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, December 11, 2014

Episode 70: A Star Trek 3 Update and Why You Need to Get Next Generation Season 7 on Blu

It's our season finale, and we've spared no expense!

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Last time on Transporter Room 3, Bob Orci beamed out of the director's chair for Star Trek 3, we talked to the galaxy's only omnipotent pain in the neck, Q, and engaged in a battle of wits with a surly oil slick (O.K., not really on that last one)!

A lot can happen in a week: Today we've got an update on Trek 3 (Orci speaks about why he's out, the Internet SO wants Riker in) and a review of the impressive TNG Season 7 Blu-ray set! (Don't think, just Amazon Prime it already!)

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From Ron Moore and Brannon Braga's candid commentary on "All Good Things" to a surprisingly engaging roundtable chat with key crew members from Next Generation, we got the final TNG Blu-ray set covered.

And today's the 16th (!?) anniversary of Star Trek: Insurrection, which flashes us back to a time when aliens chasing a fountain of youth seemed like a good idea.

Also, a well-liked character from Season 7's "Lower Decks" joins our ranks of fallen Red Shirts -- can you guess who?

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So activate your metaphasic cloaks, put on your pajamas, and run through the halls in your bare feet (Picard style!) -- listen now to the Season 3 finale of TR3!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Episode 69: Q Himself, John de Lancie, Beams into TR3 while Roberto Orci Beams Out of Trek 3

Breaking news, everybody!

Star Trek 3 has lost its director, writer-producer Roberto Orci. What does that mean for the film hitting its 50th Anniversary release date? Who will replace him? And what is up with that rumored time-travel plot?! Transporter Room 3 gets down to the bottom of it.

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And just in time for the TNG Season 7 Blu-ray, we have an EXCLUSIVE interview with the Continuum's Number One resident, Q himself, John de Lancie!

Scott sits down to talk to the number one cause of laughter for androids (reference!) about the legacy of Next Generation and the final days of shooting the finale, the always-great "All Good Things."

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And yes, we have a Red Shirt. He's the topic of our podcast!

So activate your static warp shells and turn up your Winamps, S is about to get R on the next episode of TR3!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 68: 5 Classic Star Trek Episodes You Need to Binge Over Thanksgiving

Salt Vampires, Klingons and Jurassic Park -- it's a Star Trek Thanksgiving Miracle!

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It's Sweeps Month here at Transporter Room 3, and you're getting two brand new episodes in as many weeks! *applauds, puffs on inhaler*

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As Turkey Day promises to stuff our food holes with goodness and grant us the power of napping at will, Scott and Phil submit five Original Series shows you need to watch in between slices of Mom's pumpkin pie.

These are episodes you're probably not as familiar with as some of the more classic Treks, but you should be -- these five eps are damn good television. See McCoy's ill-fated love affair almost "suck" the life out of him! Watch Kirk Wall-Fu an alien assassin! And witness the questionable fashion choices of our poor Red Shirt of the Week! This poor SOB hails from one of our binge-a-thon episodes. Who is he? Hint: He died wearing the most plastic vest ever!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Episode 67: Star Trek Generations' 20th Anniversary: Does It Still Hold Up?

November 18, 1994. Two captains. One destiny.

And way too much of Data making bad "dad" jokes (Zing!).

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This week, Phil and Scott celebrate the anniversary of the first Trek film featuring the Next Gen cast -- Picard and Kirk finally united on horseback! -- and share when and where we were on opening day.

We also discuss which parts of the film work (that opening scene) and which parts we wish worked better (Kirk's death, Geordi going topless). Lots of ol' fashioned nerd-alysis ensues.

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And we're paid a visit from a Generations redshirt who went up in a blaze of mid-size budget glory!

What's your favorite moment from the seventh Trek feature? Sound off in the comments below. And take the conversation to TR3 on Facebook and Twitter! (Don't forget to give us some love on iTunes.)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Episode 66: “Defiant”: The Tragedy of Tom Riker

It's all about the sad fate of Thomas Riker this week as we delve into the Deep Space Nine classic, "Defiant"!

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Or would you rather we beam down to discuss one of our favorite hours of Trek… "Pen Pals"?

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O.K., "Defiant" it is -- DS9's first (and sadly, only) brush with Thomas Riker as he steals one "tough little ship" to help the Maquis level-up their terrorism game. Why do we heart this ep so much? Listen and find out!

Our Red Shirt of the Week also hails from DS9. This bald, blue-tunic wearing target picked the wrong day to sign up for Jem'Hadar detail -- can you guess who it is?

So crank up your Winamps and tear off your fake beards, it's time for a new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 65: The Star Trek: TNG Cast Reunites... Worst. Trip. Ever?

This week, we boldly go where quite a few fans have gone before: New York City.

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We’re back from our voyage to NYC to see the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and William Shatner!

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Phil traveled 3,000 miles -- in coach -- to see them, but was it worth the trip? Listen and find out!

Plus, wanna know what special features are on the TNG Season 7 Blu-rays? We got you covered. And for those of you who fed money to our T-shirt campaign, you might wanna grab a box of tissues and turn up the Sarah McLachlan -- because we got a special message that will hit you in all the feels.

And our Red Shirt of the Week won't be feeling anything, however, thanks to that weapons blast he took to the soul in “Gambit, Part I.”

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Just One Day Left...

Just one day left to sacrifice yourself and become a Red Shirt to support the Transporter Room 3 podcast!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Episode 64: The Worst of TNG Season 7

Having sex with space ghosts. Discovering long-lost siblings. Masaka!

