(written from a Production point of view)
|Table of Contents: 0-9 • A • B • C • D • E • F • G • H • I • J • K • L • M • N • O • P • Q • R • S • T • U • V • W • X • Y • Z|
The following are Star Trek parodies and pop culture references that have aired on live action television shows.
2 Broke GirlsEdit
Featuring Steven Weber.
"And the Past and The Furious"Edit
Max makes multiple TOS jokes whenever someone opens the Lamborghini's doors.
"Day 7: 11:00pm-12:00am" Edit
2point4 Children Edit
One of the recurring characters in the British sitcom "2point4 Children" was a rival plumber to Ben called Jake Klinger, nicknamed Jake The Klingon, who was a hardened Trekkie (or Trekker as he insisted). The plot of his very first appearance involved him faking his death and Ben having to organise a Star Trek themed funeral. Much to his chagrin, his wife Bill attended as Beverly Crusher despite Ben's insistence the funeral was "strictly old series".
30 Rock Edit
"The Head and the Hair"Edit
Liz Lemon compares a handsome guy's eyes to the tractor beam of the Death Star, at which point Jenna Maroney interrupts with ""No Liz, do not talk about stuff like that on your date. Guys like that do not like Star Trek", which Liz angrily corrects as ""Wars!".
Tracy says he watched Boston Legal nine times before realising it wasn't a new Star Trek (presumably due to it starring William Shatner).
"Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter"Edit
Several new nicknames are suggested for Toofer, including Splock, which comes from "black Spock".
"Emanuelle Goes To Dinosaur Land"Edit
Tracy Jordan is revealed to have grown up on the corner of 157th Street and Lieutenant Uhura Avenue (of New York). Note that this is apparently a real street, or rather a nickname for the real Convent Avenue. 
3rd Rock from the Sun Edit
Features a science fiction convention, at which George Takei makes an appearance, talking about Star Trek. Furthermore, a few Star Trek-themed cosplayers can be seen in the public.
Academy Awards 2013Edit
During the opening monologue of the 85th Annual Academy Awards, James T. Kirk broadcasts from the 23rd century--and on what looks like the Enterprise-A's bridge--to prevent host Seth MacFarlane from performing several skits that would cause him to receive poor reviews.
All Quiet on the Preston FrontEdit
The brainy character Private Simon Matlock is nicknamed Spock.
In this Nickelodeon comedy show, a frequent sketch, entitled USS Spaceship was a parody of Star Trek. It featured Captain Tantrum (Amanda Bynes), a child commander of the starship, who got her way by screaming and shouting. The crew encountered various comedic aliens, such as Crouton or the Queen of the Hoganoids, who mostly relented when Captain Tantrum screamed and cried.
Alpha House Edit
In the episode "the rebuttal" a poll numbers expert compares a senator's situation situation to the Kobayashi Maru test.
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).
"The Two George Colemans"Edit
Juanita, a black woman who's dressed up as Daddy Warbucks, angrily says to a passerby that she isn't "the captain from Deep Space Nine".
The Aquabats! Super Show!Edit
In season two episode "The Return of the Aquabats!", the upgraded BattleTram is equipped with missiles with "NCC-1701" printed on the sides.
In the episode "A New Start", butter is swapped for a Star Trek chess set at a barter-based restaurant called CW Swappigans.
Attack of the Show!Edit
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 (Nebula-class, 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.
Babylon 5 Edit
- See Babylon 5.
Battlestar Galactica (2003) Edit
In the mini-series, one of the RTF ships has the call sign "Gemenon Traveler 1701".
An official map of the Twelve Colonies  was released by Quantum Mechanix in 2011, drawn by Star Trek: Star Charts creator Geoffrey Mandel. Four systems are depicted, in a 2×2 grid, designated Helios Alpha through Delta. The four maps are ordered on the chart following the same unusual 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". Presumalby the large overlap in visual effects crew between the two series has something to do with this.
In one episode of the series, Bob remarks that his ex-wife was "hit by more lasers than the Starship Enterprise."
Being Human (American) Edit
The second episode of the series refers to Star Trek. In addition, Sam Witwer is a regular on the show and plays the role of the vampire Aiden.
Episode 23 "Dream Reaper" a recurring character by the name of Zoe attempts to help Sally out of a dream she is trapped in, and enters through what she calls a Mind Meld, prompt Aiden to ask about it while showing the hand gesture.
Being Erica Edit
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.
Better Off Ted Edit
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 Edit
- See The Big Bang Theory.
Boston Legal Edit
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, having previously played an attorney, Dan Fielding, on Night Court.
"Finding Nimmo" Edit
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" Edit
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" Edit
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!" Edit
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" Edit
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."
In the fifth live show, Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour, Eddie Hitler's time-travelling toilet, the TURDIS, is allegedly powered by a dilithium crystal; after wasting time with a meaningless questionnaire, he claims that he was "waiting for the dilithium crystal to reach optimum temperature".
Boy Meets WorldEdit
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."
In "Danger Boy", Mr. Feeny is clearly heard shouting "Warp factor ten, Mr. Sulu!" as the car for the most dangerous roller coaster built departs the station
In August 2013, the TV series Breaking Bad featured an extended conversation about Star Trek in the mid-season premiere, "Blood Money", of the show's fifth and final season. Characters Brandon "Badger" Mayhew and Skinny Pete (very stoned) discuss Star Trek, and Pete (while smoking from a bong) claims that every time a character uses the transporter, the original person is actually destroyed, and the transporter simply makes a perfect copy (a "color xerox") at the target location. This greatly disturbs Badger, who asks if this means there were something like 147 different Kirks during the run of the TV series, each of whom were killed and replaced by a duplicate when they used the transporter. Pete confirms this is exactly what he is saying, and cites that Dr. McCoy rarely uses the transporter because as a doctor, he knows what it actually does to people.
Badger and Pete go on discussing Star Trek, and Badger describes an idea for a Star Trek script which he has had for a long time. In his script, the crew's mission has been boring and uneventful for some time, so they decide to hold a pie-eating contest in the mess hall - "Tulaberry pies". Pete says that he doesn't know what tulaberries are, to which Badger responds "Tulaberries, from Gamma Quadrant, yo." Pete sharply interjects "That's Voyager, dude." Annoyed, Badger continues by saying, "Okay, blueberries. They're eating blueberry pie."
Badger goes on to explain that the pie-eating contest comes down to just Spock, Kirk, and Chekov. Pete thinks Kirk would have room to spare, but Badger insists that Spock is winning because of his heightened Vulcan metabolism. Kirk has to admit defeat, but the only other crewmember still in the contest besides Spock is Chekov. Ingeniously, Chekov and Scotty collaborated to rig the contest, so as soon as Chekov eats a pie Scotty uses the transporter to beam his stomach contents out into space, so he can eat an infinite amount of food. Spock is becoming very frustrated and doesn't understand how Chekov can keep eating. Unfortunately, Lt. Uhura then comes into engineering and Scotty, distracted by her "pointies," hits the wrong button, and suddenly Chekov is vomiting up blood - Scotty accidentally beamed his internal organs out into space as well.
