Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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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!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 52


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*


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!

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  1. Strange to hear my name mentioned in a podcast I've been following for so long.

  2. This is why we started the podcast... to make you wait this long!

  3. Another good podcast.
    Does Phil have to constantly eat during the podcasts?
    It is like someone sitting right next to you and chewing their food millimetres from your ear.

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