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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, December 11, 2014

Episode 70: A Star Trek 3 Update and Why You Need to Get Next Generation Season 7 on Blu

It's our season finale, and we've spared no expense!

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Last time on Transporter Room 3, Bob Orci beamed out of the director's chair for Star Trek 3, we talked to the galaxy's only omnipotent pain in the neck, Q, and engaged in a battle of wits with a surly oil slick (O.K., not really on that last one)!

A lot can happen in a week: Today we've got an update on Trek 3 (Orci speaks about why he's out, the Internet SO wants Riker in) and a review of the impressive TNG Season 7 Blu-ray set! (Don't think, just Amazon Prime it already!)

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From Ron Moore and Brannon Braga's candid commentary on "All Good Things" to a surprisingly engaging roundtable chat with key crew members from Next Generation, we got the final TNG Blu-ray set covered.

And today's the 16th (!?) anniversary of Star Trek: Insurrection, which flashes us back to a time when aliens chasing a fountain of youth seemed like a good idea.

Also, a well-liked character from Season 7's "Lower Decks" joins our ranks of fallen Red Shirts -- can you guess who?

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So activate your metaphasic cloaks, put on your pajamas, and run through the halls in your bare feet (Picard style!) -- listen now to the Season 3 finale of TR3!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Episode 69: Q Himself, John de Lancie, Beams into TR3 while Roberto Orci Beams Out of Trek 3

Breaking news, everybody!

Star Trek 3 has lost its director, writer-producer Roberto Orci. What does that mean for the film hitting its 50th Anniversary release date? Who will replace him? And what is up with that rumored time-travel plot?! Transporter Room 3 gets down to the bottom of it.

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And just in time for the TNG Season 7 Blu-ray, we have an EXCLUSIVE interview with the Continuum's Number One resident, Q himself, John de Lancie!

Scott sits down to talk to the number one cause of laughter for androids (reference!) about the legacy of Next Generation and the final days of shooting the finale, the always-great "All Good Things."

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And yes, we have a Red Shirt. He's the topic of our podcast!

So activate your static warp shells and turn up your Winamps, S is about to get R on the next episode of TR3!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 68: 5 Classic Star Trek Episodes You Need to Binge Over Thanksgiving

Salt Vampires, Klingons and Jurassic Park -- it's a Star Trek Thanksgiving Miracle!

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It's Sweeps Month here at Transporter Room 3, and you're getting two brand new episodes in as many weeks! *applauds, puffs on inhaler*

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As Turkey Day promises to stuff our food holes with goodness and grant us the power of napping at will, Scott and Phil submit five Original Series shows you need to watch in between slices of Mom's pumpkin pie.

These are episodes you're probably not as familiar with as some of the more classic Treks, but you should be -- these five eps are damn good television. See McCoy's ill-fated love affair almost "suck" the life out of him! Watch Kirk Wall-Fu an alien assassin! And witness the questionable fashion choices of our poor Red Shirt of the Week! This poor SOB hails from one of our binge-a-thon episodes. Who is he? Hint: He died wearing the most plastic vest ever!

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So put on your meat pants, set phasers to "mashed" and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Episode 67: Star Trek Generations' 20th Anniversary: Does It Still Hold Up?

November 18, 1994. Two captains. One destiny.

And way too much of Data making bad "dad" jokes (Zing!).

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This week, Phil and Scott celebrate the anniversary of the first Trek film featuring the Next Gen cast -- Picard and Kirk finally united on horseback! -- and share when and where we were on opening day.

We also discuss which parts of the film work (that opening scene) and which parts we wish worked better (Kirk's death, Geordi going topless). Lots of ol' fashioned nerd-alysis ensues.

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And we're paid a visit from a Generations redshirt who went up in a blaze of mid-size budget glory!

What's your favorite moment from the seventh Trek feature? Sound off in the comments below. And take the conversation to TR3 on Facebook and Twitter! (Don't forget to give us some love on iTunes.)

Don't forget to subscribe (click the icon) to get all the latest episodes of our podcast automatically. Friend us on Facebook, star-rate us on iTunes, and e-mail us at Transporter Room 3 at Gmail dot com. Also, stalk us on Twitter:

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So close your family album of rainbow-rimmed Polaroids, stop chopping Nexus wood and listen to the newest ep of Transporter Room 3 now!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Episode 66: “Defiant”: The Tragedy of Tom Riker

It's all about the sad fate of Thomas Riker this week as we delve into the Deep Space Nine classic, "Defiant"!

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Or would you rather we beam down to discuss one of our favorite hours of Trek… "Pen Pals"?

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O.K., "Defiant" it is -- DS9's first (and sadly, only) brush with Thomas Riker as he steals one "tough little ship" to help the Maquis level-up their terrorism game. Why do we heart this ep so much? Listen and find out!

Our Red Shirt of the Week also hails from DS9. This bald, blue-tunic wearing target picked the wrong day to sign up for Jem'Hadar detail -- can you guess who it is?

So crank up your Winamps and tear off your fake beards, it's time for a new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 65: The Star Trek: TNG Cast Reunites... Worst. Trip. Ever?

This week, we boldly go where quite a few fans have gone before: New York City.

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We’re back from our voyage to NYC to see the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and William Shatner!

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Phil traveled 3,000 miles -- in coach -- to see them, but was it worth the trip? Listen and find out!

Plus, wanna know what special features are on the TNG Season 7 Blu-rays? We got you covered. And for those of you who fed money to our T-shirt campaign, you might wanna grab a box of tissues and turn up the Sarah McLachlan -- because we got a special message that will hit you in all the feels.

And our Red Shirt of the Week won't be feeling anything, however, thanks to that weapons blast he took to the soul in “Gambit, Part I.”

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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