Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Episode 29.5: Star Trek Into Darkness -- Really?!

Episode 29.5 of Transporter Room 3 explores what happens when powerful Hollywood types fear a punctuation mark...

Transporter Room 3, Episode 29.5


This past weekend, reports confirmed that J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek film will be titled Star Trek Into Darkness. Colon averse, Team Abrams is, so we get a title that is laughable at worst and shoulder-shrug at best. So we figured we needed to squeeze a quick half-a-podcast out of our colons to discuss! The nerdebate rages here!

But before we submit that title to some "how many lights do you see?" scrutiny, we revisit Episode 29's discussion from last week about Voyager's "Equinox, Part I and II," with help from an old interview with Trek writer Ronald D. Moore. Here, the Battlestar Galactica rebooter clubs Voyager like a baby seal over "Equinox's" story problems, going in-depth about why he thinks the show lacked a unique fingerprint.

And no TR3 would be complete without a Red Shirt of the Week -- this time, we give you double the cannon fodder for half of a normal episode! That's right, two Red Shirts working in tandem to court one of the worst phaser deaths ever. Haven't guessed who they are yet? Hint: They're racists. O.K., one more hint: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Transporter Room 3, Episode 29.5



  1. This is that google star trek thing mentioned in this podcast (I think it was this one)