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, December 15, 2015

Episode 84: Star Trek Beyond Trailer Reaction and Pitching Voyager Memories

Explosions, Kirk's new haircut and swarms of stabby ships -- oh my.

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We're breaking down the pros (and Khans -- zing!) of the first teaser for Star Trek Beyond, with special guest/fellow Trek expert, Arnold T. Blumberg.

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Arnold also shares with us what it's like to pitch episodes for Voyager -- and brutha, does he have some great ideas for hours of television we sadly will never see.

All that and a Beyond Red Shirt (a few, actually), so strap on Kirk's new away team jacket and jump your motorcycle into the new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Episode 83: Why Star Trek Returning to TV Is a Big Deal

It's finally happened! Star Trek is returning to television thanks to CBS and we couldn't be happier than Worf with a glass of fresh prune juice.

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But what does it all mean? Where and when can you watch it? What's the show going to be about? Who gets to boldly go this time? Listen to Transporter Room 3 now to find out what is -- and should be -- happening on the first new Trek show since Enterprise.

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Plus, an entire crew of Red Shirts pay us a visit this week, coming from a planet that was there, “but not anymore!!!" (Reference!)

So put on your green tunics and get comfy -- it's time for Transporter Room 3!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Episode 82: Chaos on the Bridge of Star Trek: TNG

Star Trek: The Next Generation fans? You're in for a treat.

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This week, we review William Shatner's Chaos on the Bridge, a very compelling -- and very frank -- behind-the-scenes look at the crazy sh** show that was the first two seasons of TNG.

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The late then-showrunner Maurice Hurley makes his first on-camera appearance since 1988 to talk about his time on the Enterprise -- and he's still mad as hell after all these years. Is this "warts and all" chronicle of the birth of one of your fav TV shows a must-see? Listen and find out.

Plus, we discuss Idris Elba’s hints about his "groundbreaking" Star Trek Beyond character, we’ve got our latest giveaway (pop-up Star Trek!), and our Red Shirt from Wrath of Khan literally drops in this week. So crank up your Winamp players and listen now to Episode 82 of Transporter Room 3!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Episode 81: Exploring the Autobiography of James T. Kirk

In this week’s episode of TR3, we delve into the story of one of the most important fictional characters in the history of humankind -- Captain Kirk!

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With his new book The Autobiography of James T. Kirk set to be released next week, author David A. Goodman beams in to talk about how he filled in the blanks in the Starfleet legend’s life story while also connecting the dots to the many adventures we’ve seen Kirk have onscreen. Along the way, David also recounts his time writing the Futurama episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before” which introduced The Original Series crew to the Planet Express gang in classic (and hilarious) fashion.

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David also offers up his favorite doomed Starfleet patsy for our Red Shirt of the Week, the needlessly energetic dingbat Lieutenant Mallory from the episode “The Apple.”

And be sure to listen for our giveaway this week for your chance to win a copy of The Autobiography of James T. Kirk!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Episode 80: The Crying Vulcan and His Starship Commander

Welcome back, listeners. We're fresh from our recent visit to the set of Star Trek Beyond (more on that later). But as promised, first we have to get all emotional with our review of "Sarek"!

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This week we shed a tear over that great TNG episode, which brought the beloved TOS character to Picard’s Enterprise. This episode of Next Generation has everything: a bar fight, Picard yelling at Riker, Wesley really yelling at Geordi and more -- Bendii Syndrome for everyone!

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Plus, Patrick Stewart tells us whether or not he’d ever put the Starfleet duds on again, and a very special Red Shirt glows his silver eyes at us. He truly went "where no man has gone before" (hint)!

But about Star Trek Beyond… While we can't say much about our visit to Justin Lin's first Trek movie set, the few things we can say you're gonna want to hear.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Episode 79: Why Don’t the Star Trek Movies Go to Comic-Con?

And we’re back, putting into spacedock for a little R&R after a busy week at San Diego Comic-Con. But while we were attending the annual nerd prom this year, we couldn’t help but wonder… why isn’t Star Trek at SDCC?

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Sure, Trek is there in various forms, but the big movie aspect of the franchise has rarely shown its (Vulcan or otherwise) head at the con -- at least in the modern era. In this episode of TR3, we discuss this fascinating dilemma, while also delving into the current status of Star Trek 3, a.k.a. Star Trek Beyond. The film is well into production now, and we’ve got the latest on it!

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All that, plus we memorialize yet another Red Shirt of the Week, though this time around our guy may not have actually stayed dead…

So head to the Battle Bridge, set phasers for “listen,” and get ready for the latest episode of Transporter Room 3!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Episode 78: Happy 25th Anniversary, Locutus of Borg!

Time to feel old, everyone! "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1" turned 25 last week, and in honor of Lt. Shelby and Locutus hitting the quarter-century mark, we celebrate the legacy of one the best Treks ever.

