Punch It: Writing in Star Trek
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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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Punch It 68 - Tuvix Lives!
7 days ago
What if Janeway made the decision to not split Tuvix back to Tuvok and Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager?
Inspired by last week's episode asking about what if Tasha Yar lived, we continue this trend in the Star Trek: Voyager realm with Tuvix. Made famous over 20 years ago, Tuvix was the result of a transporter accident joining Tuvok and Neelix into one body and one personality. Weeks went by with no cure and he integrated himself into the crew. Then the Doctor found the way to bring Tuvok and Neelix back but Tuvix did "not want to die." Janeway made the tough call to save two lives over one. This decision has been debated, contested, and screamed over for the past 20 years.
This episode, we postulate what might have been if Tuvix did not "die" in that episode and in fact thrived on the U.S.S. Voyager. What would happen to him? Would he stay on board? What would Kes do? How would the crew react?
Listen to us discuss this and let us know what you think.