Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Episode 25: Inside Deep Space Nine

Scott and Phil scratch an item off their Bucket Lists, thanks to an exclusive interview with Star Trek writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe -- who beamed on down to celebrate the 25th episode of Transporter Room 3!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 25


We pulled out all the stops for the big two-five: Recorded in 19.1 Dolby Brainsplode, directed by Chris Nolan, filmed in IMAX. We spared no expense in chatting with the former TNG and Deep Space Nine scribe and current writer on SyFy's really cool show Alphas. Mr. Wolfe indulged our geek hearts in all things DS9 -- offering insights about the genesis of episodes like the crazy good DS9 two-parter "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light," as well as writing his first produced teleplay, TNG's Western "A Fistful of Datas."

Also, Wolfe let us in on how DS9's staff got away with their then-unconventional serialized storytelling, as well as working with fellow Trek scribes Ira Steven Behr and Michael Piller. Also also? TR3 learned what's up with Alphas Season 2 as well as Defender, Wolfe's must-happen "space opera" currently in development. Oh and want to know what episode RHW never got a chance to write for Sisko and Co.? Listen to find out!

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So pop open a bottle of Guinan's green stuff and kick back in your captain's chair for the best episode of anything in the history of ever.

And a big thanks and high-five to Mr. Wolfe for taking a break from making quality television to chat with us!

Check out Episode 25 of Transporter Room 3 right here:

Transporter Room 3, Episode 25



  1. Hey wanted to thank you guys for this podcast. I'm studying for the NC Bar exam so I've been finding my mind wandering to a lot of other things lately, including the Trek episodes I watched growing up. I started to revisit them during my downtime on netflix a few weeks ago and then found this podcast and loved it. I took a few days off and drove 300 miles to the beach for the 4th. Y'all gave me something fun to listen to!

    I do think my girlfriend saw the podcast and has started planning her escape though.

  2. Hey there, thanks for the note and thanks for listening! Glad we could help you possibly fail the bar! Sorry about your girlfriend but, hey, Trek is worth it...