The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
210: Disastrous Consequences
Aug 31 16
Crossover. Sometimes actions can have unexpected consequences. Such was the case in The Original Series when Kirk convinced Mirror Spock to turn the Terran Empire from evil to good. Only he didn’t know it. Kirk had the best intentions, but maybe there was a reason the Terrans were the way they were. We learned the result of Kirk’s speech in the Deep Space Nine episode “Crossover,” the first of many trips to the Mirror Universe for the DS9 crew. In this episode of The Ready Room, we’re joined by Zachary Fruhling, Rumman Chowdhury, and Brandon-Shea Mutala to discuss the first onscreen foray into the Mirror Universe since TOS. Beginning with Kirk’s actions, we continue on to explore the disastrous consequences his words had for the humans of this universe, how oppression impacts lives, and how sexuality can be used to wield power over others. We also discuss various DS9 characters and their mirror counterparts, and how circumstances bring out different traits. Plus, in our news segment we discuss the lineup of events and panels scheduled for Star Trek: Mission New York. News Star Trek: Mission New York Rundown (00:03:20) Feature: Crossover Initial Thoughts (00:24:36) The Divergence (00:36:28) DS9’s Take on the Mirror Universe (00:37:45) Odo: Same of Different? (00:44:59) Kira, The Intendant, and Sexuality (00:53:33) Mirror Garak (01:02:31) Kira Outsmarting Kira (01:10:23) Smiley and the Weight of Oppression (01:16:30) Final Thoughts (01:24:34) Hosts C Bryan Jones and Zachary Fruhling Guests Rumman Chowdhury and Brandon-Shea Mutala Production C Bryan Jones (News Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Feature Editor and Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) David Shuford (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
Rated 5 out of
Hardcore Trekkie fan here
I have always been a Star Trek fan. I was thrilled when I ran into this podcast and decided to download the android version of Stitcher so I can listen to the podcast on the go and was surprised again when I found I could listen even when I didn't have a signal. It temporarily downloads to you phone until a new podcast comes out. I am happy with the channel.
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 5 out of
For all Trek Fans
I love this show. It covers all manner of Trek topics. The host is excellent and knowledgeable, and the guests are thoughtful and informative. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-09-02