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 the new movies, TV show... and beyond!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Episode 53: Seven of Nine and the Future of Star Trek 3

Director Joe Cornish is out and two newbie writers are in for Trek's continuing mission!

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This week, we set our phasers to "what does it all mean?!" as we scrutinize the latest developments in the making of Star Trek 3, which is expected to hit theaters in 2016 -- just in time for Trek's 50th anniversary!

Then we tackle one of Trek's most controversial figures (in a good way): Seven of Nine.

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The former Borg turned pin-up proves that resistance isn't futile, especially if you're a red-blooded male anything. Did her role hurt or help Trek? Listen to find out!

So Seven, Trek 3, and a Red Shirt of the Week -- what more could you ask for?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Episode 52: The Star Trek: First Contact That Could’ve Been

Seventeen years ago, on November 22, 1996, Star Trek: First Contact arrived in theaters and proved to be the rare crossover hit. To celebrate one of the best Trek movies ever, we flip through an early draft of the script to see what made the final cut and what didn't!

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From climbing turboshafts with Picard and Lily, to space-walking along the deflector dish to get to a photon launcher (!), we highlight a few bits we wish we could have seen. Plus, what were the earlier incarnations of what would become First Contact? Here’s a hint: Data and Leonardo da Vinci… Nah, they’d never go that far! *Voyager fans shudder*

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Also in this episode? We briefly review Thor: The Dark World, address some reader mail about TNG's final seasons, and offer up our most controversial Red Shirt of the Week yet!

Listen now to the newest episode of Transporter Room 3!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Episode 51: The Best (and Worst) of Star Trek: TNG Season 5

"Cause & Effect." "I, Borg." "The Inner Light." “Darmok”!

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These are just a few of the many great episodes Next Gen's fifth season gave us.

To celebrate the November 19th release of Season 5 on Blu-ray, Scott and Phil reunion-tour with the season that gave us everything from the return of Spock to Picard's space flute!

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Plus, we have the winner of our Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz book giveaway! And no episode of Transporter Room 3 would be complete without another Red Shirt of the Week. This week's occupant of the torpedo casket comes from Season 5's underrated "Disaster." You thought Picard had it bad being trapped with those kids? Doesn't hold a candle to our Red Shirt's explode-y demise.

So slip on your suede Picard jacket 'cause we're about to go all "Darmok and Jalad!" on this bitch! Er, I mean, listen to Episode 51 now!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Episode 50: Trek on TV, Iconic Movie Moments, and Mr. Worf in the House!

For our 50th episode of Transporter Room 3, we've pulled a John Hammond and spared no expense!

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You asked for it, you got it: Scott and Phil take on the future of Trek on TV for the Big 5-0. We also focus in on Trek's Most Iconic Movie Moments for the original crew. We figured: Hey, if we're gonna celebrate a milestone, let's also look back and celebrate a few milestones belonging to the original Enterprise crew!

(Don't worry. Next Gen is near the top of the "To-Do" list.)

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And we follow that up with our long-lost interview with Michael Dorn discussing all things Klingon and a very cool TV idea for Mr. Worf. There's also Red Shirt of the Week, a sweet Trek book giveaway, and that one time Phil gave Leonard Nimoy pizza.

True story.

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So put on your dress uniform, pour a glass of Romulan Ale, and listen to TR3's Episode 50 now!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Episode 49: What's Your Favorite Star Trek Moment?

Episode 49 is our SECOND podcast from inside a vehicle. BUT our first from a moving one.

So you know it's gonna be a good one!

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IGN Movies' Jim Vejvoda joins us for the podcast equivalent of a group hug, as we throw some love at the Trek. When did we first get hooked? What's our favorite Trek movie moment? All that and more are comin' at you from Jim's Ford Focus!

In addition to bringing along his A-Game as always, Jim also drops off a Red Shirt of the Week. This one comes from Season 3 of TOS -- which for Red Shirts is like the seventh circle of Hell.

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So fasten your ear buds and buckle up (literally) -- and go to our Facebook page and tell us what your favorite Trek moments are and why! The first to say "Spock's Brain" or "Final Frontier" will get all the looks of disapproval!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Episode 48: Dominic Keating, Malcolm Reed Himself, Beams In!

This week, Lt. Malcolm Reed swings by Transporter Room 3 to talk all things Season 2 of Star Trek: Enterprise -- on Blu-ray!

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Just in time for Enterprise's second season on Blu, actor Dominic Keating gives us a refreshingly candid and very funny interview about some of our favorite S2 episodes, the series' infamous finale, and more. He even serenades us! (And yes, you will hear Scott swoon. You're welcome.)

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After our chat with the inventor of the tactical alert, another Red Shirt beams in for the best funeral the Internet can afford! So who is this week's DOA? From what series? Listen and find out!

Set your phase pistols to stun, get yourself a piece of pineapple (Reed's favorite!) and click on for Episode 48 of TR3!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Episode 47: Star Trek: TNG Season 4 Blu-Ray Reviewed

Do yourself a favor: Get Season 4 on Blu. There's life before and after it. Still need convincing? We can help.

