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Castle tells Alexis "you have the [[bridge]], [[Number One]]."
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Template:StarTrekParodies The following are Star Trek parodies and pop culture references that have aired on television.



"Day 7: 11:00pm-12:00am"

Bob Justman and Rick Berman were two characters considered as replacements for the White House Chief of Staff in this episode. They were named after Star Trek producers Rick Berman and Bob Justman.

30-Second Bunnies Theatre

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was re-enacted by these anthropomorphic animated bunnies in 30 seconds, hence the name.


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

In "The Magnificent Sonic", the six-shooter Sonic shoots at the robot makes the same sound as the photon torpedoes from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

All Quiet on the Preston Front

The brainy character Private Simon Matlock is nicknamed Spock.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The episode "Star Wreck: The Absolutely Final Frontier" is a parody of the Star Trek series, the title is the parody of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Alvin is Captain Kirk, Simon is Mr. Spock, Theodore is Dr. McCoy, Eleanor is the female version of Chekov, Janette is Uhura, and Alvin's ship is similar in design of the Miranda-class starship (which looks the saucer section of the Template:ShipClass with two hyperjets in the bottom). Alvin's ship encounters an alien family which wants the galaxy to be the same and the giant vacuum cleaner which threatens to destroys his ship.

American Dad!

American Dad! is an animated show that runs on the Fox network. Created by Seth MacFarlane, it features many Star Trek references. The show also features Patrick Stewart as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock.

Star Trek

The episode's title parodies the franchise title while making a play on words.

Not Particularly Desperate Housewives

After a dog Stan tried to get rid of returns, Stan tells the dog it has earned a warrior's death. He then goes to the closet and takes out a Bat'leth and prepares to kill it, but then Roger pops in and the dog attacks him. Stan decides to keep the dog, but feels that not using the Bat'leth would be a waste, so he decides to use it on eBay, specifically he would use it to kill his enemies that are on eBay.

Meter Made

An exchange between Steve and Roger, about how people in Heaven saw what Steve had done. Roger: "...Star Trek's James Doohan." Steve: "Scotty saw?" Roger: "Scotty watched the whole damn thing."

May the Best Stan Win

In this episode, Stan talks about the face he will make when he's frozen after he goes into cryo, just like "Han Solo...from Star Trek".


In "Sense and Sensitivity", Cordelia states that "Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind meld now" when referring to Angel and Kate.

In "Hero", Cordelia thinks "that bald guy from Star Trek" would make a great narrator, but is not specific as to who (presumably Patrick Stewart).


In the episode "Star Truck," the Warners beam aboard the Enterprise (which has monster truck wheels) in the place of two Andorians who were too busy playing video games. Wakko turns "Squatty" onto doughnuts, making him overweight as he was ordering them en masse from the Food synthesizer. After the Warners hassle Kirk by hanging onto his legs and claiming to be Klingons and wanting to go back to 1930s New York and to find Spock's brain, they're ordered to Sickbay, with Dot even kissing Dr. McCoy. "Mr. Spork" does a mind meld on Wakko, causing him to go "Hello, Nurse!" upon seeing Uhura. Khan Noonien Singh then attacks in the Reliant, prompting the Warners to take command; Yakko ends up sitting on a Tribble when he sits in the captain's chair. Dot offers to do a fan dance to shake Khan, but instead they destroy the Reliant with a big mallet. The Warners eventually leave, but Pinky and the Brain beam aboard in uniform with plans to take over the universe.


In "Hide and Snake", Arthur wears a uniform which has a bare resemblance of the commando uniforms from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Attack of the Show!

The February 9, 2006 live episode of G4's Attack of the Show! aired a pre-recorded skit making a parody of Star Trek's mirror universe. Kevin Pereira left his office cubicle and walked towards the studio, passing along the way various people doing their jobs, one putting up a poster for a blood drive, and two others shredding papers. Pereira entered the empty sound stage and, looking for something to do, walked through the mysterious door on the back of the set and entered into a bending and wavering corridor, at the opposite end of which one can see an identical door. Kevin went through to the other end into a seemingly identical sound stage and headed back out to the hall where the same employees were toiling away. Only, now they were sporting goatees and carrying out various acts of violence, one employee shredding another's arm in the paper shredder, and another hammering a bloodied animal onto the wall.

The skit cut to what was presumably that day's later live broadcast. Sarah, Wil, and Brendan were all on the couch answering chat questions. Sarah asks Kevin's answer to a chatter's question regarding the PS3 versus the Xbox 360. Wil hands him a mace upon which he goes to torture the chatter in a segment dubbed "Fresh Blood," in contrast to the normal show's "Fresh Ink." That bit references the fact that they are really tired of receiving that question, as they have mentioned in many shows. Kevin begins to torture the man exclaiming, "This evil world rules!"

Later in the real show, a chatter asked Kevin if he found the bearded Sarah sexy. He said yes, claiming that the entire alternate dimension was hotter, trying to make a joke from the fact that he has a goatee in real life. Another chatter asked if Kevin got away with anything in the alternate universe. Kevin claimed he was able to double-dip at the craft service table. (This was even more humorous, as no G4 shows had any form of craft services, only a break room with various forms of free canned sodas.)

Another episode features the USS AOTS (Template:ShipClass, no registry number) being attacked by a B'Rel-class Bird-of-Prey. Kevin, Olivia, and two unnamed engineering personnel try to fend off the attack, eventually leading up to the Bird-of-Prey's captain (Wil in Klingon makeup) making demands for a graphic with obscene narration. Despite Kevin apparently being the captain of the USS AOTS, Olivia accepts the demands because she has motion sickness.

Despite the exterior shots depicting a ship whose class was not commissioned until 2357, the uniforms are those from 2265.


Babylon 5

See Babylon 5.

Battlestar Galactica (re-imagining)

In the mini-series, one of the RTF ships has the call sign "Gemenon Traveler 1701".

The colonial fleet includes a ship named Astral Queen, a reference to the ship of the same name in TOS: "The Conscience of the King".

A Template:ShipClass starship is briefly visible in one shot of the colonial fleet in the miniseries. The footage is subsequently recycled in the first season opening credits.[1][2]

In the episode "The Ties That Bind", Colonel Tigh, Chief Tyrol and Tory Foster meet in weapons locker "1701-D", a reference to BSG show-runner Ronald D. Moore's work on Star Trek.

An official map of the 12 Colonies [3] was released by Quantum Mechanix in 2011, drawn by Star Trek: Star Charts creator Geoffrey Mandel. Four systems are depicted, in a 2x2 grid, designated Helios Alpha till Delta. The four maps are unintuitive ordered on the chart following the same pattern as the four quadrants of the Star Trek Galaxy. (i.e. clockwise from top left: Gamma, Delta, Beta, Alpha.)

In the series finale of Caprica, "Apotheosis", right before landing Daniel Graystone's personal airplane can be seen flying past a large building featuring a banner which (apart from a new color scheme) is identical to a banner previously seen in the conference hall for the IME conference on Dekendi III in ENT: "Stigma"

Beavis and Butt-head

Beavis and Butt-head was an an American animated television series created by Mike Judge and was featured on MTV and centered on the misadventures of two socially inept rock-loving teenage boys, who are the title characters (both voiced by Judge), who are roommates and live in the fictional town of Highland. They attend high school where their teachers are often at a loss as to how to deal with them, although in many episodes, the two skip school. They occasionally work part-time at Burger World and sometimes other side-jobs when people mistake their odd behavior as outgoing and assertive.

The comedic value is supposed to be derived from their utter lack of conventional values: they are highly obnoxious, misogynistic, and rude to almost every other character in the show, and even to each other. They do not seem to realize this however and seem to function on an instinctual level. They survive their often hazardous misadventures without serious consequences though others around them don't fare as well. Mixed within each episode are segments in which Beavis and Butt-head watch asinine music videos and provide humorous and bizarre commentary improvised by Judge.

Beavis and Butthead

"Aye, captain. Hehehehe."

"Dream On"

Butt-head has a dream where he and Beavis portray the roles of William T. Riker and Jean-Luc Picard, respectively. One line recalled from the episode, spoken by Butt-head was, "Number One, I order you to take a number two." Pavel Chekov is inexplicably running conn and "Butt-head Picard" also orders Counselor Troi to undress.

"Burger World"

The duo are watching an episode of Star Trek and Beavis is attempting to do the Vulcan salute. Butt-head also says the crew of the Enterprise better lookout for the Klingons near "Uranus".

"Hard Sell"

Beavis and Butt-head get a job at a call center selling magazine subscriptions. Butt-head plays with his intercom and says "Kirk to Scotty. Kirk to Scotty. I need more speed, bunghole."


Beavis and Butt-head are riding in a van with people who debate if they go into the future whether they should either give Geordi his sight or make Data a real human.

"Beavis and Butt-head's Island"

Beavis and Butt-head find themselves "trapped" in the middle of a mall fountain and while humming the Gilligan's Island theme, they compare their situation to Star Trek.

"Pumping Iron"

Beavis and Butt-head go to a gym and they play around with a treadmill. Butt-head messes around with the controls and says, "Warp speed, Mr. Sulu." Beavis then says, imitating Chekov, "But Captain, the Klingons are approaching."

"I've Got You Babe"

In a cover of "I've Got You Babe" by Cher, a scene briefly appears with Butt-head as William T. Riker and Beavis as Jean-Luc Picard.


Starring Terry Farrell In one episode of the series, Bob remarks that his ex-wife was "hit by more lasers than the Starship Enterprise."

Being Human

The second episode of the series refers to Star Trek.

Being Erica

In the episode "Erica the Vampire Slayer", the character IF uses Odo to explain to Erica what a shapeshifter is. Erica later uses the phrase "Live long and prosper" to say goodbye to IF.

Ben 10: Alien Force

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

  • In "Map of Infinity" and "Deep", Ben and Kevin, respectively, yell "AGGREGOOOOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!!!!! ", much like Kirk's "Khan" yell in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • In "Deep" there is a plumber named "Magister Pyke", in reference to former captain of the Enterprise, Captain Pike.

Better Off Ted

In the episode "Lust in Translation", scientists Lem and Phil create a universal translator. In one scene, Ted's line "Greta, can we talk?" is translated into Klingon, and subtitled as "Human female! You will speak!"

The Big Bang Theory

See The Big Bang Theory.

Boston Legal

Boston Legal is a legal comedy-drama that aired on ABC from 2004 to 2008. The series stars William Shatner in his Emmy-winning role as egotistical and sometimes senile attorney Denny Crane. Also starring in the series is Rene Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame as Paul Lewiston.

Given Shatner's and Auberjonois's association with Star Trek, several Trek-related in-jokes have crept into the series. In addition, many actors (most having played aliens) who have guest-starred on Star Trek have popped up in guest roles. Trek regulars who have made appearances are Ethan Phillips, Jeri Ryan, Michelle Forbes, Scott Bakula and Armin Shimerman; two actors who make numerous appearances (both as judges) are Ron Canada and Henry Gibson, while Joanna Cassidy had a recurring role as Shatner's love interest. John Larroquette (the Klingon Maltz in ST:III) joined the Boston Legal cast in Season 4.

"Finding Nimmo"

In this episode, Denny takes his friend and fellow attorney, Alan Shore (played by James Spader), to Nimmo Bay in Canada to get over a recent break-up. While staying the night in a cabin, Alan reads a book on sea lice and explains to Denny that the lice are called "cling-ons." Denny replies to this by asking "Did you say "Klingons?" The German translation of this episode is using a different wordplay in which Shore says "Dance on the ecological vulcan" and Denny replies "Did you say Vulcan?".

"The Cancer Man Can"

William Shatner in Boston Legal

Shatner using his "communicator".

Denny receives a new cell phone as a gift from his new girlfriend (played by Star Trek: Enterprise guest actress Joanna Cassidy). When Denny flips the phone open, it makes the chirping sound of an original series communicator.

"Helping Hands"

Denny and Paul (Shatner and Auberjonois) argue about Denny being the "captain" of the office and Paul just being a "boatsman" after Paul gave Denny his marriage contract.

"...There's Fire!"

While dancing with his new wife Beverly (Joanna Cassidy), Denny met Troy, a friend of Beverly who is working as a realtor in Hawaii. Beverly proposed that the couple should have their first home on Hawaii and Denny replied "...and what should I do? Beam to Boston every day?".

"Trial of the Century"

In keeping with the show's penchant for breaking the fourth wall, William Shatner's character Denny Crane, tells a flock of reporters that he "once captained his own space ship."

Boy Meets World

In a first season episode, Cory Matthews thinks that his teacher, Mr. Feeny, believes fellow classmate Stuart Minkus to be "the next Captain Kirkicard" (mistaking Søren Kierkegaard for both James Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard.) In a second season episode, when Cory is given an assignment to do a biography on a person, he claims his "more interesting" subject will be "Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise." When his teacher, Mr. Turner, protests, he claims that "Captain Kirk is a fictional character. The guy is sixty-three years old and wears a tribble on his head."

Breaking In

Starring Christian Slater.


Oz has the TOS Enterprise's captain's chair in his office. He says it was a gift from William Shatner for taking care of a stalker problem: Oz's Klingonese-speaking employee Cash, who is shown standing in Shatner's yard wearing a sciences blue TNG uniform.

"White On White On White

Oz gives Cash the Vulcan nerve pinch as punishment for contradicting him.

Buck Rogers

Several names from Star Trek, most notably Captain Christopher Pike, can be heard in "background dialog" (PA announcements, etc.) in several first season episodes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In the season one episode "Prophecy Girl", Xander proclaims "I'm sorry, calm may work for Locutus of the Borg here, but I'm freaked out and I intend to stay that way."

In a season five episode, Xander also quotes James T. Kirk in saying "Kill us both, Spock" in a situation where he, like Kirk in "The Enemy Within", had been split into two beings.

In season six episode "Seeing Red", Willow and Tara explain to Buffy and Xander that they've deciphered all the documents from the "Stooges" (Warren Mears, Andrew Wells and Jonathan Levins)on everything except one document. Xander recognizes it as Klingon love poems.


This German comedy show featured a regular sketch entitled "Unser (T)Raumschiff", which was a parody of the original Star Trek series, revolving around the misadventures of the starship "Surprise", and it's all gay crew, including Captain Kork, Mr. Spuck, Schrotti, etc. It's success lead to the feature film spin-off (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1.


Canada's Worst Driver 2 (Eye of the Needle Challenge)

while one of the contestants were speeding up, there nominator/friend was calling out warp factors matching the miles per hour "warp 6.7" which translated into 67 mph.

Carol & Company

In one episode skit, the Enterprise passes through the "Estrogena Nebula" and all the crew have their genders reversed. Kirk is played by Carol Burnett, Spock by Andrea Martin.


Guest-starring Robert Pine and Gregg Henry.

"Hell Hath No Fury"

Castle tells Alexis "you have the bridge, Number One."


This episode features a a paraplegic sailor as a supporting character called "Captain Pyke."

Chappelle's Show

One of the sketches on Chappelle's Show involved a revelation that Jedi (from Star Wars) were molesting their Padawans. A Star Trek fan dressed like Spock expressed his belief that the fleet commanders of the Federation would never allow molestations to occur. However, before he can finish his thought, a Star Wars fan dressed like Darth Maul gives him a wedgie.

Childrens' Hospital

D'Ghor Koru and Stern

Lt. D'Ghor Koru and Captain Stern wait for transport.

In the episode "Joke Overload", Captain Stern from the starship Navoa is admitted to the hospital from a "Starfleet event nearby" while being treated by Lieutenant D'Ghor Koru, a Klingon medical officer in a red uniform. Stern is eventually cured by a transducer unit implanted into his arm to fight the Borg techovirus. Shortly after this, a moving comment by D'Ghor Koru leads to him and Dr. Lola Spratt having sex atop Captain Stern in the ER. Stren, Koru and Spratt eventually try to save two people who were impaled on the same flagpole using a phaser with its polarity reversed, which surprisingly works for a moment before both die. Stern and Koru then single their starship for transport as the rest of the doctors walk out of the room.

The Chaser's War On Everything

In season 2 episode 7, there is a sketch of the "Starship Preposterous" which is clearly a parody of TOS. The Chaser team mocks the use of elaborate scientific names and the way in which the crew get themselves into and out of trouble. In the deleted scenes there are more sketches which never made it to air - including one where the crew ask why every alien they meet is 6 foot tall and bipedal.


Produced by Robert Duncan McNeill and featuring Bonita Friedericy, Tony Todd, Faran Tahir, John Larroquette, Melinda Clarke, Lisa LoCicero and Scott Bakula.

"Chuck Versus the Sandworm"

Morgan says that Chuck can quote Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan word for word.

"Chuck Versus the Nemesis"

Chuck and Bryce speak Klingonese to each other, in one situation so Chuck could confirm to Bryce without alerting the enemy that he was wearing body armor.

