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 Discovery to the new movies... and beyond!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Episode 120: Star Trek: Discovery Goes All Groundhog Day on Us

Harry Mudd pulls a "Cause and Effect" on the most recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” and Burnham learns about this thing you Earth humans call… love!

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We break down the pros and cons of the latest Disco episode -- and if anyone can explain to us why Stamets didn't just tell Lorca to NOT beam aboard that space whale, we'd appreciate it.

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We also have some reader mail about your feelings about the new series, as well as a few new Red Shirts who aren't feeling anything anymore thanks to some of Discovery's Klingons.

So strap on your time crystals and listen now to the newest episode of TR3!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Episode 119: That Time Troi Almost Murder-Deathed Picard (With Special Guest Rainn Wilson)

MacDuff is dead! Long live MacDuff!

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Data chokes out Picard, and whatever a MacDuff is invades the Enterprise -- it's just another day at Transporter Room 3 as we go back to our Season 6 mission to review The Next Generation's Season 5 episodes. (Confusing, right?) Special guest Arnold T. Blumberg beams on down to discuss "Conundrum" (AKA The One With All the Brainwashing -- and a Little Genocide) and "Power Play" (The One With Space Ghosts).

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Also, Rainn Wilson chats with us about Star Trek: Discovery and the future of Harry Mudd, and we talk about a couple hundred people who have no future: our Red Shirts of the Week.

So re-route all transporter controls (especially shuttlecraft) to Ten Forward, don't tell Worf he's not the captain of the Enterprise, and listen to the newest ep of TR3 now!

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Episode 118: When Vulcans Go Boom

When Sarek finds himself in heaps of trouble thanks to a “logic extremist” with a bone to pick against the Papa Vulcan, Burnham heads out on a mission of mercy deep into her adoptive father’s mind.

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The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Lethe,” is the show's best so far. From "soul grafts" to vaporizing Klingon heads, this episode has EVERYTHING -- including a nod to Star Trek VI and the Enterprise. And we have a nice little surprise for you after our recap -- an interview with Sarek himself, James Frain.

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We also check out what's new in the Reader Mailbag and we have our first self-inflicted Red Shirt-ing this week. So grab some of Lorca's fortune cookies, turn your WINAMPS up to 11 and listen to the newest episode of TR3 now!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Episode 117: Check Out Star Trek: Discovery, Dropping Some Eff Bombs

Pop quiz: A Klingon enters your cell with two fists and a skull-seeking boot. You can either take the pain, or choose your cellmate to receive it for you. What do you do? What. Do. You. Do?

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Well, if you're Lorca, you just kinda wince and cringe your way through some other guy's beating. Stay classy, Starfleet! This week, we nitpick "Choose Your Pain" and its very Trek-ian debate about whether or not it is okay to use a lifeform to power a tech that is slowly killing it. We also call out some great Easter Eggs (Rura Penthe, anyone?) and posit a huge possibly spoilery fan theory about our newest series regular, Lt. Tyler.

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Also, we share some reader mailbag about Discovery and torpedo-funeral another Red Shirt. So put on your Starfleet pajamas, brush your teeth with the coolest toothbrush ever and listen to TR3 right now!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Episode 116: Star Trek: Discovery's Kicking Tardigrade A$$ So Far

This week, we're breaking down all the big things that happened in the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery -- and it's a lot.

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From spore drives to Klingons snacking on Michelle Yeoh, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" is largely unlike anything we have seen in Trek before -- which is a good thing.

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We also have another Red Shirt from Discovery, who proves that Trek has a female security chief problem. And Scott makes us all jealous with that time he talked face-to-face with William Shatner about if Captain Kirk could come back for Discovery!

So replicate yourself a new uniform, stop figuring out whose sorry job it was to go retrieve Captain Georgiou's telescope, and listen to the newest TR3 right now!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Episode 115: Star Trek: Discovery Has Folks Turned All Inside Out

…Especially the crew of a certain starship! Get it? Get it…?

O.K., not just those poor bastards from this week’s episode, but the many fans who are still trying to get their heads around this very new, very different Trek are also turned inside out. And we get. We get it. But we might also be starting to really get into Discovery…

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In this week’s TR3, we break down the third episode of the show, “Context Is for Kings,” and guess what? Phil is starting to come around on the series! Listen in for our spoilery review of the episode, what we think of the new crew and ship -- since, yes, we finally get some Discovery in Discovery this week -- and how we think Michael Burnham is progressing as a character.

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Plus, we dive into some reader mail. And of course, we have a new Red Shirt to analyze… as well as the mystery of her death. Hmm…

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