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!

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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RIP Carmen
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.

Data and Mr. Hobson!

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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Friday, December 16, 2016

Episode 100: Star Trek's Ron Moore Beams in to Celebrate Transporter Room 3's 100th Episode Spectacular!

Happy holidays, everyone -- and happy 100th episode!

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We're ending our fifth season with one hell of a special guest: Star Trek and Outlander writer-producer Ronald D. Moore.

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The writer of such fan-favorites as "Family," "Trials and Tribble-ations," and Star Trek: First Contact joins us to talk some of his greatest hits from TNG and DS9 and why you should be watching his current time-travel series on STARZ.

We also delve into Star Trek: Discovery’s casting, including its new lead who will blast off to space from The Walking Dead. And we’ve got a giveaway for a lucky listener this week to help celebrate the big #100!


And as always, a Red Shirt pays us a visit -- right before she gets a face full of exploding console. So put on your fancy dress uniform and listen now to the newest episode of TR3!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Episode 98/99: Why Star Trek: First Contact Is Still Awesome 20 Years Later

This week, Scott and Phil revisit an oldie but a goodie: Star Trek: First Contact! In honor of its 20th anniversary on Nov. 22, we sat down with our new friend (and fan!) Aaron Couch from The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his must-read oral history on the film and our favorite First Contact memories.

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And, yes, because this is TR3, Aaron joins us via his car.

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We also have an exclusive interview with legendary Star Trek director Nicholas Meyer, where we discuss all things Time After Time (which has a new Blu-ray out), Star Trek VI, and Star Trek: Discovery. And last, but not least, several Red Shirts visit us from beyond the grave -- but right before the Borg assimilate them.

So modulate your phaser rifles, stay away from Deck 16 and listen now to this special double episode of TR3!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Episode 97: Star Trek Can Save the World if You Let It

In the wake of the highly divisive presidential election, we’ve got a handful of Star Trekky Star Trek episode recommendations -- shows from The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and more that remind us that working together towards a positive future is what it’s all about.

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We also delve into the recent news that Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller… is not the showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery anymore. We find this news most distressing, and we’re not entirely convinced that the official reasoning for his taking a step back (but not completely a step away, as he’ll still be involved with the show) is the full story. Is it ever?

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And then of course we’ve got another Red Shirt of the week. A whole planet of ‘em, in fact. But we bring it all back to the election, so don’t let anyone ever say we aren’t heavy-handed!

So put on your Federation President John Lennon shades, turn off the cable news for a spell, and listen to the latest episode of Transporter Room 3…

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