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!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Episode 176: Burned, Replicated Bird Meat

Captains Pike, Kirk, and Picard beam on down for this week's Thanksgiving edition of Transporter Room 3.

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Our review for the new Short Trek, "Ask Not," is finally in, and they should call it "Don't Ask," amirite?! (Ahem.) We also celebrate Star Trek: First Contact's 23rd anniversary this week and Star Trek: Generations, which turned 25 on Nov. 18. (Insert Nexus puns here.)


We also discuss the latest Star Trek 4 news about a certain Fargo writer beaming up to direct the new film -- which better have LOTS of Red Shirts. Almost as many as the ones from Generations we eulogize today.

So de-magnetize your spacesuit boots, set your course-altering Nexus rocket launcher countdown clock to "Snooze" and listen now to the new ep of TR3!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Episode 175: O’Brien Goes Through Hell (Again) and Anson Mount Beams on Down

Happy 175th episode to us! We’ve spared no expense, gang: This week we have Christopher Pike himself, Anson Mount, a special guest host and a great DS9 episode - “Hard Time.” Yup, the one where O’Brien goes to prison in his head and comes out, well, messed up.

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Writer and friend of the podcast Erica Schreiber joins us with some amazing thoughts on the episode, and some even better opinions on our Red Shirt - who comes from Phil’s “favorite” movie, Star Trek Into Darkness.


And stick around for Scott’s interview with Anson Mount as we talk all things Discovery Season 2 just in time for the Blu-ray release.

So pour a glass of kanar and listen now!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Episode 174: The One With Picard and All the Tribbles

New Star Trek: Picard trailer? Check. First teaser for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3? Check. A fabillion Tribbles? Check AND mate!

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We are back from a brief-ish hiatus with a lot to talk about, including what's next for the Disco crew and Captain Picard (and Riker and Troi and Data and ohmygod this show can't get here fast enough). And we have reviews of two new Short Treks -- the one with Spock and Number One and the one will ALL the Tribbles.


And, of course, there are Red Shirts. Yes, plural. Like, lots of 'em.

So pour yourself a bowl or six of Tribbles cereal and listen now to the new ep!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Episode 173: The Best Voyager Episode You’ll Never See

CBS and Viacom have finally reunited and Star Trek is primed for some truly big things. So, what does that future look like for the movies and TV shows as Paramount hopes to do for Trek what Marvel and Star Wars has done for their franchises? We’ll break it down.

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And thanks to @TrekDocs, we got a look at Michael Piller’s never-produced but awesome plan for Voyager’s Season 4 cliffhanger featuring Q, Chakotay hunting down Torres, and Janeway fighting the Dominion with DS9. Yup, it’s a good one.


And our Red Shirts beam in from TNG this week, just before being literally blown out of existence. So replicate yourself a cup of Janeway’s coffee and listen now!

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Episode 172: The Return of William Shatner

Ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only: William Shatner is beaming in to Transporter Room 3.

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The Shat is a force to be reckoned with, and he’s returned to TR3 for a chat about Star Trek livin’. In our discussion, the man who helped to create Captain Kirk recalls his first Trek convention -- and the accompanying fear of the event -- talks about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie, looks back at his greatest regret from directing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and much more.


Then we get to our Red Shirt of the Week, and this is someone who hits home, and hard, for Jim Kirk. Even if it’s just a temporary death. Yes, those count too!

So put on your TMP-era wrist communicator, remind those around you that you need your pain, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Episode 171: Jonathan Frakes Talks Riker’s Status, Director Jail and Convention Life

Make it so, Number One, because Jonathan Frakes is beaming into Transporter Room 3!

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With the Star Trek Las Vegas convention happening right now, we spoke to the once and future Riker about the return of the character on the Picard show and more. Frakes gives us an update not just on William T. but also on what he’s directing next, he recounts his earliest (most hilarious?) con experience, and he also looks back on the difficult time in his life when Hollywood put him in “director jail.”


And then, of course, we have our Red Shirt; this week’s unlucky soul is someone near and dear to Riker, in fact…

So walk like you’re trying to knock the wall down with your head, take a seat Riker-style, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Episode 170: Star Trek: Picard Trailer Breakdown and Other Comic-Con Trekness

Star Trek: Picard can't get into our eyeballs fast enough.

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We've been obsessing over the new trailer (Data! Seven of Nine!) ever since it dropped at Comic-Con over the weekend, and we're here to break down some bits in it you might have missed. We also got our first look at the Star Trek: Lower Decks animated series and new Short Treks featuring the return of Captain Pike’s crew AND the latest on Discovery Season 3 -- and you bet we have OPINIONS on all of that.

Speaking of Picard, our Red Shirt comes from the good captain's last battle with the Borg. It's a good one.


So open your comm badge case, pour a cup of Earl Grey, hot, and listen now to the new TR3!

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