"Chuck Versus the Fear of Death"

Agent Rye does the Vulcan nerve pinch to a guard and initially claims he learned it from Star Trek, then says he really learned it in Bangladesh despite being a fan of the show.

Cinema Insomnia


Mr. Lobo uses the phrase "boldly goes where no one has gone before" ("Also luckily for Astronaut John the slightly softer and more man-friendly Susan boldly goes where no one has gone before.") and the Vulcan salute saying Klaatu barada nikto referencing the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Clarissa Explains It All

In the first season episode "Sick Days", Clarissa imagines that she takes command of the Enterprise when the other crewmembers go ill. This short scene features a recreation of the TOS bridge complete with genuine TOS-era uniforms.

The Cleveland Show

The Cleveland Show is a spin-off of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy, where Family Guy regular Cleveland Brown moves back to his hometown in Virginia and and reconnects with an old girlfriend and start a kind of Brady Bunch family.

"Da Doggone Daddy/Daughter Dinner Dance"

After accidentally killing the family dog and lying to his stepchildren, Cleveland tries to find a way to fix it, but he says doing so is harder than trying to identify a rapist at a Star Trek convention. In the cut scene, the victim describes to two police officers that the assailant was a white male, 35-45 years old, had glasses, bad skin, was about 50 pounds overweight, smelled like Cheetoh's, and was carrying a poster with a Sharpie pen. One officer knows what to do, he yells "who here is not a virgin?", to which one person in the back of a crowd raises his hand, and the officer says he's under arrest.

"Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb"

Cleveland show his son Cleveland Jr., who had recently taken a vow of abstinence, the horrors of male virginity, by taking him to a sci-fi convention. There are some con goers in Star Trek costumes and Cleveland says he sees one as Worf. The next scene has them driving home with some stuff they got, and them dressed as Klingons, though only Cleveland Jr. was wearing a Klingon uniform.

"Brotherly Love"

Cleveland Jr. and Kenny West have a rap battle, in which they both rap in Klingonese.

"Brown History Month"

Cleveland Jr. is leaving for school and he's dressed as Geordi La Forge for Black History Month.

"To Live And Die In VA"

In a spoof of REM's "Everybody Hurts" video, Worf is sitting in a car in traffic with the Klingonese subtitle lujpu' jIH Daq legh ghlee.

2009 CMT Awards

An extended comedy skit that opened this awards show (broadcast June 16, 2009) saw country singer Taylor Swift placed in several out-of-character circumstances, such as a rap video and the new Star Trek. In the latter, Swift was outfitted in a Starfleet uniform, given Vulcan ears, and digitally placed in Kirk's stead during the scene in the film where he and Scotty are brought to the bridge, giving evasive, sarcastic responses when ordered by Spock to answer his questions - when host Bill Engvall, also in uniform arrives on the bridge, she vaporizes him with her phaser.[4]

Codename: Kids Next Door

Codename: Kids Next Door was a cartoon that was featured on Cartoon Network in which the central characters of the series are five ten-year-olds who operate from their tree house against the tyranny of adults and teenagers, and the lead-protagonist "Numbuh One", is bald and speaks with a British accent, which is a probable nod to Patrick Stewart's performance as Captain Picard. The episode Operation: D.U.C.K.Y. features sailors of a ship who are a direct parody of Star Trek and the captain is a parody of William Shatner. His name is James T. Dirt. The episode Operation: T.R.I.C.K.Y. also featured Numbuh One dressed up as a Borg for Halloween.

The Colbert Report

Clips from "Sins of the Father" are used in an episode of The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert "mistakes" Kurn for 2008 US Republican presidential primary candidate Rudy Giuliani, and the scene of Picard rhetorically asking, "what does this say about an empire that holds honor so dear," is used.

In February of 2008, Colbert honored Lieutenant Worf in his 3rd Annual Ethnic Minute, titled "African Chinese History New Years Month Minute."

In an April 2009 edition of the show's "Better Know A District" segment (interviews with members of the U.S. Congress in which Colbert asks highly inappropriate questions, which, knowing the interview is satirical, are sometimes met with equally inappropriate answers), Colbert and New York congressman Dan Maffei, an acknowledged Trek fan, donned fake Mirror-Spock goatees for much of the interview, playfully attributing the questions, and answers such as "I enjoy cocaine", to their "evil twins". The segment also ended with Maffei giving Colbert a Vulcan salute.

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner

Cable network Comedy Central produced a 2-hour roast of William Shatner which aired on August 20, 2006, with Shatner being the butt of numerous Star Trek related jokes. During the TV special, Shatner sat on a replica of the command chair of the USS Enterprise. Bartenders in the background were dressed as Orion slave girls. Jason Alexander served as emcee and roastmaster. The roast performers included George Takei, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Andy Dick, and Sarah Silverman. Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Rene Auberjonois, and Rosalind Chao were in the live audience.

Comic Relief

In the sixth special, a special segment was produced on the bridge and observation lounge sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation during the seventh season and guest-starred Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, and Marina Sirtis as Commander Riker, Data, Dr. Crusher, Worf, Geordi La Forge, and Counselor Troi, respectively. In the segment, Data and La Forge beam back to the Enterprise after discovering some artifacts from 20th century Earth on a planet. The artifacts turn out to be a VHS cassette of a Comic Relief special and some articles of clothing ("TEE-shirts" and "SWEAT-shirts" as Data describes them). La Forge downloads the VHS tape into the Enterprise computer, revealing a still photograph of Comic Relief hosts Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg; however, Data and the rest of the crew mistakenly refer to her as "Whoo-pie." While Worf ponders "what kind of name is 'Whoo-pie'?", Dr. Crusher notices that "Whoo-pie" looks an awful lot like Guinan. When she ponders if "Whoo-pie" and Guinan are one in the same, the entire crew replies with "Nahhhh." As Data explains what the shirts were for (they were given out to donors to the Comic Relief pledgers), La Forge laments that the 50/50 cotton/polyester blend that comprised the shirts didn't interact well with the transporter, causing them to singe.


In the episode "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking," Pierce arranges for LeVar Burton to meet Troy. LeVar asks him if Troy knew him from Star Trek: The Next Generation.


In the episode of the British sitcom, "The Girl With Two Breasts", Steve uses Original Series metaphors to convince Jeff to talk to a girl, "Right Mr. Spock, put the Enterprise on red alert... Captain Kirk, it is time to shag the alien's girlfriend... Jeff, beam over". Not doing as Steve tells him but continuing the Star Trek conversation, Jeff then responds by saying "Do you remember when Captain Kirk would see a beautiful woman the screen would go all misty? I thought his eyes were steaming up because he was so excited. Every time I talked to a girl I tried to make my eyes steam up."

In "My Dinner in Hell", Mariella Frostrup can be heard talking about the cast of the Original Series during her live broadcast near the end of the episode.

In "The Melty Man Cometh", Jeff says "the engines cannee take it" while putting on a Scottish accent, an obvious impression of Montgomery Scott.

Criminal Minds

In the second season episode, "The Big Game", Reid challenges people to ask him about Star Trek episodes so that he can tell them the plot, identify the alien races in the episode, and quote Dr. McCoy. Hotch asks him to name the episode in which an alien entity named Sargon takes over Kirk's body. Reid not only names TOS: "Return to Tomorrow", but performs all the tasks he mentioned.

The Critic

The Critic was an animated comedy show from Simpsons producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss. The show takes viewers into the world of acerbic New York film critic Jay Sherman (played Jon Lovitz), who reviews classic and current films, which although loved by the public, fall far short of his high critical standards. Jay constantly struggled to balance his contempt for popular taste with his need to be loved and his search for success.

"Sherman of Arabia"

Worf Hambone

Worf doing the Hambone.

A short clip of a show called Hee Haw: The Next Generation which featured animated versions of Picard, Riker, Data, La Forge, and Dr. Crusher doing country dancing and music reminiscent of the country music and comedy series Hee Haw. Most notably, Worf is featured doing the hambone.

"From Chunk to Hunk"

William Shatner is hosting a TV show called "Celebrity 911", a parody of the show "Rescue 911" which Shatner hosted, and he devotes the hour to police calls involving actor James Caan. He then pauses and screams out "CAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!", just as Kirk did in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

"Marty's First Date"

Jay accompanying his son Marty on his first date. After meeting the date's dad, who gives Jay a Cuban cigar, he gives him a "Star Trek VII" pencil, and says it was "Nimoy's lamest."

"All The Duke's Men"

Jay's son Marty runs for school president and he tells kids to vote for him, he translate it in Spanish, Swahili, and in Klingonese, which two Klingon kids in the audience agree on. When Marty tells the kids that they're gonna work hard, they all leave and the two Klingon kids transport themselves away. They reappear again with their mother to thank Jay for the pizza and they transport away.

"A Song for Margo"

Jay is reviewing a movie called "Star Trek Generation X", which parodies Star Trek Generations. The clip features Keanu Reeves and Christian Slater onboard the bridge of the Enterprise-D and Kirk and Picard appear, Picard wants to know which one of them wrote "Beavis and Butt-head rule!" on the back of his skull and they deny doing it. Keanu Reeves then ask them, "hey, aren't you the two dudes from the T.V. show? You know, that space thing?" and Kirk asks them to try to stay in character. Jay then asks, "when will people stop going to Star Trek movies? Maybe when they see this clip of William Shatner musical number." where he sings "Raindrops keep falling on my head" and Patrick Stewart is playing the tambourine.

Crossing Jordan

Starring Miguel Ferrer.

In one episode, Bug says he's working on a Fan fiction story where Kathryn Janeway has to have sex with a Borg.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Starring Wallace Langham and Liz Vassey, and featuring guest appearances by Brenda Strong, Gregg Henry, Brenda Bakke, Jolene Blalock, Dina Meyer, Kate Vernon, Melinda Page Hamilton, Bruce Davison, Raymond Cruz and John Billingsley.

"Random Acts of Violence"

To show Greg that Archie was the better choice for a specific kind of evidence analysis, Nick asks Archie about a particular Trek episode involving a time portal. Archie replies, "Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, or Enterprise?"

"Monster in the Box"

Lab Technician David Hodges has a cat named Kobayashi Maru, in reference to the famed scenario. As one of the guys is about to make the Star Trek reference, another guy cuts him off before he finishes, possibly because uttering the franchise would have raised legal issues with CSI's studio. He calls the cat "Mr. K" or "Kobe."

"Theory of Everything"

The team begins finding bodies that have green blood. While it is found that the victims had extremely high levels of sulfur in their systems which caused the green blood, Hodges and DNA tech Wendy Simms argue over the particulars of Vulcan blood. While Hodges believes it is sulfur that makes Vulcan blood green, Wendy corrects him, saying it is actually copper and revealing herself to be a Star Trek fan.

"A Space Oddity"

Written by former DS9 writers Naren Shankar, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, contains a subplot about the remaking of an old science fiction program named "Astro Quest", leading to a murder on a science fiction convention. Hodges, while inspecting a corpse, addresses detective Jim Brass and says "He's dead Jim". He turns out to be a huge fan of "Astro Quest", along with his assistant, Wendy Simms. Hodges daydreams about them two being "Commander Bishop" and "Yeoman Malloy" from the show (an apparent spoof of Captain Kirk and Yeoman Rand). Another part of the episode parodies "The Gamesters of Triskelion", and another makes Wendy into an Orion slave girl analogue from "The Cage". The title itself is a parody of the classic title 2001:A Space Odyssey while "Astro Quest" is both a parody of Galaxy Quest and Star Trek (Astro is a synonym for Star while Quest is a synonym for Trek). The subplot, about a young director/producer remaking an old series with a brand new concept, angering fans is a direct reference/parody of the backlash Ronald D. Moore (who cameos as the first person to denounce the remake) experienced when remaking Battlestar Galactica.

CSI: Miami

Featuring guest appearances by Gregg Henry, Jolene Blalock, Robert Beltran, Raymond Cruz and Tim Russ.

"Fade Out"

A seemingly mob-related murder occurs. Investigation by Horatio and the team leads them to a pair of film students who are writing a screenplay which describes the crime exactly as it occurred. Those students hence become suspects. In a scene during which the two are working on their script, they discuss a character who has the line "Today is a good day to die," a reference to the timeless Klingon saying. One of the boys then suggested that that character be black, referring to Worf, played by Michael Dorn. Delko later mentions how the two have used every cliché in the book.


The investigators confront a suspect at a Halloween party in Klingon makeup who talks to them in Klingonese. One of the investigators translates and when his associates look at him funny indicates he learned it years ago.

"Wheels Up"

The episode's murder victim is a roller derby girl who goes by the name "Wrath of Connie."


In the episode "Corporate Warriors," a guy is killed during a festival. They go to his home and the refrigerator appears to be full of alcohol where one of the detectives says "Our victim looks like he was on some sort of Star Trek diet, you know, the kind where people have evolved past needing to eat real food."


Shepherd portrayed the character of somewhat faded television actress Cybill Sheridan who, because of her age, had been relegated to playing character roles, bit parts and TV commercials.

In the season 1 episode "Starting on the Wrong Foot", Jonathan Frakes guest-starred as himself who develops a crush on Cybill. She likes him at first, but can't really stand the idea of what he is. Star Trek itself is directly referenced when he asks her out for dinner, stating that he is a guest of honor at a Star Trek convention in Anaheim, and asks "...maybe you'd like to beam down with me?" She declines, but he insists saying, "...lower your shields, we could boldly go where no one has gone before!" she then says "Jonathan snap out of it, you're not a Starfleet commander, you're an actor; if you want to ask me out, ask me out!", to which he replies, "would you like to go out?", she bluntly states, "no, I don't date actors". One of her ex-husbands mistakenly calls him Leonard Nimoy, and one of her daughters gets really excited about meeting him because "He's second-in-command of the Enterprise! If the bald guy dies..." Frakes' clothing sort of suggests the TNG uniforms and his speech patterns are pure William T. Riker. She tells him she doesn't want to see him ever again, and he stands outside her house and calls the ship on his cell phone before getting beamed out.


Danny Phantom

Danny Phantom is a Nickelodeon animated series that was also created by Butch Hartman and had some Star Trek references, the show also featured Michael Dorn as the Fright Knight, the spirit of Halloween. As well as Ron Perlman as Danny's teacher, Mr. Lancer

"Attack of the Killer Garage Sale"

Danny fights a ghost called Technus, who creates a body from possessed technology, and in one scene, Technus uses a TV remote to change Danny; first into a cowboy, then into a glamorous movie star, and finally Spock.

"Phantom Planet"

After Tucker Foley introduces himself and says he a techno geek, other geeks says "hi" and do the Vulcan salute, to which Tucker also does.

Dharma & Greg

In the first season episode "The Cat's Out of the Bag" Jane is going to a Star Trek convention because she "like[s] middle-aged men who are virgins".


Dexter is a series on Showtime based on the novels written by Jeff Lindsay.

"That Night, a Forest Grew"

When the police are examining a letter the "Bay Harbor Butcher" sent to the local paper, Angel Batista picks out the quote "You can't depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus", to which Vince Masuka laughs and says "He's a Trekker, that shit's straight from Deep Space Nine." Angel corrects him, saying it's a Mark Twain quote, to which another cop responds, "Twain was never on Deep Space Nine, he was on Next Generation."

Diagnosis: Murder

On the television show Diagnosis: Murder, there have been at least two major parodies/major references to Star Trek. The first was in the episode "Alienated", in which case one of the main characters, Jesse Travis, believes he was abducted by aliens. He is then pursued by a local top-secret government agency official (played by George Takei) he is sure he is on to something. When he goes to a support group for people who have had encounters (led by a character played by Majel Barrett, also featuring a character played by Grace Lee Whitney), he meets another fanatic, who is sure the government is after the two of them (played by Walter Koenig) Also featured in the episode is Wil Wheaton, who plays the character of Gary Barton, and Bill Mumy as Parker Craddick.

In the 1996 episode "Murder by the Book", after Jeri Ryan had joined the cast of Star Trek: Voyager, she played murder suspect Melissa Barnes. At the end of the episode, she is present at the marriage of a main character over the radio waves, to the characters husband in the navy serving aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), which to get over static, the characters all scream loudly "ENTERPRISE!".

Digimon Adventure

In the English dub of the episode "Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker", the main character, Tai Kamiya, suggests that Izzy Izumi was using his computer to e-mail aliens to "beam him [Izzy] up" from the Digiworld. Also, the director of the English dub of Digimon Adventure and its sequel Digimon Aventure 02 is Jeff Nimoy, a relative of Leonard Nimoy.


Dilbert was an animated TV series that was based on the comic strip of the name. Dilbert keeps a model of the Enterprise in his cubicle.


While Dogbert's in the space shuttle, Gene Roddenberry's coffin looks the Template:ShipClass starship.

"Little People'

Dilbert wonders if the ventilation duct he, Wally and Alice are using to get to a conference room with unguarded food is a Jefferies tube.

