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 the new movies, TV show... and beyond!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Episode 112: That Time We Visited the Star Trek: Discovery Set

It's a special-ish episode of Transporter Room 3 this week, as Scott beams in with a report from the set of Star Trek: Discovery. Did he go on the bridge and hang out in the transporter room? You bet your sweet Terran butt, he did.

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We also (finally) review TNG's "The Masterpiece Society." One of us kinda sorta liked it, one of us didn't. And we have some reader mail, some weird news of the week, and two Red Shirts from the Delta Quadrant (RIP) too burnt (literally) for a photon torpedo casket…

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So put on your genetically-superior-but-super-bland leisure suit and listen to the newest episode now!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 111: The One with William Shatner!

This episode is also the one where our heads figuratively explode.

William Shatner -- James T. Kirk himself -- beams on down for a special episode of Transporter Room 3, just in time for Fathom Event's special Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan nationwide screening!

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Shatner reveals a few behind-the-scenes secrets about the making of this classic, which turned 35 this year. He also reveals things you (probably) never knew about Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek. This may be the best thing to happen to Trek fans since elastic waistbands.

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Plus, a very special Red Shirt also joins us from Khan, and he took a ride up the turbolift to get here (reference!). So put on your antique glasses, pour a glass of "for medicinal purposes only" Romulan Ale, and listen to the newest episode of TR3 now!

This is the one. This is the one they’ll remember us for…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Episode 110: Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery

We're back from Comic-Con with a shiny new episode, and lots of interviews, about your next Trek obsession: Star Trek: Discovery.

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This week, we take a break from reviewing episodes to break down the new, explosion-y trailer for Discovery, what we know about the show (so far), that Entertainment Weekly cover story, why Bryan Fuller really left the series, and whether or not we like what we've seen so far. (Spoiler: Phil and Scott disagree on something for once, guys -- clutch the pearls!). And Scott has some great interviews with the cast and producers, including Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman!

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We also have six Red Shirts to eulogize (thanks, Krall!), so put on your best Discovery cosplay, get comfy, and listen now to the newest episode of TR3…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Episode 109: Of Data Kids and Alien Violations

Two episodes in one this week, as Transporter Room 3 doubles-down on our reviews of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5. It’s robot kids and telepathic predators this time out!

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We're revisiting "Hero Worship" -- you know, the one where a little kid kinda stalks Data and copies his look -- and "Violations," AKA "The One Where Troi Screams a Lot." How well do they hold up? Um... listen and find out.

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This week, we also celebrate Wrath of Khan's 35th birthday and we, sadly, also mourn a few Red Shirts with the help of Geordi.

So slick back your hair, put on your wannabe Data tunic and listen now!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Episode 108: Time Travel and Daddy Issues, Star Trek-Style!

A time-traveling (fake) historian and Alexander pay us a visit on this week's Transporter Room 3 for a double-header of Next Generation Season 5 action.

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That’s right, we have two TNG episodes this week -- Rick Berman's "A Matter of Time" and "New Ground," a.k.a. Worf Doesn't Know His Son's Birthday. One's kinda meh, the other is kinda underrated. So if you like people talking about temporal repercussions in offices, or watching Worf be the worst dad ever, then this episode of TR3 is for you!

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Red Shirts, all the way from Cardassia, pay us a visit, too. Plus, new Star Trek toys were just announced. It's a double-sized episode this week -- with a space plant animal puppet thing to boot! -- so get comfy and listen now…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Episode 107: Talking Star Trek: Discovery’s Trailer and Spock’s Only TNG Appearance

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery has arrived! But is that a good thing…?

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Phil and Scott break down the arrival of the USS Discovery (or lack thereof) before revisiting 1991, when the 25th anniversary of Star Trek hit and the Next Generation two-part episode "Unification" was aired as part of the celebration. Well, the mixed bag celebration.

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Spock (finally) pays Picard and crew a visit, and so does Sela and a bunch of Romulans in (wait for it) offices! So exciting, right?

We break down what's wrong with this two-parter, discuss all the new Star Trek: Discovery info, and as always another Red Shirt (or 2,000) beams on down. RIP.

So after you go see Mr. Mot for your Romulan hair piece, listen to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Episode 106: Why Star Trek's Version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers Doesn't Suck

Wesley's back, and he's brought the scariest/lamest game ever.

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This week, we revisit "The Game" -- which is basically a public service announcement for why Riker should never, ever be allowed to visit Risa. Ever. But man, Ashley Judd’s Robin Lefler makes her second (and last onscreen) appearance, and along the way she gets a million sweaty nerd hearts a’fluttering!

