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!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Episode 18: Did Tasha Yar's Death Save Star Trek?

If you're looking for discussions about the fate of 25-year-old supporting characters on sci-fi shows, oh then you've come to the right podcast!


Transporter Room 3 returns with Phil Pirrello and Scott Collura dropping nerd knowledge on all things Star Trek, and this week we tackle the most important topic of our -- nay -- any age: Was Tasha Yar's death the best thing to happen to Next Generation?

Think about it. Had Data's virginity thief lived long and prospered for more than 23 episodes in the main timeline, we would have had many TNG episodes considerably less awesome than "Yesterday's Enterprise." Hell, we may have been forced to revisit "Code of Honor"'s Planet Racism! Had Tasha lived, Worf probably never would have gotten the bump to tactical and the solid run of Klingon-centric episodes that came with it. So did Tasha deserve to die? Or should she have gone all #7seasonsand4movies with the rest of TNG's crew? Debate along with us!

Also: Our hailing frequencies pick up a mailbag from one brave listener who confuses "Second Skin"'s Cardassian Kira with KARDASHIAN Kira. *throws up every meal since 1994* We also reach back in time for another Red Shirt of the Week: Lt. "Frostbite" Torres from "Encounter at Farpoint," the first TNG victim of Q's brief use of Mr. Freeze-ing folk. All this AND the debut of Phil's speed-metal band, Detector Cirkit, await you on this most glorious of podcasts!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Episode 17: We Smoke Star Trek Like It's Blue Meth

Transporter Room 3 adds one more all-powerful Trek nerd to its away team for a special episode of the Internet's finest collection of all things Star Trek. Scott Collura and Phil Pirrello beam on down the geek deliciousness that is's Jordan Hoffman. Think of JH as the Tal Shiar of freelance journalists, making the Interwebs a safer place for discourse about William Shatner's One Man Show, The Original Series' second pilot and that poor gal who got sucked out the Kelvin's hull in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.

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Interestingly enough, the above topics are what we use our word holes to discuss today! *(audience shuffles feet, one member slowly claps all the waaaaay in the back.)* This week, Jordan smuggles intel across The Neutral Zone about James T. Kirk's one-man Shatathon on Broadway. Hide yo' kids, hide yo' yeomans!

Then, the trifecta form the geek equivalent of Tuvix to rap about that moment in our lives when we realized we were life-long Star Trek fans -- which is also the moment when our respective penises wished they were someone else's.

We wrap up our latest podcast with an epic discussion of The Original Series' episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and another snarky obit for our newest Red Shirt of the Week.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Episode 16: Every Time You Masturbate, a Baby Horta Dies

Welcome back to Transporter Room 3! This is the podcast where we worship at the altar of Star Trek... while simultaneously taking a crap on it, from time to time. Like any good religion!

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In this week's episode, we dissect those recent leaked photos from the set of Star Trek 2, and do our best to figure out just what the heck Spock is doing getting his butt handed to him by Benedict Cumberbatch. Of course, the question of who McCumber is playing also comes up. Now who is it that wears a Starfleet uniform despite not being in Starfleet, and has the superhuman strength to take on a Vulcan? Hmmmmm...

No Masturbate I

Then it's on to our episode of the week, where DS9's Section 31 saga "Inter Arma Enim Something Something" is covered. Can Doctor Bashir handle the truth when Sloan comes a-knockin' on the eve of a visit to the Romulan homeworld? F#@k yes, he can. And of course, we wrap things up with another Red Shirt of the Week. And a Horta masturbation joke!

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