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, October 16, 2020

Episode 197: Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere Review

Burnham is back. And she shot out of a wormhole and hit a guy. 

"That Hope Is You" launches us and one of our favorite Trek characters to the 32nd century, and we learn everything about this strange new time as Michael does. What's "The Burn"? Who is this Book guy? And why is his cat so damn cute? We break down all that and more this week.

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As always, a Red Shirt -- LOTS of them, actually -- beam in as well, along with some cool Season 4 Discovery news. So power down your Red Angel suits and listen now to the newest TR3!


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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Episode 196: Lower Decks Creator Mike McMahan Breaks Down Season 1’s Finale

Star Trek: Lower Decks' first season has come to an end (sad face) but, wow, what a great freshman debut. We review the big finale and then creator Mike McMahan beams in to discuss all the revelations… and drop some hints about Season 2!

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"No Small Parts" takes our crew into some shocking new directions, with some help from some familiar faces. And we have a bunch of Red Shirts this week as well, so turn on, tune in, and beam out!


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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Episode 195: Lower Decks’ 'Crisis Point' Review, Plus 'Family' Turns 30!

Episode 195: Lower Decks’ “Crisis Point” Review, Plus “Family” Turns 30! "Crisis Point" is Lower Decks' version of Star Trek VI porn which is very much our jam. Every Trek feature film iteration gets skewered in this deceptively poignant homage to the franchise's big screen legacy, and… oh, just listen to us gush about it in our review.

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The episode also gives us two more Red Shirts to add to the pile of funeral-only torpedo tubes. And we look back at Next Generation’s classic “Family” for its 30th (!) anniversary.


So deactivate the holodeck safety protocols, cue the super-long spacedock shuttle flyby, and listen now to our newest episode!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Episode 194: Half a Rascal! Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Recap So Far

Welcome back. It's been awhile! This week, it's a love fest as we catch up on the past several episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks, including the latest segment, "Much Ado About Boimler."

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We’re highlighting some of our favorite moments from Season 1 so far, while also providing a solid argument for why this show is one of Star Trek's best.


Plus, Star Trek Discovery's new Season 3 trailer, Scott's recent trip to the Star Trek Set Tour, and another Red Shirt (or two… or more) are also on the docket. So stop mimicking Starship engine sounds and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Episode 193: Star Trek: Lower Decks Premiere Review

We're back with our review of the Star Trek: Lower Decks pilot, the first animated series set in the Final Frontier since Star Trek: The Animated Series signed off 46 years ago in 1974. So what did we think? Listen and find out. (Spoiler: No, a Star Trek cartoon in this year of 2020 does not "kill" or hurt the franchise, he said to all the angry adults on social claiming otherwise.)

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Speaking of The Animated Series, Scott and Phil also revisit that show's final episode -- "The Counter-Clock Incident" -- fittingly timed to the premiere of Lower Decks. This episode has EVERYTHING: Robert April, reverse time, and a kid-sized Spock!


And then Lower decks creator Mike McMahan and star Tawny Newsome (Ensign Beckett Mariner) beam in to TR3 to talk canon, uniforms, cameos, and to take a Star Trek quiz!

So pour a glass of Romulan whiskey and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Episode 192: Deep Space Nine's ‘Improbable Cause’/‘The Die Is Cast’ Review

Cardassians and Romulans working together ends about as well as you would expect in this gripping Star Trek: Deep Space Nine two-parter which made Trek history. (You'll have to listen to find out how.)

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This week, we take a deep-dive into this essential chapter that helped light the fuse on the Dominion War -- and why Garak interrogating Odo still hits us in ALL the feels.


And we discuss the first trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks as well as a look back at a great pitch for what could have been the plot of Star Trek: Beyond.

So kick back with a glass of kanar and listen now to TR3's latest episode!

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Episode 191: ‘Best of Both Worlds’ 30th Anniversary Special

“Mr. Worf... Fire.”

When Riker uttered those three words 30 years ago today in “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I,” they forever changed the course of Star Trek.

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This week, Justin Bolger joins us once again, this time for a deep-dive into the legacy of the first season-finale cliffhanger in Trek history, and how Picard’s tragic encounter with the Borg would shape and define the franchise for three decades. And of course we have a Red Shirt - 19 of them, actually.


So modulate your phaser frequencies, random settings, don’t give them time to adapt, and listen now to the new TR3!

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