The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast

The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast


Latest Episodes

233: Too Many Licks and Not Enough Tongue
November 12, 2021

Star Trek: Lower Decks after two seasons. We take a broad look back at the first two seasons and discuss how the series has connected with fans, why it has won over many early skeptics, and how it ser

232: What a Genius That Guy Was!
May 31, 2021

Marking our 10th anniversary. We deep-dive into Star Trek’s return to television, which way the fan pendulum is swinging today, screen vs. visual canon, whether Star Trek is an historical piece, deali

231: Hope Is a Powerful Thing
May 23, 2021

Adil Hussain interview. We’re to talk about the Covid-19 situation in India, the art of acting and what inspired Adil’s portrayal of Sahil, as well as Star Trek and entertainment as a coping mechanism

230: Nacelles Sold Separately
March 31, 2021

Looking Back at Discovery Season 3. We reflect on the story, how it played out compared with what we expected, how we feel about key plot points, and how it all fits into the overall Star Trek picture

229: Grudge Cat Is a Big Nirvana Fan
October 14, 2020

Discovery Season 3 preview. We discuss the premise, what the episode titles may reveal about the story, potential real world parallels, the addition of transgender and binary characters, and more.

228: Real-World Star Trek Dripping In
September 14, 2020

Lower Decks midseason review. We pay a visit to the insignificant little USS Cerritos as its journey reaches the halfway point to share our thoughts on this animated rendition of Star Trek.

227: Way Bigger Than Praxis
September 04, 2020

Expanding the Star Trek universe. Using Alex Kurtzman’s interviews from the Star Trek Emmy promotion campaign as a springboard, we explore Section 31, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, Prodigy, and the overall expansion of the Star Trek universe—includ

226: Waiting Naked in a Shuttlepod
August 10, 2020

Lower Decks pre-launch thoughts and Star Trek Emmy nominations. We look ahead to the Lower Decks premiere and discuss the Star Trek franchise’s six Emmy nominations as well as how virtual cons are changing the nature of fan interaction in the age of cor

225: Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album
July 05, 2020

Picard Recap and Strange New Worlds. We look back at the full season of Star Trek: Picard and take a first look at the recently announced Captain Pike series.

224: Emergency Double Agent Hologram
March 07, 2020

Midseason Picard. We share our thoughts on the tone and direction of the new show, characters old and new, what happened in the first five episodes, what we feel has and has not worked in the writing and pacing, and where we would like things to go from h