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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!


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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!




258. Star Trek: TNG 'The Measure of a Man' Audio Commentary Track

For its 35th anniversary, we're revisiting Star Trek: The Next Generation's "TheMeasure of a Man" -- an all-timer episode of both TNG and all of Trek. It's the one where Picard battles Riker to defend Data's right to be, well, Data. Is he a person, or property? It's a classic Trek-ian argument played out here to courtroom drama perfection, in an episode that holds up especially well after 35 years -- BUT, it's an episode that Gene Roddenberry almost killed. Why? Listen now to find out!


257. Star Trek: TNG 'The Pegasus' Audio Commentary Track

*In vintage TNG trailer for next week’s episode voice* This week, Scott and Phil beam down to the USS Pegasus to help Will Riker retrieve a dangerous cloaking device. Will we succeed before the Romulans catch us? Find out on an all new episode commentary on Transporter Room 3! That’s right, we’re visiting TNG’s Season 7 episode “The Pegasus,” just in time for its 30th anniversary this week. Listen now!


256. Star Trek: TNG 'Tapestry' Audio Commentary Track

It's a Wonderful Life meets Star Trek this week on TR3, as we take a deep-ish dive into "Tapestry" with another episode commentary. Why didn't Michael Piller like this episode? And who really came up with the story? Listen and find out. We also have two Star Trek VI Red Shirts beaming down for the holidays. So don't mess with any Nausicaans and listen now! And if you want to check out that deleted Marta dialogue that we mentioned, follow this link:


255. Commodore Decker 4EVA - 'The Doomsday Machine' Review

It’s Captain Kirk vs. Commodore Decker vs. the Planet Killer! This week on TR3, we review the classic Star Trek episode “The Doomsday Machine.” We also give our two cents on the recent Lower Decks season finale, with a trip to the Replimat for some movie recs and a stop in the torpedo bay for a massive Red Shirt funeral. So get down to Auxiliary Control and listen now!


254. TNG's 'Heart of Glory' Review, a.k.a. Do the Worf Yell

ARRRRRRRRRR in Klingon! Join us as we mournfully yell at sickbay's ceiling in honor of this week's review of "Heart of Glory." How well does this Star Trek: TNG Season 1 episode hold up? Listen and find out. We also chat Star Trek: Prodigy heading to Netflix and a lowkey NYCC, as well as take another trip to the Replimat for some vintage Sly Stallone. And, yes, there be Red Shirts here. So stop messing with Geordi's VISOR POV and listen now to a new TR3!


253. 'Charlie X' Audio Commentary Track

Transporter Room 3 celebrates its 12th anniversary this week (*toasts glass of Kanar*) with another Star Trek episode commentary: “Charlie X.” It’s Captain Kirk vs. a 17-year-old orphan who can vanish sparring partners like Sam (RIP) or disappear a woman’s face with his mind. We have all the behind-the-scenes trivia you could ever want about the episode, so listen now!


252. Lower Decks S4 Recap (So Far) and Dune Oral History Author Max Evry Beams In

Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford, Tendi and the rest of the Lower Decks crew are three episodes in to their newest season and it may be the best one yet - especially after that premiere episode. We review the new season so far and also have a special guest interview: Author Max Evry beams in to discuss his new book about the making of 1984's Dune (starring a pre-TNG Patrick Stewart!) -- A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune - An Oral History. So grab some of Neelix’s troublesome Brill cheese and listen now to the newest TR3!


251. Star Trek: The Art of Neville Page Interview, Part 1

We have a super-sized, two-part episode on Transporter Room 3, with special guest star and Star Trek creature designer Neville Page. *insert To Be Continued... title card here* With Titan Books' Star Trek: The Art of Neville Page providing a rare behind-the-scenes look into the makeup and creature designs for nearly the last 15 years of boldly going on screens big and small, Page sat down to discuss how he went from designing wheelchairs to working with Steven Spielberg on Minority Report and James Cameron on Avatar, and eventually bringing his unique and amazing talents to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films. This interview is full of behind-the-scenes bits, so get comfy and listen now! (Also, check out Neville's new book -- if you love Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek: Picard, you're gonna want to add it to your shelves.) And be sure to check our Patreon for Part 2 of the interview...


250. Strange New Worlds Season 2 Review & DS9’s 'Trials & Tribble-lations' Audio Commentary Track

It’s been a long road, getting from there to here… Happy 250th episode to us! After 12 years (!), we’ve reached this milestone and we’re celebrating with Pike, the Gorn, Sisko and Shatner’s Captain James T. Kirk! This week, we review “Hegemony,” Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 finale, as well as the recent season. We also take a deep dive into the making of one Deep Space Nine’s best episodes with our commentary track on “Trials and Tribble-ations.” So get comfy, replicate a cup of Klingon coffee and listen now! And watch the Sci-Fi Channel documentary about the DS9 ep right here:


249. Strange New Worlds: 'Those Old Scientists' Review

Another classic Star Trek crossover is our topic this week, as Transporter Room 3 reviews Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ “Those Old Scientists," a.k.a. “The One With Lower Decks' Mariner and Boimler.” We also recap Star Trek’s Comic-Con news and pay a visit to the Replimat before a stop at another Red Shirt memorial. So Riker your saddle and listen now!


