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Bridge to all decks! What better way to celebrate the 55TH ANNIVERSARY of “STAR TREK” than with a brand new podcast that dives deep into every episode of the GREATEST “TREK” SERIES of them all, “THE ORIGINAL SERIES!” Co-Hosted by respected “Star Trek” enthusiast SCOTT MANTZ and lifelong fan STEVE MORRIS, “ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS” is a fun and exciting podcast that analyzes and reviews every episode (in production order) with a fresh new perspective, personal recollections and loads of fascinating trivia about how those classic episodes came to be! Welcome Aboard, Live Long and Prosper and ENJOY!

Steve Morris & Scott Mantz


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    Supplemental — Who is James T. Kirk?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 62:22

    Before we get into our deep dive of Season Two, we wanted to share a special episode of “Enterprise Incidents” that we recorded live in front of an audience at Creation Entertainment's “55 Year Mission” Celebration of “Star Trek” at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in August 2021! Throughout the course of our first season, where we re-assessed “Star Trek” as a serialized body of work, we saw The Original Series in a fresh new light and made so many new discoveries — the biggest of which involves the Captain of the Starship Enterprise himself, James T. Kirk. We always thought of Kirk as a bold, brash hero teeming with bravado (which he is), but he had to be a whole lot more than that to make the intelligent, informed and life-saving decisions that he did. So who is James T. Kirk, and how did he get to be this way? Listen to this fun, energetic and revealing live podcast of “Enterprise Incidents” to find out! You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    Supplemental -- Season One Wrap-Up (and Season Two Preview!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 103:33

    As we wrap up our first season of “Enterprise Incidents,” we look back on all of the big revelations that we discovered about Season One of “Star Trek.” By treating the entire first season as a serialized show (as opposed to the stand-alone episode series that it was produced as), we came to see the original “Star Trek” in a fresh new light. What were the biggest things we learned about Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy? Which supporting characters went up in our re-assessment? Which episodes were a lot better (or worse) than we remembered? Who were our favorite guest stars? Which themes, ideas and metaphors resonated on a deeper level after 55 years? And what were the biggest changes made to “Star Trek” as the brave crew of the Starship Enterprise journeyed into Season Two? Find out here, thanks for listening...and keep going boldly! You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    30) Operation -- Annihilate!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 97:49


    While tracking the progression of mass insanity across the galaxy, the Enterprise arrives at the planet Deneva, where the inhabitants have been infected by invading parasites that control their human hosts with immense pain. If Captain Kirk cannot destroy the parasites and cure the more than one million colonists, he will be forced to make the most difficult command decision of his life in an effort to stop the madness from progressing any further. The landmark first season of "Star Trek" came to a close with "Operation -- Annihilate!", a flawed episode that hardly represents the best of the series, though its depiction of agony certainly one of the most disturbing to endure. But it still has many merits, the biggest of which are the top-notch performances from William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, who continued to strengthen the incredible dynamic between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    29) The City on the Edge of Forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 168:23


    29) The City on the Edge of Forever After an accidental drug overdose induces Dr. McCoy into a wild frenzy, he flees the Enterprise to the desolate planet below, where he jumps through an ancient time portal and alters the course of Earth's history. In order to prevent the Federation from being erased from existence, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock follow the good doctor back in time to Depression-era New York City, where Kirk soon falls in love with a kind-hearted social worker whose very existence holds the key to restoring Earth's proper timeline. If there ever was a "Star Trek" episode that truly qualifies as being the very best of them all, it's "The City on the Edge of Forever." Written by Harlan Ellison (with a big assist from just about every major writer and producer who worked on "Star Trek" at the time), "City" is an epic triumph on every level, and the palpable chemistry between William Shatner and guest star Joan Collins is as good as it gets. No matter how many times you've seen "The City on the Edge of Forever," it still packs a powerful emotional punch, making it not only "Star Trek's" finest hour, but also one of the greatest episodes of dramatic television ever produced. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    28) Errand of Mercy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 143:28