"The Takeover"

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were implicated in a scandal that led to the death of the CEO of Dilbert's company.

"The Gift"

Jeri Ryan provided the voice of Dilbert's Seven of Nine alarm clock, which, when it went off, told him, "Get out of bed. Resistance is futile. Wake up and assimilate the day."

Doctor Who

See Doctor Who.


In the two part episodes, "The Public Eye" and "The Left Hand" Topher Brink invents a portable device that will cause an active to fall unconscious. Topher names the device a disruptor and makes a direct reference to Star Trek and the origins behind the name.

In the episode titled "Stop-Loss", Anthony Ceccoli is released from his contract at the L.A. Dollhouse and is shortly thereafter forcibly recruited into a secret military operation, where the operatives are implanted with a chip that allows everyone to share a hive mind, as well as to see through one another's eyes.

Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh

When Josh is arrested by the police, his registry reads "NCC-1701".


This animated series lasted four seasons and centered around the life of a duck private detective. Jason Alexander voiced the title character.

"Clip Job"

In this season season clip show, a villainous critic hooks Duckman up to his TV and intends to destroy him by overloading his brain with TV signals. In the process, Duckman briefly transforms into different characters, including Captain Kirk (saying, "Beam me up, Scotty.") From behind, he is also shown to briefly transform into Spock.

"Pig Amok"

Duckman's partner, Cornfed, learns he is going to die within twenty-four hours unless he loses his virginity. One of the places Duckman takes him to meet women is a Star Trek convention (rationalizing that "We need women who never meet desirable men"). Duckman and Cornfed are dressed as Kirk and Spock, respectively, for this scene. The title, of course, is a reference to "Amok Time".

"They Craved Duckman's Brain!"

A doctor discovers that Duckman's brain holds the cure to cancer and intends to claim it even at the cost of Duckman's life. The doctor rationalizes it by asking, "Didn't a wise man say, 'The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?'" Duckman responds by saying Spock said that and only because he knew Kirk would send his body to the Genesis planet, reviving him. The conversation goes on, with other characters noting that Picard could revive Kirk by taking him to Genesis. Also, Ron Perlman guest stars as another character.

"Where No Duckman Has Gone Before"

The penultimate episode of the series was a full-blown parody of the original series. Duckman is a caricature of Kirk, Cornfed of Spock, Bernice of Uhura, Ajax of Scotty, Charles of Chekov, Grandma-ma of Christopher Pike, Art De Salvo (a recurring character voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) of Bones, Fluffy and Uranus of redshirts, and King Chicken of Khan Noonien Singh. Duckman's other son Mambo is apparently himself, but is incorrectly addressed as Sulu. The Enterprise resembles the stardrive section of the Galaxy class starship. References to episodes/movies included "The Enemy Within", "Arena", "Operation -- Annihilate!", and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Marina Sirtis and James Doohan voiced characters in this episode, and it ended with a live-action scene of Leonard Nimoy.

Duck Dodgers

The basic premise of this Warner Bros. animated series is a Looney Tunes parody of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and other space operas, including many constant references to Star Trek. Captain Dodgers works for a multi-planet coalition called "The Galactic Protectorate" (a parody of the United Federation of Planets), which constanly clashes with two rivalring powers, Mars (resembling a bit to the Romulan Star Empire) and the "Klunkan Empire", an obvious parody of the Klingon Empire. They and their leader, K'Chutha Sa'am (Yosemite Sam) resemble to the Original Series series Klingons in appearance and behavior.

The title of one episode, "The Wrath of Canasta" is a parody of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In another episode, "The Queen is Wild/Back at the Academy", Dodgers engages the Queen of Mars in a parody of the Battle of the Mutara Nebula (the Martian command ships bear resemblance to Miranda class starships) and succeeds an Academy test by cheating, but gets maximum scores for bravery and original thinking, just like James T. Kirk did on the Kobayashi Maru scenario.

The series featured the voice of Michael Dorn in the regular role of the Martian Centurion.



The deceased character Bradley Branning was a Star Trek fan. A DS9 DVD was frequently seen as a prop in his house and his ringtone was that of the Star Trek: The Original Series theme. A suite from Star Trek Nemesis was played at his funeral and other characters commented that a cake Billy Mitchell gets, iced with the words "Beam me up!", is in bad taste for the wake. When reminising about his dead son, Max suggested remembering him by wearing Star Trek costumes and making "some speech about the Final Frontier".


In the season 7 episode "Mars Attacks" injured people from a Science Fiction convention are taken to the hospital, among them a man who cut his own ears to resemble a Vulcan.

ESPN's Around the Horn

  • In one episode of Around the Horn, Los Angeles Times writer J.A. Adande gave the Vulcan salute during his opening statement, for which the other panelists on the show ridiculed him.
  • Panelist Woody Paige once had written on his blackboard "How do I set my laser printer to stun?"
  • On the September 28, 2010 episode, Host Tony Reali compared the show's new set, which debuted the day prior, to the Starship Enterprise.


In the episode "Dr. Nobel", sheriff Carter is undergoing an experiment with an experimental device made to connect brains, and asks: "Is this some kind of Vulcan mind meld?"

Everybody Hates Chris

In the episode "Everybody Hates Halloween", Greg is dressed as Spock for Halloween.

The Fairly Oddparents

The Fairly Oddparents is an Nicktoon created by Butch Hartman. This series often parodied Star Trek.

"Boy Toys"

The Anti-Girl Fortress room is similar to the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Phasers are mentioned. The doors open with a same sound of the doors on the USS Enterprise-B in Star Trek Generations.

"Totally Spaced Out"

The transporters are used in this episode.

"So Totally Spaced Out"

The doors on Yugopotamia hiss open with the same sound of the doors on the USS Enterprise-D, USS Voyager and the USS Enterprise-E in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek Nemesis and the USS Enterprise-B in Star Trek Generations. Spaced Out is also the name of a music album by William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy.

"Emotion Commotion"

Timmy Turner wishes his emotions away after an embarrassing accident, and later claims to "think quite logically." Later in the episode, two of his friends are kidnapped by "Dr. Vulcan."


Family Guy

See Family Guy.

Family Matters

In the fifth season episode entitled "Money Out the Window", a loan shark who is owed money by Eddie and Steve introduces himself as "Bones." Steve asks him "as in the doctor on Star Trek?" to which Bones replies, "No. Bones, as in 'I break them.'"


Farscape contains numerous references to Star Trek. The show's lead character, John Crichton, is a self-acknowledged sci-fi fan. As the sole Human on the crew, none of his crewmates ever get the references.

"PK Tech Girl"

Having spotted an enemy ship, Crichton says, "Shouldn't we be doing warp a thousand by now?"

"Till the Blood Runs Clear"

A guest character's name is Rorf, which Crichton mishears as Worf.

"Family Ties"

Crichton compares his relationship with his crewmate D'Argo to that between Kirk and Spock.

"Crackers Don't Matter"

Another character exclaims "Revenge is a dish best served cold" from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, to which Crichton responds, "I hate it when villains quote Shakespeare" (referring to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).

"A Clockwork Nebari"

Dealing with an alien race called the Nebari, Crichton asks them, "Isn't that your Nebari Prime Directive?"

"Green Eyed Monster"

A star is referred to as Mintaka III.

"Losing Time"

Crichton nick-names a DRD (diagnostic repair drone) "DRD Pike," because he communicates with it using "one blink for yes, two for no."


When a villain appears suddenly, Crichton asks him if he beamed in.

"Revenging Angel"

This episode was a mix of animation and live action, in which a cartoon D'Argo finds himself plastered to the front of the deflector dish of the USS Enterprise as it flies through space, at which point a Scotty-like voice notes that they've hit something. Later, Crichton compares himself to James T. Kirk, to which another character responds, "That was a television show, John. And he did Priceline commercials!"

"Crichton Kicks"

In this episode Crichton faces off against a group of pirates/scavengers. At one point he challenges them by shouting the phrase "Get the hell off of my ship!" in Klingon (the phrase was created using the actual Klingon language created by Marc Okrand). He remarks afterwards that the "translator microbes" (Farscape's equivalent of the universal translator) couldn't handle Klingon. He later also refers to the raiders as Klingon (and they do physically resemble Klingons).

"I Shrink, Therefore I Am"

Crichton refers to his crewmate D'Argo (who has recently been made captain of their ship) as "Captain James T D'Argo."

"A Prefect Murder"

Crichton does Scotty impressions.

"Unrealized Reality"

Crichton exclaims "I am not Kirk, Spock, Luke, Buck, Flash or Arthur frelling Dent."

"A Constellation of Doubt"

Crichton's nephew refers to his uncle as "the first and only Human to boldly go where no man has gone before."

"We're So Screwed, Part 2"

Crichton flashes the Vulcan hand signal.

"The Peacekeeper Wars"

Crichton promises, "The next Ferengi we see, we run. No questions later."

Fat Actress

This comedy series was created, produced, and written by the show's star Kirstie Alley who is playing herself.

"Big Butts"

During a conversation in a diner restroom guest actor Phil Morris told the character Eddie Falcon that he liked Alley's performance in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

FOX NFL Sunday

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel occasionally gives his picks for the week's games in a William Shatner/James T. Kirk impression. He once said. "I'm the... quarterback! Which would... mean... I'm the captain!"

Franklin & Bash

Starring Malcolm McDowell.


Pinder describes Infeld's office building as being Borg-like.


Frasier contains several jokes and references to Star Trek. Star Kelsey Grammer, who plays Dr. Frasier Crane, had appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Captain Morgan Bateson in TNG: "Cause and Effect" (Grammer is admittedly a Star Trek fan). Frequent guest star Bebe Neuwirth, who played Dr. Lilith Sternin, also guest-starred on The Next Generation as Lanel in TNG: "First Contact". The Frasier sets on the Paramount lot were also located beside the sets from The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and the first three seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise.

"Frasier Crane's Day Off"

After Frasier overdoses on medication to combat his flu, in his delirium, he goes down to the KACL radio station and locks himself inside the broadcast booth to continue hosting his show. His producer, Roz Doyle, calls security to come and fetch him, claiming "Captain Kirk's got control of the bridge and he's gone insane!"

"The Candidate"

Frasier and Niles support a candidate for Congress only to later learn that he believes he was once abducted by aliens. After deciding that it was probably a one-time incident brought on by stress, the brothers agree to continue supporting him. Frasier says the candidate still needs to seek professional help and asks Niles whether he'd treat him. Niles responds "I'm a doctor, not a miracle worker."

"The Last Time I Saw Maris"

KACL's resident Star Trek fanatic Noel Shempsky (played by Star Trek: Voyager guest actor Patrick Kerr), who keeps an autographed photo of Captain Kirk in his cubicle, seeks Frasier's support on a petition to the producers of Star Trek suggesting a new character: "the all powerful space vixen Rozalinda, four-breasted queen of the planet Rozniak." Frasier signs the petition, much to the chagrin of Roz.

"Roz, A Loan"

At the end of the fifth season, Frasier inadvertently got all of his colleagues fired as the owner dropped the talk format and went to Salsa. Noel Shempsky remained at the station as he spoke fluent Spanish. On his return, Frasier asks how he's doing and Noel replies that he's still working on his English-Klingon dictionary. Frasier then asks how do you say "goodbye" in Klingonese (Krish-Krush) which Noel doesn't initially pick up the subtle hint. Frasier upsets Roz and in order to make amends, he changes his pompous, ego-centric return speech into one extolling Roz's virtues. Noel discovers the switch and begins reading from it to which Frasier angrily yells "Krish-Krush, Krish-Krush, Krish-Krush."

"Star Mitzvah"

Frasier seeks Noel's help to learn Hebrew to speak at his son Frederick's bar mitzvah. Noel agrees, only if Frasier can obtain for him Scott Bakula's autograph at a nearby Star Trek convention (one he cannot attend personally due to William Shatner's presence and Shatner's restraining order against him). Frasier, however, is unable to fulfill Noel's request. Out of revenge, Noel instructs Frasier in the Klingon language, which he claims is Hebrew. He later learns that Frasier did obtain one of Joan Collins' wigs from TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever" for him, and is greatly moved, but too late to catch Frasier and admit his revenge plan. Frasier delivers his speech at Frederick's bar mitzvah in Klingon, much to everyone's embarrassment, except for a Trekkie friend of Frederick's who later translates the speech from Klingon to English for Frasier's son, noting it's much more beautiful "in the original Klingon." This is a parody of Chancellor Gorkon's line "You have never experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon," from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

"Lilith Needs a Favor"

While Lilith travels on an airplane to visit Frasier in Seattle, she sits next to a man (played by Brent Spiner) whom she describes as "white as a sheet." The man replies "actually, I'm always this pale," a reference to Data's pale android complexion. (citation needededit)

"The Show Must Go Off"

Frasier finds one of his childhood heroes, Jackson Hedley, at a sci-fi convention he attends to buy comic books for his son, Frederick. Hedley, a former Shakespearean actor, has been making a living on the convention circuit ever since he was cast in the television show Space Patrol. Frasier and Niles decide to produce a show, and cast Hedley, hoping that he will be able to restart his career. They soon discover that Hedley is a talentless ham, only they couldn't see it when they were children.

While at the convention, Frasier asks a man dressed as a Klingon for help finding the comic books and thanks him by saying "You're a fierce but helpful people." Roz also runs into Noel and a friend of his; they're both wearing Original Series-era Starfleet uniforms.

"Star Trek 30th Anniversary Special"

Although not an episode of Frasier, most of the Frasier main cast participated in a sketch during the UPN special where they were "recreating their audition" for Voyager, although the actors (David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney; complete with easy chair and beer can, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and Moose the dog) were playing their Frasier characters. The sketch had Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) trying to command Voyager with these "wacky crewmembers." However, trouble begins when Roz won't stop talking to an Aldebarian that she is going to have a date with which prompts Niles to quip: "Sounds like this Aldebarian is about to boldly go where so many have gone before." Then, an alien message cannot be received after First Officer Niles engages a banality filter which keeps Voyager from being bothered by any messages that are "overly insipid or jejune." When Captain Janeway orders him to disengage it, he laments that he can't even "get my phaser to stop flashing twelve o'clock." Lieutenant Daphne suggests using her alien telepathic powers to communicate with the alien ship, but Janeway claims that she's not from another planet, she's just from England. When she uses her psychic abilities, she finds a strong sense of the aliens expressing a desire to breed with the Voyager crew, but quickly realizes that she's actually sensing Niles. A Klingon enters the bridge from the turbolift with Eddie, Martin's dog, and complains he was found on the Klingon homeworld digging up azalea bushes after the Klingons just finished landscaping. Martin offers him a strip of latinum which appeases the Klingon, but claims if Eddie does it again, the Klingons will destroy the Federation, to which Janeway claims "that sounds reasonable." Ultimately, the crew's bickering annoys Janeway to the point that she activates Voyager's auto-destruct sequence and destroys the ship.


Friends contains a few references to Star Trek by Chandler Bing and Ross Geller, who are referenced as being nerds throughout the series.

"The One With the Sonogram at the End"

Ross shows the gang the sonogram of his child, and the group makes jokes while trying to decipher the image. Joey asks, "What are we supposed to be seeing here?" to which Chandler replies, "I don't know, but I think it's about to attack the Enterprise."

"The One With the List"

During calling the printer company's hotline, Chandler gets angry, because he notices they watch Star Trek in the background. Later during the call he realizes, Spock is actually hugging his father.

"The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends"

Chandler tells Ross that an incident involving Phoebe's boyfriend is a no-win scenario. He calls the situation the Kiryat Moriah. Ross informs him that the no-win scenario is actually called the Kobayashi Maru, and that the Kiryat Moriah was the name of hotel they stayed in when traveling in Israel.

"The One With the Cat"

Rachel is trying to make Ross angry by saying things he doesn't agree with. She says "I do think Kirk was smarter than Spock". Ross pretends not to be angry and leaves, and then Chandler turns to Rachel and asks "You were kidding about the Kirk/Spock thing though, right?"

"The One With the Cuffs"

An encyclopedia salesman is testing Joey's knowledge, to prove that Joey really needs an encyclopedia. He asks "What do you know about vulcanized rubber?". Joey replies: "Is that Mr. Spock's condom?"

"The One With the Secret Closet"

Chandler and Joey are trying to open a closet in Monica's apartment to find out what is inside it. There is a moment when Chandler shouts in an over-the-top manner, "There's got to be a way!", to which Joey replies "Easy there, Captain Kirk".

Full Frontal

In this '90s Australian TV sketch show, there is a parody of The Next Generation with Eric Bana playing Worf (with a crab on his forehead). This was before Bana's film stardom and appearance in 2009's Star Trek.

Full House

In the eighth season episode entitled "Leap of Faith", D.J. and Stephanie attempt to convince Michelle that she suffers from "Schmedrick's Disease" which causes baldness, which they believe to have plagued Captain Picard.