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"Edit
Oz gives Cash the Vulcan nerve pinch as punishment for contradicting him.
"The Contra Club"Edit
"The Blind Sided"Edit
Cash wants to mind meld with Cameron to learn about Cameron's night of sex with Melanie.
Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit
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.
Later, in the final season, after Xander has a bad date with a demon, he asks Willow to "gay him up." He starts talking about attempting to fantasize about Scott Bakula, who another character dreamily identifies as Jonathan Archer.
Buiten de ZoneEdit
This Belgian tv series often parodied popular culture, including on a few occasions Star Trek. Already in the first episode, "de jongerenfoon", an on-the-scene reporter reporting from the moon ends his report by saying "beam me up, Scotty" and being beamed away.
The episode "Kitch en kunst" parodies the perceived tendency of Flemish films to focus on farmers according to one character by showing, among other genres, a bit from a film described as science fiction: It shows "farmer Spock" piloting a harvester, and coming upon giant potatoes, which he reports by communicator to "farmer Scotty".
The episode "Gevaar", features extended drug-induced hallucinations. At one point a character imagines herself to be princess Leia from Star Wars, who is captured by Darth Vader aboard the Death Star, only to be rescued by an original series away team including Mister Spock.
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)Edit
while one of the contestants were speeding up, their nominator/friend was calling out warp factors matching the miles per hour "warp 6.7" which translated into 67 mph.
A Carol ChristmasEdit
William Shatner plays the Ghost of Christmas Present in this 2003 TV movie adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Whenever he and the titular character move from one location to another, they use the transporter effect, as a homage to Shatner's role in Star Trek. James Cromwell plays the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Carol & CompanyEdit
A police series in which mystery novelist Richard Castle serves as permanent consultant to the NYPD, teamed up with detective Kate Beckett. Star Trek affiliated production connections; Series regular Penny Johnson. Robert Picardo and Michael Dorn in recurring roles, with Jonathan Frakes as an occasional director. Guest-starring Nana Visitor, Dina Meyer, Robert Pine, Don Stark, Caroline Lagerfelt, Daniel Roebuck, Bonita Friedericy, Raphael Sbarge, Armin Shimerman, Salli Elise Richardson, Scottie Thompson and Gregg Henry.
"Hell Hath No Fury"Edit
This episode features a a paraplegic sailor as a supporting character called "Captain Pyke." (Season 1, Episode 8)
"The Final Frontier"Edit
Castle mentions Star Trek as an example of good sci-fi. He also speaks in William Shatner cadence when talking about real-world laser blasters. When sitting in the captain's chair on the Nebula 9 Fan Experience set, he delivers Picard's "Let's make sure that history never forgets the name Enterprise" line from TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise". Beckett also describes the Nebula 9 character Lieutenant Chloe in terms that make her similar to Jadzia Dax. Jonathan Frakes cameos at the beginning as a convention attendee getting Castle's autograph. The murderer also refers to a character in the show who was revived by an "Andorian empath". (Season 5, Episode 6)
- "Wait a minute, wait, we are demonstrating two-dimensional thinking here, like Khan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
Beckett without missing a beat:
- "Khan didn't realize the Enterprise was below him"
- "Right, so if we are the Enterprise, that means that Gemini is..."
- "...above us."
Discussion between the two main characters, trying to ascertain the whereabouts of an antagonist in a multilevel library. (Season 6, Episode 12)
"Clear and Present Danger"Edit
Beckett and Castle investigate someone who worked with a top secret company that developed a personal cloaking device. They use fire extinguisher foam to flush out the character who is evading their capture while wearing it, like Kirk and Spock do to find a Gorn intruder.
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.
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 EverythingEdit
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.
"A Nuisance Call"Edit
Shay confuses Cylons for Klingons when Otis is describing the original Battlestar Galactica to her.
"Chuck Versus the Sandworm"Edit
Morgan says that Chuck can quote Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan word for word.
"Chuck Versus the Nemesis"Edit
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"Edit
In the episode "Creature", 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.
"The Last Man on Earth"Edit
Clarissa Explains It AllEdit
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.
2009 CMT AwardsEdit
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.
The Colbert ReportEdit
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...Edit
...William Shatner Edit
Cable network Comedy Central produced a two-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.
...Charlie Sheen Edit
William Shatner was a roaster on the Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen, which aired on September 19, 2011, and several Star Trek-related jokes were made by, and directed at, him. It was hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
Comic Book Men Edit
Comic Book Men is a reality television series set at Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic book store, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. Lots of collectibles are shown passing through the store, including, unsurprisingly, occasionaly Star Trek merchandise.
The very first episode, "Junk", already sees the sale of Star Trek The Next Generation commemorative plates at a flee market.
The episode "Ghostbusting at the Stash" features a technical manual.
The episode "Con Men" features a Star Trek Into Darkness Captain Kirk doll.
The episode "Dukes of Jersey" shows the store selling a Mego Star Trek USS Enterprise playset.
The episode "Uhura’s Uhura" has Nichelle Nichols visiting the store to buy an Uhura Mego doll. She ends up reenacting her famous interracial kiss with store regular Brian Johnson.
The episode "The Esposito Collection" reveals that Mike considers Data one of his top two robots of all time. The same episode is signed off by Keven Smith saying "Live long and prosper, children"
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), with Data explaining that the purpose of Comic Relief was to raise funds to fight homelessness in the United States. 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. Troi asks how well the special did, and Data replies that the previous specials raised over twenty million dollars which went towards helping homeless people and that the mantra used by Comic Relief, which used humor throughout, was "Where there's laughter, there's hope".
"Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples"Edit
"Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"Edit
"Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"Edit
Britta picks up a hat owned by Abed emblazoned with the words "Trekkies do it in the Final Frontier".
"Remedial Chaos Theory"Edit
Depicting the aftermath of the episode's "darkest timelime", Abed cuts out several brown felt goatees resembling the one bore by Spock in the mirror universe. After declaring his intentions to return to the prime timeline and kill the good versions of themselves, the rest of the group leaves, leaving Abed and Troy to don their goatees and dub themselves "Evil Troy and Evil Abed".
"Studies In Modern Movement"Edit
First appearance of "the Dreamatorium", a play room used by Abed Nadir and Troy Barnes. It looks exactly like the style of holodeck used on the USS Enterprise-D, and has a similar function in the series, except for the fact that there is no imaging technology, instead relying on the users imagination.
Troy is given a universal translator at the start of the episode, before he goes to sail across the world with LeVar Burton: Abed tells him to "Engage" as he departs. During the credits, Troy reads a list of questions about TNG for LeVar, including "Why don't they call it 'Planet Trek'? You never go to a star, not one time."
"Matter Of Time"Edit
Carlos asks Keira "Did anyone tell you you watched too much Star Trek as a kid?" because she's so well-versed in the physics of antimatter.
