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!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Episode 153: Discovery Goes Into the Upside Down – Halfway!

Another new Star Trek: Discovery episode, another new TR3. You’re welcome. This week, you get double the bang for your buck (gold-pressed latinum?) as we break down what worked and what didn’t (sorry/not sorry May) in “Saints of Imperfection.”

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A surprise character returns! (Well, maybe not so surprising.) A trippy trip to the mycelial network! Section 31 getting all up in there! Tyler needs a haircut! And so much more!


We also have news(ish) about the Picard show and Nickelodeon’s newly announced Trek animated series that no one saw coming. And yes, of course, we’ve got a Red Shirt too.

So set your Section 31 ship’s cloak to “big ass asteroid” and listen now!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Episode 152: An Obol for Charon, a Burger for Number One, Gum for Tilly

TrekCore.com fans? You’re in for a treat.

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TrekCore’s admiral (vice admiral? Chancellor?) Ken Reilly joins us to talk the newest Discovery episode, “An Obol for Charon” -- aka “The One Where Tilly Gets Eaten by Phlegm From the Upside Down.” And, boy, do we have opinions.


New Trek merch you should keep your wallet, er, eyes on and updates on the Picard and Section 31 shows are also covered. And this week’s Red Shirt is literally explosive.

So grab a piece of Tilly’s grape gum, a burger from the replicator and listen now!

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Episode 151: The Klingons Return to Disco, and Mary Chieffo Returns to TR3!

This week’s Discovery is basically Game of Thrones, Klingon Style… and we like it! But not as much as we like having L’Rell herself, Mary Chieffo, beam in to discuss the episode with us! Spoilers follow...

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A Klingon holding up a severed baby’s head is not a thing we’d ever thought would happen on Star Trek, and yet... here we are.


Discovery’s latest episode, “Point of Light,” is like one of Stefon’s night clubs -- it has EVERYTHING: Holograms, Klingon-vaporizing drones, sword fights and an off-screen decapitated (fake) baby. But is it any good? Listen to find out.

And then we talk to the great Mary Chieffo about everything that happened in the episode, plus what’s in store this season for the new Klingon Chancellor.

And it wouldn’t be TR3 without a Red Shirt to eulogize, and he hails from this week’s Disco. So tell your imaginary dead friend/alien entity to pipe down and listen to episode 151 right now!

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Episode 150: We Chat With the Entire Star Trek: Discovery Cast to Celebrate Our 150th!

Thanks, Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. You gave us your second episode on the day of our 150th!

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150 episodes is a big deal. Really. Don't believe us, you can Bing it. So we're celebrating like its spring break on Risa with a review of "New Eden," which furthers our new man-crush on Pike. But not just that -- we also have some fun interviews with -- wait for it -- the entire cast of Discovery as they tease the new season. Like we said: Big. Deal.


And thanks to our listener Tim, we have a Red Shirt from “Empok Nor.” This one hurts, guys!

So put on your away team jackets, crank up your Zunes and listen now to the big One-Five-O of TR3!

And thank you for eight years of listening to and laughing with us.

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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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