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Yep, it's time for Transporter Room 3 to take the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation to task. With recent news that Season 7 is finally coming to Blu-ray this winter, Scott and Phil revisit the lowest points of one of TNG's most uneven seasons.

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From "Sub Rosa" (cringe) to "Masks" (double cringe), you won't want to miss our spot-on (read: snarky) analysis of these craptastic episodes.

We also debate the pros and "Khans" (I regret nothing!) about the rumored return of William Shatner as James T. Kirk in Roberto Orci's Star Trek 3.

And no ep of TR3 would be complete without a funeral for another Red Shirt. Who gets the torpedo tube this week? Listen now and find out!

And by the way, do you like being the guy with the hottest new threads? Then you need to get yourself a Transporter Room 3 T-shirt ASAP at teespring.com/Transporter_Room_3. All the cool kids are doing it! Click here to get yours!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Become a Red Shirt of the Week!

Now, finally, here's your chance to support the Star Trek podcast with the mostest!

Yes, we are now whoring ourselves out: You can buy a Transporter Room 3 T-shirt to help us keep the podcast going. And in the process, you can become a Red Shirt of the Week too!


Picking up one of our unique TR3 shirts does not guarantee you'll survive your next landing party... in fact, it pretty much guarantees the opposite. But at least you'll go out in style.

The sale of these shirts operates through Teespring, which collects the pre-orders on the shirts. You aren't charged and the shirts don't ship until we hit a target goal of a specific amount of pre-orders, which means if you really want one of these shirts, you should convince your friends/loved ones/Tribbles to buy one/100/infinity too. The proceeds from the shirts will help to support the podcast's basic operational costs.

So, you know, make it so...


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 63: Why You Must Watch DS9's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" Right Now

We're back -- in record time -- with another new episode of Transporter Room 3. But spoilers follow for anyone who hasn’t watched this episode which first aired in… 1997!

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This week, we go back to Deep Space Nine for a review of one of Season 5's more underrated hours, "Doctor Bashir, I Presume." A.k.a., "Julian's a Khan!"

The other half of the station's most popular bromance is revealed to be genetically enhanced with the same outlawed eugenics that gave birth to Khan Noonien Singh. Bashir soon goes on a wrath-seeking rampage, infecting the crew with Ceti eels and…

*record screech* Oops. Sorry. How'd our fan fiction get in here?

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Uh, moral and ethical debates ensue as we boldly tackle this solid episode.

Another Red Shirt of the Week also pays a visit -- and you'll never guess who it is. And we also give a tiny update on Star Trek 3: The Search for More Money.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Episode 62: Travelling Back in Time to DS9’s “Children of Time”

And we're back! Transporter Room 3 caught a wee 'bout of Shore Leave and a little too much LDS, but we're here with another installment -- this time talking about one of our new favorite episodes of DS9: "Children of Time"!

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And if this timey-wimey ep about Sisko and Co. having to decide the fate of their future decedents isn't one of your favs, this podcast will surely fix that.

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We also talk what's in store for the Next Gen Season 7 Blu-ray and fill one more torpedo tube with another Red Shirt of the Week. Our latest victim hails from Star Trek: Insurrection and to say anything more would spoil the (plastic-surgery-gone-wrong) fun.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Episode 61: There Are Four LIGHTS! Reviewing TNG Season 6 on Blu-ray

Picard and Co. are back in amazing HD for Season 6's Blu-ray release, and Scott and Phil got your review!

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Season 6 features some Trek highs ("Relics," "Tapestry," "Chain of Command") and lows ("Man of the People," "The Quality of Life") but everything looks damn good in 1080p -- even the Exocomps! And especially a few brief glimpses of DS9 in the two-parter "Birthright."

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But is the set worth your hard-earned latinum? Listen and find out!

We also (literally) beam in a Red Shirt of the Week from Season 6, only to lose him on the transporter pad. *pours green drink in his honor*

So add a fourth duty shift to the rotation, keep proper count of them torture lights, and listen to TR3!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Episode 60: Star Trek V’s 25th Anniversary: The Best (and Worst) from The Final Frontier

Put on your away team jumpsuits and grab your "marsh melon" dispensers: Today -- June 9, 2014 -- marks the 25th anniversary of the film Trek fans love to not love: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

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In honor of William Shatner's much-maligned directorial debut, Transporter Room 3 takes a look back at the best -- and worst -- moments from the Enterprise's trip to Bad Special Effects Island The Great Barrier in search of God!
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Kirk and Spock face The Final Frontier.
From budget-crippling production woes to Shatner's "An Act of Love" (!) original story treatment, Phil and Scott discuss why Trek V's pain runs so deep (reference!) with the help of Sybok jokes and more trivia than you can shake a Nimbus III cat dancer lady at!

Plus, this week we field a listener e-mail that pulls a Warren Commission on the science of “All Good Things…" and bury another Original Series' Red Shirt of the Week from Season 3's "Wink of an Eye."
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The seat belts of Star Trek V
So ask God why he needs a starship and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Episode 59: 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek: TNG’s Series Finale

Well, it's slightly more than five things -- we lost count. That's what happens when you celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the best episodes of Trek ever!

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In honor of the Next Generation series finale, which aired 20 years ago (!) today, Scott and Phil consult with themselves across three different time periods to find some great trivia about this landmark episode.

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Wanna know the big plot goof no one caught until after the episode aired? Or which Trek writer had a big, uncredited influence on the ep? We got ya covered.

We also address the recent Star Trek 3 news about Roberto Orci being attached to direct the threequel. Are we happy about that? (Spoilers: No.)

And our Red Shirt this week also hails from "All Good Things" -- and no, it's not that woman aboard Crusher's ship that eats it.

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