See Futurama.


Garfield and Friends

See #U.S. Acres


The Disney animated series Gargoyles made reference to Star Trek in the season one episode "Brothers Keeper," in which a character states "Yeah? You and what Starfleet?" The show notably also stared many veteran Star Trek actors. Brent Spiner provided the voice of Puck, a role shared by Spiner's character Data in the episode, "Time's Arrow, Part II". Xanatos, the show's primary antagonist, shares his appearance with his voice actor Jonathan Frakes, and by extension, with Frake's character, William T. Riker. Xanatos has a somewhat flirtatiouse rivlary with the female gargoyle Demona, voiced by Marina Sirtis, who also played Deanna Troi, Commander Riker's love intrest. Other Star Trek actors with roles on the show included Michael Dorn, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, W. Morgan Sheppard, Michael Bell, Avery Brooks, LeVar Burton, Tony Jay, Colm Meaney, Victor Brandt, David Warner, Paul Winfield, John Rhys-Davies, Frank Welker and Matt Frewer. Patrick Stewart was also considered for the role of Macbeth, a seemingly immortal character with some similarities to Flint. Actors including Jeff Bennett, B.J. Ward and Cam Clarke would go on to provide voice work for the various Star Trek games.

A trade paperback printing some Gargoyles comic book stories has a time lost character acknowledging Star Trek as a show which involves time travel.

In addition, the show and comics have been written by Star Trek writers which include Cary Bates, Michael Reaves, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood and Martin Pasko.

Gilmore Girls

  • In the second season episode "The Ins and Outs of Inns", Lorelai and Rory discover that Luke was a Trekkie in high school, and keep on teasing him with several Star Trek references. Later Rory says her mother is one "beam me up Scotty" reference away from being the victim of one, referring to a murder.
  • In fourth season's "In the Clamor and the Clangor", Rory and Lorelai discuss William Shatner and his role as Captain Kirk.
  • In the sixth season episode "The Real Paul Anka", April asks Luke, if he had never seen the original Star Trek series.
  • Also in the sixth season, in "The UnGraduate", Lorelai says she needs dilithium crystals to repair the warp drive in her Jeep.
  • Still in the sixth season, in "I'm OK, You're OK", Lorelai tells Kirk to take his dippy Star Trek device and go.
  • In seventh season's "The Long Morrow", Lorelai mentions that "Space is the final frontier."

Good Eats

Good Eats is a cooking show on FoodTV staring Alton Brown. Alton uses many pop culture references including Star Trek.

The title of the episode "Deep Space Slime", focusing on gelatin desserts, references Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In "A Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiment", an avocado themed episode, Alton interacts a parody of Spock who uses the Vulcan nerve pinch.

The last question of the episode "Pretzel Logic" was, If yeast were to star in a horror or sci-fi film, they'd most likely play: a) Mummies b) Zombies, or c) Tribbles

The answer: all of the above. They start out dry as mummies, they reanimate like zombies, and then, they reproduce like those gosh darn Tribbles. So, how'd you do? Ah, who cares, let's make them.

Gossip Girl

A second season episode is titled "The Wrath of Con", paying tribute to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


Hawaii Five-O (2010 remake)

Developed by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, starring Daniel Dae Kim, and guest-starring Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa along with William Sadler and Sidney Liufau as Kim's character's mentor and cousin respectively.

"Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"

The investigation takes Steve and Danno to a Comic book convention, where Danno calls a Trekkie in a First Contact uniform "Captain Kirk." The Trekkie gets offended and says he's actually Benjamin Sisko, using the rank of Commander despite wearing a Captain's rank device on his collar. That offense goes even further when Danno mentions Uhura when discussing black Trek characters.


Heroes is a science fiction series on NBC about ordinary Humans who discover they have extraordinary powers. In addition to casting Star Trek alumni (like George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Dominic Keating, Michael Dorn, Malcolm McDowell, and Zachary Quinto), Heroes makes many references to Star Trek. In particular, Hiro Nakamura, a Japanese character who can bend space and time, is an admitted Star Trek fan and often equates his power to events that take place on Star Trek.


Hiro and Ando talk about Star Trek

Hiro compares his powers to Star Trek

Hiro describes his power to bend space and teleport. His friend Ando Masahashi sarcastically says that it's "like Star Trek". Ando says that Hiro's "powers beyond any mere mortal" are like Spock's. He then suggests that Hiro use his Vulcan death grip when he is dragged back to his desk by his boss. Later, Hiro expresses his desire to "boldly go where no man has gone before". Ando mocks, "Beam us up, Scotty!".

"Don't Look Back"

9th Wonders boldly go

The prophetic 9th Wonders! references Star Trek

A prophetic comic book, 9th Wonders!, Issue #14, depicts Star Trek-related conversation Hiro and Ando had previously. Later, when Hiro inexplicably finds himself having teleported from Tokyo to New York City, he explains his himself by comparing his abilities to Star Trek's transporters. He punctuates his explanation with the Vulcan salute.


Hiro greets an acquaintance with the Vulcan salute.


Kaitos limo

Kaito Nakamura's limo bears familiar numbers and letters

Hiro's father, Kaito (portrayed by George Takei) gets into a limo with the license place "NCC-1701".


Hiro vulcan salute

Hiro is fond of the Vulcan salute

A woman calls the Japanese Hiro "Sulu" just before punching him and locking him in a closet. When he is freed, he gives a Vulcan salute and says, "I come in peace."


Hiro parts ways with Ando; each give a Vulcan salute to the other. Additionally, a newly-introduced character's hometown is Bozeman, Montana.

"How to Stop an Exploding Man"

Ando reminds Hiro that his whole life, Star Trek gave him heroes and role models.

"Cold Wars"

When Nathan tells Danko that he wants his brother, Peter, caught with "no bloodshed", Danko orders his men saying, "Hear that? Phasers on stun."

"Cold Snap"

Hiro and Ando are told to find "Matt Parkman" (played by Greg Grunberg). When they find a baby with the same name, Hiro and Ando wonder how such a thing could have occurred. Hiro explains that on The Next Generation, a transporter accident caused something similar to happen ("Rascals").

Hiro's blog

Hiro's real world blog is organized by stardate. References to Star Trek including signing off with "live long and prosper," wishing the series a 40th happy birthday, and a representation of the Prime Directive.

"The Agent"

In chapter 7 of the online iStory "The Agent", Anna Korolenko calls Rachel Mills "Scotty" and tells her to take her up. Rachel replies that the line is "Beam me up, Scotty" and then teleports Anna and herself.

See also

Homeboys from Outer Space

  • In the 1996-1997 sci-fi series spoof Homeboys in Outer Space, guest stars were Ethan Phillips, James Doohan, and George Takei. Doohan played a recurring role as a Montgomery Scott analogue called Pippen (presumably a play on the name of basketball player Scotty Pippen).

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show

"Honey, They Call Me the Space Cowboy"

Ar'nox, an alien visitor mentions Talos IV and tranya in this episode.

House, MD

Starring Jennifer Morrison and featuring a guest appearance by John Cho

"Don't Ever Change"

Kutner casually mentions that he's a Dahar Master of the Klingon Empire.

"97 Seconds"

One of the doctors takes the patients blood and it is green. In the next scene is Dr. House talking with his team and asks, "Is he Vulcan? If 'no' then what makes Nimoy bleed green?"

"Big Baby"

When Dr. House refers to Foreman and Thirteen's new-found relationship, he describes it as Forman having "Boldly gone where no man had gone before."

How I Met Your Mother

"The Playbook"

A bartender says he's giving up on dating to focus on his fan fiction. The scene cuts immediately to a wedding photo with him and his bride both wearing TNG-style duty uniforms in command red.



Featuring Tim Russ. In one episode, Spencer buys a Galaxy Wars ship and uses a communicator similar to the ones in The Original Series.

In Living Color

"The Wrath of Farrakhan"

The Wrath of Farrakhan

The Wrath of Farrakhan

Former calypso singer and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (played by Damon Wayans) boards the Enterprise to liberate the ship's crew from their Anglo-Saxon captain (played by Jim Carrey). When the desperate Kirk pleads with science officer Spock, "What are we going to do?", the Vulcan responds "What do you mean... we?... Caucazoid?" Spock reminds the captain that, as a Vulcan, he is the strongest and most intelligent member of the crew, yet is still second in command. "...and I'm a better director than you." Then Kirk grabs a type 1 phaser and tries to kill Farrakhan but fails, so Kirk screams, "FARRAKHAN!!"

"Star Trek VII: The Really Last Voyage"

An aging crew of the Enterprise escapes from a retirement home only to be lured back by the promise of tapioca pudding and bingo. Highlights include Sulu leaving the Enterprise's left blinker on since Rigel V and crashing the ship into an asteroid, which knocks Captain Kirk's hairpiece off. When Sulu detects a deadly gas coming from engineering, Scotty hails the bridge and claims he's "lost all control of (his) bowels", to which Kirk reminds him that he should be wearing his "Starfleet Depends." Later, Spock reminds Kirk that he is approaching pon farr and remarks "you're looking pretty good to me." After Spock has "fallen and can't get up", Bones comes to the bridge, wheeling in a wheelchair, degenerated to a skeleton complaining "I'm a corpse, not a doctor!" As his crew leaves the ship, Kirk records in his log that six sequels wasn't too bad for a B-grade TV show that was canceled light years ago.

"Why Star Trek: Next Generation Black Characters?"

Black aliens with body parts on their heads visit the battle section of the Enterprise-D.


Just Shoot Me!

Guest-starring Elizabeth Dennehy's father Brian Dennehy, Kristanna S. Loken and Andy Dick.

"Two Girls For Every Boy"

Elliot asks where Spock and Kirk are going to sit when Jack shows him his new office guest chairs.

"A Divorce To Remember"

Dennis explains his attendance of a cat show to Adrienne despite her demands he not do so that he was simply following the last wishes of his imaginary DESERT STORM commanding officer "Captain Picardemonger."


"Joey and the Premiere"

Brent Spiner appears as himself in this episode of the Friends spin-off, attending a Hollywood movie premiere party, where Joey is also invited. He keeps on chasing Spiner to answer for his questions regarding Star Trek: The Next Generation, who claims that he's willing to talk about anything, except Star Trek.

Justice League and Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited Season 3 episode Dead Reckoning has Superman (possessed by a dead acrobat named Deadman who is voiced by Raphael Sbarge), Batman and Wonder Woman teleport to Africa which their transporter. Expecting to be teleported to a particular location, Deadman references the show "where the transporter doesn't miss".

Both JL and JLU have had other Star Trek actors/actresses including: Clancy Brown, Susan J. Sullivan, Brian George, Kurtwood Smith, Rene Auberjonois, Kristin Bauer, John Rhys-Davies, William Smith, David Ogden Stiers, Virginia Madsen, Keone Young, Olivia d'Abo, Stephen Root, Michael McKean, Ashley Edner, Efrain Figueroa, W. Morgan Sheppard, Phil Morris, Robert Picardo, Mitchell Ryan, Mark Rolston, Earl Boen, Nicholas Guest, Carlos Ferro, Bruce McGill, Richard McGonagle, Larry Drake, Robert Ito, Javier Grajeda, Victor Rivers, Christopher McDonald, Ed O'Ross, Jeffrey Combs, Robert Foxworth, Charles Napier, Dick Miller, Marc Worden, Seymour Cassel, Malcolm McDowell, Googy Gress and Daniel Dae Kim.

Video game actors/actress have also did regular voice work on the show: Jennifer Hale, Corey Burton, Richard Doyle, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael Gough, Dee Bradley Baker, Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle and Jamie Alcroft.


Kenan and Kel

In one of the episode epilogues, Kenan opens a communicator, and utters "Beam me up, Scotty", to which both him and the terrified Kel make their exit from the stage, via dematerializing with the transporter effect.

Knight Rider

The second season opener ("Goliath") features Garthe Knight, the evil twin brother of Michael Knight, whose only distinguishing feature is his goatee, an obvious reference to Spock's mirror universe counterpart in TOS: "Mirror, Mirror".

Knight Rider 2000

A slightly-malfunctioning KITT uses a sonic stunning pulse on James Doohan, much to Michael's chagrin. Michael goes to the actor's aid, telling KITT that he "pulsed Scotty" while a supposedly disoriented Doohan weakly mumbles Scott-esque technobabble.

King of the Hill

King of the Hill was another animated series from Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge, who voices the starring character Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman who lives in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas. Hank is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but he found (some) serenity in his home-life with his wife, substitute Spanish teacher Peggy, his awkward son Bobby and his lived-in niece-in-law Luanne Platter. Adding flavor to the ordinary dish the series served were Hank's best friends, divorcee military barber Bill Dauterive, paranoid Dale Gribble (with an obsession with Government conspiracy theories) and gibberish spouting Boomhauer.

The show featured some references to Star Trek as well as some actors including Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Christopher Lloyd, and Wallace Shawn.

"Joust Like a Woman"

Dale tries to get into a Renaissance Fair with a homemade Starfleet uniform and get a dollar off for enterence by wearing a period costume and explains that he's from the future, which is a period. At the end of the episode, Dale says, "The Prime Directive has been breached! Women's liberation has started too soon! I must warn the future!" which he then wiggles his fingers pretending to transport himself away.

"Stressed for Success"

Bobby signs up to be part of his school's acdemic team, where he answers questions that revolve around pop culture. One of the questions asked was which of the following is not a Starfleet Captain: Picard, Janeway, or Data, and Bobby answered Data.

Kim Possible

In the third season episode "Dimension Twist", The main characters find themselves transported into a television program. The title character ends up in an unspecified space show similiar to Star Trek. She appears as a red shirted member and is called Enson (Ensign), and is told by her tech friend the purpose of the red shirt. The Ship Commander is voiced by Clancy Brown.

In the fourth season episode "The Cupid Effect", Ricardo Montalban reprises his villain role Señor Senior, Sr. He and his son, Señor Senior, Jr., pretend to deliver flowers to Wade's mom so Jr. can steal plans for the Cupid ray. Señor Senior, Sr., while stalling Wade's mom, makes an improvised greeting card poem, which was heavily derived from Khan's monologue about chasing Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

In addition to those references, several Star Trek actors/actress in addition to Clancy and Ricardo have provided voice work for the show including: George Takei, Andrea Martin, Brian George, Stephen Root, Earl Boen, Jason Marsden, Michael Dorn, Phil Morris, Ron Perlman, Christopher McDonald, Clyde Kusatsu and John Cho.


Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Spock flip

A Vulcan's opinion of Star Wars fans

A sketch featured "Triumph, the insult-comic dog" interviewing Star Wars fans lined up for the opening of "Attack of the Clones". The bit climaxed with a man dressed as Spock giving the fans an alternate version of the Vulcan salute.

In another sketch, in which O'Brien attempted to combat another network's plan for a big October event, one of the promotions suggested is Spock-tober, in which the same character as the Triumph sketch appeared on the show. The Spock character has appeared as a throw-away joke on several other occasions.

The Spock character, who was played by Late Night writer Michael Gordon, visited the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction in another comedy bit.


A TNT heist-caper series which has guest-starred Jeri Ryan, Wil Wheaton, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Noa Tishby, Clancy Brown, Spencer Garrett, Richard Cox, Robert Pine, Saul Rubinek and Andy Mangels, and had Jonathan Frakes as a director on some episodes.

The principal character of hacker Alec Hardison is a Trekkie.

"The Nigerian Job"

While posing as a nerdy computer technician, Elliot explains away his musculature as being due to dressing up as a Klingon at conventions.

"The Order 23 Job"

Hardison wants to use Trek movies as intercom codes, with the odd-numbered ones meaning "all's well" and the even-numbered ones meaning "there's a problem," eventually using "Doctor Wrath O'Khan" as a warning to Elliot.

"The Maltese Falcon Job"

Hardison quotes Spock saying "I have been and shall always be your friend" just before destroying his van as a distraction to save his friends.

Little Britain

In season one, Daffyd is complaining to Myfanwy that gays don't have anything to do in Llandewi Brefi. After looking in the paper, they discover that a gay Trekkies group is meeting right there, right now. Three men are dressed as Spock, Uhura and possibly Kirk. Myfanwy says that Daffyd likes Star Trek, to which he replies "Well I don't like Deep Space Nine." Daffyd then doubts the Trekkie men are gay but one of them says "He was hung like a Klingon!" Annoyed that there are other gay men there, Daffyd tells them that Myfanwy wants them to leave and they storm out.

The Lone Gunmen

In the episode "Like Water For Octane", a young Richard 'Ringo' Langley tells his father that in the future everyone will be eating food pills, "like on Star Trek."

In "Tango de los Pistoleros", a new missile invisible to Radar is described as a Romulan cloaking device.

In "The Lying Game", a metal detector is referred to as a Tricorder, and the man using it as Mr Spock.


