The Ready Room
Logo for the second season
GenreAftershow
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes97
Production
Running time14–56 minutes
Original release
NetworkCBS All Access
ReleaseJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) –
present
Related

The Ready Room is an American aftershow on Paramount+ in which a host discusses episodes of a first-run Star Trek television series on the service (previously CBS All Access) 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. The series is also made for Facebook Live.

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, Star Trek: Prodigy, the third and fourth seasons of Discovery, the second and third seasons of Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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

Development

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]

In 2022 Wheaton returned as host for the second season of Picard. He also hosts aftershows for the third season in 2023, though was omitted from the season's announced Next Generation cast reunion.[10] He has preferred writing and hosting to acting, and said in 2020 that he only takes "incredible" roles he "feels really good about".[11] Wheaton returns as Wesley Crusher in Picard's second-season finale,[12] which he discusses in the aftershow for the premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Episodes

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)
Lower Decks S22August 12, 2021 (2021-08-12)October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
Prodigy S12October 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)December 29, 2022 (2022-12-29)
Discovery S411November 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)
Picard S28March 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)April 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)
Strange New Worlds S110May 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)July 7, 2022 (2022-07-07)
Lower Decks S33August 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)October 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
Picard S310February 16, 2023 (2023-02-16)April 22, 2023 (2023-04-22)
Strange New Worlds S210June 15, 2023 (2023-06-15)August 10, 2023 (2023-08-10)
Lower Decks S41November 2, 2023 (2023-11-02)November 2, 2023 (2023-11-02)

Discovery season 2 (2019)

See also: Star Trek: Discovery (season 2)

The first season of The Ready Room is an aftershow for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, with Naomi Kyle 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)

See also: Star Trek: Picard (season 1)

The second season of The Ready Room is an aftershow for the first season of Star Trek: Picard, with Wil Wheaton 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.[13] 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]

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)

Lower Decks season 1 (2020)

See also: Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1)

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,[14] and a virtual panel for the 2020 New York Comic Con was recorded as a third aftershow for the series following its season finale.[15]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
251"Season 1 Premiere Special"Mike McMahan and Barry KellyAugust 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)
262"Season 1 Midseason Special"Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene CorderoSeptember 10, 2020 (2020-09-10)
273"Season 1 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)

See also: Star Trek: Discovery (season 3)

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)

Lower Decks season 2 (2021)

See also: Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 2)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
411"Season 2 Premiere Special"Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene CorderoAugust 12, 2021 (2021-08-12)
422"Season 2 Finale Special"Mike McMahan, Dawnn Lewis, Fred Tatasciore, Jerry O'Connell, Gillian VigmanOctober 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)

Prodigy season 1 (2021–22)

See also: Star Trek: Prodigy (season 1)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
431"Season 1 Premiere Special"Kevin & Dan Hageman and Kate MulgrewOctober 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)
762"Season 1 Finale Special"Kate MulgrewDecember 29, 2022 (2022-12-29)

Discovery season 4 (2021–22)

See also: Star Trek: Discovery (season 4)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
441"Kobayashi Maru"Sonequa Martin-Green & Kate Mulgrew (the latter discussing Prodigy)November 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
452"Anomaly"David AjalaNovember 29, 2021 (2021-11-29)
463"Choose to Live"Ian Alexander & Blu del BarrioDecember 2, 2021 (2021-12-02)
474"All Is Possible"Mary WisemanDecember 9, 2021 (2021-12-09)
485"The Examples"Anthony RappDecember 16, 2021 (2021-12-16)
496"Stormy Weather"Jonathan FrakesDecember 23, 2021 (2021-12-23)
507"...But to Connect"Doug JonesDecember 30, 2021 (2021-12-30)
518"All In"Sonequa Martin-Green & David AjalaFebruary 10, 2022 (2022-02-10)
529"Rubicon"Wilson CruzFebruary 17, 2022 (2022-02-17)
5310"The Galactic Barrier"Glenn HetrickFebruary 24, 2022 (2022-02-24)
5611"Coming Home"Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Paradise & Olatunde OsunsanmiMarch 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)

Picard season 2 (2022)

