Punch It: Writing in Star Trek

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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Punch It 104 - Voyager Beyond

Part three of our Star Trek Voyager: The Next Generation movie trilogy The last two episodes we have grafted the Kelvinverse movie framework onto the Voyager crew. What ended up happening was the next generation of Voyagers commanding the...



Punch It 103 - Voyage Into Darkness

What if the Voyager crew was in Star Trek Into Darkness? Last week we did a "what if" with the Voyager crew and Star Trek 09. Long story short it ended up being a kick-ass Voyager: The Next Generation. Miral and Naomi are commanding the Voyager-A...



Punch It 102 - Voyager: The Next Generation

What if Star Trek 09 had the cast of Voyager instead? This is a way out there idea that was a lot of fun to talk about. The concept is simple and followed the same idea as last week. Take a Star Trek movie and replace the crew from another show....



Punch It 101 - Whales? Make It So

What if Star Trek The Voyage Home was a Next Gen movie? We love our “what ifs” on Punch It: Writing in #StarTrek so we asked ourselves the above question. Star Trek IV is a movie beloved by millions and is instantly recognizable. Even non-Star Trek...



Punch It 100 - An Epic Crossover Event

What if Picard, Sisko, and Janeway were all in a movie together? You read that right. Tristan and Char develop the movie we all wanted after Nemesis ended to celebrate their 100th episode. Taking place after Nemesis but before the upcoming Picard...


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Punch It 99 - Stand By Me Heat

Rewriting Wesley Crusher for Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley is not exactly a fan favorite. In fact, he was voted just below Jar Jar as sci-fi's most annoying character. On this show we have the supreme gift of hindsight so what could have...


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Punch It 98 - Casual Mom

Rewriting Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation In another example of a fantastic character where the writers had no idea what to do, we bring you Beverly Crusher! In this episode, we take a look at the character of Crusher and...


 2018-12-20  38m

Punch It 97 - Chakotay and Ayala

Ayala was Chakotay's right hand man back in the day. What did that look like? This week we take a listener suggestion and develop a story on-the-fly talking about the first time Chakotay and Ayala met. We don't know much about Ayala but we had his...


 2018-12-13  37m

Punch It 96 - Daily Life

What is daily life like in the 24th century? We don't have a lot to go on with this question. Star Trek focuses on adventure in space and not so much the 9-5ers back on Earth. Sure, we've had some glimpses from a New Orleans restaurant and Harry's...


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Punch It 95 - Kes Forever

What if Kes stayed for all seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager? No Seven of Nine, no writing off Kes. What if she stayed and finished the entire run of the show? This is something that we're sure many a Star Trek: Voyager fan has pondered. We...


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