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.
The I'm a doctor, not a... meme is brought up.
"The Popular Kids"Edit
Scientific errors on Star Trek are discussed, with Reed pointing out that since it was made so long ago, there aren't really many.
"The Big Game"Edit
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.
"What Happens at Home..."Edit
Reid tells the new member of the unit, Ashley Seaver, that the famous phrase "Beam Me Up, Scotty" was never really uttered in the original Star Trek series.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Edit
Starring Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond host Ted Danson, Wallace Langham and Liz Vassey, and featuring guest appearances by Brenda Strong, Gregg Henry, Brenda Bakke, Bruce McGill, Jolene Blalock, Dina Meyer, Kate Vernon, Melinda Page Hamilton, Bruce Davison, Raymond Cruz, Enrique Murciano, Kellie Waymire, Alicia Coppola, Neal McDonough, Ray Wise, Armin Shimerman, Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond participant Peri Gilpin, Scottie Thompson, Don Stark, Nana Visitor and John Billingsley.
"Random Acts of Violence" Edit
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" Edit
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" Edit
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" Edit
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" with Wendy spoofing Shahna, 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.
"Fade Out" Edit
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" Edit
The episode's murder victim is a roller derby girl who goes by the name "Wrath of Connie."
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."
"Starting On The Wrong Foot"Edit
Jonathan Frakes guest-stars as himself, putting the moves on Cibyll after they do some sci-fi project together even though she won't date actors. When she asks her ex-husband Ira to tell him over the phone that they're together, saying he's "the second-in-command of the starship Enterprise," Ira responds, "Listen, Nimoy, stay away from my woman!" Her daughter Zoe says she'd date him regardless of him being already married because he's "the #2 guy on the Enterprise! If the bald guy dies, he's the boss!" When nobody responds to his knocking at the door, Frakes pulls out a Communicator, says into it to try Candace Bergen's house, and beams out.
"Comic Book Issues"Edit
Eli says that some toy phasers were stolen from his storage unit.
In the episode "Escape from With Island", Dawson explains that there must be a logical explanation to the events that happening on the island to which his friend, Pacey Witter (played by Joshua Jackson), retorts with "well why don't you send us a postcard, Spock, because I, for one, am not sticking around to find out."
A sketch on the television version of the British show Dead Ringers featured a sketch wherein Christopher Eccleston, then recently cast as the title character in the Doctor Who revival, goes home to tell the news to his parents. However, his parents are revealed to be fanatical trekkies, and as such deeply disappointed.
Recurring cast member Anna Hopkins once spent $100 to get a photo of herself with Patrick Stewart.
"I Almost Prayed"Edit
Nolan says Spock's "The needs of the many..." line from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Degrassi: The Next GenerationEdit
- On the show, there is a character named James Tiberus Yorke, a reference to Captain Kirk.
- "The Next Generation" concept on the tittle was taken from Star Trek: The Next Generation
- In the episode, 'It's Raining Men' a television host can be heard saying "Pavel Chekov was on the Starship Enterprise."
Desperate Housewives Edit
In this sixth season episode, Felicity Huffman's character Lynette Scavo describes the friends of her son while talking about sex with him, "First of all, we've seen your friends and trust me, Pimpo, Braces and Beam me up Scotty are not gettin' any."
"That Night, a Forest Grew"Edit
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."
Dharma & GregEdit
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".
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!".
In one episode, Dr. Ellingham is asked by a patient if he'll drive her home. He responds with "I'm a doctor, not a taxi driver."
- 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.
The Drew Carey ShowEdit
"What's Wrong with This Episode IV"Edit
The Drew Carey Show's 2001's April Fools Day episode, which contained many intentional errors featured Gabriel Koerner. During later re-broadcast, arrows were used to point out these intentional "mistakes." Gabe is supposed to be wearing a red Star Trek shirt.
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 reminiscing about his dead son, Max suggested remembering him by wearing Star Trek costumes and making "some speech about the Final Frontier".
The second season episode "I love you too" is set at Comic-Con. At least one person in an Enterprise era uniform is seen among the background crowd.
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 HornEdit
- 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.
Sheriff Carter is undergoing an experiment with an experimental device made to connect brains, and asks: "Is this some kind of Vulcan mind meld?"
"Insane In The P-Brane"Edit
Entire episode shares the same premise as TNG "The Next Phase".
"Up In The Air"Edit
Jo calls Deputy Andy "Mister Data."
"Clash of The Titans"Edit
Everybody Hates ChrisEdit
In the episode "Everybody Hates Halloween", Greg is dressed as Spock for Halloween.
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"Edit
Having spotted an enemy ship, Crichton says, "Shouldn't we be doing warp a thousand by now?"
"They have got a secret"Edit
Crichton suggests a book on leviathan pregnancy could be co-written by Doctor Spock and Mister Spock.
"Till the Blood Runs Clear"Edit
A guest character's name is Rorf, which Crichton mishears as Worf.
"Crackers Don't Matter"Edit
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).
"Home on the Remains"Edit
Crichton mentions captain Kirk.
"A Clockwork Nebari"Edit
Dealing with an alien race called the Nebari, Crichton asks them, "Isn't that your Nebari Prime Directive?"
"Self-Inflicted Wounds Part 1: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a"Edit
Crichton claims to somewhat understand a very technobabble-like conversation because he's watched "all kinds of Star Trek"
"Green Eyed Monster"Edit
A star is referred to as Mintaka III.
When a villain appears suddenly, Crichton asks him if he beamed in.
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!"
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"Edit
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"Edit
Crichton does Scotty impressions.
Crichton exclaims "I am not Kirk, Spock, Luke, Buck, Flash or Arthur frelling Dent."
"A Constellation of Doubt"Edit
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"Edit
Crichton flashes the Vulcan hand signal.
"The Peacekeeper Wars"Edit
Crichton promises, "The next Ferengi we see, we run. No questions later."
Fat Actress Edit
This comedy series was created, produced, and written by the show's star Kirstie Alley who is playing herself.
"Big Butts" Edit
FOX NFL SundayEdit
Franklin & BashEdit
Pindar describes Infeld's office building as being Borg-like.
"Good Cop/Bad Cop"Edit
Karp derisively calls Infeld's firm "Deep Space 9."
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). Supporting cast member Dan Butler had appeared in Vis à Vis (episode) as Steth. Frequent guest star Bebe Neuwirth, who played Dr. Lilith Sternin, also guest-starred on The Next Generation as Lanel in TNG: "First Contact". Another one-time TNG actor, Saul Rubinek, who played Kivas Fajo in TNG: "The Most Toys", had a recurring role as Donny Douglas in the show's seventh through tenth seasons. 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"Edit
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!"
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"Edit
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"Edit
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, Noel, Krish-Krush."
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"Edit
While Lilith travels on an airplane to visit Frasier in Seattle, she sits next to a man, Albert, (played by Brent Spiner) whom she describes as "white as a sheet." The man replies "actually, I'm always this pale." As Data, Spiner's makeup required him to have a pale skin complexion.
