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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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What if Riker and Troi tried one more time before Worf snuck into the picture?? A lot of what Punch It is, is fan fiction on-the-fly. Tristan and Char are shippers at heart and they would be neglecting their nerd duties if they didn't discuss one of... more

BoJack Horseman Tristan's taking a break this week, so Char is joined by her husband, Patrick, to talk about one of his favorite shows of all time: BoJack Horseman. In this Punch It away mission, Char and Patrick explore how this... more

What would a Star Trek show look like that took place on a Starfleet ship ran by Artificial Intelligence? Char is off this week and Tristan is joined by John Mills! Co-Host of Aggressive Negotiations and Great Shot, Kid! on The Nerd Party... more

Rewrite of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's "Let He Who is Without Sin"? In this listener suggested topic, we rewrite this disasterous episode. For those who don't remember, this is the one where Dax and Worf go on vacation to Risa while... more

We analyze A Year in the Life for our final Gilmore Girls episode This is our last time talking about Gilmore Girls on Punch It. It's been a long road to this point but we are finally at the revival where we analyze Gilmore Girls: A Year in the... more

Deep character analysis of Miles Edward O'Brien from Star Trek: TNG and DS9 Lieutenant, Chief, Non-Com, Enlisted, whatever you want to call him, Miles Edward O'Brien is a great character. Maybe only next to Worf, he is one of the... more

We fill in some much needed Sarek and Michael backstory with Star Trek: Discovery? We have stayed away from writing or rewriting Star Trek: Discovery for obvious reasons. It is currently ongoing, we don't know the characters that... more

Why don't we see Denobulan's in other iterations of Star Trek? The real world reason is obvious; Denobulans weren't created until Star Trek: Enterprise came around and they were an original species. But where is the fun in that? We as... more

We look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Brothers" at a different angle Whenever we rewrite an episode, we have a rule: it won't be a horrible episode, it won't be a great episode. Right down the middle is where we operate;... more

Was romance in Star Trek well written? There was a lot of coupling in Star Trek but was there a lot of romance and was it well written? Star Trek isn't exactly known for its romance and has in fact been criticized for its lack of believability... more