The Ready Room

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The Ready Room
The Ready Room logo.png
Logo for the second season
GenreAftershow
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time14–44 minutes
Release
Original networkFacebook Live
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byAfter Trek
Related shows

The Ready Room is an American aftershow made for Facebook Live in which a host discusses episodes of a CBS All Access-streamed Star Trek television series with cast and crew members from the series. It replaced a previous aftershow, After Trek, which was live streamed on All Access following episodes of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.

CBS revealed plans in January 2019 to re-imagine After Trek for the second season of Discovery, and announced The Ready Room shortly after. Naomi Kyle hosted the aftershow for that season. In January 2020, Wil Wheaton was named as host for a second season of The Ready Room that serves as an aftershow for the first season of the series Star Trek: Picard. Wheaton returned to host aftershow episodes for the series Star Trek: Lower Decks and the third season of Discovery.

In addition to Facebook Live, The Ready Room is released on IGTV, YouTube, and on All Access for subscribers.

Development[edit]

CBS announced an aftershow companion series to its CBS All Access television series Star Trek: Discovery in May 2017.[1] Titled After Trek, it was hosted by Matt Mira and streamed live on All Access following the release of Discovery episodes.[2] By June 2018, with production on the second season of Discovery underway, CBS was "reimagining" After Trek for the next season. The network said the next iteration would "continue to have all the fan-driven elements that Star Trek: Discovery viewers enjoyed this season and more."[3]

In January 2019, CBS announced that After Trek had been canceled and was being replaced by weekly Facebook Live events to be streamed the day after each Discovery episode was released.[4] These Facebook Live events were soon revealed to be a new interview-style aftershow named The Ready Room, hosted by Naomi Kyle.[5] The title comes from the captain's private room onboard many Star Trek starships.[6] In January 2020, CBS announced a second season of The Ready Room would serve as the aftershow for its new series Star Trek: Picard, with former Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member Wil Wheaton taking over as host for the season.[6]

Wheaton returned for a bonus episode, recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that focuses on the making of the first season of Picard. It was released in July 2020.[7] Wheaton then hosted several special episodes of The Ready Room that accompany key episodes of the new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks,[8] before hosting a new season of The Ready Room with aftershows for each episode of the third season of Discovery.[9]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonHostEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
Discovery S2Naomi Kyle13January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)April 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
Picard S1Wil Wheaton11January 23, 2020 (2020-01-23)July 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)
Lower Decks S13August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)October 8, 2020 (2020-10-08)
Discovery S313October 15, 2020 (2020-10-15)January 7, 2021 (2021-01-07)

Discovery season 2 (2019)[edit]

The first season of The Ready Room serves as an aftershow for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, with Naomi Kyle serving as host. Episodes were released the day after an episode of Discovery, on Facebook Live as well as CBS All Access.[5]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
11"Brother"
"New Eden"
Alex Kurtzman and Heather KadinJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
22"Point of Light"Mary ChieffoFebruary 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
33"An Obol for Charon"Anthony RappFebruary 8, 2019 (2019-02-08)
44"Saints of Imperfection"Wilson CruzFebruary 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)
55"The Sound of Thunder"Doug JonesFebruary 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)
66"Light and Shadows"James FrainMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
77"If Memory Serves"Ethan PeckMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
88"Project Daedalus"Hannah CheesmanMarch 15, 2019 (2019-03-15)
99"The Red Angel"Sonequa Martin-GreenMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
1010"Perpetual Infinity"Shazad LatifMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
1111"Through the Valley of Shadows"Anson MountApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
1212"Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1"Michelle ParadiseApril 12, 2019 (2019-04-12)
1313"Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"Sonequa Martin-GreenApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)

Picard season 1 (2020)[edit]

The second season of The Ready Room serves as an aftershow for the first season of Star Trek: Picard, with Wil Wheaton serving as host.[6] Episodes were released hours after an episode of Picard, free-to-air on Facebook Live, IGTV, and YouTube as well as on CBS All Access for subscribers.[10]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
141"Remembrance"Michael Chabon and Hanelle CulpepperJanuary 23, 2020 (2020-01-23)
152"Maps and Legends"Akiva GoldsmanJanuary 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)
163"The End Is the Beginning"Michelle HurdFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
174"Absolute Candor"Santiago CabreraFebruary 13, 2020 (2020-02-13)
185"Stardust City Rag"Evan EvagoraFebruary 20, 2020 (2020-02-20)
196"The Impossible Box"Jeri Ryan and Rod RoddenberryFebruary 27, 2020 (2020-02-27)
207"Nepenthe"Jonathan Frakes and Brent SpinerMarch 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)
218"Broken Pieces"Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del ArcoMarch 12, 2020 (2020-03-12)
229"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1"Isa BrionesMarch 19, 2020 (2020-03-19)
2310"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"Alison Pill and Patrick StewartMarch 26, 2020 (2020-03-26)
Bonus Episode
2411"Away Mission Special"Patrick Stewart, Christine Clark, and James MacKinnonJuly 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)
CBS released a bonus episode of The Ready Room discussing the making of the first season of Picard on July 2, 2020, to coincide with the first day of voting for the 72nd Emmy Award nominations. Wil Wheaton returned as host for the special which was filmed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and referred to as an "Away Mission".[7]

Lower Decks season 1 (2020)[edit]

A special episode of The Ready Room, with Wil Wheaton returning as host, was released following the premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks.[8] Another aftershow episode was released following the sixth episode,[11] and a virtual panel for the 2020 New York Comic Con was recorded as a third aftershow for the series following its season finale.[12]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
251"Premiere Special"Mike McMahan and Barry KellyAugust 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)
262"Midseason Special"Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene CorderoSeptember 10, 2020 (2020-09-10)
273"Finale Special"Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O'Connell, Fred Tatasciore, Gillian Vigman, and Jonathan FrakesOctober 8, 2020 (2020-10-08)

Discovery season 3 (2020–21)[edit]

This season of The Ready Room serves as an aftershow for the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, hosted by Wil Wheaton.[9]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
281"That Hope Is You, Part 1"David AjalaOctober 15, 2020 (2020-10-15)
292"Far from Home"Doug Jones and Mary WisemanOctober 22, 2020 (2020-10-22)
303"People of Earth"Jonathan Frakes, Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lippoldt, and Jeff RussoOctober 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)
314"Forget Me Not"Anthony Rapp and Wilson CruzNovember 5, 2020 (2020-11-05)
325"Die Trying"Rachael Ancheril and Jason ZimmermanNovember 12, 2020 (2020-11-12)
336"Scavengers"Neville PageNovember 19, 2020 (2020-11-19)
347"Unification III"Sonequa Martin-GreenNovember 26, 2020 (2020-11-26)
358"The Sanctuary"Blu del Barrio and Ian AlexanderDecember 3, 2020 (2020-12-03)
369"Terra Firma, Part 1"Emily Coutts, Oyin Oladejo, Patrick Kwok-Choon, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Sara MitchDecember 10, 2020 (2020-12-10)
3710"Terra Firma, Part 2"Michelle YeohDecember 17, 2020 (2020-12-17)
3811"Su'Kal"Doug Jones and Janet KidderDecember 24, 2020 (2020-12-24)
3912"There Is a Tide..."Jonathan FrakesDecember 31, 2020 (2020-12-31)
4013"That Hope Is You, Part 2"Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Paradise, Olatunde OsunsanmiJanuary 7, 2021 (2021-01-07)

References[edit]

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