From the best and brightest that Starfleet had to offer, Travis Mayweather was chosen to be the first watch helmsman of the NX-01 because he was the most naturally gifted ensign trained for the position and logged in more deep space interstellar star hours than any pilot in StarFleet - from his earlier days as a "boomer"; a child born and raised in space on the ECS Horizon freight hauler, running cargo with his family until he joined Starfleet. He also was the first pilot to have been as far into deep space versus any other pilot candidate at that time.
In this episode of Warp Five, Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen discuss the merits and quality of the very first helmsman of the Enterprise legacy: Travis Mayweather. Was Travis the most naturally gifted pilot candidate from the graduating class of 2151? What did Archer see in him that was "special" and "unique," moreso than any other helmsman candidate in the NX-01 program? Please join us in the Decon Chamber for a fascinating study of Starfleet's very first Warp 5 pilot.
Running Time: 57 minutes 56 seconds
Norman C. Lao
Norman C. Lao
Introduction and Greetings from your New Host (00:01:06)
Did Travis have the Right Stuff? (00:02:25)
A Boomer of All Trades (00:06:39)
Setting the Bar for Future Pilots (00:13:05)
Archer as Mentor (00:19:20)
Breathing life into Travis (00:22:46)
Untapped Potential (00:31:30)
Final Thoughts (00:40:11)
Hoshi Station (00:48:00)
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