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!

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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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Episode 187: Michael Chabon Breaks Down the Picard Season Finale’s Big Twists

Star Trek: Picard's first season finale ended with one hell of a twist -- a couple of them, actually -- calling back to things in two other Patrick Stewart movies: X3 and Star Trek: Nemesis!

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We’re not sure if that's a good thing or what, but we unpack the episode with help from our good pal from TrekCore.com, Ken Reilly.


And then Picard showrunner Michael Chabon himself beams in to discuss the finale and the season overall for a post-mort interview! And we also have some Altan Soong-centric Reader Mail this week, and another Red Shirt -- one of our highest ranking ever.

So replicate a cup of decaf Earl Grey, curl up with Spot 2 and listen to the new TR3 now!

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Episode 186: Picard Ep. 9 - Chekhov's Golem

So... who had "android golem on a planet home to space flowers" on their Star Trek: Picard Season 1 bingo card?

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Picard's first season has given us many surprising and interesting additions to the Final Frontier, but this week's first half of the season finale, "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1," is A LOT. From another [BLANK] to an evil [BLANK], we unpack everything happening here.


But first, we open with some good news and kind thoughts from our Reader Mailbag as we welcome our youngest new listeners! And, of course, a Red Shirt beams on down and gets an eyeful (pun SO intended).

Put down your French fries and peppermint ice cream, tune out the Admonition and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Episode 185: Picard Ep. 8 - The Borg vs. The Smiths

Seven of Nine returns, lots of plot questions are answered, the EHs have a hang with Raffi, and Jean-Luc… doesn’t have much of anything to do. All that and more in the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard!

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With Phil still away on Risa, special guest host Matt Fowler -- yes, THE Matt Fowler -- takes Phil’s left-of-center seat for the week, bringing his casual, normal person’s amount of Star Trek knowledge to Transporter Room 3!


We dig into this week’s episode of Picard, hit the Reader Mailbag for a potential Star Trek: First Contact connection to the show, ponder the eternal struggle between the Borg and the Smiths, and, of course, pay tribute to our Red Shirt(s) of the Week. There are a lot of them this week.

So plug in your Borg Queen spinal tubes, shout “Locutus” to the first person you see walking past you, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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