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, November 24, 2020

Episode 200: Star Trek: Generations Commentary Track

Happy 200th episode! To celebrate, Phil literally recorded in his parents’ basement (a step up from the van, honestly) and did our first ever feature commentary track -- for Star Trek: Generations as it hits its 26th anniversary!

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Joining us for an in-depth and hilarious (?) look at Kirk and Picard's first meeting is special guest Matt "#TeamSoran" Fowler. We laugh, we cry, we make jokes about the Enterprise’s private parts!


And we also have a giveaway of Titan’s new book, The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway. Listen to find out how you can win a copy. So cue up Generations, pour yourself a revolting glass of Data's drink, and beam in to the new TR3!

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Episode 199: Cake Is Eternal

Michael is back with her crew and we're back with a new TR3! This week, we review the newest (and very exciting) episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "People of Earth," as well as last week's episode, “Far From Home.”

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New character Adira arrives (played by Blu del Barrio), the Discovery finally gets a full-time captain, and that guy from the Dawn of the Dead remake grows a mullet. So yeah, we have a lot to unpack.


We also add another nameless Red Shirt to our memorial wall. So grab a slice of "eternal cake" and listen now!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Episode 198: DS9’s ‘Take Me Out to the Holosuite’ With Special Guest Bitter Script Reader

This week, one of the biggest Star Trek fans we know beams on down to Transporter Room 3: Adam Mallinger. You might know him better as Bitter Script Reader on Twitter!

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With Scott out this week, Adam joins TR3 to celebrate the anniversary of Deep Space Nine’s “Take Me Out to the Holosuite,” which just turned 22 this month. He also updates us on his very cool new project -- Crisis on Infinite Teen Dramas -- which pulls a crossover that unites characters from Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and The Wonder Years for a live-read event you won’t wanna miss. (Click here for tickets!)


So watch out for Nog's fluke bunt and listen to the new ep!

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Episode 197: Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere Review

Burnham is back. And she shot out of a wormhole and hit a guy. 

"That Hope Is You" launches us and one of our favorite Trek characters to the 32nd century, and we learn everything about this strange new time as Michael does. What's "The Burn"? Who is this Book guy? And why is his cat so damn cute? We break down all that and more this week.

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As always, a Red Shirt -- LOTS of them, actually -- beam in as well, along with some cool Season 4 Discovery news. So power down your Red Angel suits and listen now to the newest TR3!


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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Episode 196: Lower Decks Creator Mike McMahan Breaks Down Season 1’s Finale

Star Trek: Lower Decks' first season has come to an end (sad face) but, wow, what a great freshman debut. We review the big finale and then creator Mike McMahan beams in to discuss all the revelations… and drop some hints about Season 2!

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"No Small Parts" takes our crew into some shocking new directions, with some help from some familiar faces. And we have a bunch of Red Shirts this week as well, so turn on, tune in, and beam out!


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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Episode 195: Lower Decks’ 'Crisis Point' Review, Plus 'Family' Turns 30!

Episode 195: Lower Decks’ “Crisis Point” Review, Plus “Family” Turns 30! "Crisis Point" is Lower Decks' version of Star Trek VI porn which is very much our jam. Every Trek feature film iteration gets skewered in this deceptively poignant homage to the franchise's big screen legacy, and… oh, just listen to us gush about it in our review.

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The episode also gives us two more Red Shirts to add to the pile of funeral-only torpedo tubes. And we look back at Next Generation’s classic “Family” for its 30th (!) anniversary.


So deactivate the holodeck safety protocols, cue the super-long spacedock shuttle flyby, and listen now to our newest episode!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Episode 194: Half a Rascal! Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Recap So Far

Welcome back. It's been awhile! This week, it's a love fest as we catch up on the past several episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks, including the latest segment, "Much Ado About Boimler."

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We’re highlighting some of our favorite moments from Season 1 so far, while also providing a solid argument for why this show is one of Star Trek's best.


Plus, Star Trek Discovery's new Season 3 trailer, Scott's recent trip to the Star Trek Set Tour, and another Red Shirt (or two… or more) are also on the docket. So stop mimicking Starship engine sounds and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Episode 193: Star Trek: Lower Decks Premiere Review

We're back with our review of the Star Trek: Lower Decks pilot, the first animated series set in the Final Frontier since Star Trek: The Animated Series signed off 46 years ago in 1974. So what did we think? Listen and find out. (Spoiler: No, a Star Trek cartoon in this year of 2020 does not "kill" or hurt the franchise, he said to all the angry adults on social claiming otherwise.)

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Speaking of The Animated Series, Scott and Phil also revisit that show's final episode -- "The Counter-Clock Incident" -- fittingly timed to the premiere of Lower Decks. This episode has EVERYTHING: Robert April, reverse time, and a kid-sized Spock!


And then Lower decks creator Mike McMahan and star Tawny Newsome (Ensign Beckett Mariner) beam in to TR3 to talk canon, uniforms, cameos, and to take a Star Trek quiz!

So pour a glass of Romulan whiskey and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Episode 192: Deep Space Nine's ‘Improbable Cause’/‘The Die Is Cast’ Review

Cardassians and Romulans working together ends about as well as you would expect in this gripping Star Trek: Deep Space Nine two-parter which made Trek history. (You'll have to listen to find out how.)

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This week, we take a deep-dive into this essential chapter that helped light the fuse on the Dominion War -- and why Garak interrogating Odo still hits us in ALL the feels.


And we discuss the first trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks as well as a look back at a great pitch for what could have been the plot of Star Trek: Beyond.

So kick back with a glass of kanar and listen now to TR3's latest episode!

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Episode 191: ‘Best of Both Worlds’ 30th Anniversary Special

“Mr. Worf... Fire.”

When Riker uttered those three words 30 years ago today in “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I,” they forever changed the course of Star Trek.

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This week, Justin Bolger joins us once again, this time for a deep-dive into the legacy of the first season-finale cliffhanger in Trek history, and how Picard’s tragic encounter with the Borg would shape and define the franchise for three decades. And of course we have a Red Shirt - 19 of them, actually.


So modulate your phaser frequencies, random settings, don’t give them time to adapt, and listen now to the new TR3!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Episode 190: ‘Do Something’

Recent days have been troubling at best. Star Trek is many things to many people, but right now? Its mission statement is important to all of us.

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The only way through this is together. And this week, we break down how key Star Trek episodes and movies prove that.

Be sure to contact us with your thoughts. And thanks for listening.


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Monday, May 25, 2020

Episode 189: Deep Space Nine’s ‘The Wire’ Review

In honor of the 26th anniversary of the classic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Wire,” we’re taking a deep dive into why this great Garak story still holds up.

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We also have a very cool Reader Mailbag, a not-so-cool Red Shirt (or Shirts) and some news on Captain Pike’s new TV show.


So pour a glass or three of kanar and listen to the new episode now!

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Episode 188: This DS9 Episode Is Not A FAAAAAKE!!!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “In the Pale Moonlight” only gets better with age.

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22 years ago this week, Sisko got one Romulan killed to save millions and decided he could “live with that” - forever changing Star Trek in the process. Justin Bolger, ILMxLAB’s Brand Marketing Manager and TR3 fan and friend, joins us to discuss this landmark episode.


We also have a Reader Mailbag for the ages about Picard, along with another Red Shirt who we swear isn’t a faaaaaaaake! (Reference!)

So pull up a seat at Quark’s, pour a glass of whatever Sisko’s drinking and listen to our newest episode now!

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