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 21, 2020

Episode 182: Picard Ep. 5 - Jonathan Frakes Reveals How He Pulled Off the Best Picard Episode Yet

Jonathan Frakes, who directed "Stardust City Rag," beams on down to chat about the latest episode of Picard!

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Picard and Seven have a mini Borg Survivors Anonymous meeting this week on Star Trek: Picard, and in doing so give Trek one of its great scenes. There is A LOT going on in this episode -- from the return of Voyager's Icheb to namedropping Quark (!) -- and we unpack it all.


We also have some Reader Mail regarding Rios and his EHs, and a Red Shirt from Commander Riker himself!

So swing by Mr. Mot's Hair Emporium, get comfy, and listen to the newest ep of TR3!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Episode 181: Picard Ep. 4 - The One With Space Legolas

Four episodes into Star Trek: Picard, and Space Legolas is finally here.

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This week, we review "Absolute Candor" with nothing less than what the episode's title promises. More Reader Mailbag is in store as well, as we try to figure out why Synths are bad but EMHs are good. And, obviously, another Red Shirt beams down. (Don't lose your heads over it -- pun extremely intended).


So put down your paper books, turn on your Emergency Hospitality Hologram, and listen now to Transporter Room 3's newest ep.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Episode 180: Picard Ep. 3 Brings Back Hugh, EMHs… and ‘Engage’

"The End Is the Beginning" is a fitting title for Star Trek: Picard's third episode, as it starts with Picard's Starfleet resignation and ends with his first deep space mission in 14 years.

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There's a lot of spinning plates here -- the secret history of the Borg Collective, the two Romulan siblings who only speak in bad '90s action movie villain-ese, and Picard's new Firefly-type crew. So what did we think? Listen and find out!


We also have some reader mailbag that asks a BIG question regarding the rogue androids and, of course, there's a Red Shirt. Well, what's left of him.

So take a hit off Raffi's vape, get comfy, and listen now to TR3!

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Episode 179: Picard Ep. 2 Just Pulled a Dixon Hill

Another week, another episode of Star Trek: Picard and Transporter Room 3.

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This time out we review "Maps and Legends," an uneven episode full of backstory, Borg, Romulans and Picard playing Space Matlock. Oh, and we also take a quick side trip to hear all about Phil’s visit to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour!


And then a handful of Red Shirts get inducted into the saddest hall of fame ever this week, straight from this episode. So pour a cup of Earl Grey decaf, stay out of the Grey Zone and listen now to TR3!

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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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