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!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Episode 40: Jonathan Frakes Beams In!

As heroes go, Commander William T. Riker is a big deal around here.

Transporter Room 3, Episode 40

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He's battled sentient oil slicks... Open-palm punched countless alien D-bags, and, more importantly, he served the Borg a plate full of hot-buttered whoop-ass -- twice -- and lived to tell the tale.

Not bad for an Alaskan-born trombone player. And the only thing cooler than the above is getting to talk to the actor who played him, which is exactly what we did when Jonathan Frakes beamed in to Transporter Room 3 to talk about the new Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray set!
 

You can practically hear the 10-year-old Phil squeal as we talk all things TNG Season 3, "Best of Both Worlds," "The Offspring" and Frakes' special visit to the set of Star Trek Into Darkness.

And in honor of Frakes Day here at TR3, Star Trek: First Contact serves us up another Red Shirt of the week. So put on your best Riker beards as we chat with Trek's Number One guy (see what we did thar?)…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Episode 39: Deep Space Nine: What You Should - and Must - Watch

Deep Space Nine: Friend. Brother. Secret lover.

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There isn't an episode of Transporter Room 3 where Scott and Phil don't get wrapped up at least once in the nostalgic warmth of Sisko and Co.'s nerd blanket.

Want to fall head over heels too? Then check out our primer on how to best kick off DS9. The first two seasons, like our sock drawers, are frightening time sucks. You can feel the show's growing pains as it finds its footing, and most of those feelings are of the eye-rolling variety. So to save you some time, we put together this handy guide to help bypass the uneven-ness of the early episodes and get to the gravy of Season 3 and beyond.



Whether this is your first time with the series or you just want to reunion tour with it, this podcast is for you. (Sure beats watching Rumpelstiltskin run around Ops. Yep, that happened.)

We also raid the DS9 archives to whip together a quick funeral for one of the highest-ranking Red Shirts ever. All that and the figurative bag of chips await you in our latest episode!

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