    When war breaks out between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, the Enterprise is sent to Organia to prevent the Klingons from using the strategically-placed planet as a base. But despite Captain Kirk's appeals to the Council, the peace-loving Organians have no intention of letting the Federation plant their flag there either. Tensions mount when the Klingons arrive, until the endless bickering between Kirk and the Klingon Commander, Kor, leads the Organians to put their foot down and stage a galactic intervention. Just as he did with his stellar teleplay for "A Taste of Armageddon," writer-producer Gene Coon disguises his allegory about the pointlessness of war as a provocative, superbly-written and powerfully-acted science fiction action-adventure. But of course, "Errand of Mercy" truly achieves landmark status by being the first "Star Trek" episode to feature the Klingons, and guest star John Colicos gave a magnificent performance that set the standard for every Klingon that followed over the last 55 years. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    27) The Devil in the Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 104:54

    The Enterprise responds to a distress call from the mining colony on the planet Janus VI, where a mysterious creature is lurking in the shadows and killing its people. In a desperate attempt to get the essential operation up and running again, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock must track down the alien life form through a sprawling maze of subterranean tunnels, where they soon come face to face with it and learn its true motives. Written by producer Gene Coon, "The Devil in the Dark" is widely hailed as one of the finest episodes of "Star Trek" of all time, if for no other reason because it represents the truest form of what the series was all out. The creature that was initially seen as something to be feared turns into an object of our compassion, thanks to the willingness of Kirk and Spock to communicate with it -- or, rather, her. We fear what we do not understand, and when we take the time to understand and learn from the experience, we realize there is actually nothing to fear at all. It is a lesson that "The Devil in the Dark" taught effectively in 1967, and it is one that we can all still learn from in the 21st Century. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    26) This Side of Paradise

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 133:57


    We're excited and honored to be joined for our deep dive on "Enterprise Incidents" by Ralph Senensky, who made his "Star Trek" directorial debut with the beloved landmark classic "This Side of Paradise." The Enterprise arrives at the planet Omicron Ceti III, which is being bombarded by deadly Berthold rays, expecting to find no signs of life from the colonists who previously settled there. But to Captain Kirk's surprise, everyone is alive and well -- and extremely healthy -- thanks to the euphoric effect of drug-like spores produced by an alien plant. After the colonists refuse orders to evacuate, the spores quickly spread to infect the crew of the Enterprise, causing them to mutiny and join the colony. That includes the normally loyal and unemotional Mr. Spock, who defies his commanding officer after falling in love with colony botanist Leila Kalomi. Alone on the Enterprise, Captain Kirk must figure out a way to counteract the spores and return his crew to normalcy -- but should he even try, and does he have any right to counteract paradise? As written by Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, "This Side of Paradise" was a brilliant and subtle allegory about the drug counterculture of the 1960s, but it has stood the test of time to triumph as a beautiful, sensitive and deeply moving "Star Trek" masterpiece that features superb performances from William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and exquisite guest star Jill Ireland. If you want to learn more about the incredible work of Ralph Senensky, his website is an absolutely incredible resource. http://ralph-senensky.blogspot.com You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    25) A Taste of Armageddon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 137:40

    For the past 500 years, the planet Eminiar VII and its nearest neighbor have been engaged in a war fought solely by computers, where those marked as casualties must report to disintegration chambers to have their deaths recorded. After ignoring repeated warnings to stay away, the Enterprise is marked as a target and classified as destroyed, and the landing party will be held captive until the entire crew beams down to report to their deaths. Captain Kirk is about to take the biggest gamble of his career in his efforts to not only save the Enterprise, but to also stop this computerized war at all costs, even if it means potentially unleashing the real horrors of war unless peace can finally be achieved. "A Taste of Armageddon" has held up as a big, bold, briskly-paced and very entertaining "Star Trek" classic, but it has come to resonate with much greater relevancy and controversy over the years -- and for very valid reasons, as our heated discussion on the latest "Enterprise Incidents" clearly demonstrates. Special guest: Robert Meyer Burnett (Director: "Free Enterprise"; Producer: blu-ray features, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Enterprise"; Host: "Robservations") You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    Supplemental — Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 110:55