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For this episode of Transporter Room 3, Scott and Phil play Siskel & Ebert, reviewing what is arguably the best run of episodes The Next Generation ever produced. Romulans, Klingons, Trills -- and whatever a Barash is -- yeah they'll all here for the first time in HD!

From the cliffhanger finale "Best of Both Worlds, Part II" to the Klingon Civil War that sparks in "Redemption, Part I," we take a look at the episodes that made us nerd out -- and cry -- in one of the series' best box sets to date.

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Plus, we revisit Worf's Most Badass Moments with Listener Mailbag! And The Original Series once again pulls up to drop another Red Shirt off at our door…

So put on your future comm badge from "Future Imperfect" -- because you've never seen Picard play a round of space tennis in "Suddenly Human" till you've seen it in 1080p!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Episode 46: Worf's Most Badass Moments

With Star Trek: The Next Generation's fourth season arriving on Blu-ray this week, Transporter Room 3 puts on our nostalgia pants and looks back at Season 4's unsung hero -- Worf!

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The number one cause of death for guys named Duras, Worf has clocked some serious hours in the badassery department. From fighting the Klingon Civil War in Season 4's two-part cliffhanger, "Redemption," to battling the Borg in zero-grav, Scott and Phil celebrate Worf's industrious career as the galaxy's only prune-juice drinking ass kicker!

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Plus, Listener Mailbag returns -- along with a eulogy for another fallen Red Shirt.

So pour a glass of prune juice, sharpen your bat'leths, and listen to the next episode of TR3!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Episode 45: That Time Zombies Invaded Star Trek

What's the best episode of Star Trek: Enterprise? We might've found it…

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This week on Transporter Room 3, we discuss "Impulse," the Vulcan "zombie" episode that finds Archer and T'Pol playing haunted house aboard a Vulcan ship infested with some real mean motor scooters.

Why is this ep so good, nay, one of the most exciting hours of Trek ever? Listen and find out!

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After Scott and Phil -- with five-year-old guest star Nick "Don't Call Me Nicholas" Collura -- sing the episode's many praises, we then sing (off-key) a hymnal for yet another Red Shirt. So who gets a torpedo tube coffin this week? (Hint: He's from TOS. And no, it's not Hendorff.)

So crank up your Walkmans, check yo'self for Trellium-D allergies, and listen to some TR3!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Episode 44: Star Trek's Most Underrated Episode?

Kodos the Executioner in the house, yo!

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The first two seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series are by far the best first seasons for any Trek show. And arguably, in those early days eps lies one of Trek's most underrated hours: "The Conscience of the King."

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This week on TR3, Scott and Phil sing the praises of this (literal) Shakespearean whodunit, which finds Kirk struggling to I.D. the infamous Kodos the Executioner before a murderer aboard Enterprise kills our captain!

And after our ode to the "King," this week's Red Shirt pays us a visit from "The Deadly Years"… Ageists beware!

So brush up on your Hamlet, pull up a beanbag chair, and click on for our newest episode!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Episode 43: Star Trek Into Darkness: What Did You Think?

Transporter Room 3 returns with more Into Darkness discussion points -- yours!

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Scott and Phil go mailbag diving to share some of your passionate opinions about J.J. Abrams' sequel -- while passionately defending our own. Tunics. Will. Be. Torn!



Also a Red Shirt from The Original Series pays us a visit, right before he gets shot by a flower. (A classic red shirt move if ever there was one!)

All that and some mouth sounds about Trek's (lack of) box office await you in the bestest podcast this side of Kronos, er, Qo'noS. Listen now!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Episode 42: Is Star Trek Dead?

We have seen Star Trek Into Darkness. And we have wept.

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Yes, J.J. Abrams' sequel to his 2009 reboot has finally arrived. But has it been worth the wait? Scott and Phil convene for a funereal episode of Transporter Room 3 as we discuss the many ways that Star Trek Into Darkness went wrong. And also what it does right -- but, frankly, there's not all that much of that.



We also feature a very special pair of Red Shirts this week who very well might signal the end of Star Trek as we know it.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Episode 41: Behind the Scenes of TNG Season 3

If there's anything better than Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 on Blu-ray, we don't wanna know about it.

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For Episode 41 of TR3, Phil and Scott review the new box set and answer the age-old question: Is this double-dip worth your allowance money? (Spoiler: Treat yo'self.)

We also break down the fun of watching Best of Both Worlds on the big screen, and Phil's handshake fandango with Geordi and Ira Steven Behr!



And our tomb full of Red Shirts gets a little more crowded, thanks to one of Nancy Crater's many salty treats in "The Man Trap."

All that, plus our reactions toeveryoneelse's reactions to Star Trek Into Darkness is our newest batch of ear food. (Why has half the planet seen Into Darkness at this point, but we still haven't?)

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