In the episode "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" Boone and Locke discuss redshirts. (Locke is played by Terry O'Quinn who was a guest on Star Trek: The Next Generation) Red shirts have become a motif since, with several characters (such as Neil in "The Lie") dying while wearing one.

Sawyer frequently calls Jin "Sulu". (Jin is played by Daniel Dae Kim who was a guest actor on both Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise)

In the episode "This Place is Death", anthropologist Charlotte Lewis makes a sarcastic joke about speaking Klingon.

In "What Kate Does", Dogen has a baseball on his desk like Captain Sisko.



"Star Blecch, uGlee"

The Star Blecch crew attempt to stop Captain Zero from destroying Schlock's home planet.


"Star Trek: Deep Stain Nine"

From the very first episode, MADtv parodied Trek with this "sequel" set aboard a laundry starship.

"Kirk and Spock Variety Hour"

A "lost pilot" from 1975; Kirk (Will Sasso), Spock (Pat Kilbane), McCoy (guest star Tim Conlon) and Uhura (Debra Wilson) perform comedy skits with special guests Sammy Davis, Jr. (Phil LaMarr) and Phyllis Diller (herself). Featuring the June Taylor Tribbles.

"Estrella Viaje"

A Spanish-language version of Star Trek (one of several "Spanish remake" skits the show did).

"Martin Lawrence's Brushes with Death 4"

Hosted by William Shatner (Sasso); parody of Fox specials focusing on actor Martin Lawrence's "bouts with exhaustion".

"The Captain Kirk Show"

Kirk (Sasso) and Spock (Kilbane) host a David Letterman-type talk show, complete with a Top Ten List and a "man on the street" segment where Spock goes up to total strangers on the street and talks to them. Martha Stewart (Mo Collins) appears on the show.

"Shatner's Sperm Bank"

Shatner (Sasso) tries to convince a woman (Alex Borstein) to purchase his sperm for in vitro fertilization.

"Hollywood Squares: UPN Stars"

Parody of the game show with rapper/actress Eve (Daniele Gaither) and a Klingon from Star Trek: Voyager (Jordan Peele) as the only two "celebrities".

Note: Debra Wilson – or actually, just her voice – was actually featured as Captain Lisa Cusak in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Sound of Her Voice". She also provided the computer voice for the Star Trek: The Experience Klingon Encounter.

Malcolm in the Middle

"Hal Grieves"

After Hal's father (who had been played by Christopher Lloyd) dies and he becomes depressed, his friend, Abe invites George Takei (appearing as himself) to cheer him up. They talk about Star Trek and mention both TOS: "The Squire of Gothos" and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Married... With Children

"A Three Job, No Income Family"

In this season 3 episode, Al Bundy takes a second job at a fast food restaurant called "Burger Trek", whose theme centers around the original Star Trek series, complete with TOS-inspired uniforms (which has a burger speared by a rocketship) worn by employees, the manager (played by Pauly Shore) being referred to as the captain, Al Bundy being called "Crewman Bundy" and the cashier area being referred to as the bridge. Al is expected to say "woosh" everytime he sends the burgers down to the cashier area. His manager also reminds him of the mission they have to accomplish, which is "to go where no burger has gone before". Another announcement asks that "the crewman who overflowed the toilet please report to the bridge".

"Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2"

Al tries to sell an idea for a television series called "Shoe Trek" to a producer, but he's turned down. Later he sees the show on TV, realizing they stole his idea.

"If Al Had a Hammer"

Kelly tells her brother, Bud "I'm sure lots of cool guys spend their Friday night watching Star Trek reruns hoping to catch a glimpse of Klingon cleavage."

"The Goodbye Girl"

Recently employed at a TV based theme park, Kelly tells her family of her day, which involved a rather large woman being stuck in a turnstile. Kelly, thinking quickly for once, decided to grease her up with butter and then "I went over to Star Trek Land, hotwired the Enterprise and sent it up where no man has ever gone before."

"No Ma'am"

Marcy says to Al: "Shut up, Klingon."

"The Hood, the Bud & the Kelly: Part 2"

Jefferson says: "You know, Captain Kirk was wrong. The final frontier isn't space, it's the roof."

"Calendar Girl"

Bud needs twelve beautiful woman for a calendar. Kelly suggests his "Lieutenant Uhura doll" to be one of them.


In the episode "We Had a Dream", a murder victim's address is given as 1701 Pike's Way.

Men Behaving Badly

In this British sitcom, the entire episode of "Watching TV" takes place as Gary, Tony, Dorothy and Deb are sitting in the lounge watching an episode of Star Trek. Although the title is not mentioned, it is obvious from their descriptions the episode is TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever".

As a fan of the series, Gary is keen to point out its classic status, stating that it is as fresh as it always has been, and that it has taught an entire generation about science, the Klingon language and how a crew of different nations can work together, "especially when there's no bloody Italians."

As she is unfamiliar with the series, Deb often asks questions, and has to be corrected when she calls Spock, Spong.

Tony also asks questions, but of a more irrelevant nature, such as how they clean the windscreen (referring to the viewscreen), if Kirk has a glove compartment, and whether the bridge crew swivel their chairs when no one is looking. He and Gary also do a duet impression of the door 'swoosh'.

At the end of the episode Tony flips open the TV remote in the style of a Communicator, says "beam us up, Scotty" and all four disappear with a transporter effect.

The Mentalist

Featuring Gregory Itzin.

"Red Hot"

Zoe McLellan plays a woman with the last name "Bajoran," a coincidental reference to her role of Tal Celes.

Mercy Point

A sci-fi hospital drama starring Star Trek: New Frontier audiobook narrator Joe Morton and featuring Salli Elise Richardson.

One of the ads for it had the tagline "Think of it as Deep Space 911."

Mock the Week

An episode of the British comedy panel show Mock the Week featured an improvisation round called "Deleted lines from Star Trek". Routines are:

  • [ Hugh Dennis mimes flipping a communicator]. "Kirk to Enterprise." [He moves around]. "OK, how about if I stand over here?"
  • [ Frankie Boyle speaks gibberish]. "Scotty, that's the most convincing your accent has ever been."
  • Frank Skinner: "Captain I can see an alien ship. It's not showing up on the RADAR. It's a circular vessel with some sort of lettering and numbers–oh, no, sorry, it's my tax disc."
  • Hugh Dennis: "I have no emotion. My mother was a Vulcan, my father was Gordon Brown."
  • Russell Howard: "All right, which one of you ate my scotch egg?"
  • Frankie Boyle: "This is the Federation of Gay Planets. Open your docking bay and prepare to be boarded."
  • [Russell Howard mimes pulling a towel between his legs]. "Tell you what, Spock, your towel is a lot softer than mine."
  • Gina Yashere: "Captain's log, just seen some aliens. O-M-G W-T-F L-O-L smiley face."
  • Frankie Boyle: "Who are these terrifying aliens?" "You can't call them that anymore, Captain. It's 'Uhura' and 'Sulu.'"
  • [Hugh Dennis puts on a German accent]. "Vilkom to ze SS Enterprise Mister Ecclestone."
  • Andy Parsons: "Now which one of you put your red top in the washing with all the yellow ones?"
  • [Russell Howard acts effeminately]. "There's going to be some changes around here. They call me 'Captain Tattybojangles.'"
  • Frankie Boyle: "What's wrong, Captain Picard?" "What's wrong? I'm a serious Shakespearean actor and I'm talking to ambassador of the fucking worm people!

In another episode's round of 'What is the question', the panelists are asked what question would give the answer of 1 in 500. Jack Whitehall jokingly suggests "How many Star Trek fans have touched a real woman?".

The Muppet Show

Pigs in space bridge

Bridge of the USS Swinetrek

"Pigs in Space" was a mixed parody of both Star Trek and old science fiction serials. It was a repeated skit on The Muppet Show and involved the adventures of a number of pigs on a space ship known as the USS Swinetrek.

In the Muppets Tonight spin-off during the 1990s, "Pigs in Space" returned as "Deep Dish Nine: The Next Generation of Pigs in Space" with a new crew and spaceship. One such sketch featured an appearance by Leonard Nimoy.

After The Muppet Show, the Muppets have been cited as spoofing and referencing Star Trek on several occassions. See the Star Trek article at the Muppet Wiki for a list.

My Hero

In episode 1.06, The Party's Over, when Tyler tells Mrs. Raven that Janet is going out with the superhero Thermoman, Mrs. Raven sarcasticaly remarks "and i'm shacking up with Captain Kirk".

In episode 2.05, Nemesis, Janet and her alien boyfriend George go to his school reunion. As the guests are aliens it is disguised as a Sci-Fi convention. Several of the guests wear 2265-2270s Starfleet uniform, George wears a Command division uniform, Janet wears an Operations division uniform and two men are seen to be wearing Science division uniform. When Janet finds she has a hole in her tights she says that if anyone notices she could say it's a Phaser burn.

In episode 4.05, Space Virus, Piers gets Tyler to be on his show due to his dellusions. He asks how many multiple personalities he has and Tyler says that Mr. Spock is one of his multiple six personalities.

My Parents Are Aliens

At the start of series 8 there are two characters Dan and Dinesh who become friends with someone who owns Rare comics. When he says that his going to sell them for a fortune Dinesh says the Klingon Phrase "Hab SoSlI' Quch!" which translates as "Your mother has a smooth forehead". Dan then says "you speak Klingon".

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mirror Crow and Mike, MST 3000

Mirror Crow and Mike

Although Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or MST3K) has made many references to Star Trek, one episode in particular, "Last of the Wild Horses", spoofs the episode TOS: "Mirror, Mirror". The evil mad scientist Dr. Forrester attempts a matter transference experiment during an ion storm, switching the robots Tom Servo and Gypsy with their mirror counterparts. They find themselves in the mad scientists' lair, Deep 13 with an Evil Mike Nelson sporting a goatee beard and an evil robot Crow. Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank are nice in this universe and are subjected to watch bad movies on the Satellite of Love, or SOL. Evil Mike tries to discipline Evil Crow with his agonizer, but the batteries are dead, and the agony booth is out of order. Meanwhile, the Evil Servo and Gypsy are on the real SOL. Evil Servo pulls a dagger on Mike to take control of the SOL. Evil Gypsy seduces Evil Servo, to be his "captain's woman". The real Gypsy and Servo ask the mirror universe computer how to return things to normal and eventually do. The real mad scientists enjoy the agony booth a little too much.

Many lines of dialog are lifted directly from TOS: "Mirror, Mirror".
Look closely and you'll see a modified Terran Empire logo on Evil Servo's upper body, with the SOL through the Earth.

In the introductory host segment of an earlier episode, "Swamp Diamonds", Crow and Servo become obsessed with the episode TOS: "This Side of Paradise" (which Joel calls "the Elias Sandoval episode"). Crow dangles upside-down like Spock, Tom impersonates Leila Kalomi, and Joel imitates Kirk angering Spock to make the 'bots snap out of it, saying "Your father was a computer and your mother was an encyclopedia!" In the episode "Danger!! Death Ray", Crow remarks that an ashtray looks like a "Ferengi ear" and later in the episode, Mike calls a character "Kirk" because of his outfit's color. In the episode "The Skydivers", Tom Servo is giving a presentation on space when Crow interrupts him repeatedly to make jokes about Uranus, including that they have to "get to Uranus and wipe out the Klingons." In the same episode, they remark that a character has "teeth like a Ferengi." In "The Final Sacrifice", the main character is reading a letter and Mike pretends that he's reading "Dear Counselor Troi: I waited at Denny's, but you didn't meet me." In "Prince of Space," Mike says "Make it BKAWK" (chicken sound) when the chicken-looking Phantom of Krankor gives an order. "Horror of Party Beach": Mike and the Bots remark that one of the girls is a Romulan. "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank": They remark that it's "Christmas on the Borg ship" upon seeing a room decorated with transparent colorful cubes.

Mike as Janeway

Mike Nelson as Kathryn Janeway

The final Comedy Central-era episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 features the crew of the SOL adrift in space. All seems normal until they encounter a black hole, a terrified Crow and Tom call to Mike for help. Mike enters, however he is dressed as, and talking like, Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. After saving the satellite from the black hole (addressing Tom Servo and Crow as "Mr. Servo" and "Mr. Crow", another nod to Janeway) he celebrates by singing the song Proud Mary, from which Crow and Servo flee in terror. That episode also features a spoof of the perfection-loving Nomad called "Monad." As in TOS: "The Changeling", the robot is defeated when he is ejected into space. During the heckling of the movie (which was "Laserblast" which featured TOS-era sound effects as well as a score co-written by Joel Goldsmith) one of the cast quotes a line from TOS: "The Savage Curtain".

During the Sci-Fi Channel era, MST3K also had many allusions to Star Trek. Many fans believe that the recurring character Observer (Brain Guy) and his species may have been a reference to the Talosians, the Q or the Providers (since they were highly evolved, omnipotent beings, that were simply just brains, whose "bodies" were just illusions). In the episode "Agent for H.A.R.M", Mike was placed on trial for blowing up three planets. The judge used language similar to Q in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", calling Humanity a "savage" and "child-like" species. Furthermore, Mike believed that he was on trial for all of Humanity but was, in reality on trial for himself.

Fan MST-ing of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


Around the time William Shatner released Star Trek V, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was gaining popularity for its skewering of awful old movies. It was a match made in heaven. The only trouble was the producers of MST3K couldn't afford an 'A' movie like Star Trek V. So it fell to fans to do what needed to be done. Although the host segments are a little brief, the quality is comparable to KTMA-era MST3K (1988). The invention exchange includes a do-it-yourself Shatnerizing kit, complete with toupee, girdle, and a copy of "Mr. Tamborine Man" which, according to Dr. Forrester, takes on the aspect of the film he was about to show. Forrester then inflicted Star Trek V upon Joel and the 'bots – including the singing and rock climbing. The episode ended with Frank developing "Toxic Shatner Schlock Syndrome" after having used the Shatnerizing kit.


Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy (the voice of Tom Servo) provided an MST3K-styled commentary track for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Murphy called it Star Trek V: Shatner Ruins the Franchise. Nelson and Murphy, along with Bill Corbett (the voice of Crow T. Robot) also did a RiffTrax commentary for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and Nelson and Murphy riffed Star Trek Generations. Nelson, Murphy and Corbett together riffed Star Trek, also, releasing it the day it came out on video. These commentaries can be purchased and downloaded from the RiffTrax website in MP3 format.

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In the December 28, 2009 episode "Mini Myth Mayhem", the second team tested if Kirk's hastily fashioned gunpowder and bamboo cannon from the TOS episode "Arena" was feasible. After testing, the result of "Gorn Cannon," as they dubbed the myth, was "Busted." The bamboo wasn't strong enough to contain the explosion, and 32 experimental formulations with the raw ingredients (as Kirk had found on the asteroid) failed to yield the commercial grade gunpowder that was needed for the proper explosive force. Even with the Bamboo reinforced at the bottom and using commercial grade powder, bamboo still shattered, "killing" their Kirk stand-in dummy (whom the team dressed in a red shirt). The Gorn cutout, staged at a similar distance to the event, was only grazed.



"Marine Down"

"Ducky," the NCIS Chief Medical Examiner, asked Special Agent Tony DiNozzo if he knew what a trocar was, to which he replied "I'm guessing it's not an alien on Star Trek".


DiNozzo gives Special Agent Timothy McGee the Vulcan salute after the he finds an alien mask and magnet planted in a crop circle.

"Witch Hunt"

McGee can speak some Klingonese, after the NCIS team gatecrash a halloween party, where one of the suspects is dressed up as a Klingon. The man in costume was able to say "you're mother has a smooth forehead," and "Klingons don't surrender," both in Klingon, before team leader Jethro Gibbs tackles him. Later, fellow investigator, DiNozzo says, "Well, according to six people, Worf here was at the party when the little girl was kidnapped." After questioning, DiNozzo tells Gibbs that he was clearly not the kidnapper, and Gibbs responds, "Of course not. Ever read a Klingon's face?"

NCIS: Los Angeles

"Search and Destroy"

Sam Hanna remarks, "Spock says, logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end", quoting Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Then he says, "Gotta love Star Trek".

Night Court

Starring John Larroquette, Night Court had several Trek references, the most notorious being the episode where Bull wins a toupe in a contest and chooses the "Shatner Turbo 2000". The hairpiece has the side effect of making the wearer overwhelmingly attractive to women. Actor Brent Spiner appeared multiple times prior to the start of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One episode even had two groups of Trekkies--one dressed in TOS uniforms and the other in TNG uniforms and led by a guy being Geordi La Forge--with the latter eventually beaming out of the courtroom.


Featuring Ethan Phillips and Gregg Henry.

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Larry explains the TOS Enterprise's chain of command succession to Megan.


Larry's cellphone ringtone is a communicator chirp.

"Friendly Fire

Jordan Farmar tells Larry he'd seen the new Star Trek three times while making a simulated Space shuttle reentry flight.


