Warp Five 126: Boil It Down to the Simplest Factor / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"Precious Cargo" and "The Perfect Mate."

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Running Time: 1 hour 11 minutes 38 seconds
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After 729 episodes and movies in the Star Trek franchise, you are bound to have stories that are similar in plot, which naturally leads to a discussion of comparison between episodes that are similar. Two episodes that are very similar, but tend to be overlooked by fans due to their subject matter, are the episodes "The Perfect Mate" from Star Trek: The Next Generation and "Precious Cargo" from Enterprise.

In this episode of Warp Five, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Richard Marquez and Any Nelson of Early Grey to compare "Precious Cargo" to "The Perfect Mate." We also talk about, Krios Prime, difficult episodes to watch, the #MeToo event, Anthony Rapp, and choices.


Chapters

Listener Discretion Warning (00:00:00)
Intro (00:00:09)
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:37)
Comparing "Precious Cargo" to "The Perfect Mate" (00:02:45)
"The Perfect Mate" Summary (00:04:05)
"Precious Cargo" Summary (00:04:54)
Comparison (00:05:33)
I Think You Are Disregarding Her Entire Choice (00:09:58)
These Episodes Provoke Strong Reactions (00:14:13)
What Picard Wants (00:16:52)
What Riker Wants (00:20:30)
What is the Difference? (00:26:12)
HashTag MeToo (00:32:47)
This is Evolving Well Past the Comparison (00:38:03)
Another Similarity (00:44:19)
Pheromone Trope (00:45:40)
Should We Move on to "Precious Cargo?" (00:47:30)
Comparison to "Elaan of Troyius" (00:50:28)
Final Thoughts (00:56:45)
Closing (01:04:37)

Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests

Amy Nelson and Richard Marquez

Production

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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)