The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast

The Ready Room is a casual Star Trek discussion show from 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.


episode 231: Hope Is a Powerful Thing

Adil Hussain interview.

We’ve all lived through extraordinary times over the past year, and we’re still trying to find our way back to the world we remember. The same can be said for Michael Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery after their jump from the 23rd to the 32nd century. In both cases, catastrophe turned life upside down. But when Burnham finally came in contact with remnants of the Federation she had left behind, she met a man of extraordinary patience, Aditya Sahil, who embodied all the ideals of Starfleet and Gene Roddenberry’s vision.

In this episode of The Ready Room, hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek are joined by the man who portrayed Sahil—Adil Hussain—for a somewhat different episode as we take a look at a real-world crisis and how we can help those in need. Adil joins us from his home in New Delhi to talk about the Covid-19 situation in India, the art of acting and what inspired his portrayal of Sahil, as well as Star Trek and entertainment as a coping mechanism during difficult times. He also shares thoughts on how we might reach that more prosperous future that Gene Roddenberry envisioned.

Intro (00:00:00)
Covid Situation in India (00:03:34)
How You Can Help (00:16:28)
Patience (00:23:38)
Entertainment as Remedy (00:40:17)
Shooting the Discovery Scenes (00:47:38)
Creating Sahil’s Backstory (01:02:13)
Finding Adil (01:09:17)
Closing (01:21:21)

C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek

Adil Hussain

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer)


 2021-05-23  1h32m