Tucker Smallwood Interview.
Born in Washington, D.C. his childhood included two years in Salonica, Greece and two years as a college student in Munich, Germany. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967 with a minor in German and a major in Speech/Television Production. Tucker began directing television for WBAL in Baltimore and in late spring of 1967, was drafted into the Army.
In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles and began his work in prime time television. After several years of guest-starring roles on dramas and sit-coms, he chanced into the universe of science fiction and enjoyed considerable success on such series as SPACE: Above and Beyond, The X-Files and Babylon 5, as well as in the films Contact and Deep Impact.
In this new millennium, he has continued to create an eclectic body of work, both in drama and comedy, including a physically challenging season as the Xindi Primate Diplomat on Star Trek: Enterprise.
In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala have an inspiring conversation with Tucker Smallwood. In addition to his film and television work, we discuss how he got drafted into Vietnam, his depression afterwards, his writing, and his singing.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:25)
"Sweet Home Chicago" (performed by Tucker Smallwood) (00:04:11)
Welcome Tucker! (00:06:15)
The X-Files vs Millennium (00:14:45)
Commodore Ross (00:15:29)
Military Tropes in Film (00:18:22)
Veterans Advocacy (00:20:34)
The Return to Eden (00:25:43)
The Xindi: Deepak and Chopra (00:30:42)
A Role of Authority (00:33:47)
Plans for the Character (00:40:09)
Season Long Arc (00:41:21)
The Blues (00:42:06)
Current Projects and Finding Tucker (00:46:48)
"Mean Black Spider" (performed by Tucker Smallwood) (00:50:57)
Final Thoughts (00:53:04)
Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala
Floyd Dorsey (Producer) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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Season Three Retrospective Part 5. We are joined by Patrick Devlin and Michael Wong for the fifth part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Hatchery," "Azati Prime," "Damage," and "The Forgotten."
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David A. Goodman Interview. We are joined by David A. Goodman, writer of four episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, to discuss his career in television.
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Essential Enterprise Season One. We are joined by Richard Marquez of Earl Grey and Brandi Jackola of Live From the Edge to analyze the first season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.
Season Three Retrospective Part 4. We are joined by Heather Barker and Chrissie Szilagyi for the fourth part in our season three retrospective.
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"Bound" Commentary. We give a live watch along commentary for the season four episode "Bound."
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