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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 would a House of Cards spin-off look like? House of Cards was released this week and Char and Tristan couldn't be happier. The Netflix original with Frank and Claire Underwood is one of their favorites and a lot of the world feels the... more

Developing Guinan's backstory from Star Trek on-the-fly Guinan first graced the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation in season 2's episode "The Child". While that episode was lacking, this new warm and fascinating character,... more

What would a Home Improvement revival look like? Last week we talked about how networks are hitting the nostalgia button a bit too hard lately with the constant revivals. Sometimes if feels like TV executives are throwing darts at a 90s board... more

The Ups and Downs of Television Revivals So many television revivals are happening that it's hard to keep up. X-Files, 24, Heroes, maybe Xena and now Roseanne. Roseanne is actually coming back to TV and it's not just Barr coming... more

Star Trek: Voyager episode written on-the-fly It's been a long road...wait...wrong series. It's been a long time since Char and Tristan have been in the world of Star Trek: Voyager. They return with a fury and write an episode on-the-fly that... more

Writing a Babylon 5 Episode on the fly With Tristan gone for the week, Char and guest host Phillip Gilfus (Ceti Alpha Three) make magic happen in the writer's room. Rather than write one episode on the fly, Char and Phillip discuss missing... more

We continue our discussion on great and not so great series finales This subject is so massive and expansive that it could not be contained by one meager episode. Even though we continue on into this episode, we could go much... more

What makes a great series finale? Last week we talked about good movies with bad endings and how we would make them better. This week we discuss television series finales and what makes a good one. Does it need to tie up... more

Some of our least favorite movie endings and how we would punch them up We've all been there where we see a movie and it's going great and you get to the end and it just dies hard. Sometimes the credits roll and you hear... more

The Writing of Gilmore Girls Season 2 Tristan convinced Char to start Gilmore Girls awhile back and she reluctantly agreed. She watched season one and they discussed it on the show. She liked it and was interested and enjoyed the... more