Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Episode 28: When Star Trek Goes Bad -- Like, Hate Crime Bad

There are some things you just don't do: own collectible plates, look directly into the trap, and revisit the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Masks."

Transporter Room 3, Episode 28


But of course, we did that last bit. Of our own free will. We regret nothing.

Our latest episode of Transporter Room 3 tears the s#!t monster that is Season 7's "Masks" a new one, looking back at Data being possessed by the most boring alien library ever, one that's hell-bent on turning the Enterprise into a set straight from Nickelodeon's "Legends of the Hidden Temple."


And what would a podcast be without our nostalgia-fueled trip to our favorite Trek collectibles?! (Answer: Shorter.) From the old-school Mego action figures to the Playmates Next Gen playsets, our inner 12 to 30 year olds generously reflect on the days before the things we played with would become the things we wish we could feed to eBay.

Galoob Enterprise D photo courtesy of Ricardo A. Henriquez; Mego Kirk photo courtesy of Scott's tortured soul

Finally, Star Trek: First Contact gifts us our Red Shirt of the Week, and we tease what our next podcastable topic will be.

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**Warning: Listening to any mention of "Masks" may cause severe soul aches and/or the need to cry for hours while rocking back and forth in the shower.

Check out Episode 28 of Transporter Room 3 right here:

Transporter Room 3, Episode 28



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