The Office (American Version)

In a deleted scene from the second season episode "Christmas Party", Regional Manager Michael Scott speaks of his employees as various North Pole figures, but when he gets to Dwight Schrute, dressed for the occasion with the green hat and pointed ears of an elf, he says that Dwight "looks like Spock to me" - which annoys Dwight to no end, since he has another, correct set of ears for Spock at home.

While the Trek connection is not mentioned, in the second season finale, "Casino Night", Darryl Philbin, the African-American warehouse manager who often amuses himself by introducing a gullible Michael to comically inaccurate representations of black culture, teaches him an elaborate "ghetto" handshake, part of which involves putting making a Vulcan salute and connecting their hands in the open space between the middle and ring fingers.

In the fifth season episode "Business Ethics", after Dwight claims to "never" take personal time during work hours, Jim Halpert, his supervisor/tormentor, and Andy Bernard, the co-worker he can't stand, have a conversation in which, among other things, they claim Klingons (like Wookiees) are a race in Dwight's beloved Battlestar Galactica (as well as calling Ronald D. Moore's "re-imaginined" series a "shot-for-shot remake" of the original), daring Dwight to intervene, which would not be work-related and prove him wrong.


Peep Show

In the fourth season episode 'Holiday', Jez calls Mark Scotty, and tells him to engage warp factor three. Mark's inner monologue then considers Jez to be cross breeding with aliens while he is down with the probably cancer causing engines.

Perfect Strangers

In "Just Desserts", when Larry suggests that selling Balki's bibi-bobkas could prove to be a good venture in American free enterprise, Balki misinterprets him by asking if he'll get to meet Captain Kirk and Scotty, to which Larry corrects him by saying "No, Balki, that's the starship Enterprise."

In "Car Tunes", when Balki and Larry hide in Larry's car trunk to try and find out who's been stealing his car stereo, the car begins to move with them trapped inside and running out of air, leading Balki to describe his plan to escape, having seen it in TOS: "Day of the Dove" where the Klingons seize control of the life support system of the Enterprise leading Captain Kirk to tell Scotty "you've got to get us out here!" with Scotty replying "I can't give you any more power! We're out of dilithium crystals!" and Dr. McCoy griping "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a machine!"


In the episode "Hypno's Naptime", one of the children is wearing a shirt similar to a TOS uniform, and Officer Jenny's device has a similar appearance and functionality to a tricorder.

In the blacklisted episode "Electric Soldier Porygon", the malfunction of the Pokeball transit system is similar to the transporter killing two officers in the first film.

Power Rangers in Space

When creating the sixth season of Power Rangers, the writers decided to create an intergalatic series that would close the first six seasons of the show. The decision to make a space show was finalized after seeing sketches of Denji Sentai: Megaranger (the Japanese show that Power Rangers in Space was loosely based off of) of spaceships and the rangers riding surfboards in space. However, the staff later learned that while Megaranger had space vehicles, in reality, the show never left Earth. The writers decided to proceed anyways with the space angle, and this is reflected in some of the show's dialogue and the sets, some of which (especially the bridge of the ranger's Astro Megaship) are clearly inspired by Star Trek. The show even featured a "simu-deck" that in one episode suffered a breakdown!

The Price is Right

During the 12th season premiere (which aired on September 12, 1983), one of the showcases dealt with archeologists of the future discovering long-lost prizes from The Price is Right showcases buried underground, complete with the theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture playing over several prize descriptions.

A 33rd season showcase entitled "Star Schlep" dealt with an incompetent crew of models (in TNG era uniforms) trying to pilot their ship while encountering prizes along the way.

Project: ALF

One of the doctors asks Alf if he knows about Star Trek. He replies, it's the show which those people watch who have no lives. This TV movie featured Miguel Ferrer and John Schuck in the cast.


The USA Network detective series Psych heavily references Star Trek and also stars Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's father Henry. Steven Weber, Ray Wise and Jeri Ryan have also guest-starred.

"Game, Set...Muuurder?"

Shawn and Gus are hired to locate woman named "Deanna Sirtis," whose name was apparently derived from Deanna Troi and Marina Sirtis.

"Shawn vs. the Red Phantom"

Shawn and Gus investigate a crime at a comic book convention. In order to enter the convention without tickets, they pose as George Takei's assistants. Takei appears as himself – he is initially confused by the strangers who claim to know him, but is soon convinced by their story and their promise to bring him fresh blueberries. Gus, an admitted Trek fan, salivates over the prospect of spending time with one of his idols. Shawn, however, has only a fleeting knowledge of Takei, never quite getting the name Sulu correct, and mistaking basic Trek facts.

"American Duos"

A reference to Star Trek: The Motion Picture is made, which begins with Shawn and Gus watching an American Idol-like reality show called American Duos. Attempting to convince Shawn that Duos is not simply a copy-cat show, Gus states that, on Duos, two people sing at the same time and they must be in sync with each other – to become one with each other, "like V'Ger and Stephen Collins in Star Trek I."

"If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?"

Shawn mentions the title of a class as "Physics II: The Wrath of Khan".

"Rob-A-Bye Baby"

There's a security company named '"Startek" and Shawn continues to call the second-in-command of Startek "Spock".


Quantum Leap

In an episode titled "Star Light, Star Bright" Sam Beckett leaps into the body of an elderly man who encounters a UFO. While Al tries to get Sam to stop obsessing over the sighting he says the following quote, "A little reading? About flying saucers and little aliens and 'Beam me up, Scotty'..." Scott Bakula, who played Beckett, would of course go on to play Jonathan Archer (who would in fact be mentioned by Scotty - in a manner suggesting that they knew one another - in Star Trek) in Star Trek: Enterprise.


A 1970s sci-fi comedy on NBC that had numerous references to Trek throughout its short run.


The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Jon tells Stephen there's Corbomite in Stephen's water bottle.

The Real Ghostbusters

The Real Ghostbusters was a cartoon spin-off of the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters, and featured some Star Trek references, as well as Frank Welker as several characters which included Ray Stantz and Slimer. David Gerrold was also a writer on the show.

"Ain't NASA-Sarily So"

The Ghostbusters are called onto a space platform to get rid of an extraterrestrial spirit. The crew of the platform resembles the crew of the Enterprise from the original Star Trek series; and included a Russian captain, a female African communication officer, an Asian helmsman, and a Scottish engineer. The Ghostbusters even thought they looked familiar and Peter Venkman even said the astronaunts were "out exploring strange new worlds; seeking out new life and new civilizations". A recurring joke throughout the episode has Egon Spengler making scientific analyses, including the line "fascinating", that cause the astronauts a sense of deja vu. In the end, his mannerisms elicit the line, "you're right, he does seem to remind me of a certain pointy-eared science officer."

"Citizen Ghost"

Egon catches Peter not paying attention to a maintenance checklist for the new ecto-containment unit by slipping in a reference to a "Transwarp drive".

"Station Identification"

The Ghostbusters enter a realm where television is the basis for the ghosts encountered. Zombie versions of Spock, McCoy, and Kirk beam down in front of Winston Zeddmore, to which McCoy then states, "We're dead, Jim." Kirk then says, "Recommendation, Mr. Spook." Spock then replies, "Logically, we should SCREAM!"

"Mean Green Teen Machine"

The Ghostbusters deal with the title ghosts, who are a spoof of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They enter into the Ghostbusters dreams through an invention Egon made that could let a person view a sleeper's dreams. In Winston's dream, he is a bald-headed starship captain, a la Picard, in command of the starship Exercise.

The Boogieman Cometh

Egon Spengler: I'll hold him off!
Peter Venkman: Yeah? You and what Starfleet?


ReBoot is a CGI animated show based in Canada about a Guardian defending the city of Mainframe from viruses and other dangers. This series often parodied the series. ReBoot was the first production to be produced completely computer-generated.

"The Crimson Binome"

Our hero, Bob, Dot Matrix and her brother, Enzo, commandeer a ship that resembles various starships named Enterprise (especially Sovereign-class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E, but this episode aired one year before Star Trek: First Contact was released). The ship and the pirate ship that stole Bob have propulsion looking somewhat similar to warp drive.

"Talent Night"

Captain Quirk (a parody of Captain Kirk), sings his interpretation of Rocketman and after that, his toupee falls out and he vanishes.

"Bad Bob"

Number One is a parody of Commander Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

"To Mend and Defend"

The War Room of the Principle Office resembles like the Enterprise-D bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation. When Enzo (who is now a guardian at the time) orders Glitch to scan the game, it makes the sound effect as the tricorders used in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

"Between the Raccoon and the Hard Place"

A binome named Jean-Luc is a parody of Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He attempts to stand-up to the villain Megabyte, saying, "The line has be drawn here." After Jean-Luc is promptly deleted, Megabyte says, "As you can see, resistance is futile." Both lines were clearly inspired by Star Trek: First Contact. The chair in Dot's office resemble like the captain's chair from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

"Where No Sprite Has Gone Before"

This episode parodies Star Trek. The heroes' names include Captain Robert Cursor (who parodies Captain Kirk, complete with Shatner-isms), Pixel (who parodies Spock) and Birdy (who parodies Scotty). The chairs in the command center resemble chairs from Star Trek: The Original Series. AndrAIa has a TOS tricorder. The episode itself was written by Dorothy Fontana.

"System Crash"

Bob risks his life to save Mainframe from destruction. After being told the risks, Bob replies, "I don't believe in the no-win scenario."

"Life's a Glitch"

Our hero, Bob decide to separate from his Key Tool, Glitch. He decide to use a transporter similar in look to the ones from Star Trek: The Original Series. When he transports, the effect is similar to one used on Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. As he beams back, a binome (from the "Between the Raccoon and the Hard Place" parody) beams back with him. The binome is brushing his teeth. Bob walks away from the transporter saying "Sorry about that."

Red Dwarf

On the British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf episode "Bodyswap", Rimmer and Lister swap bodies so that Rimmer can exercise Lister's body without the latter having to do any work. When Lister's body winds up in worse shape aftwerward, having swapped back, Rimmer tries to shift the blame by pointing out problems Lister already had, stating. "Urine should only be green if you're Mr. Spock."

In the episode "The Last Day" at the end of season 3, Mechanoid Kryten is to be replaced by a newer model and has been ordered to terminate himself. His crewmates rally round him in support, promising to reject the replacement. Astonished, Kryten remarks: "Is this the human value you call 'friendship'?" In response, a hungover Lister replies "Don't give me the Star Trek crap, it's too early in the morning."

The episode Legion featured a "Ionian Nerve Grip", modeled on the Vulcan nerve pinch

Psirens features a a number of derelict ships taken from other franchises, including a Vor'cha class ship. [5] Furthermore the scene in which the crew tries to decide which of two Listers is the real one makes it one of many series homaging "Whom Gods Destroy".

The episode Epideme mentiones a Universal translator.

Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken is a parody series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim that features stop-motion animation of action figures instead of drawn or CGI-animated characters.

"Bloopers in Space"

In the very first episode aired, a William Shatner/Captain Kirk figure arrives on a model of the USS Enterprise bridge via the turbolift. As he is exiting the lift, the doors shut close on his groin. The doors open again to show Kirk in excrutiating pain as he falls to his knees. The lift doors then close two more times on his head, and as Kirk continues grabbing his crotch and groaning in pain, a Leonard Nimoy/Spock figure steps up and begins laughing hysterically.

"Two Kirks, a Khan, and a Pizza Place"

Two kirks, a khan and a pizza place

Jim Kirk, Khan and Kirk Cameron

The very first episode produced, however, featured Captain Kirk and Khan Noonien Singh running a pizza joint with Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron. This skit was entitled "Two Kirks, a Khan, and a Pizza Place" which also parodied the ABC series, Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place. While Cameron tosses some dough in the background, Khan is ringing up a customer at the cash register. Kirk steps up beside Khan, bringing a soft drink for the customer and placing it on the counter. As Khan hands the customers their change, he accidentally knocks over the drink Kirk just brought. Enraged, Kirk yells out "Khaaaan!" (an obvious parody of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). A loud echo is heard as the customers run out of the pizza joint.

"The Swedish Chef"

In another episode entitled "Federated Resources," the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show is seen walking down the street while encountering things that rhyme with his only spoken word, "bork". One of the things he encounters is a Quark action figure.

"Fridge Beam"

Kirk and Scotty are watching TV when Scotty eyes the refridgerator. Not wanting to walk all the way there, Scotty transports himself to the fridge and gets a beer.

"The Munnery"

The USS Enterprise is low on power and nearing its demise, when Scotty explains that somebody traded in their dilithium crystals for holographic pornography. With a small amount of power left, only five people can be beamed down to the surface of a barren planet. Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Spock, and a redshirt named Toby are beamed down. Scotty is left stranded on-board as the ship explodes. The survivors then find themselves in a Donner Party scenario, and in the end only Toby survives by eating the others.

"Star Trek Experience"

The Borg appear at Star Trek: The Experience thinking that its the Enterprise hiding in a "parallel dimension" and start kidnapping people. One of the actors does improv acting, pretending to make chocolate chip cookies, which confuses the Borg Queen. Then, the real Enterprise appears and attacks the Borg, forcing them to retreat.

"Le Wrath di Khan"

Scenes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan are depicted in the form of an Italian opera. The scenes depicted include Khan, Chekov, and Terrell on Ceti Alpha V, Kirk and Khan's first confrontation, and Spock's death and funeral.

"Snirkel, Snirkel"

In responce to the fans extreme dislike of Wesley Crusher, the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation introduce a new character that would be so bad, it would make Wesley better in comparison. The character is a green, floating, banjo-playing alien named Snirkels. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't work as the fans want Snirkels kept on the show, and Wesley to be killed off.

Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko's Modern Life was a Nickelodeon animated series that often made references to popular culture, one of them being Star Trek.

"A Sucker for the Suck-O-Matic

Rocko orders a powerful new vacuum cleaner from a home shopping channel. Soon after it is revealed the machine possess a mind of its own and begins devouring everything in sight. It sucks up a pink-colored USS Enterprise while an exaggerated impression of Captain Kirk can be heard saying, "Engineering, I must have more power. We're being sucked into some kind of cosmic void."

"Future Schlock"

After Rocko and Heffer are accidentally launched into space and presumed lost forever, they return many years into the future. Their friend Filbert and his kids rush to greet them using a device called the "transportater" that only beams them a few feet away to the top of a stairwell, which they take the rest of the way.


In this season four episode "Santa Claus", Roseanne finds out that Darlene has befriended the owner of a bookstore who would like to take Darlene to a Star Trek Convention with her. She tells Roseanne that she understands why she would say no, but reassures her that she and her husband are "perfectly normal people who just happen to dress up like Romulans once or twice a year."


Saturday Night Live

In addition to appearances by many Trek actors (Joe Piscopo, Charles Rocket and Sarah Silverman have been part of the cast, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Teri Garr, Malcolm McDowell, Sally Kellerman, Brandon Tartikoff, Ed Begley, Jr., John Larroquette, Corbin Bernsen, Kirstie Alley, Christian Slater, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Teri Hatcher, Dwayne Johnson, Kirsten Dunst, and Winona Ryder have hosted - Michael McKean was both - and Jane Wiedlin's band The Go-Gos, Tom Morello's band Rage Against The Machine, McKean's movie band Spinal Tap and Vanessa Williams have appeared as musical guests, as have Roy Orbison and The Beastie Boys, whose music has been played by Trek characters), SNL has parodied Star Trek many times over the years.

"The Last Voyage of the Enterprise"

John Belushi, SNL Vulcan salute

John Belushi gives the Vulcan salute

SNL first featured a Star Trek parody in 1976 entitled "The Last Voyage of the Enterprise". It starred John Belushi as Captain Kirk, Chevy Chase as Spock, and Dan Aykroyd as Dr. McCoy. The Enterprise is pursued through space by a 20th century automobile, "owned by a company that manufactured cookies" (NBC). A passenger from the vehicle (played by host Elliott Gould) boards the Enterprise and informs the actors that Star Trek has been canceled.

  • "Most peculiar, captain. I can only assume that they possess some sort of weapon's deactivator, in which case I shall merely render him unconscious with my famous Vulcan nerve pinch." - Chevy Chase as Spock.
  • "I don't believe it! God!!! Everybody I know loves the show when I see the show, huh? I have a contract! I have a contract! I want my... Where's my ears? I want my ears back! I want my ears back!" - Chevy Chase (as Spock)
  • "I'm a doctor, not a tailor, dammit." - Dan Aykroyd (as Dr. McCoy) [a parody of McCoy's famous phase "I'm a doctor, not a..."]
  • "Live long and prosper... Promise!" - John Belushi (as James T. Kirk) [NOTE: This is the quote depicted in the photo at right; it references Shatner's Promise margarine ads, which aired around the time the sketch was made.]

