224 episodes

The Ready Room is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by C Bryan Jones that covers The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe with a mix of humor and serious commentary.

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    • 4.7, 102 Ratings

The Ready Room is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by C Bryan Jones that covers The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe with a mix of humor and serious commentary.

    224: Emergency Double Agent Hologram

    224: Emergency Double Agent Hologram

    Midseason Picard.
    Seeing Patrick Stewart on screen once again in the role of Jean-Luc Picard has been a dream come true for fans—particularly those who grew up with Star Trek: The Next Generation. But while the opening scene brought us two familiar faces aboard a familiar ship, this new series is far from a return to TNG. Nearly twenty years after the film Nemesis, Picard finds himself in the midst of a mystery involving old enemies and Starfleet that is unlike the one in which he served. While some elements may be familiar, this is a modern take on Star Trek of old.
    In this episode of The Ready Room, host C Bryan Jones is joined by Matthew Rushing, his co-host from The Orb, to discuss the first half of Star Trek: Picard Season 1. 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 here.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Change of Heart (00:05:30)
    The Premise (00:12:26)
    Federation Gone Bad (00:15:40)
    Do You Need to Read The Last Best Hope? (00:19:35)
    Every Universe Has Its Own Rules (00:31:22)
    Romulan–Borg Disconnect (00:32:46)
    Laris and Zhaban (00:41:02)
    Dahj and Soji (00:47:39)
    Narek and Rizzo (00:51:07)
    Jurati (00:57:31)
    Raffi (01:05:12)
    Rios (01:11:53)
    Seven of Nine (01:15:40)
    For Mature Audiences Only (01:20:17)
    Episode Rundown (01:28:43)
    Where Is the Story Headed? (01:34:02)
    Are 10 Episodes Enough? (01:39:47)
    Final Thoughts (01:42:00)
    Closing (01:44:31)
    Host
    C Bryan Jones
    Guest
    Matthew Rushing
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) David Shuford (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    223: As Canon Adjacent As Possible

    223: As Canon Adjacent As Possible

    Star Trek’s second golden age.
    The mid-1990s were a glorious time for Star Trek fans. With The Next Generation transitioning from the small screen to big, Deep Space Nine paving the way for serialized storytelling on television, and Voyager taking us to the other side of the galaxy, fans were spoiled for choice. But such riches don’t always last, and when Enterprise was cancelled in 2005, it seemed that Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future might well become part of TV’s past. As we enter a new decade, however, almost 20 years after the final big-screen voyage of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew, a second golden age of Star Trek is upon us—and it looks to be even richer than the first.
    In this episode of The Ready Room, hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek look ahead to the flood of Star Trek new content headed to our screens in 2020. We discuss Picard, Discovery Season 3, the animated Short Treks, and more. But first, we take time to remember three members of the family who left us in recent months: Aron Eisenberg, Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, and René Auberjonois.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    First Thoughts on New Star Trek (00:02:06)
    Remembering Aron Eisenberg (00:10:47)
    Remembering Dorothy Fontana (00:20:35)
    Remembering René Auberjonois (00:39:13)
    Getting Ready for the New Series (00:53:43)
    Too Much Content? (00:57:27)
    Flexible Format (01:09:55)
    Star Trek: Picard (01:14:46)
    Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (01:31:57)
    Animated Short Treks (01:52:57)
    Closing (02:05:48)
    Hosts
    C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek
    Production
    C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) David Shuford (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

    • 2 hr 21 min
    222: Dig Your Own Time Crystals State Park

    222: Dig Your Own Time Crystals State Park

    Looking Back at Discovery Season Two. We reflect on the story that never happened, the crew that never existed, and how the show’s sophomore mission did—or did not—change the Star Trek universe.

    • 2 hr 34 min
    221: Close Canon Quarters

    221: Close Canon Quarters

    Future Trek. Along with Larry Nemecek, we ride a subspace shockwave through a list of Star Treks to come, from Discovery to Picard to Ceti Alpha V … and much more.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    220: Holding Out for Tan

    220: Holding Out for Tan

    Patrick Stewart’s Return, Kelvin Trouble, and Discovery Changes. We discuss some of the biggest news to come out of Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 along with what we see as the maturation of CBS’s approach to Star Trek.

    • 2 hr 8 min
    219: Kurtzman’s Five-Year Mission

    219: Kurtzman’s Five-Year Mission

    The Expansion of Star Trek. Larry Nemecek joins us to discuss Alex Kurtzman’s new deal with CBS, the studio’s plans for new Star Trek content, and the possible return of Patrick Stewart. Plus, we remember Harlan Ellison.

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Spiffy T ,

Larry needs to share the mic

I listened to the June 26 episode and maybe this is just a reaction from having to listen to way too many people who “add value” by never closing their lips in my work life, but it was painful listening to Larry. He had an opinion on everything, it’s presented as fact, he doesn’t let the cohost get a word in. If you had to do a show with only one host, he should be your guy because he truly does not need or heed anyone else’ opinion. I get it, he has written production books about the 90s show and is an expert on Star Trek, especially in his own mind, but a little Larry goes a long way.

annmarie222 ,

"Alright..."!!!

i started out a 1 podcast kind of woman slash die hard greatest generation fan(atic), but it got me so excited that other people exist who love hilarious star trek references that i googled nyc start trek bar trivia and found an event (which was one of the most fun and hilarious nights ever, by the way....the organizers and geek life rules are amazing!!!!)...anyway...i decided i needed some TOS schooling (without captain kirk distracting me!!!), so i turned itunes for some related recommendations and found The Ready Room. (btw...looooove that podcast, too! and i'll have you know that i'm getting to be a real star trek trivia contender thanks to your entertaining tutelage:)!!). ...anyway, since DS9 is obvi the most amazing work of art of all (and because i always want more DS9 in my life), I had to check out The Orb the second I heardd about it! ...This podcast totally blows me away every time I turn it on! Chris and Matt are so thoughtful and really go above and beyond with their preparation and research and amazing ability to continue to come up with great creative new ppdcast "episode" (if that's what they're called?) topics. Above all, I can't get enough of their sense of humor!!!! You have to have really mastered the 100s of hours of Star Trek universe material to be able to make so many brilliant deep cut jokes!!! ...Oh and also it's so relaxing and adorably endearing when Chris says, "alright" to reign in the tangential conversations! Thank you guys! Your dedication/devotion is very much appreciated! And maybe start sprinkling in more impressions, Matt, if your "Breeen" was anything to go by!! I've been giggling about that all week! Amazing!!...The only thing I'd add is that I can never make up my mind who I'd rather date...Quark or Garak...--->please discuss. (...who you would choose, i mean, ...and not my choice of dream date (since i'm assuming that everyone asks themselves this questions and not just me!)).

Rpm743 ,

Amazing show! 🖖

I listen to podcasts all day while working and this is the one that I most look forward to. My social group isn’t that nerdy. Trek.FM is my fix. I know it’s been a struggle to put the ready room together lately. I want Chris to know that this is a much loved and anticipated show. I’ve listened to every episode. Live long and prosper 🖖

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