Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

Beam in to TR3 for fun, incisive, and sometimes deep (space nine) conversations about all things Star Trek -- from the Original Series to Discovery to the new movies... and beyond!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Episode 130: Discovery Star Mary Chieffo (L’Rell!) Beams In

What a night for Star Trek fans! First you got the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Discovery. Then you got Transporter Room 3’s review of it. And now we have a very special bonus episode featuring none other than Mary Chieffo herself -- a.k.a., L’Rell!

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Chieffo is so much fun to talk to not just because she’s a great personality, but also because she clearly loves Star Trek. The actress has already become a presence on the convention circuit, and she’s also done some deep homework about the franchise and Klingon history in particular. (She namedrops Grilka during our chat, for Kahless’ sake!)


We talk the finale, L’Rell’s future, and much more, and then of course Scott and Phil also have a Red Shirt of the week to discuss (really, our second of the week), because it’s tradition. And you know how Klingons feel about tradition!

So beam over to your Sarcophagus ship, get ready to season some Georgiou, and listen to TR3 now!

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Episode 129: Star Trek: Discovery’s S1 Finale Ends on a Very Cool ‘Holy S#!t’ Note

So, that happened!

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A lot of things went down in Star Trek Discovery's first season finale -- from Tilly getting high to Pike's Enterprise showing up (!) -- and we have lots of questions. And we’ve got a full breakdown of what worked, and what didn't, about "Will You Take My Hand?"

From a visit to the Klingon homeworld where a surprising amount of Orions hang out to the end of the war to the goodbye (?) of a couple of major characters, we cover it all.



Plus, we also touch on the awesomeness that was the recent SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch. And, of course, we have yet another dead Red Shirt. With green skin!

So fire up your alien fondue pot full of narcotic volcanic ash and listen now to TR3!

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Episode 128: Discovery Pulls a ‘Genesis Device Begins,’ Plus More Character Twists!

The Klingon war is back on in the newest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “The War Without, The War Within,” and we have lots of opinions about it.

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It’s the second-to-last episode of the season, and there is much to discuss. Like, what’s up with Stamets’ version of the Genesis Device? And why are we talking about pulling a Danny Ocean on the Klingon homeworld if we don’t see it yet? Tyler and Burnham, together again… but not? And why the frick isn’t Saru in the captain’s chair?


As we try to answer those questions and more, we also have more reader mail to share and a few thousand Red Shirts to lay to rest. So charge up your EM darts and listen now to the newest episode of TR3!

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Episode 127: Lorca's Revenge!

Man! We are back to talk about episode 13 of Star Trek: Discovery, “What’s Past Is Prologue,” where… well, stuff happened involving Lorca. Crazy stuff!

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The Lorca himself, Jason Isaacs, beams into TR3 to discuss all things Gabriel -- Mirror and Prime -- as well as what it was like shooting that final fight scene from the episode, what the events of this week mean for the actor’s future on the show, and much more.



But first, Scott and Phil dive into a review of the latest episode of the latest Trek show, where things have continued to get increasingly intense and insane. (Hint: We love it!) We also delve into that twist ending and what it could mean for the show as Disco heads into its season finale over the next two weeks.

And then of course we’ve got some reader mail, a special shout-out to our loyal listeners who have been reviewing us on iTunes lately, and of course a Red Shirt of the week. This is a big one!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Episode 126: Discovery Takes Burnham on the Worst Dinner Date Ever

Another episode of TR3, another trip to the Mirror Universe.

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"Vaulting Ambition" pits Michael against her former-captain-turned-murder-fueled-Emperor, reveals how Tyler and Voq were spliced together in the Klingon version of the game Operation, and drops the bomb that Lorca's origins are (duh) not what they formerly appeared to be.


And if that wasn't enough, we have at least five Red Shirts to dispense with, as soon as we stop coming up with clever ways to describe what killed them!

All that, plus more reader mail and a dish of Baked Saru are in store as well, so strap on your Klingon laser surgery gloves and listen now to TR3!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Episode 125: A Tale of Two Tylers

Happy 125th episode to us! And thanks for helping us get here.

And what a great Star Trek: Discovery segment to discuss for our big 1-2-5, too!

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As we celebrate this momentous TR3 occasion, we've got a recap of Star Trek: Discovery's newest -- and, so far, best -- episode, "The Wolf Inside." From new and updated Tellarites to Lt. Ash Tyler's real identity (finally) revealed, this episode had a lot going on, so we're breaking it all down.



And then Tyler himself, Shazad Latif, also stops by the podcast with tons of insights into how his character's Manchurian Candidate-y twist came about -- and how it wasn't the original plan when Latif was first cast.

And three Red Shirts literally beam on in before, well, they beam out. Permanently. So plug into your spore drives, put all convos with Mirror Universe selves on pause and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Episode 124: Discovery (and Jonathan Frakes) Are Back (And Lorca Punches a Wall With His Face)

The first Star Trek: Discovery episode of 2018 is here, and so is the latest installment of Transporter Room 3 (you're welcome). And that includes a special visit to TR3 from Jonathan Frakes himself!

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"Despite Yourself" is a packed episode; not only does it bring back the Mirror Universe for the first time since Season 4 of Enterprise, it also reveals that pretty much all of your fan theories about Tyler are correct. Oh, and Captain Killy (ahem, Tilly) takes command, Lorca head-butts a bulkhead (because LORCA!), and Burnham brings a knife to a turbolift fight.

Frakes directed the latest episode, and we got a chance to talk to the once and future Riker about how he pulled it all off. We also have a giveaway and, of course, another Red Shirt to add to the casualty list -- straight from the Mirror U.

So strap on your regulation Terran Empire dagger, watch out for Agonizer Booths and listen now!

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