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From "Family" to "Star Trek: First Contact," Michael Piller's classic episode lives on long after Riker gives Worf the order to fire. Just how impactful is it? Listen and find out.

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We also mourn/celebrate another legacy this week, that of the late James Horner -- the man responsible for providing the soundtrack for many of our childhoods.

And as always, we bury another Red Shirt -- this time, one who likes blond tactical experts and watching Picard get his Prefontaine on.

So Spotify some "Wrath of Khan," modulate those shield frequencies (random settings, keep them changing -- don't give them time to adapt!) and listen now to the latest ep of Transporter Room 3!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode 77: 5 Times Star Trek Made Us Cry

We're back. You miss us?

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This week, grab some tissues because Scott and Phil break down five moments Trek on TV made us cry like Geordi at a Holo-diction Anonymous meeting.

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From a post-Borg'd Picard in TNG's "Family" to Jadzia's death on DS9, we pick our favorite moments when Trek pulled on the ol' heartstrings.

We also dive into the Mailbag to share one listener's live-tweeting of old Transporter Room 3 episodes. (Wha?!) And of course, no episode would be complete without a visit from a Red Shirt. Today's used to call Voyager home, until a space cloud killed him…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Episode 76: Star Trek: Voyager: Why You Need to Watch "Relativity"

After a wee bout of temporal aphasia, Transporter Room 3 is back -- and this time, we bring gifts!

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This week, we announce the winner of Diamond Select's very cool USS Excelsior. Listen to find out if you won, but here’s a hint: Your favorite ship is a tie between the Enterprise-A and the Defiant!

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And Star Trek loves time travel, and Voyager's Season 5 episode "Relativity" is one of Trek's most entertaining trips through time ever. It's got Seven, a dry-docked Voyager and (literal) time bombs. Why is this episode so good? Listen and found out.

"Relativity" also gives us our Red Shirt of the Week -- who suffers from a case of one too many quantum leaps.

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So put on your Star-Lord headphones, watch out for temporal psychosis and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Episode 75: How to Bring Star Trek Back to TV

And just like that, Transporter Room 3 hits a milestone -- our 75th episode! That means we’re just four shows away from logging more episodes than The Original Series. Herbert!

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Actually, not Herbert. Because we did things in style for this special episode, starting with a visit from our friend and Star Trek guru Jordan Hoffman. Renowned throughout the quadrant for his Trek knowledge -- but mostly his ability to sling puns -- Jordan regales us with tales from the Trek convention circuit and that time he heckled J.J. Abrams…

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But our main focus this week is a discussion of how Star Trek could, should and might return to TV. Which cast would feature in a new show? Would it be the Abramsverse or the old continuity? Is Trek’s best chance at being reborn on TV to actually bypass traditional broadcast and cable and go the Netflix route? We dive deep on this one!

And of course we have a Red Shirt of the Week, and a very unconventional one at that for this doomed crewman somehow lived again. Plus, we have a very special giveaway for our listeners: a chance to win the NX-2000 Excelsior from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock from Diamond Select Toys. This 18-inch long piece features button-activated lights and all-new sound effects and dialogue taken from the film, including lines by the ship's douchey Captain Styles!

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Click over to DiamondSelectToys.com to purchase the Excelsior or any of the other ships coming from Diamond this year, including a revamped Enterprise-A, a re-issue of the NX-01 from Enterprise and a TOS Romulan Bird of Prey. They also have the Wrath of Khan Enterprise, the Battle-Damaged Enterprise-B, the Nemesis Enterprise-E, the “All Good Things” Enterprise-D and regular and cloaking Klingon Bird of Preys. But don’t forget to listen to the podcast for your chance to win the NX-2000.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Some Marvel with Your Star Trek...

A slight detour here from your regularly scheduled Star Trek podcast...

Scott was honored to guest on the first episode of the ‪#‎MARVEL‬ CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW podcast with host and Marvel expert Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg. We talk Avengers: Age of Ultron, Secret Wars, and so much more, and listeners also get a chance to win a copy of Sean Howe’s MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY from Harper Perennial!

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Thanks to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg and Scott Alan Woodard for the invite.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Episode 74: Why You Need to Watch Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

"Admiral, there be whales here!" And a new podcast.

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In honor of the late Harve Bennett and director Leonard Nimoy, Scott and Phil slingshot around the sun to gush over one of the funniest -- and best -- Treks ever made. What makes it so good? Listen and find out.

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And a Red Shirt from The Original Series also pays us a visit -- right before he gets an oversized ninja star to the belly.

So start your computations for time travel, look for the "nuclear wessels" and listen now!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Episode 73: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

There would be no Star Trek as we know it without its most iconic character, Spock, and the great actor who played him.

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In honor of Leonard Nimoy's passing, Scott and Phil discuss the life of sci-fi's most popular Vulcan.

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Have a favorite Spock moment from the movies or TV series? Then let us know…

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