Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Episode 66: “Defiant”: The Tragedy of Tom Riker

It's all about the sad fate of Thomas Riker this week as we delve into the Deep Space Nine classic, "Defiant"!

Transporter Room 3, Episode 66


Or would you rather we beam down to discuss one of our favorite hours of Trek… "Pen Pals"?

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O.K., "Defiant" it is -- DS9's first (and sadly, only) brush with Thomas Riker as he steals one "tough little ship" to help the Maquis level-up their terrorism game. Why do we heart this ep so much? Listen and find out!

Our Red Shirt of the Week also hails from DS9. This bald, blue-tunic wearing target picked the wrong day to sign up for Jem'Hadar detail -- can you guess who it is?

So crank up your Winamps and tear off your fake beards, it's time for a new ep of TR3!

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Transporter Room 3, Episode 66



  1. They should've closed the Tom Riker arc with an episode titled "Double Trouble" where Tom Riker and Lore go on a killing spree!

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  3. Was watching "second chances" from TNG on Netflix and as per my nightly before bed routine, tuned in to this specific Thomas Riker centric podcast of TP3.
    Zee Huang (Trekker & TP3 fan)

  4. Can't go wrong with some night-time Tom Riker!