We take a fan suggestion and rewrite Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Attached" on-the-fly
We often take fan suggestions and we got a lot of them via Twitter just a few days before this recording. There were so many great ones but one stood out because it was a challenge. Rewrite TNG's "Attached". This episode is a solid episode with a lot of good parts so what could we make better?
Listen and find out what we kept and what we didn't.
Hoshi Sato didn't get enough love on Star Trek: Enterprise. So we talk about what happened to her after the show.
There were more than a few underused characters on Star Trek: Enterprise. Much like with Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation; great character, just not a lot to go on. When we sat down to do an episode on-the-fly, we had no idea it would result in a Hoshi episode but then again we never know. There's so little we know about Hoshi and even less about her after the show, for obvious reason.
In this week's episode, we try to do Hoshi Sato justice and play to her strengths. It's said that she was promoted three times in 5 years and then left starfleet. Why? Well, we answer that question.
Can you rewrite Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager to be more beloved by the fans?
No matter how you feel about the adorable hedgehog, he was not a big hit in the fandom. People were annoyed and irritated by him right out of the gate. Even though he came before, he is now referred to as the "Jar Jar" of Star Trek. Tristan of Punch It thinks that's unfair but Char wants to explore it.
In this episode, your Punch It crew takes a look at the writing of Neelix and tries to figure out what could have been done back in the 90s to make Neelix more palatable.
Last week we took a look at aging characters and now we do the same but with Artificial Intelligence in Star Trek
Characters age just like actors. Some get taller, larger, thinner, change their hair, or get wrinkles; except when they don't.
This week we discuss Data and The Doctor. How they changed, grew up, modified their own programs, and experienced pain. Both have a lot in common beyond being artificial. They both aspire to be more human, to be larger than the sum of their parts, and they both have experienced loss.
Great characters not only have an arc, they grow up in Star Trek as well
While a character's arc can be linked to growing up it can also be separate. This can be facilitated by the natural aging process of the actor or by the writers allowing the characters to change in addition to their surroundings.
In this episode, we focus on a handful of characters we think "grew up" the most on Star Trek. Seasoned, if you will.