"The Show Must Go Off"Edit
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: Voyager Audition"Edit
Although not an episode of Frasier, most of the Frasier main cast participated in a sketch during Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 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. Absent were regulars Kelsey Grammer and Dan Butler, both of whom having played other characters on The Next Generation and Voyager, respectively.
Freaks and GeeksEdit
In the pilot, Neal Schweiber asks permission to sit at a lunch table with two other geeks by impersonating captain Kirk, addressing them as Bones and Spock, and asking them if he could join them in the Enterprise mess room because he's so hungry he could eat a tribble. When Bill doesn't get it, he sarcastically claims he's impersonating John Wayne.
In "Tests and Breasts" a sex ed teacher is able to deduce that an anonymously submitted question comes from Sam because he's the only one with Star Trek notebook paper.
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"Edit
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"Edit
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"Edit
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"Edit
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"Edit
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: "Spock's Birth Control."
"The One With the Secret Closet"Edit
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".
Robert Jones, a prisoner who managed to build a teleporter in a previous episode, is described as "clever enough to Star Trek himself out of a maximum security German prison".
"The Road Not Taken"Edit
A conspiracy theorist (played by Clint Howard) claims to be Spock, and that renegade future Romulans are trying to change the timeline by creating super soldiers, like Khan Noonien Singh. He also mentions Sarek, the Federation, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and his apartment number is 1701.
Two people thinking alike is described as a Vulcan mind meld.
"The Man From The Other Side"Edit
After discovering a Star Trek convention on a list of local events, Peter Bishop mentions that he has promised to take his father, and so pretends he didn't see it.
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.
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.
- 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."
"Saturday Night Glee-ver"Edit
Jesse St. James equates being in Vocal Adrenaline with being part of the Borg Collective.
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.
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.
A second season episode is titled "The Wrath of Con", paying tribute to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Hardcore Pawn Edit
Season 7, Episode 3 titled "Monster Deals" features a man at the pawn shop to sell some Star Trek Merchandise. Some Examples include models of the Enterprise (NX-01) and USS Voyager. Another item is a Deep Space Nine Syndication media kit that was sent out to local TV stations in the United States that aired DS9 in Syndication
Hawaii Five-O (2010)Edit
Developed by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, starring Daniel Dae Kim, and guest-starring Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, William Sadler, Sidney Liufau, Autumn Reeser, Clyde Kusatsu, Spencer Garrett, Glenn Morshower, Peter Weller, George Takei, Robert Picardo and Terry O'Quinn.
"Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"Edit
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.
Max has transferred his "WARP 9" license plate to a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro similar to the one Danno drives, saying he had to sell off all his DS9 action figures to get enough money to pay for it.
McGarrett gives a wire-wearing civilian the Vulcan salute and says "[[Live long and prosper|Live long and perspire]" before sending him into a criminal's lair.
"Ke Koho Mamao Aku"Edit
Max responds "Like Wrath of Khan" when Sanjit says "It's on." Later it's revealed their feud is over Sanjit sniping an old mint-in-package Janice Rand Action figure, which he gives to Max to complete a collection. They give each other the Vulcan salute and say "Live long and prosper" after Max repeats Spock's "I have been and shall always be your friend" line in gratitude.
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 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"Edit
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.
"How to Stop an Exploding Man"Edit
Ando reminds Hiro that his whole life, Star Trek gave him heroes and role models.
When Nathan tells Danko that he wants his brother, Peter, caught with "no bloodshed", Danko orders his men saying, "Hear that? Phasers on stun."
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 real world wbm is organized by stardate and is labeled as a "Captain's Log." 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.
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.
- Crossover performers
- Elle Alexander
- Robert Alonzo
- Erick Avari
- Brian Avery
- Gregory J. Barnett
- Bill Blair
- Charlie Brewer
- Michael Reilly Burke
- Sofie Calderon
- K Callan
- Joanna Cassidy
- Fernando Chien
- Carl Ciarfalio
- Josh Clark
- Eliza Coleman
- Mark Colson
- Thomas Dekker
- Dan Desmond
- Jon Donahue
- Tony Donno
- Michael Dorn
- Dana Dru Evenson
- Louise Fletcher
- Colby French
- Jeremy Fry
- Tami-Adrian George
- John Glover
- Brad Greenquist
- Greg Grunberg
- Mike Gunther
- Ronald Guttman
- Jack Guzman
- Song Han
- Mark Harelik
- Adam Harrington
- Henry Hayashi
- Natascha Hopkins
- Clint Howard
- Chris Howell
- Yoshio Iizuka
- John Jurgens
- Dominic Keating
- Henry Kingi, Jr.
- Kelli Kirkland
- Robert Knepper
- Horace Knight
- Ken Lally
- Maurice LaMarche
- Loren Lester
- Tina Lifford
- Diana R. Lupo
- Robert Mammana
- Bart McCarthy
- Sonia Jo McDancer
- Malcolm McDowell
- Duffie McIntire
- Anthony Molinari
- Dorenda Moore
- Brian Morri
- Nichelle Nichols
- Hugh Aodh O'Brien
- Lin Oeding
- Chris Oliver
- Denney Pierce
- Austin Priester
- John Prosky
- Ian Quinn
- Zachary Quinto
- Mark Riccardi
- Bridgett Riley
- Pat Romano
- Cristine Rose
- Franc Ross
- Gregg Sargeant
- Raphael Sbarge
- Rick Scarry
- Roger Schueller
- Michael Buchman Silver
- Spike Silver
- Erik Stabenau
- Todd Stashwick
- James Castle Stevens
- Justin Sundquist
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
- Douglas Tait
- George Takei
- John Thaddeus
- Nancy Thurston
- Ned Vaughn
- Kate Vernon
- Mark Aaron Wagner
- Dan Warner
- Gary J. Wayton
- Chrissy Weathersby
- Joel West
- Clay Wilcox
- D. Elliot Woods
- Scott Workman
- Rick Worthy
- Marcus Young
- Julie Altus, ADR recordist
- Nathan A. Aronson, accounting clerk
- Thomas J. Arp, construction coordinator
- Arin Artounian, computer/ video engineer
- Lee Ann Brittenham, hair stylist
- Stacy Caballero, key costumer
- Jeff Case, key grip
- Roxann Dawson, director
- Dave DeGaetano, construction coordinator
- Lance Dickinson, lighting technician
- Bryan Fuller, co-executive producer/ consulting producer/ writer
- Erich Gann, sound editor/ sound effects editor
- J. Armin Garza II, driver: camera car
- Joey Genitempo, set painter/ stand-by painter
- Tim Gilbert, stunt coordinator
- Jeffrey Greeley, "B" camera operator
- Casey Green, video/ computer playback operator
- Sam Griffin, rigging electrician
- Craig Harris, second assistant director
- Chris Haynes, driver
- Tom Holzhauer, production assistant
- Michael Hugghins, stunt rigger
- Derek Johnson, stand-in: Zachary Quinto
- Kristin Johnson, matte painter
- Samantha Johnston, art department production assistant
- Greg Knapp, medic
- Jon Koslowsky, editor
- Kris Krosskove, steadicam operator
- Frank Leasure, propmaker foreman
- Ian Livingstone, composer: stock music
- Jonathan A. Logan, wardrobe provider
- Karl J. Martin, set designer
- Owen Martin, art department assistant
- Kim Meredith, medical technical adviser
- David Morton, gaffer
- Sam Nicholson, supervising visual effects producer
- Ken Niederbaumer, special make-up effects artist
- Eric Norman, assistant production coordinator
- Josh Novak, production assistant
- Larry Odien, mechanical supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios
- Yuko Ogata, second second assistant director
- Terrence O'Hara, director
- Chris Quilty, boom operator
- Ian Quinn, stunt coordinator
- Jade Quon, stunt coach
- Richard Redlefsen, prosthetic make-up artist
- Graham Robertson, set dresser
- Philip Rogers, ADR recordist
- Dean St. John, ADR mixer
- Victor M. Shannon, head plasterer
- Michael Shaw, grip
- Mark Spatny, visual effects producer/ supervising visual effects producer/ visual effects co-supervisor/ visual effects supervisor
- David Straiton, director
- Scott Trimble, location scout
- Mike Tsucalas, set production assistant
- Mark Vollmer, key rigging grip
- Jack White, food stylist
- Scott Wilder, stunt coordinator
- Dennis Yeager II, special effects foreman
Homeboys in Outer SpaceEdit
- 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).
