A Conversation With Dave Rossi.
Life often takes people down unexpected avenues. Case in point: Dave Rossi. He never intended to end up in Hollywood, working on his most favorite franchise, on the series with which he grew up. Not only did he spearhead the remastering of TOS, but worked for fourteen years straight on every incarnation of Star Trek from The Next Generation to Enterprise.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Patrick Devlin, and Brandi Jackola 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. Brandon-Shea may finally find someone else who appreciates his second-favorite Star Trek episode, and perhaps they'll all swing by Deneb IV on their way to the Delphic Expanse to pick up The Backstreet Boys.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:29)
Welcome, Dave! (00:04:17)
TOS Remastered (00:09:23)
Roles on TNG and Enterprise (00:27:40)
When Were You Hired? (00:28:54)
Mood of Season One (0:29:50)
Favourite Project (00:37:50)
Favourite Episode of Enterprise (00:47:31)
Superman and Krypton (00:53:48)
Current Projects (01:06:16)
Underrated Superman Comics (01:08:28)
Finding Dave (01:12:42)
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Brandi Jackola, and Patrick Devlin
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)
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Comparing Identity Crisis and Extinction. We pit the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Identity Crisis" against Star Trek: Enterprise's "Extinction". We discuss transmission of viruses, primal vs. intelligent, LeVar Burton, bloodthirsty hunting parties, point of view, and the theme of lifeforms taking over other lifeforms.
Creating an Enterprise video game. 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.
First Time Enterprise Viewer: Season One. We talk with guest Kerry Purvis about her first time viewing of season one of Enterprise, including her 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.
Enterprise Recast! We share our top picks for the seven main characters' recast. We discuss gender swaps, Starfleet hair regulations, the correct pronunciation of katana, getting Doctor Doom right, chameleons, Cody Rhodes, and how it's not necessary to have Trek knowledge in order to be a good Trek actor.
Section 31. We are joined by New York Times bestselling author David Mack to discuss Section 31. We talk about their origins, how they changed in the Kelvin timeline, badges, and common misconceptions fans have on the organization.
Writing a "Boomer" Episode. We write a season five episode addressing Boomers, Terra Prime, Planet North Star, and true Star Trek messages.
Top five Enterprise episode titles! We take inspiration from a recent episode of the TrekRanks Podcast and reveal our top five Enterprise episode titles. We also discuss double meanings, honorable mentions, exclamation points, waking dogs, jazz, and bananas in P'Jem.
J.G. Hertzler Interview. We interview J.G. Hertzler at the Albany Northeast Trek Con on the weekend of October 26th, 2018. We discuss his role as Advocate Kolos in the second season episode "Judgement," his voice work for video games, Pod Casting, his political career, and his upcoming stage production.
NX-01 Movie Night: Bride of Frankenstein. We discuss the sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff from 1935, Bride of Frankenstein. We also discuss Ernest, Girl Guides, and Godfather Part II.
Leslie Hoffman Interview. Brandon-Shea Mutala sits down with stunt woman Leslie Hoffman at the Northeast Trek Con to discuss her career in Hollywood, and some of her stunt work on Star Trek.
Season Four Retrospective Part 4. We examine the season four episodes "Daedalus" and "Observer Effect". We talk about 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.
In this episode of Warp Five, we present the Podcastng 101 Panel from the Northeast Trek con. Ken Tripp moderates Brandon-Shea Mutala, Bill Smith and Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks podcast, and Sue Kisenwether of Women at Warp.
Looking Back. We reminisce about our nine months of podcasting together. We discuss fear of falling, Brandi's nightmare Melodic Treks episode, Storm Fart, getting back into movie episodes, favorite podcast titles, Enterprise dads, their great guests, what short shrift actually means, and where we want to go from here.
"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite Part 2. We are joined by Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks, in an attempt to finish their rewrite for "These Are the Voyages...". They discuss Spock on the "D," the Battle of Bajor, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and weather or not this is the greatest episode of Star Trek ever!
"These Are the Voyages..." Rewrite. We are joined by Bruce Gibson from Literary Treks to rewrite "These Are the Voyages...". We discuss losing the holodeck angle, prolonging the Romulan War, opposite Future Guy, the other Star Trek captains, and the Guardian of Forever.
Alternate Crew. We reveal their other series picks for the NX-01 bridge crew. They discuss death glares, Captain Lorca's tribble, fitting in with season three, Voyagerprise, THE WOMEN!, engineering vs. science, and how with a different captain, movie night might turn into karaoke night.
Writers' Room. We 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.
"Shockwave, Part II" Commentary. We present a commentary for "Shockwave, Part II". They discuss "Time Enough at Last", Random Guy, slashfic for everything, torture by Justin Bieber, whether Brandi drinks blood, Fremen Daniels, turning Soval into a four-letter word, and how Jim Moorhouse should be every Enterprise extra ever.
"Shockwave" Commentary. We offer a commentary on the season one finale,"Shockwave". They discuss matriarchal societies, Dominic Keating's best scene ever, Skullcandy earbuds, bread pudding, defeated Archer, Star Trek: Technobabble, loving Silik, Galaxy Quest Daniels, and how the possibility of time travel cannot be proven or disproven.
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."
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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.
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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 .