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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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Writing Teddy's Backstory from Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers is an amazing show and it's been on for 7 seasons now. If you have not watched it yet, stop what you're doing, go to Netflix, and start binging. It's a witty but also crass show that... more

What if Lt. Jae and Captain Picard had something on the side? It is no secret that Char and Tristan love to ship certain Star Trek characters. Janeway/Chakotay is by far their biggest obsession in this area. Tristan, however, had a secret... more

Babylon 5. In the mid 1990s, planning a five-year series arc for television was considered crazy. So was the idea of rendering all special effects with CGI. And if a show runner said he would do both of those things while also producing a... more

Beavis and Butt-Head With Tristan busy taking care of Baby Riddell this week, Char has the unique opportunity to talk about one of her favorite shows that she knows Tristan would never tackle with her. That show, ladies and gentlemen, is... more

Lt. Jae never had any lines but we give her a backstory It's no secret that Tristan is nearly obsessed with a crewman on the starship Enterprise who has had zero lines in the franchise. Even though we don't know her story, she has... more

What's on our nightstands and our queue Sometimes you have a reading list that can just be daunting. You don't know where to start or where to skip. Char and Tristan discuss what is on their current reading/watch list. They reference... more

Gilmore Girls Season One Writing Analysis Tristan finally did it, he actually convinced Char to watch Gilmore Girls season one. After months of trying to convince her, she took the time and sat down and watched. Gilmore Girls is one... more

What happened right after Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country? Char and Tristan return to the land of Star Trek after they just finished their epic three-part Star Wars movie. This is another story that's written on the fly and you guys... more

Final chapter in our Star Wars movie written on-the-fly We continue and finish our last act in our improvised Star Wars film. We started this journey imagining ourselves in the writer's room for the sequel to Star Wars 1977. Nothing else... more

Continuing to write the sequel to Star Wars (1977) in a vacuum Last week we wrote the first part of our imaginary sequel to Star Wars (1977). Disregarding Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and everything else related to Star... more