In the second season episode "I'll Fly Away", Virgil while driving a surveillance van in the dark orders the people in the back to dim their lights, because "it's like the starship Enterprise in here".
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV ShowEdit
"Don't Ever Change"Edit
Dr. House describes Foreman and Thirteen's new-found relationship as Foreman having "Boldly gone where no man had gone before.", referring to Thirteen's bisexual orientation.
Thirteen comments that it's suspicious that the patient's girlfriend has several changes of clothes. Taub thinks her suspicions are unfounded and sarcastically states "As opposed to the same Starfleet-issue tunic?"
How I Met Your MotherEdit
In "The Duel", Robin ends a bad date with an implausible (but true) excuse, after which her nerdy date curses her by saying "You have no honor" in Klingon.
In "Lucky Penny", Ted remarks that usually when he stumbles upon a bunch of people camped out in line waiting for something, there tends to be a stormtrooper or a Klingon to give some indication of what the line is about.
In "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.
In the episode "mon and dad", a character is shown to have become offended because Marshall called her a trekkie, which she claims is "our word".
Hyperdrive is a British science fiction sitcom in the basic Star Trek ship of exploration mold, which featuring many cliches including Holodeck-like recreation rooms and a race called "The Red Shiny Robots of Vortis" which seem inspired by the Borg.
In the second season episode "Artifact", the Queppu leader says he believes on Earth it is said "Revenge is a dish best served on a bed of rice", which Teal corrects as "cold".
Featuring Tim Russ.
In one episode, Spencer buys a Galaxy Wars ship and uses a communicator similar to the ones in The Original Series.
Impractical Jokers Edit
A deleted scene taken from the episode Bellydancer, the friends are teaching people CPR. In the deleted scene, Murr is forced to instruct his student to count in Klingon when the student is doing CPR on a dummy.
The second season episode Birds and the Bees, one of the challenges is to share a secret that the other people say. During Murr's turn, he is instructed to say to a stranger that Spock and William Shatner beat him up for running his mouth up,
In Living ColorEdit
"The Wrath of Farrakhan"Edit
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"Edit
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?"Edit
Black aliens with body parts on their heads visit the battle section of the Enterprise-D.
In The HouseEdit
The episodes "The Stuff That Dream are Made of" has a dream sequence where the cast members of the show act like they're in a amalgam of the Original Series and The Next Generation. Episode guests stars George Takei.
The IT CrowdEdit
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.
Just Shoot Me!Edit
"Two Girls For Every Boy"Edit
"A Divorce To Remember"Edit
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."
Brent Spiner appears as himself in the episode "Joey and the Premiere" 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.
Kenan and KelEdit
In one of the episode epilogues, Kenan opens a communicator, and utters "Beam me up, Scotty", to which both he and the terrified Kel make their exit from the stage, via dematerializing with the transporter effect.
King of QueensEdit
In the eighth season episode "Shear Torture", Spence (Patton Oswalt) tells Lou Ferrigno, he's a loser with Spock ears. In another episode, Arthur (Jerry Stiller) goes to a Star Trek convention, dressed in a TOS redshirt uniform.
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 2000Edit
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.
Late Night with Conan O'BrienEdit
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.
This Kafkaesque Flemish program featured a regular sketch, "Wally in Space". It was an absurd parody of the original series set on a ship captained by Belgian singer Eddy Wally, a Liberace-like cult figure.
Law and OrderEdit
During the episode "Corpus Delicti," Claire Kincaid sarcastically tells Jack McCoy that her "transporter beam was down" when she was running late before court.
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, Erick Avari, Leon Rippy, Gregg Henry, and Andy Mangels, and had Jonathan Frakes as a director on some episodes. Keith R.A. DeCandido and Greg Cox each authored a tie-in novel for it.
The principal character of hacker Alec Hardison is a Trekkie.
"The Nigerian Job"Edit
While posing as a nerdy computer technician, Eliot explains away his musculature as being due to dressing up as a Klingon at conventions.
"The Order 23 Job"Edit
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 Eliot.
"The Maltese Falcon Job"Edit
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.
"The Cross My Heart Job"Edit
Earlier in the episode, Hardison complains about having to rely on stone knives and bearskins.
"The Last Dam Job"Edit
"The First Contact Job"Edit
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 GunmenEdit
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. Locke responds by saying that Kirk "sounds like a piss-poor captain."
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.
- Crossover performers
- J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek
- Michael Giacchino, composer
- Damon Lindelof, producer of Star Trek, co-writer of Star Trek Into Darkness
"Star Trek: Deep Stain Nine"Edit
From the very first episode, MADtv parodied Trek with this "sequel" set aboard a laundry starship.
"Kirk and Spock Variety Hour"Edit
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.
A Spanish-language version of Star Trek (one of several "Spanish remake" skits the show did).
"Martin Lawrence's Brushes with Death 4"Edit
Hosted by William Shatner (Sasso); parody of Fox specials focusing on actor Martin Lawrence's "bouts with exhaustion".
"The Captain Kirk Show"Edit
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"Edit
Shatner (Sasso) tries to convince a woman (Alex Borstein) to purchase his sperm for in vitro fertilization.
"Hollywood Squares: UPN Stars"Edit
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 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.