"Star Trek V: The Restaurant Enterprise"

Another parody was done in 1986 when William Shatner hosted. The Enterprise is bought by the Marriott corporation and turned into a seafood restaurant. The crew is threatened when Khan brings a health inspector to the restaurant, though Kirk resolves the situation by slipping the inspector a bribe. Shatner, of course, played Kirk, Kevin Nealon played Spock, Phil Hartman played McCoy, Victoria Jackson played Janice Rand (now a waitress instead of a yeoman) and Dana Carvey played Khan and voiced Scotty.

Perhaps the most memorable exchange is this one:

Kirk: "Dr. McCoy, this man needs medical attention."
McCoy: "Damnit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a— oh, sure."

Another memorable quote is as follows:

Spock: "I find it curious Captain, that Khan was betrayed by the very health inspector he employed."
Kirk: "Never underestimate the power of Human greed, Mr. Spock."
McCoy: "What he's saying is that perhaps there are limitations to your vaunted Vulcan logic."
Spock: "Dr. McCoy, would you do me the very great honor of eating my shorts?"
McCoy: "What?!"
Kirk: "Why Spock, I believe you're becoming more human every time! Mr. Chekov, full revolve!"

"Get a Life!" sketch

William Shatner, SNL get a life

William Shatner on SNL

William Shatner, SNL get a life 2

William Shatner on SNL

The most infamous Star Trek sketch was also featured during Shatner's appearance on the show. Not so much a parody, it featured Shatner as the guest of honor at a Star Trek convention. After being asked a barrage of trivial questions by the audience, Shatner finally berates them to "get a life!", telling them it was only a TV show. After finishing his rant (and being reminded of his contractual obligations by the convention manager) Shatner quickly explains the rant was a reenactment of the "evil" Captain Kirk from "The Enemy Within".

The scene apparently caused some fans to believe these were his true feeling for Star Trek fans, though he has assured them it was only a sketch. The sketch did, however, inspire the title for his book Get a Life!

In the intro to this edition of SNL, Shatner quipped that he hopes the Trekkies out there have a sense of humor or "I'm in deep trouble!"

Star Trek Democrats

The cold open of the March 14, 1992 episode did a combined parody of Trekkies and American Presidential campaigns, as the remaining Democratic candidates, former California governor Jerry Brown (Dana Carvey), former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas (Al Franken), and Bill Clinton (Phil Hartman), visit a Star Trek convention, hoping to sway the audience (led by Chris Farley and Mike Myers) to support them by telling them what great fans they are - but when told that Leonard Nimoy has endorsed Tsongas, Clinton breaks into a rage, screaming "He no better than Shatner!!!" and breaking the podium.

"Love Boat: The Next Generation"


Yet another was done in 1994, when Patrick Stewart hosted, in a skit called "Love Boat: The Next Generation" (parodying both TNG and The Love Boat). Essentially, it involved the USS Enterprise-D crew running the "Galaxy-class Cruiseship Pacific Princess". (The sketch involved a model of the Enterprise-D with a model cruise ship as part of the saucer section.) Stewart, of course, played Captain Picard, Chris Farley played Riker, Rob Schneider played Data, Phil Hartman played Worf, Tim Meadows played La Forge (although he acts more like the character of Isaac from The Love Boat, with his catchphrase, "outta sight!" a double entendre towards La Forge's blindness), Julia Sweeney as Deanna Troi, Ellen Cleghorne as Guinan (acting more like Whoopi Goldberg than the character), Melanie Hutsell as regular "Love Boat" guest star Charo, Al Franken as Tog the Ferengi (Charo's estranged boyfriend), Adam Sandler as David Brenner and David Spade as Joan Rivers. Instead of Dr. Crusher, however, the sketch featured a cameo by actor Bernie Kopell, reprising his role as Dr. Adam Bricker from The Love Boat.

Rescue 911 spoof

Another semi-parody, also aired in 1994 involved a spoof of Rescue 911 which was hosted by William Shatner at the time. Michael McKean played Patrick Stewart, filling in for Shatner. Host Roseanne plays a 911 operator who keeps blowing off callers. The sketch also features a brief appearance and the end of the sketch by Tim Meadows as Geordi.

As sort of a running gag, SNL production designer Akira Yoshimura played Sulu in all the above Trek parodies.

Weekend Update appearance

On the May 9, 2009 episode, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto appeared on the Weekend Update segment of SNL. They tried to explain that the new film fit flawlessly into Star Trek canon, though two Trekkies in the audience (one wearing a red TOS-uniform shirt with commander's stripes, the other a t-shirt with McCoy and Uhura and fake Vulcan ears) are clearly skeptical. Quinto, for instance, mentioned that the movie took the time to explain the origins of the Kolinahr ceremony as it is connected to the fascinating pon farr marriage ritual. Finally, however, after Pine attempts to explain how the transporter uses the Heisenberg compensator, just as previous Trek transporters did, but is unable to pronounce "Heisenberg", they admitted they actually had no idea what they were talking about. They also mentioned having been harassed by angry fans and having received threats in a language they could not decipher - either Vulcan or Hebrew. Quinto mentioned having found decapitated action figures in his mailbox every morning, and Chris Pine complained about having received notes tied to rocks that were thrown at his windows, but only scratching them, not breaking them, since they didn't throw hard enough - all of which has resulted in death stares from the insulted Trekkies. Finally, they simply express hope that these fans will still come to see the movie.

In the background, a rather familiar voice assures the two that "they will come", and Leonard Nimoy appears - at which point the two previously angered Trekkies are visibly overcome with joy (combining Vulcan salutes with a rather un-Vulcanlike display of emotion) - and states that in time Chris Pine will be accepted as equal to the original Kirk, while Zachary Quinto will be viewed as "slightly less" than equal to the original Spock, but "ultimately OK". Nimoy attempts to assure Quinto that fans will like the movie because to not like it would not be "illogical" as host Seth Meyers suggests (having interrupted Nimoy, beaming at the idea of beating Spock himself to the logic-based punchline), but rather "would make them dickheads" - a sentiment that, coming from their hero, the Trekkies in the audience heartily accept. The appearance ends with Nimoy, Pine, and Meyers doing the Vulcan salute.

seaQuest DSV

seaQuest DSV featured a similar format to Star Trek; where Trek was set in space and aboard a starship, seaQuest DSV was set underwater and aboard a submarine.

Set homages


JTK-NCC1701 in seaQuest DSV

SeaQuest DSV - Dream Weaver-Nomad

Nomad in seaQuest DSV

  • In "Hide and Seek", when Milos Tezlov (played by William Shatner) appears on a seaQuest vidlink, the ID code at the bottom of the screen reads "JTK NCC1701", referring to "James T. Kirk" and the registry number of the USS Enterprise in the classic Star Trek series. Later, when Tezlov's enemies demand the seaQuest turn him over, the ID code on the vid-link reads "NCC1701A", referring to the newer Enterprise-A from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
  • The bridge on the seaQuest II was designed to resemble the bridge of the USS Enterprise-D from The Next Generation. (Specifically, the command column where Captain Bridger, Commander Ford, and Lieutenant O'Neill usually sat resembles the command center where Picard, Riker, and Troi usually sat.)
  • The chair in the holographic-projection room aboard the seaQuest II (as seen in such episodes as "Vapors" and "The Sincerest Form of Flattery") is the same kind of chair as the captain's chair from the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The chair was also used in the "execution tape" in "Splashdown".
  • In "Dream Weaver", when the Stormer plunges to his death, he lands beside a monument to the "Nomad Probe", which was launched in 2002, designed to seek out new lifeforms, a reference to the Nomad probe featured in the classic Star Trek episode TOS: "The Changeling".
  • The sign of "The Dagger's Sheath", a club featured in the episode "Smoke on the Water", is written in the title typeface of The Next Generation.

Dialogue references


The episode "The Foundation" includes several Star Trek moments: Jerry quoting Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at a funeral, Kramer describing his katra as part of his martial arts discipline and telling Elaine that Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was better than Wrath of Khan, and George looking up and bellowing as the camera spins around him, a parody of the famous sequence from Wrath of Khan.

The bellowing-and-spinning camera sequence would be parodied again in the episodes "The Dealership" and "The Susie."

The show also featured Armin Shimerman (Quark) in the episode "The Caddie" where he played Kramer's new golf caddie, who was known as Stan the Caddie.

Note: Castmember Jason Alexander (George Costanza) is a self-proclaimed huge Trek fan and expert on The Original Series. He portrayed both Kurros in VOY: "Think Tank" and Captain Kirk in the UPN special Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments.

Seven Days

Starring Alan Scarfe.

In one episode, main protagonist and time traveller Frank Parker was accidentally trapped in an evil alternate universe/timeline in which the USA is some kind of military/fascist regime, and he got in confrontation with a twisted, sadistic mirror version of Captain Craig Donovan who acted like some type of Gestapo-like officer and sported a slight goatee similiar to the one the Mirror Spock had in the TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror". In addition, writings in this universe were shown inverted, as if you were looking directly into a mirror.


This special aired in 1995 after the first season of Star Trek: Voyager and the third season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and was created by Shadoe Stevens. The car driving scene in the montage included what sounded like a type 2 phaser sound from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. The very end of the special contains the sound when the Enterprise-D enters warp drive in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Shooting Stars

In the second episode of the sixth series, presenter Vic Reeves takes guest Liz McClarnon to the centre of the stage, accompanied by the Star Trek theme. Vic then points upwards as if looking to the stars before saying "look, that one's two hundred watts!", and the two then waltz to the music.

The Simpsons

See The Simpsons.

Sledge Hammer

The episode "Big Nazi on Campus" features a character called McCoy. When the lead character Sledge Hammer says goodbye to him, he at first calls him "Bones" before correcting himself to McCoy.

Sonic Underground

Sonic Underground is the Sonic cartoon with Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, Manic and Sonia, looking for their mother, Queen Aleena. Manic's hoverboard looks like the top side of the mission scout ship from Star Trek: Insurrection.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is the saturday morning show about Sonic the Hedgehog and a group of freedom fighters defending the planet Mobius from Dr. Robotnik. Sally has NICOLE (that resembles the tricorders from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Chuck's DNA signal on the door on his building beep the same sound as the computer beeps from Star Trek.

Sonic X

Sonic X is a anime from Japan in which Sonic the Hedgehog defends the chaos emeralds from Dr. Eggman. This series has references to Star Trek.

"Trick Sand"

Sonic, Amy and Knuckles have wrist communicators like in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

"Station Break-In"

The Metarex base alarm sounds the same sound as the red alert from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Other references and minor parodies

Eggman's Egg Fort II being of a similar design to an Excelsior-class and a Nova-class starship. [6]

Rouge the Bat also wears a ninja outfit which is similar in design to the Starfleet uniforms from 2351-2366 (Seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation seasons 1 to 2) and the uniforms from 29th century (seen in Star Trek: Voyager episodes Relavitity and Future's End). [7]

South Park

See South Park.


This British sitcom, written by and starring Simon Pegg, contains frequent references to various film and television series, including Star Trek.

Not only does the bedroom of Pegg's character, Tim Bisley, have a Next Generation poster on the wall, but the shop in which he works also contains several items of Star Trek merchandise.

In the episode "Chaos", Bisley specifically makes a reference to the idea that the odd numbered Star Trek movies are worse than those which are even, when discussing the idea of certainties. Pegg, of course, stars in the 2009 Star Trek movie, which is the eleventh in the series – an odd number, and something which he has commented on in interviews. [8] [9]

See also The odd number / even number phenomenon.

Space Pirates

In the British children's show Space Pirates, there is a character called Zorst who talks about news and tells jokes. In these jokes he sometimes mentions aliens called Clingons who like clinging on to things; these are, of course, named after Klingons, though they do not look like them.

Stargate SG-1

Stargate Major Ferretti gives Vulcan salute

Major Feretti gives a Vulcan salute

"Children of the Gods"

Arriving on Abydos, Major Ferretti gives Daniel Jackson a Vulcan hand salute.

Evil Teal'c Stargate Mirror Mirror reference

"Evil" Teal'c in the alternate reality.

"Point of View"

In this episode, an alternate Carter and Kawalsky ask "our" SG-1 to save their world, located in a parallel universe, from the Goa'uld. O'Neill and Daniel go to the alternate "half-evil" universe, where Apophis and his First Prime, Teal'c, have goatees. In the normal universe, Teal'c is an ally to the main protagonists and Apophis, though an enemy, does not have a goatee. A classic reference to the TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror".


The season 2 episode has Jack O'Neill identifying himself as "Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise" when captured by the US Air Force after traveling back in time.


When asked if he could "beam" Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c out from the X-301, Jacob Carter retorts, "What am I, Scotty?"


In the background of a shot, a tourist can be seen posing for a photograph while performing the Vulcan hand salute.


Cadet Hailey refers to zat'nik'tels as "those phaser things".

TOS transporter effect in Stargate

The transporter effect as seen in Star Trek: The Original Series

"Wormhole X-Treme"

When Tanner and the others beam up to their ship at the end of the episode, the beam pattern and color is the same as that of the transporter beam from Star Trek: The Original Series.

"Redemption, Part 1"

While Major Samantha Carter is performing a system's check on the prototype X-302 fighter-interceptor, she mentions inertial dampers. Colonel Jack O'Neill then asks for the report on phasers, in which Carter denies his request to his disappointment.

Klingon Bat'leth in Stargate

A Klingon Bat'leth in Lord Khonsu's chamber

"The Other Guys"

Doctor Simon Coombs (played by John Billingsley), is an avid Trekkie.

Dialogue in the episode includes:

Felger: "Bite me, Coombs! At least my heroes exist! If this was a Trek convention, you'd be all dressed up like a Klingon!"
Coombs: "Vulcan, Felger, Vulcan! And I don't know how you can call yourself a scientist and not worship at the alter of Roddenberry!"
Coombs: "Oh, come on, Felger. We might as well be wearing red shirts!"

There was also a bat'leth visible above Lord Khonsu's throne.

"Unnatural Selection"

The season 6 episode features an exchange between Carter and O'Neill about the name of the first Earth spaceship:

O'Neill: "They didn't go for it."
Carter: "They didn't approve the mission?"
O'Neill: "Well no, they did that. Once they knew the stakes and the whole fate of the universe stuff, both the President and Hammond realized we had no choice. They wish us luck, God speed and all those things he says when he thinks we're gonna die."
Carter: "So what didn't they go for?"
O'Neill: "The name I suggested."
Carter: "For the ship?"
O'Neill: "Yeah."
Carter: "Ah, sir... we can't call it the Enterprise."
O'Neill: "Why not?"

"Avenger 2.0"

When Dr. Felger constructs a supposedly revolutionary weapon for use against the Goa'uld, Colonel O'Neill asks, "Phaser?" Felger's assistant Chole replies, "More like a photon torpedo."

"Evolution Part I"

When Colonel O'Neill and company are taken prisoner by a Goa'uld, a Jaffa approaches them. O'Neill says, "Greetings" and makes a half-hearted Vulcan salute.


After a Jaffa makes it appear that Colonel Mitchell has died and come back to life, the Colonel says, "Well done, Bones."

"Ripple Effect"

Colonel Mitchell concludes that members of SG-1 from an alternate universe aren't evil because they don't have beards.


Stargate's Star Trek parody

The mock-up Star Trek crew composed by SG-1

The 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 was planned as an homage to it many fans. It had many different references to other shows, and included one to Star Trek the original series.

While pitching movie ideas to the crew of SG-1, Martin Lloyd the person form the studio comes up with an brilliant idea. He begins to describe it and the scene shifts the bridge of a Daedalus-class ship (as shown in the Stargate Universe). Mitchell is wearing command division red while acting like Kirk. Carter is shown wearing an ear piece like Uhura's. Teal'c is shown acting like Worf at a security station. Daniel is shown looking into a science monitor like Spock would (and acting like McCoy). They even show a Scottish engineer in the engine room. Back in reality, Daniel spots the ripoff.


In the final momments of the episode, the main cast Teal'c, Vala, Carter, and Mitchell are seen playing poker, the episode ends with General Landry joining in the game. This is very similar to the series finale of The Next Generation, when Picard joins in on the senior staff poker game

Stargate Atlantis

In a few episodes, Dr. Carson Beckett objects to physical labor by starting a sentence "I'm a doctor, not a..." similar to Dr. McCoy. In one episode John Sheppard mentions Dr. McCoy, then explains "That's the person Dr. Becket plays in real life" after realizing residents of another galaxy didn't get the reference.


The team finds an ancient ship where Colonel Sheppard tells Dr McKay that they cannot call the ship the Enterprise. They instead call it the Orion at Sheppard's insistence.

"Thirty-Eight Minutes"

Dr. Carson Beckett says to Sheppard, "I hear you got your self a cling-on."


Rodney McKay often describes John Sheppard as being similar to Captain James T. Kirk; on the planet the team visits, Shepard is able to score a romantic scene with a beautiful alien woman.

