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)
A Conversation With Dave Rossi. We 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.
Vulcans and the Path to Discovery. We are joined by special guest Nicolas Anastassiou. They discuss the similarities of the Vulcans in Enterprise and Discovery, ponder first impressions and perceptions versus fact, ruminate on whether Vulcans are without emotion, and determine if a future episode of the podcast will be The Search for Patrick.
Warp Five Role Playing Game. We are joined by Dave Jackola of the Dark Corner Podcast for an RPG adventure set in the second season of Enterprise.
Season Four Retrospective Part 1. We are joined by Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks Podcast to talk about the first part in our season four retrospective. We talk about the episodes "Storm Front," "Storm Front, Part II," and "Home." We also discuss Nazis, dinosaurs, Edith Keeler, and "shipping."
Essential Enterprise Season 2. We analyze the second season of Enterprise and select the absolutely essential episodes that they feel you must watch.
NX-01 Movie Night: The Day the Earth Stood Still. We are joined by Mike Schindler to discuss the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. We also talk about Hawaii, Jesus, friendship, and the films of John Carpenter.
Writing the Borg Queen's Origin Story. We write an origin story for the Borg queen using "Regeneration" as a launching point, and trying to stuff as many Borg references from other Star Trek episodes as possible.
Evolution and The Xindi. We are joined by Michael Wong and Emily Cutts, co-hosts of the Strange New Worlds podcast to discuss evolution and the Xindi. We also discuss intelligence, the Drake equation, and bananas.
Joelle Bekhazi Interview. We speak with Joelle Bekhazi who is a member of the Women's Canadian National Water Polo team. We discuss the training involved, where she has traveled, and the most challenging game that she played.
Porthos. We discuss the loving and loyal friend to Captain Archer - Porthos, his dog.
Season Three Retrospective Part 6. We finish their season three retrospective. We discuss the episodes "E2," "The Council," "Countdown," and "Zero Hour."
"First Flight," The Right Stuff, and NASA. We are joined by NASA employee Tim Robertson to discuss the influence that space exploration has had on Star Trek. We compare the film The Right Stuff to the second season episode "First Flight."
NX-01 movie Night: The Wages of Fear. We are joined by John Mills of Stage Nine to discuss the third part of our movie night retrospective. In this episode we talk about the French film The Wages of Fear from 1953.
The New Hosts and Their Favorite Episodes. We introduce you to your new co-hosts Brandi Jackola and Patrick Devlin and talk about our favorite episode from each season.
"Damage" With Phyllis Strong. We are joined by the writer of the episode "Damage," Phyllis Strong. We talk about T'Pol's drug addiction, story comparisons to history, Archer going dark, Phlox's place in the episode, and if Phyllis would change anything after all these years.
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."
NX-01 Movie Night: Sunset Blvd. Mike Schindler and John Mills are joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala for their second NX-01 Movie Night, Sunset Blvd.
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.
"Precious Cargo" and "The Perfect Mate." We are joined by Richard Marquez and Any Nelson of Early Grey to compare "Precious Cargo" to "The Perfect Mate."
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.
Star Trek: Enterprise Trivia. We go head to head with Bill Smith and Dan Davidson, hosts of the Trek Geeks Podcast, in an all Enterprise trivia extravaganza!
Warp Five Role Playing Game. We are joined by Phillip Gilfus for a Role Playing Game adventure set in the first season of Enterprise.
"Bound" Commentary. We give a live watch along commentary for the season four episode "Bound."
Movie Night. We discuss the first film mentioned as having been watched during movie night on the NX-01: For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Jim Moorhouse Interview. We have a conversation with Jim Moorhouse, know as EnterpriseExtra on twitter, to discuss what was involved in a day on the set as an extra for a television production.
"Dead Stop" Commentary. We provide a watch along commentary for the second season episode "Dead Stop."
Top Three Phlox Moments. We are joined by Justin Oser to discuss our top three Phlox moments from the four year run of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Enterprise References in Star Trek: Beyond. We are joined by former host Jeffrey Harlan and Justin Oser to discuss Star Trek: Beyond, and the ways in which it ties to the history of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Season Three Retrospective Part 3. We are joined by Heather Barker and Patrick Devlin for the third part in our season three retrospective to discuss the episodes "North Star," "Similitude," "Carpenter Street," and "Chosen Realm."