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, 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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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Episode 123: So Is Tarantino's Star Trek Happening or What?!

Star Trek: Discovery made big waves in 2017, and we are ending the year with an even bigger one: Tarantino is planning an R-rated Trek movie. But how accurate (or likely) is this report...? And is that a good thing or bad?

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Also, in this final episode of Transporter Room 3 before our holiday break, we review another TNG episode, "Ethics" -- a.k.a. the one where Worf needs a new spine and asks unfair things from his friends in the interim. Classic. Worf.

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And as always, another Red Shirt beams on down to celebrate (commiserate?) with us. And we have a special Star Trek Beyond gift to share with a few lucky listeners…

So fire up the Pulp Fiction soundtrack (Rigel IV edition) and listen to our newest episode now!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Episode 122: The Captain Lorca Theory That Will Blow Your Mind

And that’s a wrap on the first half of Star Trek: Discovery Season 1! This week’s episode, "Into the Forest I Go," marked the conclusion of “Chapter One” of the first year, and it was a doozy. From Klingon battles to 133 spore-jumps to Captain Lorca pulling some very Captain Lorca moves, the episode was jam-packed!

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We delve into Burnham’s mission to the Klingon Ship of the Dead, the state of the Stamets after all those jumps -- Gary Mitchell eyes much? -- plus what the creepy deal is with L’Rell and Tyler. But best of all, we’ve got a Lorca theory that will… blow… your… mind… Unless you’ve already heard it on some message board somewhere!

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Plus, of course, it’s time for some more reader mail and a most unfortunate group of bumpy-headed Red Shirts. So put on your pattern simulators (make sure the light is glowing!), get into your best “ready to beam” crouch position, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Episode 121: The Only Thing Saru Has to Fear Is Fear Itself

Star Trek: Discovery continues to prove that it has the best first season of Trek since The Original Series with its latest episode.

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This week, Saru goes fear-free for the first time ever -- on a planet full of very sentient and very blue lint -- and we get to spend more time with Admiral Cornwell and her Klingon captors in "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum."

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In addition to talking about another good episode of DISCO, we have a great number of Red Shirts to eulogize -- thanks to Lorca's lazy tactical officer.

And we answer some of your reader mail and go on a fun/weird "Aliens" tangent (because duh). So hook yourself up the spore drive and listen to the latest episode of Transporter Room 3 now!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Episode 120: Star Trek: Discovery Goes All Groundhog Day on Us

Harry Mudd pulls a "Cause and Effect" on the most recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” and Burnham learns about this thing you Earth humans call… love!

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We break down the pros and cons of the latest Disco episode -- and if anyone can explain to us why Stamets didn't just tell Lorca to NOT beam aboard that space whale, we'd appreciate it.

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We also have some reader mail about your feelings about the new series, as well as a few new Red Shirts who aren't feeling anything anymore thanks to some of Discovery's Klingons.

So strap on your time crystals and listen now to the newest episode of TR3!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Episode 119: That Time Troi Almost Murder-Deathed Picard (With Special Guest Rainn Wilson)

MacDuff is dead! Long live MacDuff!

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Data chokes out Picard, and whatever a MacDuff is invades the Enterprise -- it's just another day at Transporter Room 3 as we go back to our Season 6 mission to review The Next Generation's Season 5 episodes. (Confusing, right?) Special guest Arnold T. Blumberg beams on down to discuss "Conundrum" (AKA The One With All the Brainwashing -- and a Little Genocide) and "Power Play" (The One With Space Ghosts).

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Also, Rainn Wilson chats with us about Star Trek: Discovery and the future of Harry Mudd, and we talk about a couple hundred people who have no future: our Red Shirts of the Week.

So re-route all transporter controls (especially shuttlecraft) to Ten Forward, don't tell Worf he's not the captain of the Enterprise, and listen to the newest ep of TR3 now!

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