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For the in-universe article about the room on a starship, please see captain's ready room.

The Ready Room is a companion series for the new main Star Trek series. It first premiered in January 2019 with the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. It is the third companion Star Trek series, the second series to not be set in the Star Trek universe, and the substantially scaled-down replacement for Discovery season one's companion show After Trek.

An aftershow interview series, with no predetermined run time, The Ready Room was intended to be viewed after watching a new episode of the main series Star Trek series on CBS All Access at the time. The first, interview only, featuring only a very simple set, season was hosted by Naomi Kyle and streamed on Facebook Live the day after the debut of each Discovery episode, starting with the second episode of season two.

Starting with the second season, The Ready Room was hosted by Wil Wheaton. Season 2 covered season one of Star Trek: Picard, with a new episode available on both CBSAA and Facebook Live the same day as the Picard episode it was covering. [1] Aware that Picard was eagerly awaited by fans, the franchise opted to give the format a production upgrade by beefing it out with additional features, which included excerpts from special features that were already produced during the series' production for intended inclusion in whole on the later to be released DVD and Blu-ray Disc home video formats, though it turned out eventually that almost none of these excerpts were actually included as is on the home video formats as ultimately released, making them true The Ready Room exclusives. Also included were trivia questions and previews for subsequent episodes. The format therefore moved back closer to the format it was originally intended to replace, After Trek.

A special episode was produced for the premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks, with a second and third special following for the mid-season and season finale.

Episode list

Season 1

The Ready Room Season 1, 13 episodes:

Title Ep. Prod. Episodes discussed Guests RT Original Airdate
"Brother and New Eden" 1x01 101 "Brother" and "New Eden" Alex Kurtzman & Heather Kadin 14 2019-01-25
"Point of Light" 1x02 102 "Point of Light" Mary Chieffo 37 2019-02-01
"An Obol for Charon" 1x03 103 "An Obol for Charon" Anthony Rapp 22 2019-02-08
"Saints of Imperfection" 1x04 104 "Saints of Imperfection" Wilson Cruz 22 2019-02-15
"The Sound of Thunder" 1x05 105 "The Sound of Thunder" Doug Jones 26 2019-02-22
"Light and Shadows" 1x06 106 "Light and Shadows" James Frain 14 2019-03-01
"If Memory Serves" 1x07 107 "If Memory Serves" Ethan Peck 26 2019-03-08
"Project Daedalus" 1x08 108 "Project Daedalus" Hannah Cheesman 22 2019-03-15
"The Red Angel" 1x09 109 "The Red Angel" Sonequa Martin-Green 20 2019-03-22
"Perpetual Infinity" 1x10 110 "Perpetual Infinity" Shazad Latif 17 2019-03-29
"Through the Valley of Shadows" 1x11 111 "Through the Valley of Shadows" Anson Mount 29 2019-04-05
"Such Sweet Sorrow" 1x12 112 "Such Sweet Sorrow" Michelle Paradise 19 2019-04-12
"Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" 1x13 113 "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" Sonequa Martin-Green 19 2019-04-19

Season 2

The Ready Room Season 2, 10 episodes:

Title Ep. Prod. Episodes discussed Guests RT Original Airdate
"Remembrance" 2x01 201 "Remembrance" Michael Chabon and Hanelle M. Culpepper 24 2020-01-23
"Maps and Legends" 2x02 202 "Maps and Legends" Akiva Goldsman 27 2020-01-30
"The End is the Beginning" 2x03 203 "The End is the Beginning" Michelle Hurd 26 2020-02-06
"Absolute Candor" 2x04 204 "Absolute Candor" Santiago Cabrera 28 2020-02-13
"Stardust City Rag" 2x05 205 "Stardust City Rag" Evan Evagora 27 2020-02-20
"The Impossible Box" 2x06 206 "The Impossible Box" Jeri Ryan and Rod Roddenberry 30 2020-02-27
"Nepenthe" 2x07 207 "Nepenthe" Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner 29 2020-03-05
"Broken Pieces" 2x08 208 "Broken Pieces" Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco 26 2020-03-12
"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1" 2x09 209 "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1" Isa Briones 28 2020-03-19
"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2" 2x10 210 "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2" Patrick Stewart and Alison Pill 30 2020-03-26


The Ready Room Specials, 4 episodes:

Title Ep. Prod. Subject discussed Guests RT Original Airdate
"Away Mission Special" Sx01 1 Picard Season 1 Patrick Stewart, Christine Clark, & James MacKinnon 44 2020-07-02
"Premiere Special" Sx02 2 Lower Decks creation Mike McMahan & Barry Kelly 31 2020-08-06
"Midseason Special" Sx03 3 Lower Decks cast and characters Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells & Eugene Cordero 35 2020-09-10
"Finale Special" Sx04 4 Lower Decks Season 1 Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O'Connell, Fred Tatasciore, Gillian Vigman,
and Jonathan Frakes
31 2020-10-08

Season 3

The Ready Room Season 3, 1 episodes:

Title Ep. Prod. Episodes discussed Guests RT Original Airdate
"That Hope Is You, Part 1" 3x01 301 "That Hope Is You, Part 1" David Ajala 33 2020-10-15
"Far From Home" 3x02 302 "Far From Home" Doug Jones and Mary Wiseman 34 2020-10-22
"People of Earth" 3x03 303 "People of Earth" Jonathan Frakes, Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lippoldt, and Jeff Russo 34 2020-10-29
"Forget Me Not" 3x04 304 "Forget Me Not" Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz 32 2020-11-05
"Die Trying" 3x05 305 "Die Trying" Rachael Ancheril and Jason Zimmerman 33 2020-11-12
"Scavengers" 3x06 306 "Scavengers" Neville Page 35 2020-11-19
"Unification III" 3x07 307 "Unification III" Sonequa Martin-Green 34 2020-11-26
"The Sanctuary" 3x08 308 "The Sanctuary" Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander 30 2020-12-03
"Terra Firma, Part 1" 3x09 309 "Terra Firma, Part 1" Emily Coutts, Oyin Oladejo, Patrick Kwok-Choon, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Sara Mitich 35 2020-12-10
"Terra Firma, Part 2" 3x10 310 "Terra Firma, Part 2" Michelle Yeoh 33 2020-12-17
"Su'Kal" 3x11 311 "Su'Kal" Doug Jones and Janet Kidder 35 2020-12-24
"There Is A Tide..." 3x12 312 "There Is A Tide..." Jonathan Frakes 34 2020-12-31
"That Hope Is You, Part 2" 3x13 313 "That Hope Is You, Part 2" Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Paradise, and Olatunde Osunsanmi 32 2021-01-07


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