Mad Men is a series set in the 1960s, reaching the 1966 first season of Star Trek in its fifth season. One fifth season episode, "Christmas Waltz, features the character Paul Kinsey who has fallen on hard times and has his hopes pinned on a Star Trek spec script called "The Negron Complex". He gets in touch with his former colleague Harry Crane, who is a media buyer and thus could slip the script to NBC, or even mister Roddenberry himself. Although the script is said to be very bad, Kinsey thinks it would be good enough to open season 2. Crane however doubts that a second season will even be made.
Interestingly, the premise featuring a race of Negrons who are enslaved to pick cotton for a race called the Caucasons, the twist being that the Negrons are white, is very similar to an actual story idea proposed in Star Trek is....
Malcolm in the MiddleEdit
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 ChildrenEdit
"A Three Job, No Income Family"Edit
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"Edit
Al tries to sell an idea for a television series called "Shoe Trek", about "a shoe salesman in the 23rd century", to a producer, but he's turned down. Later he sees the show on TV (with a character named Mr. Sock), realizing they stole his idea.
"If Al Had a Hammer"Edit
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 Kleavage."
"The Goodbye Girl"Edit
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."
Marcy says to Al: "Shut up, Klingon."
"The Hood, the Bud & the Kelly: Part 2"Edit
In the episode "We Had a Dream", a murder victim's address is given as 1701 Pike's Way.
Men Behaving BadlyEdit
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.
Gary also mentions when he was a child that he believed the captain's log was a real wooden log he kept iin his office, to the amusement of Dorothy and Deborah.
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.
Coproduced by Peter Lauritson and featuring Gregory Itzin with guest appareances by Robert Pine, John Billingsley, Linda Park, Malcolm McDowell, and Connor Trinneer. Robert Duncan McNeill directed at least one episode.
One recurring story line is the pursuit of a serial killer named "Red John," a possible play on Redjac.
One of the ads for it had the tagline "Think of it as Deep Space 911."
Simon is able to discover the presence of a shapeshifter, having watched Star Trek.
Mock the Week Edit
An episode of the British comedy panel show Mock the Week featured an improvisation round called "Deleted lines from Star Trek". Routines are:
- [[[Wikipedia:Hugh Dennis|Hugh Dennis]] mimes flipping a communicator]. "Kirk to Enterprise." [He moves around]. "OK, how about if I stand over here?"
- [[[Wikipedia:Frankie Boyle|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 "one in five hundred". Jack Whitehall jokingly suggests "How many Star Trek fans have touched a real woman?".
Modern Family Edit
In the third season episode "Virgin Territory" Cameron says "Revenge is a dish best served cold" when finding his tupper-ware in Claire's house, referencing the quote Khan made in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
The Muppet ShowEdit
"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.
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 TOS-era Starfleet uniform, George wears a gold command division uniform, Janet wears a red operations division uniform and two men are seen to be wearing blue 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 AliensEdit
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".
My Phone GenieEdit
In episode two, "Home Movie", Gene puts Jaz and her friends into various movie settings when Jaz wishes that her Saturday afternoon could be more interesting than just watching DVDs. One setting is the bridge of a spaceship fighting a low-budget space battle against a Klingonesqe alien reminiscent of Star Trek: The Original Series. Jaz and Gene wear the alternate reality Starfleet uniform seen in the recent Star Trek, which was based on the mid 2260s-early 2270s uniform worn in The Original Series. Strangely, Gene wears a gold command division uniform, while Jaz wears a red operations division uniform, even though Jaz is in the role of the captain.
Mystery Science Theater 3000Edit
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.
Featuring Alicia Coppola, Dina Meyer, Enrique Murciano, Stephanie Niznik, Marina Sirtis, Scottie Thompson, Susanna Thompson, Terry O'Quinn, Salli Elise Richardson, Martha Hackett, Scott Bakula, and Zoe McLellan (who appeared in its parent show JAG with David Andrews).
"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.
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 "your mother has a smooth forehead", and "Klingons don't surrender", both in Klingon, and brandish a toy bat'leth, before team leader Jethro Gibbs tackles him. Later, upon seeing the suspect unnerved by Gibbs' silent "interrogation", DiNozzo says, "(Is) General Kang crying or is that just sweat?", to which McGee, after 30 minutes alone with Gibbs, "even Klingons have their limits"; discussing the case itself, DiNozzo tells McGee that, "According to six people, Worf here was at the party when the little girl was kidnapped." After questioning, DiNozzo attempts to tell his boss that the man was clearly not the kidnapper, and Gibbs responds, "Of course not. Ever read a Klingon's face?...It ain't that easy."
"The San Dominick"Edit
Ellie Bishop goes through a no-win test when participating in joint training exercises between NCIS and the Coast Guard; McGee mentions Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the Kobayashi Maru scenario to her when she's upset about failing, also mentioning in passing that their direct boss, Gibbs, had passed the test. In order to understand where she did go wrong, the slightly empathetically challenged Bishop subsequently reviews Wrath of Khan and afterward makes a faux pas by assuming that Gibbs (who, unbeknownst to her, is standing right behind her), like Captain Kirk, had cheated on the test.
NCIS: Los AngelesEdit
"Search and Destroy"Edit
Greg Callen locks himself in a room where a potentially lethal virus has been released, to protect his coworkers. Two weeks later, he wakes up to find himself recovering in a CDC hospital room after being given an antidote. This parallels Kirk's sacrifice and two-week unconscious period in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Featuring Salli Elise Richardson.
Maggie calls Jim "James Tiberius Harper" when berating him about taking Lisa out for Valentine's Day.
Maggie calls Jim "James Tiberius Harper" a second time while berating him for fraudulently telling Lisa that he loved her.
"The Blackout Part 2: Mock Debate"Edit
Jim says to Lisa that they have a Vulcan mind meld going on between them.
"Red Team III"Edit
Jim watches an ep of TOS on his iPad.
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.
Larry explains the TOS Enterprise's chain of command succession to Megan.
Larry's cellphone ringtone is a communicator chirp.
The Office (American) Edit
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.
Orange is the new BlackEdit
In "WAC Pack" Red (played by Kate Mulgrew) uses her political power to install someone to the Woman's Advisory Council over Nicky. Nicky, who views Red as her true mother, complains that she thought she was Red's right hand woman. "I thought I was your Spock." In a later episode, Red admits that she trusts Nicky more than any other woman at the prison.
In "A Whole Other Hole", Larry makes up a story about having met his "wife" Polly at a Star Trek convention, where they were both dressed as Klingons.
In the episode "Variable and Full of Perturbation", Cosima asks Scott "do you need me to beam me up, Scotty?" after he learns her nature as a clone.
Parker Lewis Can't LoseEdit
In the third season episode 'Summer of '92', there is a scene at a swap meet where Jerry is trying to sell a model of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek: The Motion Picture to a potential buyer played by Michael Dorn, who asks (in Worf's voice): "How do I know those are the authentic photon torpedo tubes?"
Parks and RecreationEdit
Starring Adam Scott.
"Born & Raised"Edit
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".
In the sixth season episode "Das Boot", Mark sarcastically asks his wife if she's decided to name their child Spock among other weird names.
