Watch: ‘Ready Room’ Special Goes Inside ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 5 With Behind-The-Scenes Footage

The fifth and final season arrives on Paramount+ in one week, with a 2-episode premiere. To get you ready Paramount has released a special episode of The Read Room with Wil Wheaton taking you inside the new season.

Inside season 5… plus 4 season recap with Whoopi

This special edition of The Ready Room includes a sit-down interview with series star Sonequa Martin-Green, plus additional commentary from the cast, showrunners and creatives behind the show. There is also behind-the-scenes footage of how season 5 was put together. Plus there is a bonus catchup video summarizing the first four seasons, narrated by Next Generation star Whoopi Goldberg.

More Discovery season 5 prep…

TrekMovie will have our usual detailed recap/reviews for the first two episodes posted next Thursday morning. You can read our early (mostly spoiler-free) review of the first four episodes now. Also check out our TrekMovie interviews with the cast and showrunners on the red carpet and from the junket, with more to come. And if you are looking for something else to watch, the full video of the SXSW Discovery panel was posted last week.

The fifth and final season of Discovery debuts with two episodes on Thursday, April 4 exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., the UK, Switzerland, South Korea, Latin America, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, and Austria. Discovery will also premiere on April 4 on Paramount+ in Canada and will be broadcast on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada. The rest of the 10-episode final season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays. Season 5 debuts on SkyShowtime in select European countries on April 5.

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Well, this clip shows that you can produce slick marketing that spends 20 minutes…saying pretty much nothing. Wil Wheaton continues to show his impeccable taste in footwear, though. I did get a kick out of Whoopi Goldberg’s snark.

Yep that pretty much said nothing. About the only thing I agreed with this video about are the VFX.

I’ve long ago stopped watching the ready room. Too much fluff and not enough substance.

You expected more out of a fan-service aftershow produced by the same “network” that brings you the show itself?

Yeah this was very…meh.

I fast forwarded through half of the SMG interview. Just felt like the ultimate puff piece.

I don’t think it was supposed to be anything other than a puff piece – just marketing to remind everyone the new season is a week away.

Still it was a bore fest. Why not show an exclusive scene or something? That’s what this show usually does.

Why does this make me think, since they’re promising surprises, that Guinan will show up this season? Her species is fairly long lived.

That might be a stretch. Guinan is already several hundred years old during the time of TNG/PIC. I mean I wouldn’t be surprised, but I think we’d be more likely to see her in the S31 film.

Enough cameos please.

True, but they’ve never established the upper limit on an El-Aurian lifespan yet. They once described Guinan as the Star Trek Yoda.

They just introduced Lanthanites – who supposedly have lived on Earth since the time of Pythagoras. Wonder if Pelia could show up…

Good points, that’s why I said before I wouldn’t be surprised. I do think it would be a hard sell. I mean, there are other El-Aurians out in the universe. Let’s meet a different one. Or, if Guinan is somehow used, then maybe tie her to the season-long mystery.