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 23, 2020

Episode 178: Happy Star Trek: Picard Day! Here's Our Review of the Premiere Episode

Patrick Stewart is back as Jean-Luc Picard, after an 18-year absence. It's the first time since 1994 that Picard has been on television, and we got to see the first Star Trek: Picard episode on the big screen (yay!). So, how was it? We have some thoughts...

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Plus, we chat about the latest Picard news (Season 2? Yep! Guinan? Yep!!) as well as the Picard premiere party that we were lucky enough to attend (and suck up to Rick Berman at).


We also have a Red Shirt, in honor of Star Trek: Voyager's recent 25th anniversary. So pour a glass of Chateau Picard wine and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Episode 177: Star Wars Trek

It's our season finale of TR3, so we're doing something a bit different -- talking about Star Wars!

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O.K., we also discuss Star Trek, including the new animated Short Treks -- the fairy tale-esque "The Girl Who Made the Stars" and the Looney Tunes inspired “Ephraim and Dot” -- plus Picard Season 2 news, and more.

But then we also veer into Star Wars territory to dig in on The Rise of Skywalker, directed by Star Trek’s own J.J. Abrams! Did Phil like it? Did Scott hate it? Did Phil hate it and Scott like it? We’ll give you a hint: It’s some combination of the above…


And then, of course, we’ve got our latest Red Shirt of the Week, who in his way helped Geordi get the Chief Engineering gig. The poor bastard.

So light your saber, adjust your Starfleet tunic, and listen now to Transporter Room 3. And may the Trek be with you!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Episode 176: Burned, Replicated Bird Meat

Captains Pike, Kirk, and Picard beam on down for this week's Thanksgiving edition of Transporter Room 3.

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Our review for the new Short Trek, "Ask Not," is finally in, and they should call it "Don't Ask," amirite?! (Ahem.) We also celebrate Star Trek: First Contact's 23rd anniversary this week and Star Trek: Generations, which turned 25 on Nov. 18. (Insert Nexus puns here.)


We also discuss the latest Star Trek 4 news about a certain Fargo writer beaming up to direct the new film -- which better have LOTS of Red Shirts. Almost as many as the ones from Generations we eulogize today.

So de-magnetize your spacesuit boots, set your course-altering Nexus rocket launcher countdown clock to "Snooze" and listen now to the new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Episode 175: O’Brien Goes Through Hell (Again) and Anson Mount Beams on Down

Happy 175th episode to us! We’ve spared no expense, gang: This week we have Christopher Pike himself, Anson Mount, a special guest host and a great DS9 episode - “Hard Time.” Yup, the one where O’Brien goes to prison in his head and comes out, well, messed up.

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Writer and friend of the podcast Erica Schreiber joins us with some amazing thoughts on the episode, and some even better opinions on our Red Shirt - who comes from Phil’s “favorite” movie, Star Trek Into Darkness.


And stick around for Scott’s interview with Anson Mount as we talk all things Discovery Season 2 just in time for the Blu-ray release.

So pour a glass of kanar and listen now!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Episode 174: The One With Picard and All the Tribbles

New Star Trek: Picard trailer? Check. First teaser for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3? Check. A fabillion Tribbles? Check AND mate!

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We are back from a brief-ish hiatus with a lot to talk about, including what's next for the Disco crew and Captain Picard (and Riker and Troi and Data and ohmygod this show can't get here fast enough). And we have reviews of two new Short Treks -- the one with Spock and Number One and the one will ALL the Tribbles.


And, of course, there are Red Shirts. Yes, plural. Like, lots of 'em.

So pour yourself a bowl or six of Tribbles cereal and listen now to the new ep!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Episode 173: The Best Voyager Episode You’ll Never See

CBS and Viacom have finally reunited and Star Trek is primed for some truly big things. So, what does that future look like for the movies and TV shows as Paramount hopes to do for Trek what Marvel and Star Wars has done for their franchises? We’ll break it down.

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And thanks to @TrekDocs, we got a look at Michael Piller’s never-produced but awesome plan for Voyager’s Season 4 cliffhanger featuring Q, Chakotay hunting down Torres, and Janeway fighting the Dominion with DS9. Yup, it’s a good one.


And our Red Shirts beam in from TNG this week, just before being literally blown out of existence. So replicate yourself a cup of Janeway’s coffee and listen now!

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Episode 172: The Return of William Shatner

Ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only: William Shatner is beaming in to Transporter Room 3.

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The Shat is a force to be reckoned with, and he’s returned to TR3 for a chat about Star Trek livin’. In our discussion, the man who helped to create Captain Kirk recalls his first Trek convention -- and the accompanying fear of the event -- talks about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie, looks back at his greatest regret from directing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and much more.


Then we get to our Red Shirt of the Week, and this is someone who hits home, and hard, for Jim Kirk. Even if it’s just a temporary death. Yes, those count too!

So put on your TMP-era wrist communicator, remind those around you that you need your pain, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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