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, March 22, 2019

Episode 158: So, Wait - *That's* Who the Red Angel Is?!

If there was ever a game of "What Will the New Star Trek Discovery Episode Bring This Week" bingo, you likely won big time if you picked "Saru singing hymnals" and "Time-travelers that can literally zap people back from death."

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Star Trek Discovery finally revealed who the Red Angel is and, um, yeah, about that...

This week, we autopsy "The Red Angel" episode with more care than they gave poor Airiam right before her Eugene O'Neill-long funeral. We break down what worked and what could have worked better. Buckle up, guys.


And of course, another Red Shirt bites the dust this week, too -- or, rather, gets an "eye full." (Ah, puns!)

So put on your EVA suits, strap into some 23rd century-looking dentist's chair, and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Episode 157: Airiam Just Got an Episode, and It’s an Instant Classic

“Project Daedalus” is a special Star Trek: Discovery episode, as it finally reveals Airiam’s backstory and, in doing so, tugs on our heartstrings in a way Trek has rarely done before. We break down why and how, and Airiam herself, actress Hannah Cheesman, also beams in to discuss the episode!

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If you’re not reaching for the tissues by the end of this episode, then you’re just as cold as those frozen admirals… speaking of which, we have several Red Shirts to also discuss this week. And there’s some more casting news on The Picard Show front too.


So clear some memory, watch out for black-out mines, and listen to TR3 now!

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Episode 156: Discovery Makes Star Trek History

Discovery just pulled Star Trek's version of 2018's Halloween by giving us a sequel to the first Trek ever, "If Memory Serves." That's right, we've been beamed back to "The Cage," and Disco brought the singing plants with them. So how good is the episode? Listen and find out.

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Meanwhile, some Picard casting news recently broke and it makes the wait for the show that much more unbearable! And we reach back to an Original Series episode (two, actually!) for our latest Red Shirt.


So stop asking yourself if that Spock beard is a good look, pull up a chair in the mess hall before Tyler and Culber destroy the joint, and listen now to the new TR3!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Episode 155: We Need to Talk About Spock

In the latest TR3, we delve into this week’s episode of Discovery, i.e. the one where Burnham goes home and hangs out in a cemetery crypt while Tyler and Pike fight one of the squids from The Matrix!

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Listen, there’s a lot going on in this episode that’s particularly spoilery, so we won’t delve into too much here. Listen to the podcast for all our thoughts! But suffice to say, stuff happens in “Light and Shadows”… even if it doesn’t always happen as gracefully as one might hope.


Oh, and also, we get an emergency transport/self-destruct scenario that’s pretty great!

Beyond that, Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 has gotten a greenlight, so we discuss what that means for the future of the franchise. And, of course, we have a Red Shirt of the Week -- an entire ship of the poor bastards, in fact. So turn on, tune in, and drop out -- into a localized time distortion -- and listen to Transporter Room 3!

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Episode 154: Saru’s Voyage Home

This week, Doug Jones himself beams on down to chat all things Star Trek: Discovery and to break down the new Saru-centric episode, “The Sound of Thunder.”

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Plus, Scott and Phil are split on this one, Siskel & Ebert style, so expect some fireworks. Ish. A short discussion about “Trials and Tribble-ations” also goes down where we decide that no, putting the Discovery team in Original Series costumes and sets would not have made any kind of sense. And we also have a Red Shirt -- 43 of them actually -- from Star Trek: Enterprise!


So shred your threat ganglia, put on your so-not-inconspicuous robes we only wear for spying on primitive species, and listen now!

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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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