Phyllis Strong Interview.
Phyllis Strong began her work on Star Trek with the seventh season episode of Star Trek: Voyager called "Body and Soul," which she wrote with her writing partner Mike Sussman. After an additional three credits on that show, she was offered the position of Executive Story Editor for first season of the new Star Trek spinoff which would be called Enterprise. During the show's run, she would write or co-write 12 episodes, many of which have become fan favorites including "Damage," "Dead Stop," and "Fusion."
In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Phyllis Strong to discuss her early writing career, beginning with spec scripts for shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The X-Files. We also talk about how she began to write with Mike Sussman, and the path that lead them to working on Enterprise. We also discuss some of her favorite Trek episodes that she wrote, as well as some of the easiest and hardest characters to write for on that show.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:22)
Welcome, Phyllis! (00:2:44)
Our Favorite Enterprise Episodes (00:08:33)
Working As a Team (00:18:22)
Were You a Fan? (00:19:18)
Executive Story Editor (00:22:52)
Trek Credits (00:28:27)
"Dead Stop" (00:29:19)
"Shadows of P'Jem" is One of My Favorites (00:35:55)
Surprising Episodes (00:37:51)
Easiest/Hardest Character to Write For (00:39:14)
Current Projects and Finding Phyllis (00:41:03)
Anything Else? (00:43:21)
Final Thoughts (00:45:31)
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)
Season Three Retrospective Part 2. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin for the second part in our season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "Impulse," "Exile," "The Shipment," and "Twilight." We also discuss the history of the Xindi, how "Exile" was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and Doppler effects in space.
Jonathan Archer with Richard Marquez. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Richard Marquez, one of the hosts from trek.fm's own Early Grey, to discuss Archer's command style and how he compares to the other captains in our beloved franchise.
"Carbon Creek" Commentary with Dayton Ward. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Dayton Ward to provide an audio commentary for the Enterprise second season episode "Carbon Creek," which introduced us to the character of Mestral, who would become important in three of Ward's novels.
Gary Graham Interview. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Gary Graham to discuss his career in acting, writing and singing. We also discuss his role on Alien Nation, working with George C. Scott on Hardcore, and the role that Star Trek fans know him for best: Ambassador Soval.
Phyllis Strong Interview. In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Phyllis Strong to discuss her early writing career, beginning with spec scripts for shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The X-Files.
Changes to Alien Designs in Trek. In this episode of Warp Five Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Patrick Devlin to discuss how the designs and representations of alien races in Star Trek have changed over the last fifty years, and what we predict it will mean for Star Trek: Discovery.
Tucker Smallwood Interview. 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.
Eight Episode Enterprise/TOS Marathon. In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Patrick Devlin to plan out an eight episode marathon of Star Trek episodes, alternating between the original series and Star Trek: Enterprise.
Retrospective: Season Three Part One. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Floyd Dorsey and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Patrick Devlin far the first part in our season three retrospective.
Toys with Tenuto. In this episode of Warp Five, Floyd and Brandon-Shea are joined by John Tenuto to talk about the history of Star trek toys as well as some cool toys created for Enterprise.
"Acquisition" and the Ferengi in Enterprise. Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Amy Nelson, co-host of Earl Grey, to discuss the Ferengi, and their appearance in the 22nd century.
Comparing "Dawn" and Enemy Mine with John Tenuto. In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by sociology professor and Trek expert John Tenuto to compare and contrast the season two episode of Enterprise called "Dawn" with its cinematic counterpart Enemy Mine.
Manny Coto Interview. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as they chat with Manny Coto, Executive Producer of Star Trek Enterprise.
The Little Things. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as they name the little details that make them love this great series.
Top Five Enterprise Moments. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as they list their top five favorite moments from the entire series.
Eric Pierpoint Interview. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala to chat with Eric Pierpoint, accomplished author and actor that has appeared in all Star Trek series since The Next Generation.
Enterprise Season Two, Part Three. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison return to finish the analysis of the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.
Enterprise Season Two, Part Two. Host Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala and Meta Treks co-host Mike Morrison to analyze the topics and situations that stand out in the last half of season two.
Floyd Dorsey is joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala to bring you a commentary for the very first episode of Enterprise, "Broken Bow," in celebration of the show's fifteenth anniversary.
Debriefing Jeffrey. We treat co-host Jeffrey Harlan to a Chef’s buffet of topics before sending him off to school in a shuttlepod of his own.
Future Tense Commentary. How can a ship be bigger on the inside than on the outside? Also, why are the Suliban and Tholians so interested in it? Find out as we take you through this second-season time-travel story.
Warp Five Writer‘s Room 2. What if Star Trek: Enterprise hadn‘t ended after four seasons? We present an alternate finale to season four that could have changed the course of the series and set up a very interesting beginning to season five.
Enterprise Season Two, Part One. Often overshadowed, the NX-01's sophomore outing delivers excellent episodes that address continuity and topics that stretch across all of the Star Trek series. We give season two the credit it deserves.
Reconciling Enterprise Inconsistencies. Does the NX-01's tech level bother you? Is a cloaked Romulan ship in the 22nd century sacrilege? Tommy Kraft joins us to explore in-universe explanations that make Enterprise more palatable.
Enterprise/Doctor Who Crossover. What if two of television’s most famous franchises came together? It almost happened. Earl Grey’s Daniel Proulx and Phillip Gilfus join us to discuss what it might have looked like if Star Trek: Enterprise and Doctor Who had teamed up.
Listener Feedback Show. Team Conference Room is back with a pile of PADDs full of comments, show suggestions, and reviews from our wonderful listeners!
Season One Favorites. Which of the 25 episodes that marked Enterprise’s freshman outing are the favorites of our own crew? We share our top three plus honorable mentions.
Enterprise Season One: Two Guys Walk Into a Bar. We discuss what it's like to find a haunted shipwreck, meet a very "alien" alien that just wants a hug, and get some much-deserved shore leave.
Enterprise Season One: To Help or Not Help. We discuss what happens when you try to get to the bottom of a whiskey bottle before your air runs out, debate life and death decisions, and find out how easy it is to get robbed by little guys with big ears.