See also: Star Trek: Picard (season 2)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
541"The Star Gazer"Patrick StewartMarch 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)
552"Penance"John de LancieMarch 10, 2022 (2022-03-10)
573"Watcher"Lea ThompsonMarch 24, 2022 (2022-03-24)
584"Fly Me to the Moon"Annie WerschingMarch 31, 2022 (2022-03-31)
595"Two of One"Jonathan Frakes and Brent SpinerApril 7, 2022 (2022-04-07)
606"Monsters"Ito AghayereApril 14, 2022 (2022-04-14)
617"Mercy"Jeri Ryan & Santiago CabreraApril 21, 2022 (2022-04-21)
628"Hide and Seek"Michelle Hurd & Evan EvagoraApril 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)

Strange New Worlds season 1 (2022)

See also: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (season 1)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
631"Strange New Worlds" and Picard: "Farewell"Anson Mount & Akiva GoldsmanMay 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)
642"Children of the Comet"Celia Rose Gooding and Henry Alonso MyersMay 12, 2022 (2022-05-12)
653"Ghosts of Illyria"Rebecca Romijn & Akela CooperMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)
664"Memento Mori"Christina Chong and Davy PerezMay 26, 2022 (2022-05-26)
675"Spock Amok"Ethan Peck & Gia SandhuJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
686"Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach"Alex KurtzmanJune 9, 2022 (2022-06-09)
697"The Serene Squall"Jess BushJune 16, 2022 (2022-06-16)
708"The Elysian Kingdom"Babs Olusanmokun and Melissa NaviaJune 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
719"All Those Who Wander"Bruce HorakJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
7210"A Quality of Mercy"Ethan Peck and Henry Alonso MyersJuly 7, 2022 (2022-07-07)

Lower Decks season 3 (2022)

See also: Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 3)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
731"Season 3 Premiere Special"Dawnn Lewis and Mike McMahanAugust 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)
742"Season 3 Midseason Special"Tawny Newsome and Barry J. KellySeptember 22, 2022 (2022-09-22)
753"Season 3 Finale Special"Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Brett Gray and Ella Purnell (the latter two discussing Prodigy)October 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)

Picard season 3 (2023)

See also: Star Trek: Picard (season 3)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
771"The Next Generation"Patrick Stewart and Gates McFadden, Terry MatalasFebruary 16, 2023 (2023-02-16)
782"Disengage"Ed SpeleersFebruary 23, 2023 (2023-02-23)
793"Seventeen Seconds"Jonathan FrakesMarch 2, 2023 (2023-03-02)
804"No Win Scenario"Todd StashwickMarch 9, 2023 (2023-03-09)
815"Imposters"Michael Dorn and Michelle HurdMarch 16, 2023 (2023-03-16)
826"The Bounty"LeVar Burton, Mica Burton, and Ashlei Sharpe ChestnutMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
837"Dominion"Tim RussMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
848"Surrender"Brent SpinerApril 6, 2023 (2023-04-06)
859"Võx"Jonathan Frakes and Elizabeth DennehyApril 15, 2023 (2023-04-15)
8610"The Last Generation"Jeri Ryan and Terry MatalasApril 22, 2023 (2023-04-22)

Strange New Worlds season 2 (2023)

See also: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (season 2)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Episode(s) discussedGuestsOriginal air date
871"The Broken Circle"Ethan PeckJune 15, 2023 (2023-06-15)
882"Ad Astra per Aspera"Rebecca RomijnJune 22, 2023 (2023-06-22)
893"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"Paul WesleyJune 29, 2023 (2023-06-29)
904"Among the Lotus Eaters"Anson MountJuly 6, 2023 (2023-07-06)
915"Charades"Jess BushJuly 13, 2023 (2023-07-13)
926"Lost in Translation"Celia Rose Gooding and Carol KaneJuly 20, 2023 (2023-07-20)
937"Those Old Scientists"Jonathan Frakes, Jack Quaid and Tawny NewsomeJuly 23, 2023 (2023-07-23)
948"Under the Cloak of War"Babs Olusanmokun and Melissa NaviaJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
959"Subspace Rhapsody"Christina ChongAugust 3, 2023 (2023-08-03)
9610"Hegemony"J. Alan ScottAugust 10, 2023 (2023-08-10)

Lower Decks season 4 (2023)

See also: Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 4)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleGuestsOriginal air date
971"Season 4 Finale Special"Dawnn Lewis and Jerry O'ConnellNovember 2, 2023 (2023-11-02)

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