Nepenthe (PIC S1 E07)

Published on: 28th November, 2023

Nepenthe (PIC S1 E07) was recommended by Lauren Alexis Rivers, who says:

"There are so many answers I could give, but I think I would have to say probably Nepenthe. Seeing Riker and Troi together on Picard even though I knew it was coming, it did my heart so much good because I grew up with that cast.

I always enjoy seeing them on screen or in person and it's a slow episode in terms of action but the way they interact when Jean Luc first arrives... I really needed that then."

Nepenthe first aired on March 5, 2020, written by Samantha Humphrey and Michael Chabon, and directed by Doug Aarniokoski

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The Joy of Trek
Every Star Trek story is somebody's favorite, and that might as well be us!
Two lifelong besties (and their trusty engineer) adventure through the vast constellations of Star Trek's decades on TV, especially the lesser-loved stories.

But instead of bitching about why they’re bad, we’re going to find the joy in each of them, because everybody loves the great episodes, but it takes dedication, insight, and hard-working fools to love the clunkers too.

And by Jove, we are those fools!

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