    On February 1st, 2017, Scott Mantz walked into Steve Morris' house for the very first time. They had never met before, never even spoken but in the next two hours they discovered a deep connection through their lifelong love of Star Trek. This early episode of The Cine-Files was not only a transformative moment for the podcast and the first appearances of one of their favorite guests, it was also the beginning of great friendship and, although it took a few years, the proto-episode of Enterprise Incidents. You can find over 200 other great episodes of The Cine-Files here. http://tinyurl.com/zzdpjwm You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    24) Space Seed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 152:55


    Far out in deep space, the Enterprise encounters the S.S. Botany Bay, a 200-year-old Earth vessel with a crew of 72 in a state of suspended animation. What Captain Kirk is about to discover is that this "crew" is actually a renegade group of genetically-engineered super-beings led by Khan Noonien Singh, an ambitious and charismatic leader who immediately sets out to revive his people, take over the Enterprise and use the powerful starship to conquer the galaxy. Between guest star Ricardo Montalban's magnetic performance, his dynamic chemistry with William Shatner and the fact that he inspired what is inarguably the greatest "Star Trek" movie of them all, "Space Seed" will always be highly regarded as a beloved and absolute classic. The story resonates deeper than ever, the writing is sharp and the acting is superb -- and as soon as it's over, you want to watch "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" all over again. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    23) The Return of the Archons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 115:26

    When the Enterprise travels to the planet Beta III to search for the survivors of a long-lost starship, Captain Kirk discovers an arrested culture where the inhabitants behave in a collective, orderly and tranquil demeanor during the day, only to lose their minds in an overly aggressive and downright violent fashion during a nighttime event called "festival." Making matters worse, members of the Enterprise crew become transformed -- or "absorbed" -- when they fall under the spell of the planet's mysterious and powerful leader, known only as Landru, whose true identity will force Kirk and Spock to pull the plug on this mechanical society. "The Return of the Archons" is a big, bold, effective and downright surreal episode that has a lot to say, and the producers of "Star Trek" have spared no expense to say it with the most ambitious and lavishly-produced episode of the first season. And at a time when the world was facing the threat of life under the Communist party, the message of "The Return of the Archons" rings loud and clear -- that freedom isn't a gift; it has to be earned -- and "Star Trek" was (and still is) the best series of its kind to deliver that all-important and aspirational message. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    22) Tomorrow is Yesterday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 117:19


    A freak accident sends the Enterprise hurtling through space and back in time to Earth in the late 1960s, where it is detected and classified by the U.S. military as an Unidentified Flying Object. Complicating matters further, Captain Kirk is forced to beam aboard an Air Force pilot named John Christopher, whose duty it will be to report everything he is now seeing about this vast starship from the future. Kirk and Spock must figure out a way to return the Enterprise to its own time, but not before they must return Captain Christopher to Earth without jeopardizing the history of the future. With the stakes so very high, it's remarkable how much levity is featured in "Tomorrow is Yesterday," the second Original Series teleplay written by Dorothy "D.C." Fontana. The result is "Star Trek's" first full-on comedy, and it's a delightful episode, but the humor never comes at the expense of the quality, the high drama and the superb performances that had come to represent the series at its finest. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    21) The Alternative Factor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 119:07