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!"
Various seasons of the series has had the following actors/actresses, including:
- Dave Mallow
- Robert L. Zachar
- Michael J. O'Laskey
- Jennifer Tung
- Hilary Shepard Turner
- Peter Greenwood
- Doug Stone
- Diane Salinger
- Eddie Frierson
- Edward Laurence Albert
- Jack Guzman
Mighty Morphin Alien RangersEdit
Power Rangers in SpaceEdit
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 with the space angle anyway, 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 RightEdit
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.
The USA Network detective series Psych heavily references Star Trek and also stars Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's father Henry. Steven Weber, Ray Wise, Malcolm McDowell, William Shatner, Madchen Amick, Diedrich Bader, Diora Baird, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Weller, Olivia d'Abo, Paul Sorvino's daughter Mira Sorvino, and Jeri Ryan have also guest-starred.
"Game, Set... Muuurder?"Edit
"Shawn vs. the Red Phantom"Edit
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.
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?"Edit
Shawn mentions the title of a class as "Physics II: The Wrath of Khan".
There's a security company named "Startek" and Shawn continues to call the second-in-command of Startek "Spock".
"Star Light, Star Bright"Edit
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?"
A 1970s sci-fi comedy on NBC that had numerous references to Trek throughout its short run.
The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or FearEdit
Jon tells Stephen there's corbomite in Stephen's water bottle.
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."
"Psirens" features a number of derelict ships taken from other franchises, including a Vor'cha-class ship.  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".
In "Back To Earth", the four main characters mention that "transporting" is a method of travel used on Star Trek.
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."
When Brody offers to let Evan and Paige get married on one of his space tourism flights, Evan reenacts the lirpa fight between James T. Kirk and Spock from TOS: "Amok Time" with him. The discussion later leads to going through the other series to find space weddings, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise, which Brody says "doesn't count." Later, Evan wants his nickname to be "Tiberius," and he and Brody quibble over whether to call Sacani "Spock" or "Bones."
Sabrina the Teenage WitchEdit
In the episode "Gift of Gab", Sabrina praises Adrienne Barbeau, appearing as herself in the episode, for her role of Cretak in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Barbeau appeared in the episode "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges".
Salute Your ShortsEdit
In the show's summer camp setting, character Sponge Harris organized a Star Trek club for some of his fellow campers. His bunkmate, Bobby Budnick, gave him a hard time about this, once jokingly calling him Spock.
Samsung Galaxy Gear AdsEdit
In 2013, Samsung released a series of commercials to advertise their new Galaxy Gear wristwatch/phone device using clips from popular live-action shows, movies and cartoons such as Get Smart!, Dick Tracy, Predator and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Both commercials show off the wrist communicator worn by Kirk in Star Trek: The Motion Picture with the first one using a clip from the movie.
Saturday Night LiveEdit
- See Saturday Night Live.
In the episode "top of the hour" Harrison Wright talks about setting "tazers to stun".
In the pilot episode, an airplane pilot is named Captain Pike. Also, a character uses the phrase "Punch it" (Star Trek) to refer to stepping on the gas.
In "Plutonium Is Forever", agent Cabe Gallo gets locked in a nuclear area that is about to melt down, referencing Spock's death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Kirk's death in Star Trek Into Darkness. (He escapes alive though.)
In "Forget Me Nots", the ex-Secret Service agent calls Sylvester "Cupcake".
Starring Marco Sanchez, 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. The visual effects for the series were produced by visual effects company Amblin Imaging, which was especially established for this series counting among its staffers Robert Bonchune. Both the company and Bonchune later worked on Star Trek, whereas Bonchune's supervisor, Michael Shea, was at the time engaged to (and later married) Star Trek art department staffer and model maker Dana White.
- 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. The other ID at the top is the date we shot that live video chat 1-25-1994 on Stage 17 at Universal Studios, Los Angeles. Later, when Tezlov's enemies demand the seaQuest turn him over, the ID code on the vid-link reads "WS-NC-1701A", referring to William Shatner and 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".
- In the episode "Equilibrium", Bridger uses a small craft that is known as a "DS9 shuttle".
- 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.
- The G.E.L.F.s (or "Daggers") share much in common with Khan Noonien Singh's Augments as portrayed in "Space Seed".
- In the episode "Weapons of War", Captain Hudson informs a Macronesian captain "Do not lecture me about treaty violations." Klingon Commander Kruge said the same thing to Admiral Kirk in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
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."
- Note: Castmember Jason Alexander (George Costanza) is a self-proclaimed huge Trek fan and expert on The Original Series. He portrayed both Kurros in "Think Tank" and Captain Kirk in the UPN special Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments.
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.
In the BBC TV movie The Hounds of Baskerville, part of a series of modernized Sherlock Holmes adventures, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, John Watson tries to sooth Holmes, after he rambles about emotions being 'the grit on the lense; the fly in the ointment' by saying. "All right ...Spock, calm down."
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.
Guest-starring Armin Shimerman.
"Big Nazi on Campus"Edit
When Sledge says goodbye to a character named McCoy, he at first calls him "Bones" before correcting himself.
SMTV Live (Saturday Morning Television Live) was a children's entertainment and sketch show broadcast on ITV1 from 1998 to 2003. One of the recurring sketches, SMTV 2099 parodied Star Trek: the three presenters, Catherine "Cat" Deeley and Anthony "Ant" McPartlin & Declan "Dec" Donnelly wore TOS-style uniforms in a set resembling the bridge of the original Enterprise. Each episode incorporated the same gag of Dec's captain drawing co-ordinates onto a transparent board, that resembled a pair of breasts.
When Ant and Dec left the show, the sketch was appropriately retitled SMTV 2099: The Next Generation.
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.  
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.
Spenser: Pale Kings and PrincesEdit
Square One TVEdit
A dual parody also involving American Bandstand features Captain Jamie Lee Curt and Science Officer Sprock of the Starship Interface (James T. Kirk and also referential of Jamie Lee Curtis, Spock, USS Enterprise) accidentally beaming into a recording of American Blandstand with Rick Clark. Curt tries to imitate 1950s Human slang, while Sprock retains his standard mode of speech. "
Stargate franchise Edit
- See Stargate (franchise).
In Season 4, Episode 9, "Old Tricks, New Treats" Herb Brown & Mike Karlinger comment on Barry Weiss' glasses, which have lights on the sides and jokingly mentioning that they did not think Geordi La Forge from Star Trek was showing up at the auction.
Studio 60 on the Sunset StripEdit
"The Option Period"Edit
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 DeckEdit
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 appearance from George Takei as London Tipton's great-great-great-great-great grandson Rome Tipton.
Sullivan and SonEdit
Featuring Ann Cusack.
"Open Mic Night"Edit
Starring Stephen Macht's son Gabriel Macht.
