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.
Punch It 134 - Our Last Indulgent J/C Story
What if J/C was canon?
In our last episode of Punch It: Writing in Star Trek, we tackle something near and dear to our hearts. Janeway and Chakotay are in love and you can't convince us otherwise. What if those cowards in the writer's room pulled the trigger and made it canon? We make up the relationship on the fly and figure out how the show would change if it was revealed they have been in an intimate relationship.
Thank you all for listening.
Punch It 133 - Stranded in LA
What if the Voyager crew got stranded in LA when they went back in time?
In Star Trek: Voyager's "Future's End" the crew got taken back to 1990s LA. They had to find their way back and of course, they did. But what if they didn't right away? What would happen? Would they get jobs? Would they move on? Would they stay together? We answer these questions and a whole lot more.
Punch It 132: Survival Training
22nd Century Short Trek
This week we tackle Short Treks once again but this time within the 22nd century. Enterprise showed a great relationship between Trip and Archer. We wanted to expand on that and talk about their survival training together in Death Valley.
What type of Enterprise short trek would you guys like to see from Star Trek?
Punch It 131: Give Me the Tour
24th Century Short Treks
This week we take a fantastic listener suggestion and develop 24th century Short Treks that bridge The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. We took a stab at two and an interesting theme came up that is revealed in the title.
What are some Short Trek ideas you would have liked to have seen in the 90s?
Punch It 130 - Animating the Future
What stories could be explored if Star Trek leaned heavy on animation?
We've had Star Trek: The Animated Series and now we're getting Lower Decks. But what if an executive came into a room and said "We're starting a new initiative with a lot of animated Star Trek projects. Pitch me some ideas." This week, we discuss that scenario and explore what kind of stories could be told.
Punch It 129 - Eating Tribbles
Punching Up "The Trouble with Edward"
Char didn't like the latest Short Trek and Tristan thought it was fine. Regardless of your opinion on the quality of the episode, there are more than a few things that stand out as puzzling.
This week, your Punch It crew takes the episode and figures out how they can punch it up and have it appeal to a wider Star Trek audience.
Live Long and Punch It!
Excellent podcast! Tristan and Char have a unique dynamic I’ve loved since TTJ. I enjoyed their episode rewrites before, and now they’ve combined two of my favorite things; writing and pop culture (specifically Star Trek). They do it so well! I have a blast listening to their comments and analysis. Definitely been a morale booster in quarantine. Great job Team Lizard Babies!
Much love from a loyal fan 😊
My Favorite Star Trek Podcast.
I like this podcast for the same reason that I love Star Trek in general, and that is the positive attitude with which they deliver thier opinions and writing creations. So many podcasts focus on what they like least about the shows that they are supposedly fans of, but Tristan and Char spend more time dwelling on the aspects of the show that they enjoy and then expound on them in thier writing. Their collaborative writing creations are drafted with respect and kindness for each other, and it is entertaining to listen to the process as it happens. I have listened to them from thier time on To The Journey (and also am a huge J/C shipper), and thier creations just seem to get better and better.
Trek Fiction Writer’s Room?
Tristan and Char are a great team going back to their “To the Journey” days. Their similar thoughts on a lot of matters make this such an entertaining show! Only criticism is that I get so caught up in their stories, I find myself wanting to see the finished product on screen!