    After a cataclysmic disturbance threatens the foundation of civilization, Captain Kirk comes face-to-face with the culprit -- a maniacal lunatic named Lazarus, who will stop at nothing to destroy a duplicate version of himself who exists in a parallel universe. With the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, Kirk and Spock must figure out a way to stop the matter and anti-matter versions of Lazarus from coming together, or they will wipe out everything in existence. After producing 20 prior episodes of groundbreaking television, it was only a matter of time until "Star Trek" came up short with a colossal failure. It was an ambitious and promising concept, but the resulting episode was convoluted, confusing and boring -- and it made absolutely no sense whatsoever. It was a troubled production for sure, no doubt hampered by the casting of Robert Brown, who was called in at the 11th hour to replace the episode's original guest star. But true to form for "Star Trek," "The Alternative Factor" does have its merits, and our fascinating and revealing deep dive conversation sure makes for an amazing episode of "Enterprise Incidents!" You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    20) Arena

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 107:14


    After a surprise attack on a distant colony leads the Enterprise to pursue the attacking vessel across the galaxy to an uncharted solar system, a powerful alien force banishes Captain Kirk and the lizard-like commander of the Gorn vessel to a barren asteroid, where they must fight to the death for the fate of their crews. Kirk is no match for his much stronger adversary, so he must rely on his ingenuity to construct a weapon out of the native elements, and he must do so in time to defeat his enemy and save the Enterprise before he is overcome with exhaustion. "Arena" has stood the test of time as one of the very best episodes of "Star Trek," and for many reasons. It's a gripping and fast-paced action-adventure, it introduced one of "Star Trek's" most iconic aliens and it features William Shatner at the top of his game. But perhaps most of all, "Arena" was written by producer Gene Coon, whose brilliant screenplay not only shows Captain Kirk learning from his mistakes, but also demonstrating a noble display of compassion to make a strong case for the promising future of humanity. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    19) The Squire of Gothos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 138:10


    While speeding through a star desert roughly 900 light years from Earth, the Enterprise encounters a rogue planet whose sole inhabitant -- an extremely powerful and rather jovial alien being named Trelane -- holds Captain Kirk and his crew captive while treating them as playthings for his amusement. When Kirk engages Trelane in a battle of wits in an effort to free the Enterprise, they play a high-stakes version of the most dangerous game -- the outcome of which will reveal the true identity of their mysterious captor. "The Squire of Gothos" is a fun, lighthearted and very entertaining episode, but it's also a subtle anti-war statement that holds a mirror up to the more violent and aggressive side of human behavior. But when it comes down to it, there's one reason why "The Squire of Gothos" works as well as it does, and that reason is William Campbell. He was clearly having a ball with his playful performance as the mischievous Trelane, and his chemistry with William Shatner was fantastic -- both of which make Campbell one of the finest guest stars to ever grace the soundstages of "Star Trek." You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    18) Shore Leave

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 118:50

    After a grueling 3-month period that leaves the Enterprise crew exhausted and in dire need of rest and relaxation, they discover a planet that's literally too good to be true: peaceful, lush, idyllic, seemingly uninhabited and, in the words of Dr. McCoy, "like something out of Alice in Wonderland" -- in other words, the perfect place for Captain Kirk to authorize shore leave. But when members of the scouting party start to have mysterious encounters with figments of their imagination, they soon find themselves trapped on a world where their imaginations could be their own worst enemies. "Shore Leave" is an atypical episode of "Star Trek"; there's simply no other episode quite like it. It's loaded with humor, but it's dramatic when it needs to be, and it's surreal to the point where it feels more like a fantasy than science fiction. But it is a testament to the actors and the producers that it all still works within the framework of "Star Trek," resulting in an episode that's fresh, fun and very entertaining. Plus it gives a lot of background into Captain Kirk's past...with sometimes painful results! You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    18) Shore Leave

