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!

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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So close your family album of rainbow-rimmed Polaroids, stop chopping Nexus wood and listen to the newest ep of Transporter Room 3 now!

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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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