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, May 25, 2020

Episode 189: Deep Space Nine’s ‘The Wire’ Review

In honor of the 26th anniversary of the classic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Wire,” we’re taking a deep dive into why this great Garak story still holds up.

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We also have a very cool Reader Mailbag, a not-so-cool Red Shirt (or Shirts) and some news on Captain Pike’s new TV show.


So pour a glass or three of kanar and listen to the new episode now!

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Episode 188: This DS9 Episode Is Not A FAAAAAKE!!!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “In the Pale Moonlight” only gets better with age.

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22 years ago this week, Sisko got one Romulan killed to save millions and decided he could “live with that” - forever changing Star Trek in the process. Justin Bolger, ILMxLAB’s Brand Marketing Manager and TR3 fan and friend, joins us to discuss this landmark episode.


We also have a Reader Mailbag for the ages about Picard, along with another Red Shirt who we swear isn’t a faaaaaaaake! (Reference!)

So pull up a seat at Quark’s, pour a glass of whatever Sisko’s drinking and listen to our newest episode now!

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Episode 187: Michael Chabon Breaks Down the Picard Season Finale’s Big Twists

Star Trek: Picard's first season finale ended with one hell of a twist -- a couple of them, actually -- calling back to things in two other Patrick Stewart movies: X3 and Star Trek: Nemesis!

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We’re not sure if that's a good thing or what, but we unpack the episode with help from our good pal from TrekCore.com, Ken Reilly.


And then Picard showrunner Michael Chabon himself beams in to discuss the finale and the season overall for a post-mort interview! And we also have some Altan Soong-centric Reader Mail this week, and another Red Shirt -- one of our highest ranking ever.

So replicate a cup of decaf Earl Grey, curl up with Spot 2 and listen to the new TR3 now!

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Episode 186: Picard Ep. 9 - Chekhov's Golem

So... who had "android golem on a planet home to space flowers" on their Star Trek: Picard Season 1 bingo card?

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Picard's first season has given us many surprising and interesting additions to the Final Frontier, but this week's first half of the season finale, "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1," is A LOT. From another [BLANK] to an evil [BLANK], we unpack everything happening here.


But first, we open with some good news and kind thoughts from our Reader Mailbag as we welcome our youngest new listeners! And, of course, a Red Shirt beams on down and gets an eyeful (pun SO intended).

Put down your French fries and peppermint ice cream, tune out the Admonition and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Episode 185: Picard Ep. 8 - The Borg vs. The Smiths

Seven of Nine returns, lots of plot questions are answered, the EHs have a hang with Raffi, and Jean-Luc… doesn’t have much of anything to do. All that and more in the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard!

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With Phil still away on Risa, special guest host Matt Fowler -- yes, THE Matt Fowler -- takes Phil’s left-of-center seat for the week, bringing his casual, normal person’s amount of Star Trek knowledge to Transporter Room 3!


We dig into this week’s episode of Picard, hit the Reader Mailbag for a potential Star Trek: First Contact connection to the show, ponder the eternal struggle between the Borg and the Smiths, and, of course, pay tribute to our Red Shirt(s) of the Week. There are a lot of them this week.

So plug in your Borg Queen spinal tubes, shout “Locutus” to the first person you see walking past you, and listen to the latest episode of TR3!

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Episode 184: Picard Ep. 7 - The Riker/Troi/Hugh Hour!

Man, Star Trek: Picard just nailed it in Episode 7, “Nepenthe,” the episode that reunites Jean-Luc with Will Riker and Deanna Troi, and also unites two characters who were previously strangers to one another -- Hugh and Elnor!

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This episode of Transporter Room 3 is posting the same day that Phil is getting married -- while naked, of course, in Ten Forward! -- so special guest host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg beams in to fill (phil?) in for Phil! We discuss why Arnold loves Picard but really couldn’t get into Discovery before diving in to the return of some of our favorite Next Generation characters.


And Hugh actor Jonathan Del Arco enters the queencell and uses the Sikarian spatial trajector to visit TR3 for a chat about his beloved character and the big, big moments for him in “Nepenthe.”

