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Punch It: Writing in Star Trek
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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.
Punch It 25 - The Last Will Be First
Original Star Trek Deep Space Nine Audio Drama The following story is an original work by Tristan Riddell and performed by him and his wife, The Girl. It's based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and takes place between seasons 4 and 5 of the show. The story centers around Julian Bashir and a surprise female protagonist.
4/27/2017 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 88 - Archer on the 1701-D
What would Star Trek: The Next Generation have looked like if it was captained by Jonathan Archer? We love our "what if?" scenarios on Punch It and this is one of our more exciting ones. If Archer existed in the 24th century and...
9/27/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 87 - Guilty Pleasures
What makes a Star Trek episode a guilty pleasure? We all have them but some are easier to admit than others. Are we convinced that an episode is bad because of peer pressure? Or deep down do we know it's bad but we just don't care?...
9/20/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 86 - These are the Voyages Redux
We tackle rewriting Star Trek: Enterprise's series finale: These are the Voyages This is not a beloved episode of Trek. Some say it's hated on too much but you'll never hear "I love this! What a great ending!" Enterprise was robbed of further...
9/13/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 85 - Attached Redux
We take a fan suggestion and rewrite Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Attached" on-the-fly We often take fan suggestions and we got a lot of them via Twitter just a few days before this recording. There were so many great ones but one...
9/6/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 84 - Hoshi and the UT
Hoshi Sato didn't get enough love on Star Trek: Enterprise. So we talk about what happened to her after the show. There were more than a few underused characters on Star Trek: Enterprise. Much like with Beverly Crusher on Star...
8/23/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 83 - Rethinking Neelix
Can you rewrite Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager to be more beloved by the fans?? No matter how you feel about the adorable hedgehog, he was not a big hit in the fandom. People were annoyed and irritated by him right out of the gate. Even...
8/16/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 82 - Growing Up Artificial
Last week we took a look at aging characters and now we do the same but with Artificial Intelligence? in Star Trek Characters age just like actors. Some get taller, larger, thinner, change their hair, or get wrinkles; except when they don't. This...
8/9/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 81 - Characters Age
Great characters not only have an arc, they grow up in Star Trek as well While a character's arc can be linked to growing up it can also be separate. This can be facilitated by the natural aging process of the actor or by the writers allowing the...
8/2/2018 5:00:00 AM
Punch It 80 - Spock's Brain Redux
Spock's Brain is one of the worst episodes in Star Trek. So we fixed it. We have been bucking the trend lately with redoing horrible Star Trek episodes. Normally, we just punch up mediocre episodes but it's just been so much fun to go...
7/26/2018 5:00:00 AM
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