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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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The writing style of Q and how it changed over the years Q was the first antagonist introduced to us in 1987 when Star Trek: The Next Generation was launched. He was omnipotent, dangerous, and enigmatic. However, Encounter... more

Rewriting Star Trek: Voyager's "Elogium" This week was Star Trek: Voyager's 23rd anniversary and we just had to go back to our roots and talk some Delta Quadrant. We used to rewrite episodes all the time on our old show but not so... more

Part 2 of our conversation on Star Trek captains and the actors who played them? A few episodes ago, we started a conversation on the influence that Trek actors had on their captain characters. We got through Shatner, Stewart, and Brooks.... more

Which characters would have New Years Resolutions and what would they be? 2018 is here and to celebrate the New Year, we here at Punch It are asking the fun questions. Char and Tristan come to the table with some ideas of who... more

Enjoy this short holiday message from your crew at Punch It We'll be back in the New Year and before we took a break we wanted to tell you guys how much you mean to us. On top of all that, the holidays can be extremely stressful. If you're... more

All the captains were written uniquely and all the actors had input The captain has always been the main focus of the story, until recently. In Star Trek, they command the crew as well as the show. But the beauty of it is there is no one... more

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