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The Ready Room 119: Neutronic Wave Mode

The Catwalk.

One of the goals in writing for any series is to tell stories that can’t be told anywhere else. With its early technology and proximity to our own time, Enterprise had an opportunity to put characters into situations that the other series couldn’t. One great example is the idea of a ship lost at sea facing a terrible storm, and this challenge of early exploration was examined in the second-season episode “The Catwalk.” In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Matthew Rushing and Larry Nemecek to discuss “The Catwalk,” how the crew of the NX-01 had to adapt when their technology was not advanced enough to save them, and how tough circumstances brought the crew together. We also delve into Human-Vulcan relationships, the sexual tension between T’Pol and Archer (or lack thereof), the relationship between T’Pol and Trip, and how it all leads to Amanda and Sarek.

In news we find out about Armin Shimerman’s new film project, Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse, Kate Mulgrew’s plans to write her memoirs, J.G. Hertzler’s election to office in New York state, and we answer some Questions from the Fleet. We also preview two tracks from Five Year Mission’s upcoming album Year Three.

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Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes
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Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing



Larry Nemecek



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Show Notes

Armin Shimerman Meets the Apocalypse
Kate Mulgrew to tell life story in memoir
J.G. Hertzler takes next step toward Chancellor
Five Year Mission set to release “Year Three”


Feature: The Catwalk

Batten Down the Hatches
Chef and TAS Spotting
T’Pol and Archer Tension
More Vulcan Relationships
The Visual Effects
Going to the Dogs
Final Thoughts


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