Warp Five 113: Pick Up His Own Dead Body
Mike Sussman Interview.
Mike Sussman began his writing career on Star Trek with a last minute pitch of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Meld." After several years of working for Voyager, and working closely with his friend Phyllis Strong, the two of them would take the reigns as Executive Story Editors for the new series, and later, Sussman would become a producer for that show.
In this episode of Warp Five, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Mike Sussman to discuss his writing career on Enterprise. We also discuss working with Michael Piller on Voyager, who the dead guy was in "Future Tense," and how Mike's favorite episode from Enterprise originally began as a Janeway and Chakotay story.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:21)
First Episode (00:02:23)
12 Monkeys (00:06:27)
TV Has Changed (00:10:47)
Phyllis Strong (00:23:50)
"Future Tense" (00:25:50)
"In A Mirror Darkly" (00:29:46)
Writing "Kir'Shara" (00:33:06)
Writing Differences and Similarities (00:44:07)
"Age of the Empress" (00:50:34)
Most Proud Of (00:52:52)
"These Are the Voyages..." (00:57:31)
Finding Mike (01:05:42)
Brandon-Shea Mutal (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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."
Comparing "Marauders" to The Magnificent Seven. We are joined by Brandon Cowles and Michael Schindler to compare the second season episode of Enterprise to the films Seven Samuari and The Magnificent Seven.
Mike Sussman Interview. We are joined by Mike Sussman to discuss his writing career in television and on Enterprise.
Season Three Retrospective Part 2. We are joined by Patrick Devlin for the second part in our season three retrospective to discuss the episodes "Impulse," "Exile," "The Shipment," and "Twilight."
Jonathan Archer with Richard Marquez. We 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. We are joined by author 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. We are joined by Gary Graham to discuss his career in acting, writing and singing.
Phyllis Strong Interview. We are joined by Phyllis Strong to discuss her career, beginning with spec scripts for shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The X-Files, through to Star Trek: Enterprise.
Changes to Alien Designs in Trek. We are 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. We have an inspiring conversation with Tucker Smallwood to discuss his film and television work as well as how he got drafted into Vietnam, his depression afterwards, his writing, and his singing.
Eight Episode Enterprise/TOS Marathon. We are 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. We are joined by Patrick Devlin far the first part in our season three retrospective to discuss the episodes "The Xindi," "Anomaly," "Extinction," and "Rajiin."
Toys with Tenuto. We 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. We are 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. We are joined by Melodic Treks host Brandon-Shea Mutala as they chat with Manny Coto, Executive Producer of Star Trek Enterprise.
The Little Things. We are 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.