Of course, we’ve also got Reader Mail and a bunch of Red Shirts as well, so light up the Riker pizza oven, practice your Viverna language skills, and listen to the latest episode of Transporter Room 3 now!

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Episode 183: Picard Ep. 6 - Borg Borg Baby

This week on Star Trek: Picard, Jean-Luc steps foot on a Borg cube for the first time in 30 years and sh** gets real!

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“The Impossible Box” also reunites Hugh with his liberator, finally gives us some interesting Soji/Narek stuff to chew on, and also offers fans lots of Star Trek: First Contact nostalgia. But is the episode any good?


That answer, more Reader Mail and a few Red Shirts from Bozeman, Montana, are in this week’s episode. So take off your shoes, turn on your Borg implants, and listen now to the newest TR3!

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Episode 182: Picard Ep. 5 - Jonathan Frakes Reveals How He Pulled Off the Best Picard Episode Yet

Jonathan Frakes, who directed "Stardust City Rag," beams on down to chat about the latest episode of Picard!

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Picard and Seven have a mini Borg Survivors Anonymous meeting this week on Star Trek: Picard, and in doing so give Trek one of its great scenes. There is A LOT going on in this episode -- from the return of Voyager's Icheb to namedropping Quark (!) -- and we unpack it all.


We also have some Reader Mail regarding Rios and his EHs, and a Red Shirt from Commander Riker himself!

So swing by Mr. Mot's Hair Emporium, get comfy, and listen to the newest ep of TR3!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Episode 181: Picard Ep. 4 - The One With Space Legolas

Four episodes into Star Trek: Picard, and Space Legolas is finally here.

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This week, we review "Absolute Candor" with nothing less than what the episode's title promises. More Reader Mailbag is in store as well, as we try to figure out why Synths are bad but EMHs are good. And, obviously, another Red Shirt beams down. (Don't lose your heads over it -- pun extremely intended).


So put down your paper books, turn on your Emergency Hospitality Hologram, and listen now to Transporter Room 3's newest ep.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Episode 180: Picard Ep. 3 Brings Back Hugh, EMHs… and ‘Engage’

"The End Is the Beginning" is a fitting title for Star Trek: Picard's third episode, as it starts with Picard's Starfleet resignation and ends with his first deep space mission in 14 years.

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There's a lot of spinning plates here -- the secret history of the Borg Collective, the two Romulan siblings who only speak in bad '90s action movie villain-ese, and Picard's new Firefly-type crew. So what did we think? Listen and find out!


We also have some reader mailbag that asks a BIG question regarding the rogue androids and, of course, there's a Red Shirt. Well, what's left of him.

So take a hit off Raffi's vape, get comfy, and listen now to TR3!

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Episode 179: Picard Ep. 2 Just Pulled a Dixon Hill

Another week, another episode of Star Trek: Picard and Transporter Room 3.

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This time out we review "Maps and Legends," an uneven episode full of backstory, Borg, Romulans and Picard playing Space Matlock. Oh, and we also take a quick side trip to hear all about Phil’s visit to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour!


And then a handful of Red Shirts get inducted into the saddest hall of fame ever this week, straight from this episode. So pour a cup of Earl Grey decaf, stay out of the Grey Zone and listen now to TR3!

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Episode 178: Happy Star Trek: Picard Day! Here's Our Review of the Premiere Episode

Patrick Stewart is back as Jean-Luc Picard, after an 18-year absence. It's the first time since 1994 that Picard has been on television, and we got to see the first Star Trek: Picard episode on the big screen (yay!). So, how was it? We have some thoughts...

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Plus, we chat about the latest Picard news (Season 2? Yep! Guinan? Yep!!) as well as the Picard premiere party that we were lucky enough to attend (and suck up to Rick Berman at).


We also have a Red Shirt, in honor of Star Trek: Voyager's recent 25th anniversary. So pour a glass of Chateau Picard wine and listen now to the newest ep of TR3!

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