Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 113: Star Trek: Discovery Lives!

It’s finally here -- Star Trek’s return to TV. Scott and Phil dive deep into the series premiere of Star Trek: Discovery as only they can, with a review full of high praise, nerdy complaints, cheap shots, and more…

Transporter Room 3, Episode 113


That’s right -- we talk full spoilers about the first two episodes of Discovery, “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” Yes, this is a Star Trek show that managed to not show its titular ship at all in its first two hours… are we O.K. with that?


We also delve into our thoughts on the new characters First Officer Michael Burnham, Captain Georgiou, and Lt. Saru, what the deal is with these crazy-looking new Klingons, why it’s maybe O.K. that the tech and costumes look so different from what was established in “The Cage,” and much more.

And Scott regales us with tales from the Discovery premiere party in Hollywood where he hobnobbed with Jonathan Frakes, two Daxes, a Nog, and many other Trek luminaries. Name dropper! Plus, of course, we cart out another Red Shirt… right out the airlock, that is!


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  1. The ship that Burnham goes for a walk on is one of the small klingon scout/fighters we see in the battle later. (it peels off instead of finishing off the Shenzhou when its drifting into the roids)

    The body of the dead klingon is transported to T'kuvma's ship (the giant one, coffin ship, beacon ship) so they can do the burial.

    The ship that takes out the admirals ship is a different ship which gets vaporized when the admiral does the intentional warp core dump.

    3 different ships, i think.