Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Episode 98/99: Why Star Trek: First Contact Is Still Awesome 20 Years Later

This week, Scott and Phil revisit an oldie but a goodie: Star Trek: First Contact! In honor of its 20th anniversary on Nov. 22, we sat down with our new friend (and fan!) Aaron Couch from The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his must-read oral history on the film and our favorite First Contact memories.

Transporter Room 3, Episode 98/99


And, yes, because this is TR3, Aaron joins us via his car.


We also have an exclusive interview with legendary Star Trek director Nicholas Meyer, where we discuss all things Time After Time (which has a new Blu-ray out), Star Trek VI, and Star Trek: Discovery. And last, but not least, several Red Shirts visit us from beyond the grave -- but right before the Borg assimilate them.

So modulate your phaser rifles, stay away from Deck 16 and listen now to this special double episode of TR3!

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Transporter Room 3, Episode 98/99



  1. Good lord that is 20 years old.? I still think of it as one of the new ones, other the the Abrams take. For me when I think of 20 years ago I think of 2001 and ST TMP. Seems like next gen ended just a few years ago. I guess it is since I still watch 2 -3 per week on BBC america and the high def ones look better than new shows.

  2. Look at it this way. 20 years from now you'll be saying, "Discovery debuted 20 years ago?!"