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 118:50

    After a grueling 3-month period that leaves the Enterprise crew exhausted and in dire need of rest and relaxation, they discover a planet that's literally too good to be true: peaceful, lush, idyllic, seemingly uninhabited and, in the words of Dr. McCoy, "like something out of Alice in Wonderland" -- in other words, the perfect place for Captain Kirk to authorize shore leave. But when members of the scouting party start to have mysterious encounters with figments of their imagination, they soon find themselves trapped on a world where their imaginations could be their own worst enemies. "Shore Leave" is an atypical episode of "Star Trek"; there's simply no other episode quite like it. It's loaded with humor, but it's dramatic when it needs to be, and it's surreal to the point where it feels more like a fantasy than science fiction. But it is a testament to the actors and the producers that it all still works within the framework of "Star Trek," resulting in an episode that's fresh, fun and very entertaining. Plus it gives a lot of background into Captain Kirk's past...with sometimes painful results! You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    17) The Menagerie (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 72:01

    While speeding on it's locked course to the forbidden world of Talos IV, more mysterious images from Captain Pike's imprisonment there 13 years before continue to be beamed back to the Enterprise during the court martial of Mr. Spock to support why he would kidnap his former commanding officer, hijack the starship and betray his loyalty to his current commander, Captain James T. Kirk. It's truly astounding how cleverly and imaginatively “Star Trek's” producers incorporated footage from the unaired pilot into an all-new adventure, resulting in one of the most sensitive, emotionally powerful and beautifully-rendered payoffs of the entire series. Guest: John Rocha (host: “Outlaw Nation”; co-host: “The Cine-Files”) You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    16) The Menagerie (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 126:58

    When Mr. Spock kidnaps his disfigured former commander and hijacks the Enterprise across the galaxy to the forbidden world of Talos IV, he not only puts his life and career on the line, but also that of his current commander -- and his loyal friend -- Captain James T. Kirk. Though it was originally conceived for practical purposes to save time and money, Gene Roddenberry and the producers of "Star Trek" made clever and effective use of "The Cage -- the unaired (and very expensive) original pilot -- by framing a powerful and imaginative story around the original footage. The result is "The Menagerie," a beautifully-written and superbly-acted 2-part episode that won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Guest: John Rocha (host: "Outlaw Nation"; co-host: "The Cine-Files") You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    15) Court Martial

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 136:46

    After the Enterprise encounters a severe ion storm that results in the disappearance and presumed death of a crewman, Captain Kirk is held responsible and is ordered to stand trial for negligence and perjury. With his future as a starship commander on the line, Kirk's only hope lies with a scrappy and very old fashioned defense attorney, but his sworn testimony is still no match for the damning evidence provided by his main accuser: the computer logs of the Enterprise. Once again, "Star Trek" deftly explores the conflict of man versus machine -- and, in effect, man versus himself -- in "Court Martial," a superbly-acted, socially relevant and very entertaining episode that's filled with aspirational and unforgettable moments. Special Guest: Dave Rossi (Associate Producer: "Star Trek: Enterprise"; Visual Effects Producer: "Star Trek: The Original Series Remastered") You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    14) The Galileo Seven

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 124:17

    During a mission to explore a volatile deep space quasar, the shuttlecraft Galileo is thrown off course and forced to make an emergency landing on an unexplored — and very hostile — planet. Cut off from the Enterprise and under attack from giant ape-like creatures, mission commander Spock is forced to make difficult life-or-death decisions — his logical approach to which increases tensions among the stranded members of the landing party. If “The Conscience of the King” was criticized for not having enough action, then this next episode certainly made up for it with a briskly-paced survival story of high drama, action and suspense. But what really makes “The Galileo Seven” stand out is the gripping character study of Mr. Spock, who faces internal struggles between his human half and his Vulcan half during his first command. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    13) The Conscience of the King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 121:19


    The play's the thing in “The Conscience of the King,” when Captain Kirk suspects that the former governor of a distant colony who ordered the execution of 4,000 inhabitants is now disguising himself as a Shakespearean performer. When Kirk sets out on a personal quest to learn the truth, he puts his career, his life and even the crew of the Enterprise on the line. If there was ever a “Star Trek” episode that has aged well over the years, it's “The Conscience of the King.” Though it was initially criticized for being too slow and not having enough action, it has since come to be embraced as a superior episode, a brilliant rendition of Shakespeare in space and an acting tour-de-force for William Shatner and co-stars Arnold Moss and Barbara Anderson. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support


