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!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Episode 169: The One With Picard’s Dog

New Star Trek: Picard poster? Check. Picard’s new dog? Check. Kirk being a surly jerk? Check AND mate!

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This week, we take a jeweler’s lens to the new poster for our favorite captain-turned-winery owner’s upcoming series and guess what you will (and probably won’t) see when at Comic-Con next week when Patrick Stewart and more Trek goodness beams down to Hall H.


We also revisit a classic Trek episode, “The Enterprise Incident,” and debate the effectiveness of Kirk’s plan to be a dick so he can steal a cloaking device. Oh, and our latest Red Shirt will make you think twice about eating pepperoni. Ever.

So relax your Vulcan death grip and listen now to TR3!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Episode 168: Here’s Why Peter Allan Fields Was One of Star Trek's Greatest Writers

Star Trek lost one of its unsung greats this week.

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Peter Allan Fields, who passed away on June 19, had a TV resume full of some of the best episodes Trek has ever produced, including The Next Generation's "The Inner Light" and DS9's "Duet" and "In the Pale Moonlight." This week, we look back on his career and one of his best/most underrated hours, "Blood Oath." If you like Klingons and Dax on a Seven Samurai mission of revenge, then this one's for you.


And to celebrate the recent 30th Anniversary of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, we add another Red Shirt to our list from Shatner's infamous movie.

So pause your bat'leth training simulation and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Episode 167: Deep Space Nine Has the Weirdest Series Finale Ever

This week is a big one for Star Trek.

It's the 20th anniversary of Deep Space Nine's epic (and out there) series finale, "What You Leave Behind." How well does it hold up? Listen and find out…

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock turned 35 this week, too -- and Wrath of Khan celebrated its 37th (!) anniversary. We feel just as old/young as Admiral Kirk did right now as we take a quick nostalgic look back at those major Trek milestones as well.


And we add three Red Shirts from Search for Spock that you've probably never seen before -- or forgot ever existed.

So grab a goblet of Martok's vintage blood wine, pull up a chair at Vic Fontaine's and listen now to the new TR3.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Episode 166: The End Is Only the Beginning With First Star Trek: Picard Trailer on the 25th Anniversary of ‘All Good Things’

It’s Trek Christmas today: We have the first teaser for Star Trek: Picard -- which is basically Star Trek: Wine Country. And we also look back on Next Generation’s series finale -- “All Good Things...” -- on its 25th Anniversary. (Time to feel old, everyone.)

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And then another Discovery Red Shirt also joins us as Phil gushes about his recent Paley Center screening in LA of Season 2’s finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2.”


So pour yourself a glass of Chateau Picard, put on your 24th century pajamas and listen now!

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Episode 165: Quark, Garak and Why J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Is His Best Star Wars Movie

*in perfect Jack Palance voice from Tango and Cash: Garak and Quark. Quark and Garak.

Andrew Robinson and Armin Shimerman, the actors responsible for creating two of Star Trek's best characters ever, sit down with Transporter Room 3 to celebrate the release (finally!) of the Deep Space Nine documentary, What We Left Behind. You're gonna love what they have to say!

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And J.J. Abrams' Star Trek had its 10th anniversary this week, so we're beaming back down memory lane for a quick gush over how great this movie was -- and still is.


Oh, and you want more Red Shirts? We got one -- yet another casualty from DS9.

So stop playing dabo and listen now to TR3!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Episode 164: Nana Visitor and Ira Steven Behr Beam on Down to Talk What We Left Behind

Ira Steven Behr's What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary is a labor of love that is finally here. We've seen the doc and think... well, just listen to find out what we think!

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Behr, the showrunner for most of DS9's run, joins us for an exclusive interview (get excited!) where he addresses some behind-the-scenes secrets about both the doc and our favorite show. And then Nana Visitor, Major Kira herself, also sits down with us because that's how we roll.


And it's raining Red Shirts from the Gamma Quadrant this week, too! So replicate yourself a glass of Worf's prune juice and listen now to the new TR3!

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Episode 163: What Worked (and What Sucked) About Discovery Season 2

Special guest Matt Fowler joins us for a recap of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, one of the best (and most ambitious) seasons of Trek ever.

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We look back at the highs (Pike! That epic finale!) and lows (smdh, May) of Michael and Disco's last days in the 23rd century.


We also have our literally biggest Red Shirts ever, thanks to Matt, and a nice flashback to 33 years ago this week when Kirk and Spock were loitering around San Francisco in The Voyage Home.

So strap into your Red Angel suit and listen now to our newest episode!

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