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EXT. Space. The Final Frontier. - This show is about writing in Star Trek. We analyze writing style, rewrite old episodes, and sometimes write our own Star Trek stories. Follow us as we dive deep into what makes Trek so great.

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Punch It continues its writing analysis of Gilmore Girls with season 6? When Punch It changed formats to being a Star Trek podcast, we promised that we wouldn't abandon certain themes we've been working on. Our Gilmore Girls... more

Depression, Mental Illness, and Trauma in Star Trek The above realities have been dealt with more than you think in Star Trek. Sometimes better than others but at least they've been given a face in our favorite franchise. Every single... more

Star Trek story-on-the-fly about the Defiant? Finding the gaps in Star Trek and creating stories in-between is one of the many great things about being a fan. Char and Tristan love being able to ask "What if?" and develop... more

A Star Trek story written on-the-fly about Cartwright and Valeris Star Trek fans love a good continuation. We live for stories of the minutia and that are around the corners from the characters we know and love. That is where we are with... more

The many different types of story arcs in Star Trek Star Trek is known to be heavily episodic by nature. TOS, TNG, VOY and even early DS9 and ENT were all episodic. DS9 and ENT both slowly turned into a serialized show but they... more

The Writing Styles of Star Trek's Bottle Shows Whether you know the technical term or not, you are aware of the concept as a Star Trek fan: Bottle Shows. It's where the production team tries to save some money and has their intrepid crew... more

Rewriting Star Trek: Voyager's "Threshold" This is the first episode of the rebranded Punch It! We are now Punch It: Writing in Star Trek. We hope you join us as we take this trek through the stars have more of a focus on the... more

Star Trek: Discovery Writing Style We're four episodes into Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access and boy do people have differing opinions. Regardless of opinion, CBS brought in some heavy hitters when it comes to the writers room.... more

Gilmore Girls Season 5 Writing Analysis We've done this 4 times before and we still have more to do and we couldn't be happier. Char is continuing her first-time watch of Gilmore Girls and she is knee deep in Stars Hallow. A lot happened... more