    12) Miri

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 98:59

    On the far reaches of the galaxy, the Enterprise responds to a distress signal emanating from what appears to be an exact duplicate of Earth, only to discover that its entire adult population has been wiped out by a man-made pandemic. Only the children remain, and they too will eventually become infected, but not before Captain Kirk and the rest of the landing party contract the deadly disease first. It’s a race against time to find a cure in an overlooked episode that effectively served as an allegory for the generation gap of the 1960s, but now resonates with much greater significance after the worldwide pandemic of 2020. “Miri” is the “Star Trek” equivalent of “Lord of the Flies,” and it’s an exceptionally well-acted and more powerful episode than it is often given credit for. You can follow "ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS" on social media at… Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    11) Dagger of the Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 101:37

    After a desperate prisoner escapes from the Tantalus Penal Colony to the Starship Enterprise demanding asylum, Captain Kirk launches an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of the colony's inmates by its revered director, Dr. Tristan Adams. Accompanied by Dr. Helen Noel, Kirk beams down to Tantalus to learn the truth, only to discover that Dr. Adams is running the colony like a nightmarish chamber of horrors. For the second “Star Trek” episode in a row, Captain Kirk comes face-to-face with a mad scientist. And like the episode before it, “Dagger of the Mind” is a thought-provoking, deeply-engaging, well-written and superbly acted episode that also features a “Star Trek” landmark — the first appearance of the Vulcan Mind Meld. Follow "Enterprise Incidents" on social media… Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    10) What Are Little Girls Made Of?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 116:10

    The Enterprise arrives at the distant frozen world of Exo III in an effort to search for Dr. Roger Korby, a brilliant scientist who has been missing and is presumed dead. But not only is Korby found to be alive and well, he takes Captain Kirk prisoner in an attempt to convince him of his bold plan to create a master race of immortal mechanical beings. “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” is an often-overlooked episode that effectively explores the concept of what it means to be human, and it ultimately succeeds as a compelling, provocative, highly-stylized and very well-acted episode. It’s also the first time that “Star Trek” examined the conflict of humanity versus machine (and, in effect, humanity versus itself), but it sure wouldn’t be the last. You can follow Enterprise incidents at… Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    9) Balance of Terror

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 121:19

    “You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you friend.”  After the destruction of Earth outposts situated near the Romulan Neutral Zone, Captain Kirk risks interplanetary war and engages in a battle of wits with the Commander of the attacking Romulan Bird of Prey. The Enterprise must pursue and destroy the enemy vessel before it reaches its homeland, but Kirk has another toxic matter to contend with: a racist bridge officer who suspects that Mr. Spock is actually a Romulan spy. It all adds up to a brilliant episode that’s filled with high drama, intricate plotting, poetic dialogue, brisk pacing, magnificent performances and a gut-wrenching emotional payoff that still packs a powerful punch. “Balance of Terror” is more than just one of “Star Trek’s” finest hours; its one of the best hours of dramatic television ever produced. You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    8) Charlie X

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 100:12

    While the Enterprise is en route to Earth Colony 5, Captain Kirk becomes the reluctant father figure to an unusual passenger named Charles Evans. The teenager displays incredible powers, but he lacks the discipline to use them, which soon turns the Enterprise into a hell ship that terrorizes its crew. As we will come to see many times on “Star Trek,” absolute power corrupts, absolutely — especially when that infinite power lies in the hands of an adolescent young man with raging hormones. “Charlie X” is a superior episode that’s gripping, suspenseful, powerful and haunting, and it’s the first “Star Trek” episode to be written by Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, whose incredible contributions to the series over the next three years cannot be overstated. You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and sumorris1 on Instagram