First Strike

A member of the Atlantis Crew talks with a co-worker and complains about the fact that Rodney McKay never remembers his name, or uses a false name for him. He said that when McKay ever does it again he will call him "McCoy" instad of "McKay". A reference to Leonard McCoy.

Season 4

The Atlantis expedition crew adopt a Star Trek-like uniform color code among the civilian staff, with the expedition leaders (Weir, Carter, and Woolsey (Robert Picardo) wearing red and scientists wearing blue. Several references were made since Picardo's addition to the cast in the show's final season.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

"The Option Period"

Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) gestures at a phone and says "Ring!", and the phone rings. As Matt and Danny Tripp celebrate Matt's guess, Matt exclaims "That was some Vulcan mind meld mojo and I was right in the kitchen!"

Suite Life on Deck

"Starship Tipton"

A robot from the future arrives on the ship, tries to kill Zack to advert his descendant from causing a catastrophe that was about to happen, then sends them to the future after a compromise and they try to figure how to fix the situation. Everything parodies Star Trek, and even includes a guest apperance from George Takei as London Tipton's great-great-great-great-great grandson Rome Tipton.


That '70s Show

Although stars Kurtwood Smith and Don Stark had previously appeared in Star Trek, Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) invites Red (Smith) to watch TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" with him, Fez (Wilmer Valderama), and Hyde (Danny Masterson) in an early episode. In a sixth season episode, the mother of Kelso's illegitimate child, Brooke (Shannon Elizabeth), requests that he read a book on children written by Dr. Benjamin Spock, but Kelso quickly loses interest in it when he realizes that it's not a Star Trek novel. In the seventh season episode "Gimme Shelter", Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) appear dressed as Spock and Uhura during a fantasy sequence.

That Mitchell And Webb Situation

During one sketch in this British sketch show, a man is being interviewed in his own home, but asks the television crew to leave, one reason he gives is because he wants to watch Deep Space Nine.

That's Impossible

The History Channel show That's Impossible talks about sci-fi tech that is starting to become real. The show features some references to Star Trek, and is narrated by Jonathan Frakes.

Top Gear

When opening the small control panel that operates several electronic systems of a caravan, Richard Hammond compared it to Star Trek.

Jeremy Clarkson, when reviewing a Honda Civic Type R, referred to the dashboard being from the Romulans. Often times, cars with electronic gadgets will be compared to Star Trek, Clarkson once saying that the sound the dashboard made was "The Dilithium crystals warming up".

Jeremy Clarkson drove an Aston Martin and then a BMW M6, saying the Aston was like driving on impulse power, but the M6 was like engaging warp drive.

Visiting a Swedish car manufacturer, Richard Hammond said the designs were so over the top that it looked like they kidnapped Q and forced him to design cars.

There are numerous other mentions of Star Trek throughout the show. Many are very subtle and easily overlooked if you're not paying attention.

Tripping the Rift

Tripping the Rift was an CGI-animated series that was featured on the Sci-Fi Channel about a starship crew traveling the universe and it featured a tall, slim, big-breasted woman named "6 of 9", a refence to Seven of Nine. There were also various references to Star Trek featured in the show.

"The Devil and a Guy Named Webster"

The captain, Chode, gets thrown out of his chair and wonders why captain's chairs aboard spaceships don't have seatbelts.

"Cool Whip"

During the opening credits, Bob (the ship's computer) openly wonders if anyone really cares that Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled.

The IT Crowd

The Episode "Reynholm Vs Reynholm" features the character of Douglas Reynholm in court, and at one point the court reviews a Star Trek TOS themed sex tape he created. Reynholm fils the role of Kirk, surounded by the other characters who are all being played by young girls refered to as "female-Spock", "Female-McCoy" etc.

The Two Ronnies

In this UK TV sketch show, a parody of TOS has the Enterprise go through a space storm, shrinking Kirk (tiny Ronnie Corbett) and expanding Spock (large Ronnie Barker).

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place

In the episode Two Guys, a Girl and a Presentation, the second in the series, Berg, one of the main characters accidently ingests 400x the recommended dosage of allergy medication, causing him to hallucinate that he is Kirk and is under attack by Klingons. He also hallucinates that two bystanders are Sulu and Chekov, and later, that a model of a skull and spine is McCoy, a play on McCoy's nickname "Bones". Earlier in the episode, Berg, after entering Medical School, begins behaving as if he were and actual Doctor and refuses to perform his part-time job as a waiter, even telling his friend "Damn it Pete, I'm a Doctor, not a waiter!" in imitation of McCoy when his friend insists he do so.


U.S. Acres

In a U.S. Acres segment of Garfield and Friends, titled "Swine Trek", Orson Pig is bedridden with a cold. He dreams he is a starship captain (although the ship looks like the barn with nacelles attached) in the mold of Kirk, with his friends as the other crew members. Wade Duck is the doctor, Sheldon the science officer (with pointed ears attached to his shell), Lanolin is the communications officer, and Bo the chief engineer. Roy is the helmsman, wearing a martial arts outfit, and Booker is the navigator, speaking only Russian.

Orson and his crew of the starship USS Barnyard NX-62085 travel to the planet Deneb 92 after receiving a distress call. After landing on the planet, it is revealed that the evil Porkons (Gort, Wart and Mort) made the call to lure Orson's crew there so they can test their new secret weapon out on them. The crew easily defeat the Porkons by pelting them with proton tomatoes, and they run off leaving the secret weapon behind. Orson brings it aboard the spaceship and Bo opens it, which releases a space virus that sickens the crew.

Orson wakes up from the dream then and realizes that his cold is gone. The rest of the gang then walk back in and state that they caught Orson's cold, but they don't blame him because he'd warned them earlier. Booker then advises Orson to stay away from them to avoid getting sick again, but Orson remedies this by donning a spacesuit to nurse them.


V: The Mini-Series

When Humanity gets their first look at an actual Visitor on TV, one character complains "He's no ET; he doesn't even look like Mr. Spock!"

V: The Final Battle

The Original Series bridge computer noise is heard when an identification card is scanned and copied by a computer in the first episode.

Veronica Mars

A first season episode is titled "The Wrath of Con", paying tribute to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.



In the episode "Rapid Fire," the narrator is describing the Vulcan cannon used on the A-10 Thunderbolt II. He states that despite the name Vulcan, you won't live long or prosper.

The West Wing

In the episode "Arctic Radar," a White House employee wears a Star Trek insignia pin at work until she is persuaded by Josh Lyman to remove it.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

In the PBS show, adapted from the popular geography video game, a villain is named "Neemoi" (Nimoy) from the planet Roddenberry.

Wild at Heart

In a Series five episode, Rowan, the manager of Mara, tells a honeymoon couple "may long and prosper."

The Wonder Years

One episode features Kevin and Paul watching "Spock's Brain" at the beginning of the episode, and specifically shows the scene where, as part of the landing party, Kirk and Spock are rendered unconscious by the planet's female inhabitants. This particular episode, focusing on the awkward relationships between adolescent boys and girls, then parodies the exact scene with Kevin in the role of Kirk, Paul in the role of Spock, two other boys (presumably schoolmates of Kevin) as Bones and Scotty, and Winnie and two other girls as the alien women.

Episode #11, 2nd Season 1988 "Just Between Me and You and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky" can be seen here.


The X-Files

"Fearful Symmetry"

While being broadcast by live televisual satellite in The X-Files' episode "Fearful Symmetry", Melvin Frohike, in regard to the communications set-up, utters the phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty".

"Dreamland" and "Dreamland II"

The two-parter "Dreamland" and "Dreamland II" features several references to Star Trek. While FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are driving to meet a secretive contact stationed at a classified US Air Force Base in Roswell during the pre-titles sequence of part I, the usually skeptical Scully asks Mulder how they know that their contact's supposedly extensive knowledge of alien life is not "derived exclusively from reruns of Star Trek?"

The plot of the two-parter concerns a tear in the space/time continuum that is repeatedly referred to as a "warp" and, after Mulder first hears this name and then questioningly repeats it, a character who has knowledge about the anomaly replies with the phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty".

Mulder x-files

Mulder as a child

In the pre-titles sequence of part II, a home movie reel of Mulder's family is shown, in which a young Fox Mulder is seen wearing a blue Starfleet uniform from Star Trek: The Original Series and pointed Vulcan ears, both much like Spock. He also carries a toy weapon that looks similar to a phaser.

"Hollywood A.D."

During the first scene after the opening credits in the episode "Hollywood A.D.", Wayne Federman, a producer and screenwriter doing research for a forthcoming movie based on Mulder and Scully, reveals to the agents that he was told by their FBI superior, Assistant Director Walter Skinner, that Mulder's usual initial slant was "a little Star Trekky" and adds, "[it] is the exact vibe I'm looking for, for this thing I'm doing."

"Jump the Shark"

The penultimate scene of the episode "Jump the Shark", in which the Lone Gunmen die, pays homage to Spock's death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The Lone Gunmen make a similar sacrifice to Spock, by sealing themselves in with an airborne virus behind an airtight firedoor and, like Spock's discussion with Kirk through a transparent radiation barrier, they speak with close friends Jimmy Bond and Yves Adele Harlow through a pane of glass in the sealed door, shortly before they die.



Other TV cartoon parodies

  • Animated series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! made frequent usage of Star Trek sound effects, namely from The Original Series.
  • The 1970s series The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty (produced by Filmation Associates, makers of Star Trek: The Animated Series), in which a live-action kitten had cartoon dreams of being various fictional heroes, one of the recurring segments cast him as Captain Herc of the starship Secondprize.
  • The cartoon EEK! The Cat had a parody of Star Trek even down to a redshirt getting hit by a boulder. In the parody, Eek captained the USS Shoesuntied, which is the parody of the USS Grissom.
  • An episode of Tiny Toons had the famous starship (commanded by Plucky Duck) looking for replacement hair for the captain's toupee (no doubt a joke on Shatner's alleged replacement hair). A notable line is, "I'm a doctor, not a barber!" Another episode featured caricatures of Kirk, Spock and McCoy beaming down to a fast food restaurant to eat.
  • An episode of Animaniacs, in a segment titled "Star Truck", included the Animaniacs being beamed aboard the original Enterprise, (albeit done up with monster truck wheels, as per the cartoon's title), claiming the Starfleet delegates who were supposed to be there were "really busy" (at which point you see two Andorians, one in a TOS Starfleet uniform, the other in a TOS film tunic, sitting on a couch playing video games), and wreaking havoc among the crew. (The characters are clearly genuine fans of the show, as upon meeting "Kirk", they ask to "go back to New York in the 1930s," where he could "fall in love with Joan Collins," who would then die, "go lookin' for Mr. Spork's brain," or Harry Mudd, or Roger Mudd, and Wakko asks to "swim with the whales.") Gags included Wakko introducing Scotty to doughnuts (thus causing him to become portly and have a pink frosting mustache), Spork mind-melding with them in sickbay, and then saying their trademark "Hel-lo Nurse!" line when Uhura enters, and when Khan appears Dot comments, "Ooooh, it's Ricardo Montalban and his big plastic chest!" (an obvious parody of the fan rumor that Montalban's chest in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was a prosthetic appliance, and not his actual physique). Dot later proposes to distract Khan's crew "with a fancy fan dance", riffing on Uhura's dance from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. When the Warners take control of the ship, Yakko takes the command chair and sits on a tribble. Another episode of Animaniacs contained a segment titled "Karaoke Dokie" which made fun of the singing careers of Shatner ("Willie Slackner") and Nimoy (shown complete with pointy ears). In yet another episode, set on a UFO Marvin the Martian, Darth Vader, and Captain Picard are briefly shown in a waiting room together - part of a chase initiated after Yakko yells "Look - it's big, fat Scotty from Star Trek!" and escapes when his alien captors look for the engineer.
  • The series Freakazoid! featured a recurring villain, Gutierrez, voiced by Ricardo Montalban in extended parody of his performance as Khan. References included his proposal of speeding an interrogation by "putting ooey gooey worms in your ears" and the line "Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins!" One episode featured a short sketch entitled "Ode to Leonard Nimoy" with Fanboy trying to get Nimoy's autograph without success.
  • The second season episode "Fear Itself" of the animated series Teen Titans features the villain Control Freak (a TV-addicted fat teenager) raiding a video store, threatening the shop assistant to "admit that Warp Trek Five, which reunited the entire original cast of the classic TV series, deserved to be on your "Favorite Rentals" list". When she says that she doesn't even know what Warp Trek is, he responds as "And that, my little tribble, is why you must be destroyed!" In addition Control Freak's remote control makes the same sound as the original series transporter in all his appearances in the series.
  • An episode of the series Ben 10: Alien Force is called "Con of Rath", a "turned-around" version of The Wrath of Khan.
  • Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (a series featuring Michael Dorn as its archvillain) had an episode set on planet Vasquez 9, whose geology resembled the famous Vasquez Rocks cliff seen in "Arena", "Friday's Child" and numerous other Star Trek episodes.
  • In an episode in the second season of Dexter's Laboratory entitled "Star Check Unconventional", Dexter (Captain Irk) and two of his friends (Mr. Spork and Doctor McBoy) journey to a convention center to attend a "Star Check" convention, but inadvertently enter the wrong hall and wind up in a "Darbie Doll" convention. The whole episode is a spoof of the original Star Trek including references to "Amok Time", "The Gamesters of Triskelion", "The Enemy Within" and "A Private Little War" among others. There is also the joke of Dexter calling Dr. McBoy, "Skin" in reference to Kirk's nickname of "bones" for McCoy.
  • The cartoon series Johnny Bravo features a short appearance of Captain Kirk in the first season episode "The Man Who Cried Clown", a parody of the original Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 50,000 Feet" starring William Shatner. The same episode features narration by Michael Dorn. In later seasons one of the main characters, Carl Chryniszzswics is a Trekkie, hence the show features many Star Trek-themed jokes. There is also an episode about the Enterprise crew mistaking Johnny for Kirk, with Carl as a Klingon and a Gorn and a Mugato also present.
  • In the cartoon series Best Ed, the title character is a huge fan of a classic science fiction series called "The Mighty Measel Moles", which is a parody of the original Star Trek, with a starship resembling the Enterprise called Emphatize, similar uniforms, and the main hero ("Captain Jim T. Smithee") being a spoof of Captain Kirk. In one episode, Ed goes to a "Mighty Measel Moles" convention. Another episode features the former captain of the Emphatize bound to a "special wheelchair" resembling an office drawer, and only able to indicate "yes" or "no" with a blinking light, an obvious parody of Captain Pike.
  • In the episode "The Deadly Maze" of the animated series Chowder, Gumbo, who seeks vengeance on his old tutor, master chef Mung for firing him, says "Revenge is a dish best served cold." quoting from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • A number of animated series, such as GI Joe, The Transformers, He-Man, and She-Ra made frequent use of Trek sound effects, most notably the classic "door sound" and parts of the transporter "beaming" sound.
  • In episode 4 of X-Men: Evolution, Cyclops tells Nightcrawler, a mutant with teleporting powers to "Set teleporter to maximum, Mr. Wagner!" "Aye, captain!" "Engage!"
Magistrate Pataki

The Talosians are coming!

  • An episode of Hey Arnold!, which was a parody of Orson Welles' infamous 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, included scenes of Helga Pataki and other characters costumed as a group of Talosians to scare the locals with a fake alien invasion.
  • In the distant background of a scene from the Rocket Power episode "Blader Bowl", an unidentified flying object used a tractor beam to lift a whale out of the sea, an apparent nod to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  • Several episodes of the English dub of the Pokémon TV series used Star Trek sound effects. Chief amongst them was when the Enterprise-D door chime was used during the updating of the protagonist's Pokédex device, enabling it to scan for Johto Region Pokémon, and the Enterprise-D transporter, used when the Pokémon "Voltorb" (and its evolved form, "Electrode") used their "Self-Destruct" attack.
  • One episode of Ducktales parodies the classic Star Trek series; in another episode, when Magica transforms herself into a nanny, the The Wrath of Khan phaser sound is heard. On an episode of Talespin, when Baloo and Louis are haunted by the ghosts, the Klingon photon torpedo from Star Trek: The Motion Picture is heard.
  • One episode of the The Weekenders features the pizza place being called Deep Dish 9. (an obvious reference to Deep Space 9) There is also a sound effect from The Original Series and the waiter says "One Photon Tro-pizza, hold the dilithium."
  • On the Nickelodeon series, My Life as a Teenage Robot, several time a group of robots called The Cluster try to recruit, or destroy the main character XJ-9/Jenny, and often quote the Borg by saying "Resistance is futile". Also sound effect from the series are use regularly.
  • On Degrassi: The Next Generation, there is a character named James Tiberus Yorke, a reference to Captain Kirk.
  • An episode of the Nickelodeon series, Back At The Barnyard parodies "Amok Time".
  • On a episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, when Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Christopher Robin were playing pirates, the arrangement of the theme of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is heard.
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