248. Strange New Worlds Season 2 Premiere Review

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is back and we have our review of the Season 2 premiere, “The Broken Circle.” And Batman and Indiana Jones join us in the Replimat this week, with a Red Shirt from Voyager. So clear all moorings and listen now to TR3!


247. I Have Eaten Animal Flesh! And Watched 'All Our Yesterdays'!

This week, TR3 beams down to a “wilderness of arctic characteristics” with our review of the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “All Our Yesterdays.” Kirk, Spock and McCoy time-travel into an alien world’s past in the penultimate episode of TOS, and we time-travel to the original story outline for the show and revisit some scenes that didn’t make the final cut. And of course, there’s a Red Shirt and a Replimat trip. So pay a visit to Mr. Atoz’s library and listen now!


246. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Review - Making It So

Now that we’ve recovered from seeing the Enterprise-D one last time, we’re back with a recap of Picard Season 3 with special guest Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg. Come for our favorite moments of Season 3 (Ro! The Enterprise doing a Tokyo Drift!), stay for Arnold’s stories about pitching Voyager episodes to Paramount - like the return of Moriarty. And Patreon subscriber Tom Paynter pays us a visit as well with his Replimat pick. So beam on down and listen now!


245. Picard Season 3 Finale Review and Interview With Showrunner Terry Matalas

Star Trek: Picard's "The Last Generation" makes TV history, to a degree, in giving the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast a second great series finale. We deep-dive into the making of the episode with showrunner Terry Matalas, along with our review of it. We also swing by the Replimat for some quality movie recs and assimilate us some Red Shirts. So swing by Guinan's bar and listen now!


244. 'In the Pale Moonlight' at 25

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's "In the Pale Moonlight" turns 25 this week, so special guest Adam Mallinger (a.k.a. Bitter Script Reader) beams in to talk a compromised Sisko, Garak's dead contacts, Senator Vreenak, and more. Plus, it's time to fan-boy out about the episode's co-writer (and Trek legend) Ron Moore before you beam on over to our Patreon exclusive with Ron Moore where he discusses the episode!


243. Picard Ep. 9 Pulls an End Run

We're back to talk about Picard's BIG penultimate episode, as friends reunite, enemies come into focus, and old favorites return. Plus, what is the creepy Danish TV show that Scott can't stop watching, and just how bad is Patrick Stewart's favorite tea? All that, plus a Red Shirt we'll never forget in the latest TR3!


242. Picard Ep. 6, 7 & 8 Review: The Enterprise Gang Rides Again

Wow, wow, wow, it's really happening. Picard Season 3 has got the Enterprise gang back together as promised, and Phil and Scott are diving into every nerdy detail from Episodes 6, 7 and 8. From a trip to not one but two Starfleet museums to a certain Vulcan's return to Beverly and Jean-Luc's new kill-first attitude, we cover it all here!


241. Star Trek: Picard "Imposters" Review - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Star Trek: Picard's third season has spoiled fans for five episodes now, and this week's installment continues with a very special callback to Star Trek: The Next Generation. What is it? No spoilers here - you gotta listen to find out! And after our enthusiastic review of "Imposters," we visit the Replimat with help from Tom Cruise and Francis Ford Coppola before stopping in to say goodbye to another Red Shirt (or a thousand). So skip your blood screenings and listen now to TR3!


240. Star Trek: Picard S3, Ep. 3&4 Review With TrekCore's Ken Reilly (Plus Frakes Beams in... Again)

We are beaming down's Ken Reilly to discuss Star Trek: Picard Season 3's third and fourth episodes. From Jonathan Frakes' emotionally-gripping performance to Shaw's big speech and beyond, we take a deep dive into the latest Trek. And then Frakes himself beams in once again to chat with Scott about directing the pair of episodes. Also join us for a very funny trip to the Replimat, and a very surprising Red Shirt, thanks to Seven of Nine. So pour a glass of whiskey (preferably cheap, Jack Crusher-style), and listen now to TR3!


239. Frakes! Dorn! Burton! Matalas! Our Epic Picard Season 3 Interview

For our ongoing Picard Season 3 deep dive, Scott sat down with Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, and showrunner Terry Matalas to discuss the past, present, and future of Star Trek. This is a good one, guys!