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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!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Episode 57: The Naked Star Trek

This week, we slingshot around the sun and back in time to discuss the classic TOS Trek episode "The Naked Time"! We’ve got to risk a full-power start!

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“The Naked Time” is an oldie but a goodie -- only the fourth episode of Star Trek ever aired back in 1966. The Psi 2000 virus has hit, and the only way to get out of this one is for Spock to cry, Sulu to run around with his sword half-naked, and Kirk to tell us how much he’s in love with the woman of his dreams… his ship.

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Plus, we also entertain some of your TNG "Parallels" theories from our last episode. Did Worf really wind up in an alternate reality at the end of that episode, consigning all Trek that followed to parallel dimension purgatory? We discuss.

And last but not least, we're giving away autographed William Shatner DVDs! Listen to find out how you can nab one!

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Episode 56: Is Star Trek: TNG’s "Parallels" the Most Underrated Episode Ever?

This week, we attempt to answer the question our headline asks -- using some pretay convincing arguments. Plus, Scott has a TNG theory that will blow your mind.

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Season 7 of Next Gen was full of hit-and-mostly-miss episodes, with "Parallels" falling under the former. Worf is Quantum Leap-ing across multiple realities, struggling to put right what once went wrong (his ninth place finish at the bat'leth tournament!), hoping that his next leap will be the leap home... or to a surprise party-free birthday. Either or is good.

Why is this episode worthy of all the love? And how is it that “Parallels” just might’ve changed all of Trek that followed, without anyone really noticing?! Listen to find out!

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We also have one of the highest-ranking Red Shirt's on hand, along with a quick dissection of Star Trek Into Darkness deleted scenes and... *clutch the pearls* Miley Cyrus?

So stop twerking and listen to Transporter Room 3!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Episode 55: The Best of the Best of Deep Space Nine's Supporting Characters

Episode 55 kicks off with a visit from Ron Moore. Well, technically some quotes from Moore but hey RON MOORE EVERYBODY!

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The past and -- hopefully -- future Star Trek writer sounds off about another TV series happening… someday. Will he have a role in it? Listen to find out!

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And you all know we're big fans of Sisko and Company, but we may be even bigger fans of Deep Space Nine's collection of allies and enemies orbiting our heroes. From Garak to Moogie (?!), we rank and file our favorite supporting characters from the show -- a roster of folks bigger than any Trek show’s before or since!

Who is this week's Red Shirt? He comes by way of Star Trek III and arguably suffered one of the worst fates in the universe: Killed while sitting in a pink chair.

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But wait! We also have to give a shout-out this week to our friends Arnold T. Blumberg and Scott Alan Woodard at the G2V Podcast. Scott (Collura) sat in over there for a Planet of the Apes chat that you will not want to miss, so be sure to give it a listen and subscribe to those guys while you’re at it. You’ll go bananas for them.


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Monday, January 27, 2014

Episode 54: Enterprise Season 3 Blu-ray Reviewed

New year, new episode of Transporter Room 3!

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We kick off 2014 with a review of the shiny new Blu-ray set of Star Trek: Enterprise -- Season 3. The Xindi arc, arguably the most underrated run of Trek episodes, finds Archer and Co. struggling to save Earth in a series of good-to-great episodes. And would you believe the writers thought about killing off Archer?!

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We talk about that and toss in one hell of a Red Shirt death from Season 3! Plus, we chatter about a few rare Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country images that have surfaced, and Phil fills us in on LeVar Burton’s latest, greatest appearance on Community…

So call up the MACOs, pull up a seat with the Aquatics, and listen right now!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Episode 53: Seven of Nine and the Future of Star Trek 3

Director Joe Cornish is out and two newbie writers are in for Trek's continuing mission!

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This week, we set our phasers to "what does it all mean?!" as we scrutinize the latest developments in the making of Star Trek 3, which is expected to hit theaters in 2016 -- just in time for Trek's 50th anniversary!

Then we tackle one of Trek's most controversial figures (in a good way): Seven of Nine.

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The former Borg turned pin-up proves that resistance isn't futile, especially if you're a red-blooded male anything. Did her role hurt or help Trek? Listen to find out!

So Seven, Trek 3, and a Red Shirt of the Week -- what more could you ask for?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Episode 52: The Star Trek: First Contact That Could’ve Been

Seventeen years ago, on November 22, 1996, Star Trek: First Contact arrived in theaters and proved to be the rare crossover hit. To celebrate one of the best Trek movies ever, we flip through an early draft of the script to see what made the final cut and what didn't!

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From climbing turboshafts with Picard and Lily, to space-walking along the deflector dish to get to a photon launcher (!), we highlight a few bits we wish we could have seen. Plus, what were the earlier incarnations of what would become First Contact? Here’s a hint: Data and Leonardo da Vinci… Nah, they’d never go that far! *Voyager fans shudder*

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Also in this episode? We briefly review Thor: The Dark World, address some reader mail about TNG's final seasons, and offer up our most controversial Red Shirt of the Week yet!

Listen now to the newest episode of Transporter Room 3!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Episode 51: The Best (and Worst) of Star Trek: TNG Season 5

"Cause & Effect." "I, Borg." "The Inner Light." “Darmok”!

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These are just a few of the many great episodes Next Gen's fifth season gave us.

To celebrate the November 19th release of Season 5 on Blu-ray, Scott and Phil reunion-tour with the season that gave us everything from the return of Spock to Picard's space flute!

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Plus, we have the winner of our Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz book giveaway! And no episode of Transporter Room 3 would be complete without another Red Shirt of the Week. This week's occupant of the torpedo casket comes from Season 5's underrated "Disaster." You thought Picard had it bad being trapped with those kids? Doesn't hold a candle to our Red Shirt's explode-y demise.

So slip on your suede Picard jacket 'cause we're about to go all "Darmok and Jalad!" on this bitch! Er, I mean, listen to Episode 51 now!

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