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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 the movies, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds... and beyond!

Beam in to TR3 for fun, incisive, and sometimes deep (space nine) conversations about all things Star Trek -- from the Original Series to the movies, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds... and beyond!


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Beam in to TR3 for fun, incisive, and sometimes deep (space nine) conversations about all things Star Trek -- from the Original Series to the movies, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds... and beyond!




237. Deep Space Nine at 30: Why the Star Trek Series Only Gets Better With Age

Happy 2023 and happy 30th anniversary to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine! In this episode, we revisit DS9’s landmark pilot, “Emissary”, with some behind-the-scenes trivia on why it’s so damn good. We also swing by the Replimat on our way to another Red Shirt wake. So pour a cup of Raktajino and listen now. And here's that episode of Movie Magic that Phil mentioned!


236. Star Trek: Prodigy Takes a Trip to the Holodeck (and Jason Mantzoukas Beams In)

This week, we review “Ghost in the Machine” and talk to Jankom Pog himself, Jason Mantzoukas. And after a trip to the Replimat to nerd out about James Cameron, we attend another Red Shirt funeral. So turn off the safety protocols and listen now!


235. Deep Space Nine's "Sacrifice of Angels" Review

Happy 25th anniversary to "The One With the Big Space Battle." "Sacrifice of Angels" concludes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's epic serialized Dominion War arc that saw Sisko and crew having to evacuate the station. We also have some Star Trek 4 news and TONS of Red Shirts. So stop messing with Bashir and O'Brien in the holosuite and listen now!


Tales From the Pattern Buffer: 5 Times Star Trek Made Us Cry

It's time for another Tales From the Pattern Buffer... a.k.a. a TR3 flashback! In this episode, we look back at five times Star Trek made us get all weepy... And don't forget, when you're done here you can support us on Patreon too:


234. Star Trek at NYCC: Picard, Prodigy and Discovery Breakdown

We're back from NYCC with's Ken Reilly, and we have lots of opinions on Star Trek: Picard Season 3, the return of Star Trek: Prodigy, and Season 5 of Discovery. We also swing by the Replimat before Ken beams down another departed Red Shirt. So settle in with your plush Murf toys and listen to our newest episode!


233. Star Trek's Best First Seasons Ranked

From Strange New Worlds to The Original Series, TR3 listener Cosmo Moore joins us to rank and file Star Trek's best Season Ones. He also beams down with a great TNG Red Shirt from, surprise, Season One. So put on your best TNG S unitard and listen now!


232. Lower Decks Visits Deep Space Nine and Happy 35th to The Next Generation

Deep Space Nine is back - in animated form! This week, we review Star Trek: Lower Decks' newest episode, "Hear All, Trust Nothing," which returns to DS9 for a visit with some beloved characters. No, YOU'RE crying. We also celebrate Star Trek: The Next Generation's 35th anniversary this week with a Red Shirt from the Enterprise-D, and Scott gets various facts wrong once again. So pause your docking pylon flybys and listen to TR3's newest episode!


231. Star Trek Day Recap and DS9's 'Invasive Procedures' Review

We beam down highlights from last week's Star Trek Day, while also giving the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Collector's Edition 4K a spin. And that's just for starters, gang — we also revisit an underrated Deep Space Nine episode, "Invasive Procedures." So scrub in for some symbiont surgery and listen now!


230. Lower Decks Meets Mr. Adventure?

Star Trek: Lower Decks is back for Season 3, so we're joined by special guest and Admiral-level TR3 listener Tom Paynter to talk about the Easter egg-filled premiere episode. Plus, we offer up some general DS9 love, a Red Shirt who kind of deserved it, and much more on this week's TR3!


229. Remembering Nichelle Nichols

With a heavy heart, TR3 devotes this week’s episode to the late, great Nichelle Nichols. To honor her iconic and historic Star Trek legacy, Scott and Phil revisit some of Uhura's most memorable moments from her Enterprise voyages. So open all hailing frequencies and listen now.


228. A Shatner, a Stewart, and a Mount Walk Into a Comic-Con...

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 has come and gone, but there was a lot of Star Trek to be had during the weekend. That included Scott chatting with four different Trek captains - Shatner, Stewart, Mount, and Wesley! And we've got it all here for you to engage with!


227. Alien vs. Predator vs. Star Trek - Strange New Worlds Episodes 8 & 9 Review

We’re back with back-to-back reviews of this week’s “All Those Who Wander” (a.ka. Star Trek: ALIENS) and the previous installment, the emotional fairy tale romp “The Elysian Kingdom.” We also mourn the loss of long-time Trek model maker Greg Jein and make another visit to the Replimat. So adjust your pattern buffers and listen now!


226. Warp Speed Hair Gel - Strange New Worlds Episodes 6 and 7 Review

Space pirates are no match for Pike’s hair on this week’s Transporter Room 3. We review “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” and “The Serene Squall,” with lots of spoilers. We also talk a bit of news (the 25th anniversary of DS9’s “Call to Arms” Season 5 finale!) and beam down a famous Red Shirt from Riker’s imperfect future. So put down your Starfleet-approved industrial hair gel and listen now to TR3!


Tales From the Pattern Buffer: 'Sarek'

Welcome to a new sub-series for TR3 - Tales From the Pattern Buffer! Here we'll revisit old episodes of Transporter Room 3, and we kick things off this week with a look back at our *look back* at "Sarek," the classic TNG episode. So yeah, these are TR3 reruns, but hopefully they're fun reruns. That way after you listen, you can say... "It was... fun." Oh my. And when you're done here, consider supporting us on Patreon:


225. Dangerously Close to Hijinks: Strange New Worlds Ep. 4&5 Review

Welcome back to an upgraded Transporter Room 3. We've beamed down to Planet Patreon to give you more Trek goodness and exclusive interviews that you can only get on TR3. What kind of exclusives? Listen to find out. Plus, this week we review Episodes 4 and 5 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which are two great hours of Trek. Another trip to the Replimat and a Wrath of Khan Red Shirt are also in store, so put on your green tunics and listen now! And consider supporting us on Patreon here:...


224. The Best Friends of Star Trek

The Star Trek Book of Friendship authors Robb Pearlman and Jordan Hoffman beam in this week to talk about the many, many pals and buddies throughout the history of the franchise. We also dive into Strange New Worlds and ponder... who is Captain Pike's best bud on the new show?


223. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Premiere Review

Captain Pike, Spock, Una, Uhura and the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew are back with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, one of the best (and most fun) Trek shows ever (so far). Listen now for our review and interview with Strange New Worlds' co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers. We also take a stroll through the Replimat, open up the Reader Mailbag and beam in two Red Shirts from the Kelvin. So stop marveling at Pike's amazing beard and listen now to TR3!


222. Scotty's Revenge!

Scotty literally beams down this week for our deep dive into “Relics,” the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode which turns 30 this year. We also go on a Chekov tangent about that time he almost appeared on TNG... as a bad guy. So get comfy on the bridge of the original Enterprise (no bloody A, B, C, or D) and listen now!


221. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Generation

Happy First Contact week! It was a big one. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will reunite the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast and Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Cut hit Paramount+ in 4K. We have thoughts on both, along with a few Red Shirts to eulogize. So belay that phaseeeer orderrrrr and listen now.


220. Jonathan Frakes Remembers ‘Cause and Effect’ at 30

Believe it or not, the classic Next Generation time-loop episode “Cause and Effect” just hit its 30th anniversary! And to celebrate, none other than Jonathan Frakes himself -- who directed the hour in addition to wearing his three pips very prominently throughout -- beams in to look back on the... Click on the title for the full episode.