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!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Episode 149: Star Trek: Discovery Returns With One Hell of an Episode

Star Trek: Discovery is back for its second season -- and the wait was totally worth it.

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This week, we breakdown "Brother," the very entertaining Season 2 premiere, full of Tilly one-liners, alien organs and Pike's "very colorful" new uniform. Oh, and then there’s lil’ Spock to also discuss…


And if you're having a hard time keeping up with the tonnage of recent Trek news -- from more Short Treks to the Section 31 series – we’ve got you covered with a quick recap of the franchise's latest expansion plans. All of this capped off with another Red Shirt -- and this guy, from the premiere ep, really had it coming.

So activate your telescopic camera rig (perfect for hull repairs), strap into your Landing Pod and listen now to a new episode of TR3.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Episode 148: The One With Quark Talking About Sex With Kathie Lee

New year, new episode of Transporter Room 3! And new Short Trek (with Harry Mudd!) Also, an anniversary for a not new thing…

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2019 is not just the year of Replicants and umbrellas with florescent bars for handles, it's also the 26th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. January 3, 1993, was a special day for Scott and Phil, and this week we revisit why that is and share a bit of behind-the-scenes info you didn't know about DS9. (Like that time Quark visited Regis and Kathie Lee. Because the '90s.)


We also review the new and final Short Trek, “The Escape Artist” -- Harry Mudd's back and it's good! -- as we gird ourselves for the Discovery Season 2 premiere. And, of course, another Red Shirt bites the dust by way of Vulcan serial killer. (Happy New Year, everyone! Ha.) So replicate yourself a warm cup of raktajino and listen now to the new ep of TR3!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Episode 147: How to Design an Enterprise (or Three)

Welcome to the season finale of Transporter Room 3, as we close out 2018 the only way we know how -- by worshipping at the altar of Star Trek!

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In this special bonus episode, Phil and Scott dive into the reader mailbag to answer a ton of questions from you guys -- no question is too dumb (or smart) for us to tackle, or at least fake our way through!


And then very special guest John Eaves beams in for a lengthy chat about his work as a concept artist and model maker on the many different iterations of Star Trek he’s been involved with over the years. Listen, this guy has designed three Enterprises (and counting)! His new book Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves is out now, which gave us the perfect opportunity to pick his brain about Discovery, the Enterprise-E, tricking Rick Berman back in the day, and so much more.

And then, of course, we close out on a very special Red Shirt. Listen to find out who this fallen Enterprise-C officer is… Hey, you never know…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Episode 146: The One with Saru, Spock and the Borg

It's been awhile, and we’ve got A LOT to talk about.

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This week we snapshot our reactions to the newest Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 trailer (why is Spock writing crazy things on the floor?!), review the latest Short Trek, "The Brightest Star" -- AKA The One All About Saru -- and, if you're looking for a last-minute holiday gift, we discuss the Discovery Season 1 Blu-ray.


As always, another Red Shirt visits us from the Final Frontier -- this one, though, hails from a time before the Final Frontier was even really a thing (hint!). So put on your black Starfleet badges, pour a glass of Aunt Adele's hot milk toddy recipe and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Episode 145: Star Trek Does The Odyssey With “Calypso”

A Pulitzer Prize winner beaming into TR3? Make it so!

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This week, author Michael Chabon himself stops by to discuss his new Short Treks installment, “Calypso,” as well as what it’s like working on the upcoming Picard show. Plus, Phil and Scott dive into the episode too, which jumps a thousand years into Star Trek’s future to give us an outer-space retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey… or at least the part involving the nymph of the title!


We bathe this episode with all the praise, while also speculating about what it means for Discovery and her crew’s future. And Chabon himself tells us about how he’d like to continue the story by heading in a few very interesting directions…

All that, plus a Red Shirt who has liquid plastic for blood! So cut off your arm and then reattach it perfectly, evolve your computer a thousand years, and sing Muse, because the next episode of Transporter Room 3 is here!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Episode 144: You Are Cordially Invited... to One of Worf's Best Episodes

You haven't experience a wedding until you've done it Klingon-style.

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Deep Space Nine is full of underrated gems, and "You Are Cordially Invited" is definitely near the top of that list. This episode has everything: Dax holding buckets, Martok's wife, a fire dancer, and Worf's terrible parenting in REAL-TIME! Having aired in November of 1997, almost 21 years ago to the week, we'll tell you why this episode still holds up.


Plus, three of V'ger's targets also join our Red Shirt ranks this week. So grab a bottle of your finest prune juice, put on your dress uniforms, and listen now!


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Episode 143: Star Trek's New Show Is Going to the Lower Decks!

Star Trek: Lower Decks is announced! Short Treks: "Calypso" gets a trailer, and promises a 1,000-year time jump! And we review the beloved DS9 episode "One Little Ship"! Also, lots of exclamation marks!

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This week, we offer our two cents on the new Star Trek animated series Lower Decks and the latest Short Treks trailer (what is up with that time jump?!). Then we shrink down to half the size of a comm badge and dive into one of the most entertaining hours of Star Trek ever. Don't believe us? This week's episode just might change your mind.


And another Red Shirt beams on down, with ties to the Nexus, too. Oh, and check out why you need to get at least TWO copies of the new book Stellar Cartography.

So stop laughing at Dr. Bashir and the Chief being a few centimeters shorter than they used to be, and start listening now to the latest episode of TR3!

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