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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Episode 133: Swappin’ Spit

Star Trek: The Next Generation's Season 5 episode "The Outcast" is just as timely and relevant now as it was 26 years ago. And we’re talking about it!

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With its very Trekian take on gender and sexuality, this underrated entry more than holds up today. Find out why.


And we have a few Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 updates (Section 31, everybody!), some wedding news for Lt. Dax (!) and, of course, a Red Shirt -- this one from the Kelvin timeline. (Oh, and just in case you need a reminder, we also go on a tangential rant about how much Into Darkness still sucks. Get excited!)

Also, all of our main topics this episode involve swappin’ spit in one form or another. Win! So put on your comfy future pajamas and listen now to the newest ep of TR3.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Episode 132: Klingon Kraziness

For over 50 years, they’ve been Star Trek’s biggest bads -- and thanks to Star Trek Discovery, the Klingons are back in a big way.

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This week we have a very special interview with the once and future Chancellor of the Klingon High Council, Gowron himself -- Robert O’Reilly!


But that’s not all… More threatening than ever before (and harder to understand, thanks to the new Disco makeup design), the number one cause of death for guys named David Marcus have decades of storylines and this week we’re looking back at some of our favorites. From Worf to Voq, we’re doing a bumpy-headed deep dive.

We also have our first reader mail tweet and a few (explosive) Klingon Red Shirts. So grab a bottle of your finest blood wine, serve up some fresh gagh, and listen now to TR3!

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Episode 131: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Post-Mort

Star Trek: Discovery recently ended its first season. And it's the best first season of any Trek series since the original one. Why? We're gonna tell you in this week's episode of TR3.

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Helping us recap the season is Matt Fowler, our pal, TV critic, and self-professed obsessor of redundant Klingon genitals. From all the new characters to Trek’s stab at modern Peak TV storytelling, from the high-tech changes to the sometimes low-tech bashing into established canon, we deep-dive on Disco’s freshman year.


The three of us also open up the reader mailbag and eulogize a very special (and maybe large) Red Shirt. Though we’re not sure how this particular victim could actually wear a shirt…

So grab a bowl of Lorca's fortune cookies and listen now to Transporter Room 3!

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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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