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)
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."
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.