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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!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Episode 85: Why J.J. Abrams' Best Star Wars Movie Is Star Trek

Another year, another "timely" episode of Transporter Room 3.

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After celebrating the holidays (Risa has the best Airbnb's), Scott and Phil return with a look at everyone's new favorite movie -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Specifically, how -- despite how fun the film is -- J.J. Abrams' best Star Wars movie is actually one starring Captain Kirk and Keenser.

How? Why? Listen now to find out.

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Plus, we also check in on some recent Trek news -- New York City is getting a convention! -- and of course we all swing by The Original Series for another Red Shirt of the Week.

So put down your crossguard lightsabers and turn up the latest edition of TR3!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Episode 84: Star Trek Beyond Trailer Reaction and Pitching Voyager Memories

Explosions, Kirk's new haircut and swarms of stabby ships -- oh my.

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We're breaking down the pros (and Khans -- zing!) of the first teaser for Star Trek Beyond, with special guest/fellow Trek expert, Arnold T. Blumberg.

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Arnold also shares with us what it's like to pitch episodes for Voyager -- and brutha, does he have some great ideas for hours of television we sadly will never see.

All that and a Beyond Red Shirt (a few, actually), so strap on Kirk's new away team jacket and jump your motorcycle into the new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Episode 83: Why Star Trek Returning to TV Is a Big Deal

It's finally happened! Star Trek is returning to television thanks to CBS and we couldn't be happier than Worf with a glass of fresh prune juice.

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But what does it all mean? Where and when can you watch it? What's the show going to be about? Who gets to boldly go this time? Listen to Transporter Room 3 now to find out what is -- and should be -- happening on the first new Trek show since Enterprise.

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Plus, an entire crew of Red Shirts pay us a visit this week, coming from a planet that was there, “but not anymore!!!" (Reference!)

So put on your green tunics and get comfy -- it's time for Transporter Room 3!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Episode 82: Chaos on the Bridge of Star Trek: TNG

Star Trek: The Next Generation fans? You're in for a treat.

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This week, we review William Shatner's Chaos on the Bridge, a very compelling -- and very frank -- behind-the-scenes look at the crazy sh** show that was the first two seasons of TNG.

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The late then-showrunner Maurice Hurley makes his first on-camera appearance since 1988 to talk about his time on the Enterprise -- and he's still mad as hell after all these years. Is this "warts and all" chronicle of the birth of one of your fav TV shows a must-see? Listen and find out.

Plus, we discuss Idris Elba’s hints about his "groundbreaking" Star Trek Beyond character, we’ve got our latest giveaway (pop-up Star Trek!), and our Red Shirt from Wrath of Khan literally drops in this week. So crank up your Winamp players and listen now to Episode 82 of Transporter Room 3!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Episode 81: Exploring the Autobiography of James T. Kirk

In this week’s episode of TR3, we delve into the story of one of the most important fictional characters in the history of humankind -- Captain Kirk!

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With his new book The Autobiography of James T. Kirk set to be released next week, author David A. Goodman beams in to talk about how he filled in the blanks in the Starfleet legend’s life story while also connecting the dots to the many adventures we’ve seen Kirk have onscreen. Along the way, David also recounts his time writing the Futurama episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before” which introduced The Original Series crew to the Planet Express gang in classic (and hilarious) fashion.

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David also offers up his favorite doomed Starfleet patsy for our Red Shirt of the Week, the needlessly energetic dingbat Lieutenant Mallory from the episode “The Apple.”

And be sure to listen for our giveaway this week for your chance to win a copy of The Autobiography of James T. Kirk!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Episode 80: The Crying Vulcan and His Starship Commander

Welcome back, listeners. We're fresh from our recent visit to the set of Star Trek Beyond (more on that later). But as promised, first we have to get all emotional with our review of "Sarek"!

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This week we shed a tear over that great TNG episode, which brought the beloved TOS character to Picard’s Enterprise. This episode of Next Generation has everything: a bar fight, Picard yelling at Riker, Wesley really yelling at Geordi and more -- Bendii Syndrome for everyone!

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Plus, Patrick Stewart tells us whether or not he’d ever put the Starfleet duds on again, and a very special Red Shirt glows his silver eyes at us. He truly went "where no man has gone before" (hint)!

But about Star Trek Beyond… While we can't say much about our visit to Justin Lin's first Trek movie set, the few things we can say you're gonna want to hear.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Episode 79: Why Don’t the Star Trek Movies Go to Comic-Con?

And we’re back, putting into spacedock for a little R&R after a busy week at San Diego Comic-Con. But while we were attending the annual nerd prom this year, we couldn’t help but wonder… why isn’t Star Trek at SDCC?

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Sure, Trek is there in various forms, but the big movie aspect of the franchise has rarely shown its (Vulcan or otherwise) head at the con -- at least in the modern era. In this episode of TR3, we discuss this fascinating dilemma, while also delving into the current status of Star Trek 3, a.k.a. Star Trek Beyond. The film is well into production now, and we’ve got the latest on it!

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All that, plus we memorialize yet another Red Shirt of the Week, though this time around our guy may not have actually stayed dead…

So head to the Battle Bridge, set phasers for “listen,” and get ready for the latest episode of Transporter Room 3!

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