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!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Episode 145: Star Trek Does The Odyssey With “Calypso”

A Pulitzer Prize winner beaming into TR3? Make it so!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 145

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This week, author Michael Chabon himself stops by to discuss his new Short Treks installment, “Calypso,” as well as what it’s like working on the upcoming Picard show. Plus, Phil and Scott dive into the episode too, which jumps a thousand years into Star Trek’s future to give us an outer-space retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey… or at least the part involving the nymph of the title!


We bathe this episode with all the praise, while also speculating about what it means for Discovery and her crew’s future. And Chabon himself tells us about how he’d like to continue the story by heading in a few very interesting directions…

All that, plus a Red Shirt who has liquid plastic for blood! So cut off your arm and then reattach it perfectly, evolve your computer a thousand years, and sing Muse, because the next episode of Transporter Room 3 is here!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Episode 144: You Are Cordially Invited... to One of Worf's Best Episodes

You haven't experience a wedding until you've done it Klingon-style.

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Deep Space Nine is full of underrated gems, and "You Are Cordially Invited" is definitely near the top of that list. This episode has everything: Dax holding buckets, Martok's wife, a fire dancer, and Worf's terrible parenting in REAL-TIME! Having aired in November of 1997, almost 21 years ago to the week, we'll tell you why this episode still holds up.


Plus, three of V'ger's targets also join our Red Shirt ranks this week. So grab a bottle of your finest prune juice, put on your dress uniforms, and listen now!


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