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Welcome to Transporter Room 3, our Star Trek-only podcast! Movies, TV, toys, creepy cosplay -- if it's about a starship, a Vulcan or a Borg Babe, your fearless Trek fanatics Scott Collura and Phil Pirrello are ready to talk about it!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 63: Why You Must Watch DS9's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" Right Now

We're back -- in record time -- with another new episode of Transporter Room 3. But spoilers follow for anyone who hasn’t watched this episode which first aired in… 1997!

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This week, we go back to Deep Space Nine for a review of one of Season 5's more underrated hours, "Doctor Bashir, I Presume." A.k.a., "Julian's a Khan!"

The other half of the station's most popular bromance is revealed to be genetically enhanced with the same outlawed eugenics that gave birth to Khan Noonien Singh. Bashir soon goes on a wrath-seeking rampage, infecting the crew with Ceti eels and…

*record screech* Oops. Sorry. How'd our fan fiction get in here?

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Uh, moral and ethical debates ensue as we boldly tackle this solid episode.

Another Red Shirt of the Week also pays a visit -- and you'll never guess who it is. And we also give a tiny update on Star Trek 3: The Search for More Money.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Episode 62: Travelling Back in Time to DS9’s “Children of Time”

And we're back! Transporter Room 3 caught a wee 'bout of Shore Leave and a little too much LDS, but we're here with another installment -- this time talking about one of our new favorite episodes of DS9: "Children of Time"!

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And if this timey-wimey ep about Sisko and Co. having to decide the fate of their future decedents isn't one of your favs, this podcast will surely fix that.

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We also talk what's in store for the Next Gen Season 7 Blu-ray and fill one more torpedo tube with another Red Shirt of the Week. Our latest victim hails from Star Trek: Insurrection and to say anything more would spoil the (plastic-surgery-gone-wrong) fun.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Episode 61: There Are Four LIGHTS! Reviewing TNG Season 6 on Blu-ray

Picard and Co. are back in amazing HD for Season 6's Blu-ray release, and Scott and Phil got your review!

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Season 6 features some Trek highs ("Relics," "Tapestry," "Chain of Command") and lows ("Man of the People," "The Quality of Life") but everything looks damn good in 1080p -- even the Exocomps! And especially a few brief glimpses of DS9 in the two-parter "Birthright."

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But is the set worth your hard-earned latinum? Listen and find out!

We also (literally) beam in a Red Shirt of the Week from Season 6, only to lose him on the transporter pad. *pours green drink in his honor*

So add a fourth duty shift to the rotation, keep proper count of them torture lights, and listen to TR3!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Episode 60: Star Trek V’s 25th Anniversary: The Best (and Worst) from The Final Frontier

Put on your away team jumpsuits and grab your "marsh melon" dispensers: Today -- June 9, 2014 -- marks the 25th anniversary of the film Trek fans love to not love: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

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In honor of William Shatner's much-maligned directorial debut, Transporter Room 3 takes a look back at the best -- and worst -- moments from the Enterprise's trip to Bad Special Effects Island The Great Barrier in search of God!
Kirk and Spock face The Final Frontier.
Kirk and Spock face The Final Frontier.
From budget-crippling production woes to Shatner's "An Act of Love" (!) original story treatment, Phil and Scott discuss why Trek V's pain runs so deep (reference!) with the help of Sybok jokes and more trivia than you can shake a Nimbus III cat dancer lady at!

Plus, this week we field a listener e-mail that pulls a Warren Commission on the science of “All Good Things…" and bury another Original Series' Red Shirt of the Week from Season 3's "Wink of an Eye."
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The seat belts of Star Trek V
So ask God why he needs a starship and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Episode 59: 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek: TNG’s Series Finale

Well, it's slightly more than five things -- we lost count. That's what happens when you celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the best episodes of Trek ever!

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In honor of the Next Generation series finale, which aired 20 years ago (!) today, Scott and Phil consult with themselves across three different time periods to find some great trivia about this landmark episode.

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Wanna know the big plot goof no one caught until after the episode aired? Or which Trek writer had a big, uncredited influence on the ep? We got ya covered.

We also address the recent Star Trek 3 news about Roberto Orci being attached to direct the threequel. Are we happy about that? (Spoilers: No.)

And our Red Shirt this week also hails from "All Good Things" -- and no, it's not that woman aboard Crusher's ship that eats it.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Episode 58: Star Trek: Enterprise… Gone Too Soon?

Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 hits Blu-ray today, and the latest episode of Transporter Room 3 is all over it.

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Scott and Phil review the last season of the prequel series, which comes with an impressive collection of candid interviews with Brannon Braga, Manny Coto, and the cast discussing the challenges of bringing ENT's final missions to life. Plus, did you know Shatner was almost on Enterprise… as Kirk? Well, Mirror Kirk anyway!

So is this set worth a few bars of Latinum? Listen and find out!

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We also discuss the future of Star Trek 3 in light of Orci/Kurtzman going their separate ways. And we even review The Amazing Spider-Man 2! All that and a Red Shirt of the Week!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Episode 57: The Naked Star Trek

This week, we slingshot around the sun and back in time to discuss the classic TOS Trek episode "The Naked Time"! We’ve got to risk a full-power start!

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“The Naked Time” is an oldie but a goodie -- only the fourth episode of Star Trek ever aired back in 1966. The Psi 2000 virus has hit, and the only way to get out of this one is for Spock to cry, Sulu to run around with his sword half-naked, and Kirk to tell us how much he’s in love with the woman of his dreams… his ship.

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Plus, we also entertain some of your TNG "Parallels" theories from our last episode. Did Worf really wind up in an alternate reality at the end of that episode, consigning all Trek that followed to parallel dimension purgatory? We discuss.

And last but not least, we're giving away autographed William Shatner DVDs! Listen to find out how you can nab one!

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