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Welcome to Transporter Room 3, our Star Trek-only podcast! Movies, TV, toys, creepy cosplay -- if it's about a starship, a Vulcan or a Borg Babe, your fearless Trek fanatics Scott Collura and Phil Pirrello are ready to talk about it!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Episode 25: Inside Deep Space Nine

Scott and Phil scratch an item off their Bucket Lists, thanks to an exclusive interview with Star Trek writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe -- who beamed on down to celebrate the 25th episode of Transporter Room 3!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 25

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We pulled out all the stops for the big two-five: Recorded in 19.1 Dolby Brainsplode, directed by Chris Nolan, filmed in IMAX. We spared no expense in chatting with the former TNG and Deep Space Nine scribe and current writer on SyFy's really cool show Alphas. Mr. Wolfe indulged our geek hearts in all things DS9 -- offering insights about the genesis of episodes like the crazy good DS9 two-parter "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light," as well as writing his first produced teleplay, TNG's Western "A Fistful of Datas."


Also, Wolfe let us in on how DS9's staff got away with their then-unconventional serialized storytelling, as well as working with fellow Trek scribes Ira Steven Behr and Michael Piller. Also also? TR3 learned what's up with Alphas Season 2 as well as Defender, Wolfe's must-happen "space opera" currently in development. Oh and want to know what episode RHW never got a chance to write for Sisko and Co.? Listen to find out!


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So pop open a bottle of Guinan's green stuff and kick back in your captain's chair for the best episode of anything in the history of ever.

And a big thanks and high-five to Mr. Wolfe for taking a break from making quality television to chat with us!

Check out Episode 25 of Transporter Room 3 right here:

Transporter Room 3, Episode 25

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Episode 24: Does Prometheus Mean Star Trek 2's in Trouble?

So because Prometheus is a mess script-wise, does that mean writer Damon Lindelof is gonna bring a similar narrative litter box to Star Trek 2?

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Of course not. But assuming the worst about one project given its single connection to another is kinda how the Internet works, and since everyone else is talking about Ridley Scott's Star Trek V Prometheus, Transporter Room 3 wanted to get in on the action.



We talk about what didn't work in the movie, the few things that did and why someone needs to go all "How many lights do you see?" on Lindelof and cure him of confusing ambiguity with effective mystery building. (It was either this or a "Shades of Gray" clip show. You're welcome.)

Oh, and want some real Star Trek 2 production news? Don't worry, we've rounded up all the latest scoops. We also find a few funny/interesting connections that Ridley Scott's movie has to Star Trek V. ("Why is God angry? And why does he look like a 'roid-ed out Powder...?")

Then beam on over to The Original Series episode "Arena" for our Red Shirt of the Week -- a victim of mortar shelling, 23rd Century-style!

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So strap on your Space Jockey helmet, watch out for sentient black DNA ooze and boldly go listen to Episode 24 of TR3!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Episode 23: Remember the Time Wesley Almost Got Down with Ashley Judd?

Transporter Room 3 has fully recovered from our wee 'bout of Memorial Day Shore Leave, where we got hooked on Riker's game from Risa! Which is a bush-league segue into our topic of discussion -- the Season 5 Next Gen episode, "The Game." Remember that little gem?

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Riker's "second brain" almost brings about the umpteenth invasion of the Federation when he brings back a game from Risa that's half Virtual Boy, half cocaine, all cop! Ashley Judd and Wesley Crusher are our only hope against some 8-bit Frisbees flying into blue tubas. Is it the worst episode ever? Its cousin? Tune in to find out!

"Let's do this thing, boy."
On the news front, Simon Pegg bangs the war drums and decrees that the villain in Star Trek 2 is NOT Khan. (Cough, horses#!t, end cough.) Riker pays a visit to the set of Star Trek 2 and Geordi gets rear-ended by the LAPD. (And we thought La Forge was the blind guy -- hiyo! *dodges tomatoes*). Lastly, we lower the Federation flag to half-mast and honor another fallen Red Shirt, this one from the Enterprise-D. So technically, a yellow shirt. Whatever -- you can change a tiger's stripes but blah blah… still human cannon fodder.

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