)
Archer Goes Dark (00:30:39)
Any Hindsight Changes? (00:37:10)
Phlox (00:39:10)
Listener Questions (00:41:15)
Final thoughts (00:57:29)
Goodbye to Floyd (01:07:17)


Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala


Phyllis Strong


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)