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!

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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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Episode 169: The One With Picard’s Dog

New Star Trek: Picard poster? Check. Picard’s new dog? Check. Kirk being a surly jerk? Check AND mate!

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This week, we take a jeweler’s lens to the new poster for our favorite captain-turned-winery owner’s upcoming series and guess what you will (and probably won’t) see when at Comic-Con next week when Patrick Stewart and more Trek goodness beams down to Hall H.


We also revisit a classic Trek episode, “The Enterprise Incident,” and debate the effectiveness of Kirk’s plan to be a dick so he can steal a cloaking device. Oh, and our latest Red Shirt will make you think twice about eating pepperoni. Ever.

So relax your Vulcan death grip and listen now to TR3!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Episode 168: Here’s Why Peter Allan Fields Was One of Star Trek's Greatest Writers

Star Trek lost one of its unsung greats this week.

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Peter Allan Fields, who passed away on June 19, had a TV resume full of some of the best episodes Trek has ever produced, including The Next Generation's "The Inner Light" and DS9's "Duet" and "In the Pale Moonlight." This week, we look back on his career and one of his best/most underrated hours, "Blood Oath." If you like Klingons and Dax on a Seven Samurai mission of revenge, then this one's for you.


And to celebrate the recent 30th Anniversary of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, we add another Red Shirt to our list from Shatner's infamous movie.

So pause your bat'leth training simulation and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Episode 167: Deep Space Nine Has the Weirdest Series Finale Ever

This week is a big one for Star Trek.

It's the 20th anniversary of Deep Space Nine's epic (and out there) series finale, "What You Leave Behind." How well does it hold up? Listen and find out…

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock turned 35 this week, too -- and Wrath of Khan celebrated its 37th (!) anniversary. We feel just as old/young as Admiral Kirk did right now as we take a quick nostalgic look back at those major Trek milestones as well.


And we add three Red Shirts from Search for Spock that you've probably never seen before -- or forgot ever existed.

So grab a goblet of Martok's vintage blood wine, pull up a chair at Vic Fontaine's and listen now to the new TR3.

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