The Ready Room
A Star Trek Podcast
The Ready Room is a casual Star Trek discussion podcast hosted by C Bryan Jones that covers The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news with a mix of humor and serious commentary. TRR is the network’s longest-running show and is a gathering place for all of Trek.fm's hosts. Each episode features a unique combination of hosts along with recurring guests such as renowned Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek. And after you listen, share your thoughts with us and fellow listeners in The Babel Conference on Facebook!
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Plato’s Stepchildren. Uncontrolled power will turn even saints into savages. We discuss the episode that—despite being amongst TOS’s campiest—has been an inspiration to many.
Return to Tomorrow. Having your body taken over by an alien is a risk every Starfleet officer takes. But of your own free will? That’s not usually how it works. We discuss Sargon’s ancient love triangle.
The Lights of Zetar. Larry Nemecek joins us as we discuss Memory Alpha, Scotty in love, how you can blame anything on space, and why horses might not make the best engineers.
The Devil in the Dark. The mission of the Enterprise is to seek out new life and new civilizations. And that’s exactly what Kirk's crew did when they visited Janus VI. We discuss the realities of seeking out new life and the way TOS explores racial issues.
Suspicions. Larry Nemecek joins us to reveal the untold story behind TNG’s Murder, She Wrote episode in which Beverly finds herself facing a court martial.
Captain’s Holiday. Join us on Risa as we discuss Jean-Luc and Vash, the prolific Max Grodenchek, Riker’s counseling skills, and why you should be careful where you put your Horga'hn.
It’s Only a Paper Moon. Nog’s retreat to the holosuite following his injury in battle offered a chance for real commentary on PTSD and depression. We discuss the lasting impact of a single moment in time.
Distant Origin. We discuss one of Voyager’s most unusual stories, how it parallels Galileo, and whether or not dinosaurs might have evolved space-faring technology.
Someone to Watch Over Me. When Seven of Nine takes an interest in interpersonal relations, it runs some the wrong way … and others the right way. We discuss lessons in (Voyager) love.
Impulse. Some things never go out of style. Take zombies, for instance. We discuss why even Vulcans are into them in the 22nd century as we dive into Enterprise’s horror flick.
Silent Enemy. When unknown aliens attack and board your ship without saying a word, what do you do? Look for Malcolm’s favorite food, of course! We discuss two of Enterprise’s great mysteries.