"Play The Man"Edit
Harvey mentions the Kobayashi Maru scenario when explaining to Mike why he should go avoid going to trial in the firm's annual mock trial competition. This prompts Mike to ask "You're a Trekkie?" to which Harvey proudly replies "Captain Kirk is The Man."
Alison asks Donna how she gets mail from the mail room and Donna response "transporter beam"
When Harvey asks Mike how America how we won World War II, Mike answers that "Spock didn’t let Kirk save Joan Collins from getting hit by that car." Referencing the events of TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever". Harvey reminds Mike that they had already won and Kirk just would have changed the course of history. Mike asks if he is Spock or Kirk, Harvey tells him that he is Uhura. Mike notes that he "Walked right into it."
- Bobby states that the only Star Trek series he watches is Deep Space Nine.
Team Knight RiderEdit
In one episode, the villain is, in fact, Jackson Roykirk in his heyday. What confuses this issue is the fact that one of the main characters was nicknamed Trek because he was conceived at a Star Trek convention.
The name of Great King Monsu Doreiku (大王モンス・ドレイク Daiō Monsu Doreiku), the leader of Universal Annihilation Army Warstar, the first of the three evil forces that battle the Goseigers, comes from Star Trek (スタートレック Sutā Torekku) in Japanese, as all Warstar members have names that are modifications of the Japanese names of American science fiction films. "Warstar" itself is from Star Wars.
One of the infirmary staff is named "Nurse Ogawa".
That '70s ShowEdit
Although stars Kurtwood Smith and Don Stark had previously appeared in Star Trek, Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) invites Red (Smith) to watch "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 LookEdit
One sketch shows Gilbert and Sullivan conceiving of a sequel to HMS Pinafore, focusing on "a ship that travels among the stars, on a mission of great enterprise."". A scene from the musical is then shown, with a singer dressed like Spock advising his (unseen) captain against peace with the Klingons and then announcing his intention to go to the Transporter room.
That Mitchell And Webb SituationEdit
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.
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.
The Thick of it Edit
In "Spinners and Losers" (one of the specials between seasons 2 and 3), Ben Swain calls Ollie Reeder mister Spock after inviting him to "step on the bridge of the starship government".
In the fourth episode of the third season, Phill creates a "matrix", a confusing whiteboard containing strategic info on people at the DoSAC department. Terri is represented by a picture of Uhura. Emma later describes the matrix as Phill's Klingon horoscope.
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.
There are numerous other mentions of Star Trek throughout the show. Many are very subtle and easily overlooked if you're not paying attention.
Tru TV Presents: World's Dumbest....Edit
On the episode World's Dumbest Partiers 6, one of the clips featured a wedding with people dressed up in costumes from various Science Fiction franchises. Two of the people in this clip were shown wearing two Starfleet uniforms from The Wrath of Khan. One of the show's commentators commented "What's up Captain Kirk?" to this video.
The Two RonniesEdit
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).
(The script features in All I Ever Wrote: The Complete Works of Ronnie Barker (paperback ed.). Sidgwick & Jackson. ISBN 0-283-07334-9.)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza PlaceEdit
In the episode "Two Guys, a Girl and a Presentation", the second in the series, Berg, one of the main characters accidently ingests four hundred times 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.
V: The Mini-SeriesEdit
When Humanity gets their first look at an actual Visitor (played by Richard Herd) on TV, one character complains "He's no ET; he doesn't even look like Mr. Spock!" On a production side-note, Gregory Jein constructed most of the studio models for the series, while the visual effects were produced by the company of future Star Trek Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes, "David Stipes Productions".
V: The Final BattleEdit
The Original Series bridge computer noise is heard when an identification card is scanned and copied by a computer in the first episode.
In the second season episode "Shutdown", Dan is compared to Spock because he never shows his emotions.
A first season episode is titled "The Wrath of Con", paying tribute to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Warehouse 13 is a Syfy television production starring Saul Rubinek wherein the main protagonists are tasked with collecting and securing artifacts imbued with dangerous properties. One of the main characters, Pete Lattimer, is well endowed with a thorough knowledge of American popular culture, among others Star Trek which he likes to quote. He is sometimes taken aback that his counterparts are sometimes equally knowledgeable of popular culture of, again, among others Star Trek.
- "To him we are just..."
- "Redshirts ?"
- (unbaffled) "Yeah."
- "First, he doesn't think we're redshirts, and second, it's so cool that you knew what I meant."
Discussion between main characters Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer on the propensity of their direct superior, the Rubinek character, to keep them in the dark. (Episode 7, Season 1)
"Queen For A Day"Edit
- "Damned Trekkies, always crashing the party, pretending to be time travelers."
Remark of a casually passing Civil War reenactor to Warehouse 13 employees Claudia Donovan and Steve Jinks, who are likewise dressed in contemporary clothing, caught zapping (or neutralizing) an artifact. (Episode 4, Season 3)
In the episode "Rapid Fire," the narrator incorrectly identifies the cannon on the A-10 Thunderbolt II as an M-61 Vulcan. He states that despite the name Vulcan, you won't live long or prosper.
The West WingEdit
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.
In "Manchester, Part I", the USS Botany Bay can be spotted on a list with US Navy ships.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?Edit
The Wil Wheaton ProjectEdit
Hosted by Wil Wheaton.
"Wil vs. Hedorah"Edit
The scene of Wesley Crusher getting bayoneted in the back in "Hide and Q" is played during the montage of Wil's various onscreen deaths as "preparation" for getting killed in Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Wild at HeartEdit
In a Series five episode, Rowan, the manager of Mara, tells a honeymoon couple "may you... and... live long and prosper."
The Wonder YearsEdit
Starring Olivia d'Abo.
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.
In the episode "Model Kombat", Adam says: "revenge is a dish best served cold; so enjoy your cold revenge dish"
WWF Invasion '92Edit
A home video release from the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 which featured announcers Sean Mooney and "Lord" Alfred Hayes as the command crew of the starship World Wrestling Federation. Parodying The Original Series with turtleneck-style uniforms (complete with a WWF logo as their mission patch) Mooney carries on like Captain Kirk, while Hayes (an Englishman) scrambles to repair the ship in engineering like Scotty would (with a Scottish-accent, no less) as they introduce various pretaped WWF matches and interviews with WWF superstars, including one with Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect, who make a number of Star Trek allusions in their promo. The tape ends with Mooney and Hayes stuck on an unpleasant planet after beaming down while their crew take the ship (which is also shaped like the WWF logo) out of orbit and strand them there.
The The X-Files has been a 1990s cult television series in which the two main protagonists, FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are charged with investigating unexplained and purportedly supernatural phenomena. Important key production staffers on the show were writer/producers Robert Goodwin and Paul Rabwin who previously had served, as co-producer and post-production supervisor respectively, on Star Trek: Phase II, which was during their tenure upgraded to Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
"Dreamland" and "Dreamland II"Edit
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".
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.
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."
At one point agent Reyes suggests that a man may be able to travel between parallel universes, which agent Doggett discards by texting "too much Star Trek".
"Jump the Shark"Edit
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.