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 of the wittiest shows out there with some of the fastest delivery. Char revved up her Netflix and watched it with a writer's eye.
Amy Sherman-Palladino pitched Gilmore Girls off the top of her head to some WB execs and got a hit. She started out working on Roseanne and then developed a story about a mother and daughter who were more like best friends. But do you need a best friend when you really just need a mom?
Char and Tristan discuss the show's first season and how it developed and grew from the pilot. What did you think of season one? Not enough development or character arc? Or did the fast talking cover it up?
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 get to witness it happen with total improv.
There's a gap between Star Trek VI and Star Trek: Generations. Just like we filled the gap between Generations and First Contact, we do it again here. Does Kirk have a problem with the Enterprise-B? Were they forced into retirement or was it their idea? We cover all this and 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 existed except the information given to us in George Lucas' first journey into that galaxy far far away. We left our heroes on a planet full of aliens they didn't understand while looking for the first Jedi temple. Darth Vader was in hot pursuit with the help of a phantom bounty hunter. Will they find the temple before Vader? Will they find the temple at all? Listen and find out.
We start the episode discussing the passing of the great writer and actress, Carrie Fisher.
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 Wars except the film in 1977. We took some twists and turns and ended up in a place you would never guess. Luke is the reluctant celebrity of the Rebellion, Leia is his former lover and looking to get back into fieldwork, Han and Chewie have been long gone since the medal ceremony, and the Rebellion is having Luke and Leia look for the first Jedi temple.
This week we continue our story and bring in the ever dangerous and dark Darth Vader.
Writing the sequel to Star Wars (1977) in a vacuum
This week on Punch It, we tackle a listener suggestion. What would a Punch It written movie look like if it was a sequel to 1977's Star Wars? You might be asking yourself, "But guys, a sequel does exist and it's called 'The Empire Strikes Back.'" You would be correct in that statement and more so because there have been many sequels! Host Char is not a fan of Star Wars and only has the first movie in her memory. Tristan, a long time fan, works off of that beautiful ignorance to help her create an amazing Star Wars story that is independent of over 30 years of history and canon.
Where would you have liked to have seen the franchise go after 77? Or did it go perfectly in your opinion?