Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 30: TNG Episodes That Should Have Ended Much, Much Worse

After an extended shore leave, Transporter Room 3 returns just in time for Fall Sweeps! Guest starring Dwayne Wayne from "A Different World" and VIPER, from TV's "VIPER"!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 30


We know, we know -- the excitement is unbearable so we'll get right to it. This past month, while we were galloping around the cosmos of our day jobs, Star Trek: The Next Generation celebrated its 25th anniversary. To honor that, this week's episode looks back at a few of the series' more dubious happy endings, and goes to town on how those episodes would have ended in "real" life. Yep. That's how we roll.

You think Starfleet would let a recently Borg-ified Picard back into the center seat like nothing happened? Don't they have labor union rules or some such?! And are we supposed to believe that alien ambassadors, who have never experienced pleasure or aggression before, are gonna be satisfied solely by Troi's chocolate and wraslin' with Worf?! (Wraslin' With Worf, new band name -- calling it!)

After we re-write a few episodes, we hold one more funeral for another Red Shirt of the Week. This time, the biggest small talker in all the Alpha Quadrant gets his 21-phaser salute.

Also, sit back and buckle up for some brainsploding-good reader mailbag! Oh yeah, this S just got R.

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Transporter Room 3, Episode 30