    7) The Naked Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 89:15


    “No beach to walk on...” In this all-time classic that can truly be defined as epic, the Enterprise literally and figuratively spirals out of control when an unusual disease is brought aboard the ship and quickly spreads to infect the crew. “The Naked Time” is marked by a seamless shift in tones, as it starts from a slow build of suspense, then progresses to reveal moments of levity until it finally culminates with a desperate race against time to find a cure. But above all else, “The Naked Time” features bravura performances across the board, especially from Leonard Nimoy, who saw his fan mail increase exponentially after this episode aired. You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and sumorris1 on Instagram


    6) The Man Trap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 101:43

    Every self-respecting Trekker worth their weight in salt knows that “The Man Trap” was the first episode of “Star Trek” to air on broadcast TV, and for that reason alone, it’s historical significance as a landmark episode is justifiably secured. What every Trekker also knows is that “The Man Trap” doesn’t exactly represent “Star Trek” at its very finest, but upon closer reflection, it reaps many rewards by being the only episode to offer a glimpse into Dr. McCoy’s past, not to mention being a remarkably deep, effectively suspenseful and very entertaining episode in its own right. Just don't get us started on that hand puppet scene... You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and sumorris1 on Instagram

    5) The Enemy Within

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 109:32

    "There is only one logical answer — we have an imposter aboard.” When a transporter malfunction splits Captain Kirk into two versions of the same person — one gentle and compassionate, the other mean and fierce — the result is a magnificent “Star Trek” episode that’s loaded with tension, high drama, brilliant performances, provocative themes and one very controversial scene. But by further establishing the dynamic relationship between Kirk, Spock and McCoy, “The Enemy Within” achieves landmark status as an all-time classic. Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram

    4 Mudd's Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 69:34

    The name’s Mudd — Harcourt Fenton Mudd, aka Harry Mudd! Roger C. Carmel makes his first of 2 “Star Trek” appearances in this early first season episode, which, quite frankly, doesn’t exactly represent “Star Trek” at its finest! But it still has its merits, among them being an aspirational message that upholds the ideals of what “Star Trek” stood for! You can follow Enterprise incidents at… @enterincidents on Twitter @enterpriseincidents on Instagram Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and sumorris1 on Instagram

    3 The Corbomite Maneuver

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 83:48

    "Not chess, Mr. Spock -- POKER!" Captain Kirk attempts to pull off the ultimate bluff in "THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER!" This was the first episode to be produced after "STAR TREK" was sold to NBC-TV as a weekly series, and in many ways, it represent's Trek's equivalent of a mission statement -- but why wasn't it the first episode to air? And how does that statement hold up after 55 years? Break out the Tranya, and LISTEN!

    2 Where No Man Has Gone Before

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 87:59


    Everything changes in Star Trek's second pilot when William Shatner, Captain James R. Kirk arrives on the Enterprise and Scott and Steve couldn't be happier. This is a fantastic episode of Star Trek with big ideas, fantastic character development and enough action to convince NBC to put Star Trek on the air.  If you want to follow Enterprise Incidents on social media you can do so on...  Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Scott Mantz @moviemantz on twitter and instngram Steve Morris @srmorris on twitter and @srmorris1 on instagram


    1. The Cage

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 87:42

    In this episode of Enterprise Incidents, Steve and Scott dig into the first, failed pilot of Star Trek starring Jeffery Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike and Majel Barrett as Number One. Is this the Star Trek we all love? No. Is this an episode which contains many of the brilliant ideas which will come to define one of the greatest shows of all time? Absolutely.  If you want to follow Enterprise Incidents on social media you can do so on... Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterprise incidents Scott Mantz @moviemantz on twitter and instngram Steve Morris @srmorris on twitter and @srmorris1 on instagram

    Mission Statement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 15:25

    Welcome to Enterprise Incidents where, in this episodes, Scott and Steve explain their deep connection to Star Trek and why they are so excited to embark on an exploration of The Original Series in Production Order. If you want to follow Enterprise Incidents on social media you can do so on... Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Scott Mantz @moviemantz on twitter and instngram Steve Morris @srmorris on twitter and @srmorris1 on instagram

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