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Star Trek: Picard (Season 2, Eps 9 - 10), the new Obi Wan trailer, & more!

Ep. 72

This week, Swapna and Preeti obsess over the Picard & Q journey, and break down all that incredible character work in the last two episodes of Star Trek: Picard season 2. They also talk about the Percy Jackson casting, that horrible Saved by the Bell reboot news, and the last Obi Wan trailer.

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“Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Journey’s End”

Recommended Enterprise episodes for Arik Soong: “Borderland”

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