With episode #2 being released at midnight PST on 1/30/2020, Picard fever is rising.
If you can’t get enough of Star Trek: Picard, then CBS has you covered with a weekly recap show freely available on YouTube and elsewhere that covers in depth details on each episode.
And who is hosting but another STNG cast member: Wesley Crusher!
As Wil Wheaton says in the opening, after affectionately calling us all “nerds!”, this is heavy SPOILER stuff, so best watch the episodes first before getting to the recap. In that vein, let me clarify that this post also contains SPOILERS for episode 1 “Remembrance” too, so might want to go watch it first before continuing.
I kept checking to see when The Ready Room would appear on CBS All Access through Amazon Prime and it still isn’t there three days later! Not sure why content is delayed being uploaded to Amazon Prime Video channels, but sometimes it is. Have noticed this happening with Shudder when I first (mistakenly) signed up through Amazon Prime.
You can sign up for CBS All Access directly through CBS, which might be a better way. At any rate, you can still get the recap show titled The Ready Room at 7am PST (GMT-8) on YouTube through the channel without any paid subscription.
The actual new episode of Picard drops early in the morning. As I indicated in my review of episode #1, it was available at 3:30am PST. I heard from the Nerdrotic podcast that it was available before midnight. Maybe for episode #2 I’ll be able to be up at midnight to check it out.
The first episode of The Ready Room has some deep behind the scenes material for the show. It is 23 additional minutes and Wheaton does a good job hosting. He has the executive producer Michael Chabon & director Hanelle Culpepper for a brief interview. It’s good stuff, watch it.
I’m not going to formally review the recap show each week, but probably will be adding links to this show to the episode review posts for additional behind the scenes content that fans can check out. Was an easy YouTube subscription for me. I wish more shows would use social media with bonus content like this for their shows.
Maybe more will. Good move.