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!

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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Monday, September 26, 2016

Episode 96: Leonard Nimoy Hated Generations and Other Great Behind the Scenes Star Trek Facts

You guys have to get the new Star Trek book The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years, which dives into all the behind-the-scenes drama of TNG (the series and movies), DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and the Abrams movies.

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You also need to add the Star Trek 50th Anniversary 30-disc Blu-ray set to your collection posthaste for even more great making-of info. The 50th anniversary has been an embarrassment of nerd riches lately, and we're gonna walk you through two key pieces documenting Trek's half-century existence.

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Did you know there was another writer brought on to First Contact at Patrick Stewart’s insistence? Or that Leonard Nimoy stopped talking to Rick Berman over Generations? Or that there was almost a Khan prequel after Star Trek II? We didn't either. Those are just a few great bits of trivia we picked up from the book and Blu-ray documentary. Listen to find out why there is life before and life after these must-have Trek historical documents.

We also announce the winners of our Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years book giveaway and bid RIP to another Red Shirt all the way from Delta Quadrant.

There's a lot going on, so put on your Spock-y mediation robes, get comfy and listen now to TR3!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 - Speed Read

The 50th anniversary celebration continues with this pop-up trivia style video about Star Trek: The Original Series' amazing first season. Take a look at it below!




We'd love to make more of these in the future, so be sure to share it with all your favorite Trekkies and Trekkers and get the word out! Peace, and long life...

Friday, September 9, 2016

Episode 95: It Is Better to Have Loved and Lost, Spock…

We’re continuing Star Trek’s 50th anniversary celebration with another new episode of Transporter Room 3 this week, and another look back at where it all started!

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This time out, we talk to writer, legend and OG of TOS D.C. Fontana about her time on the classic show as well as her stint helping to launch The Next Generation, including co-writing the pilot of that series, “Encounter at Farpoint.” [tugs on shirt, orders Earl Grey tea, hot]

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And then we also delve into a discussion of Fontana’s great first-season episode, “This Side of Paradise.” You know the one -- everyone on the Enterprise gets doused with alien plant spores, quits their jobs, and puts on those really bland overalls. Oh, and Spock falls in love…

And of course, we finish out the podcast with another Red Shirt. Actually, several, but you’ll have to listen to find out who/what/how. So sit back, ask Sandoval if he’d like to see how fast you can put him in a hospital, and listen to Transporter Room 3!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Episode 94: This Is How You Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

726 episodes. 13 movies. 4,579,829 red shirts.

Star Trek has given us so much in 50 years… including Transporter Room 3, so we're celebrating it old school. Yep, we're slingshotting 'round the sun with a discussion of "The Man Trap," the first Trek episode to ever air half a century ago today. Salt vampires never get old (unlike Doctor McCoy’s ex-girlfriend).

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We also have a special guest -- David Gerrold, the writer of the classic episode "The Trouble with Tribbles." Gerrold also worked on the Next Generation’s first season, and he has some stories to tell…
50 years ago today: Kirk vs. Salt Vampire
50 years ago today: Kirk vs. Salt Vampire
But wait! We also have a preview of Titan’s great new book, Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years, which features a load of cool works based on our favorite sci-fi classic. We’re also giving away a few copies of 50 Artists 50 Years, so be sure to listen for your chance to win.

And as if you had to ask -- yes, we have a Red Shirt. Plural. The most we've ever had -- we're making Trek history too!


So put on your dress uniforms, watch out for hungry Tribbles, and listen to the latest ep of Transporter Room 3!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Episode 93: Star Trek: Discovery's Time Period Revealed

This week, Bryan Fuller finally let some cats out of the considerable bag that is Star Trek: Discovery, the first new Trek series since Enterprise.

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We know when it's set (not after Star Trek VI) and we know who the hero is (and it's not the captain). Aliens, robots (!) and more are waiting for us aboard Discovery. Find out why we can't wait to see it…

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We also go back to the well that keeps on giving, Star Trek Beyond, for a pair of dearly departed Red Shirts that have ties to The Original Series.

So grab a plate of food cubes, get cozy and listen to a new ep of TR3!

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