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We also have Discovery casting/re-casting news, reader mail and drones of Red Shirts -- all victims of The Hugh-ening.

So sit back, relax, put some cones in the funnel and listen now to the new ep of TR3!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Episode 105: The Laughing Vulcan and His Dog, or Why ‘Disaster’ Is Still Awesome TNG

Remember that time the Enterprise hit a quantum filament and disaster struck?! (No, not a cosmic string, Counselor!) Well sure you do -- we just talked about the Star Trek: TNG episode “Disaster” a few episodes back. And now we’re going to again…

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Well, that’s what happens when you decide to review a whole season of episodes consecutively. This is our gift. This is our curse! But don’t worry, because we’ve found some new nuggets of information to discuss this week about that great, underrated episode.

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We also delve into the latest Star Trek: Discovery casting -- Harry freaking Mudd? -- and we talk a bit about why following William Shatner on Twitter is like playing fizzbin on LDS. And, of course, we have our latest Red Shirt of the week. But truly, is there no greater Red Shirt than a lost love…?

So try to recall your emergency birth training from the Academy, spin up your Zune player, and listen to the latest episode of Transporter Room 3!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Episode 104: Revisiting ‘Silicon Avatar,’ a.k.a. Riker’s Blue Balls Adventure

A sequel to the crystalline entity? Really? Yep, that happened. And 26 years later, we're revisiting the evil space snowflake's second (and last) encounter with the Enterprise.

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This unlikely sequel, which surprised Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jeri Taylor when it was pitched to her, spends a lot of time with Riker grieving over a lost near-hookup while Data helps a scientist and mother dealing with Captain Ahab-level revenge. Does the episode hold up? Find out!

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We also have the winner of our Enterprise Complete Series on Blu giveaway, some Star Trek: Discovery casting news and, of course, another Red Shirt (RIP).

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So activate your graviton pulse and listen to the newest episode now!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Episode 103: Patrick Stewart and Ensign Ro Beam on Down

You guys, “Ensign Ro” is the sh**. Both the character and her debut episode, which we're breaking down this week on Transporter Room 3!

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Our first look at the "Bajora" -- and that's not a typo -- and the beginnings of the Cardassian-Bajoran conflict that would shape DS9 are all here. Darker than most Next Gen episodes, full of double-crosses, political intrigue, and shady Starfleet Admirals, this Season 5 classic arguably plays better now than it did 26 years ago.

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We also have Captain Picard himself, Patrick Stewart, offering his take on the current political climate. And not one but eight Red Shirts get eulogized. All that, plus a Discovery update.

Pull up a chair in Ten Forward, grab some of Aunt Adele's tea and listen now!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Episode 102: Phil and Scott at Tanagra! Why 'Darmok' Still Holds Up 25 Years Later

Transporter Room 3 beams on down with another review, and this time it’s Season 5's "Darmok." And we do the whole podcast in metaphor! (I kid, I kid.)

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This classic Trek is both an all-timer for the series and the genre, and we break down why. (And we also throw some shade at Riker's questionable command strategy while Picard is getting his "Shaka, when the walls fell" on.)


We also have some Star Trek: Discovery to discuss, and Scott serenades us with The Ballad of Sorrow that is dealing with Eaglemoss customer service. And a Red Shirt, obvi.

So brush up on the Epic of Gilgamesh, go all "Temba, his arms wide" and listen now to our newest episode!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Episode 101: Klingons, Romulans, and a Very Angry Data: TR3 Season 5 Starts Now!

New year. New season. Same Scott and Phil!

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Transporter Room 3 kicks off Season 5 in style. Wanna know what's up with Star Trek: Discovery? Or why Star Trek Beyond is going to the Oscars? We got you covered.

Plus, for Season 5, just like TNG before us, we're changing things up. How? You'll just have to listen and find out.

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But don't worry -- we still have all your Red Shirt needs covered. This week, pour out some blood wine for the poor Klingon bastard that Worf kinda sorta got killed.

And we have a really cool giveaway. Our loyal listener Lyndon has created some custom Star Trek prints -- recruitment posters for Starfleet! -- and we’re giving a pair away. Take a look at them below, listen for your chance to win, and be sure to check out more of Lyndon’s work at willowstration.com.

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So put your tachyon grids in order, get comfy in your new S5 Picard jacket and listen to the newest episode of TR3!

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