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Star Trek and pop culture

The following are Star Trek parodies and pop culture references that have aired on live action television shows.

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

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

2point4 Children

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

Featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Padma Lakshmi.

"The Head and the Hair"

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!".

"Reunion"

Tracy Jordan asks an elevator ""How come they're aren't any Puerto Ricans on Star Trek!? They got every race and life-form in the galaxy, except for Puerto Ricans! What's up with that?!"

"Believe in the Stars"

Tracy said he thought Boston Legal was a new Trek show due to it starring William Shatner.

"Emanuelle Goes To Dinosaur Land"

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. [1]

3rd Rock from the Sun

The episode "Hotel Dick" 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.

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Academy Awards 2013

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 Front

The brainy character Private Simon Matlock is nicknamed Spock.

All That

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.

Angel

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

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

Animal Practice

"The Two George Colemans"

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".

Attack of the Show!

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

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

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

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

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

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Babylon 5

See Babylon 5.

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Produced by Ronald D. Moore and featuring Bruce Davison, Nana Visitor, and Michelle Forbes. Its principal star Edward James Olmos' Hollywood Walk of Fame star is right next to Patrick Stewart's.

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

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

A Template:ShipClass starship is briefly visible in one shot of the colonial fleet in the miniseries. The footage is subsequently recycled in the first season opening credits. [2] [3]

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

An official map of the Twelve Colonies [4] 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 unintuitive ordered on the chart following the same pattern as the four quadrants of the Star Trek galaxy (i.e. clockwise from top left: Gamma, Delta, Beta, Alpha).

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

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Becker

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

Being Human (American)

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 reoccuring 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

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

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

The Big Bang Theory

See The Big Bang Theory.

Boston Legal

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

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

"Finding Nimmo"

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

"The Cancer Man Can"

William Shatner in Boston Legal
Shatner using his "communicator".

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

"Helping Hands"

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

"...There's Fire!"

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

"Trial of the Century"

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

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Bottom

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 World

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

Breaking In

Starring Christian Slater.

"Pilot"

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

"White On White On White"

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

"The Contra Club"

Oz calls Cameron "Chekov" before making him sit down in the TOS Enterprise's captain's chair.

"The Blind Sided"

Cash wants to mind meld with Cameron to learn about Cameron's night of sex with Melanie.

Buck Rogers

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

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

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

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

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 Zone

One episode of this Belgian tv series, called "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.

Bullyparade

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.

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

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 Christmas

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 & Company

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

Castle

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 and Gregg Henry.

"Hell Hath No Fury"

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

"Ghosts"

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

"The Final Frontier"

Castle mentions Trek as an example of good sci-fi. Later, 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".

Chappelle's Show

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

Childrens' Hospital

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

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

The Chaser's War On Everything

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

Chuck

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

"Chuck Versus the Sandworm"

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

"Chuck Versus the Nemesis"

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

"Chuck Versus the Fear of Death"

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

Cinema Insomnia

"Creature"

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"

As the last man on Earth, Mr. Lobo decides he could open his Star Trek: The Next Generation action figure Louisiana Klingon Fisherman Worf with Crawdad Chomping Action from its original package.

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Clarissa Explains It All

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

2009 CMT Awards

An extended comedy skit that opened this awards show (broadcast June 16, 2009) saw country singer Taylor Swift placed in several out-of-character circumstances, such as a rap video and the new Star Trek. In the latter, Swift was outfitted in a Starfleet uniform, given Vulcan ears, and digitally placed in Kirk's stead during the scene in the film where he and Scotty are brought to the bridge, giving evasive, sarcastic responses when ordered by Spock to answer his questions - when host Bill Engvall, also in uniform arrives on the bridge, she vaporizes him with her phaser.[5]

The Colbert Report

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

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

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

The Comedy Central Roast of...

...William Shatner

Cable network Comedy Central produced a 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

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.

Shatner joked about how he'd slept with green women and how to shock people in his day he'd have to do stuff like kiss a black woman or let an Asian drive.

Comic Relief

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

Community

Several episodes, starting with "Studies In Modern Movement", feature "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.

In the episode "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking," Pierce arranges for LeVar Burton to meet Troy. LeVar asks him if Troy knew him from Star Trek: The Next Generation; Troy confirms this in the following scene when he cries "Set phasers to love me!"

In the episode "Epidemiology", Pierce dresses up as captain James T. Kirk for a Halloween party.

In the second season episode "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples", during a discussion about ressurection, Spock and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan come up.

In the ending of the third season episode "Remedial Chaos Theory," 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".

Continuum

Starring Rachel Nichols, Brian Markinson, Roger Cross and Tony Amendola.

"Matter Of Time"

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.

Coupling

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

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

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

Criminal Minds

"The Big Game"

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

"What Happens at Home..."

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.

Crossing Jordan

Starring Miguel Ferrer.

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

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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

"Random Acts of Violence"

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

"Monster in the Box"

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

"Theory of Everything"

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

"A Space Oddity"

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

CSI: Miami

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

"Fade Out"

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

"Sunblock"

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

"Wheels Up"

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

CSI: NY

Featuring Symba Smith, Dominic Keating, Neal McDonough and Madchen Amick.

"Corporate Warriors"

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

Cybill

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

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

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Dead Ringers

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.

Degrassi: The Next Generation

  • On the show, there is a character named James Tiberus Yorke, a reference to Captain Kirk.

Dexter

Dexter is a series on Showtime based on the novels written by Jeff Lindsay. Denise Crosby guest-starred on it.

"That Night, a Forest Grew"

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

Dharma & Greg

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

Diagnosis: Murder

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

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

Doctor Who

See Doctor Who.

Dollhouse

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 Show

"What's Wrong with This Episode IV"

Gabe Koerner - Drew Carey Show
Gabriel Koerner appearing on The Drew Carey Show

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.

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EastEnders

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".

ER

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

ESPN's Around the Horn

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

Eureka

Starring Star Trek: New Frontier audiobook narrator Joe Morton and Salli Elise Richardson.

"Dr. Nobel"

Sheriff Carter is undergoing an experiment with an experimental device made to connect brains, and asks: "Is this some kind of Vulcan mind meld?"

Everybody Hates Chris

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

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Family Matters

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

Farscape

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

"PK Tech Girl"

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

"Till the Blood Runs Clear"

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

"Family Ties"

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

"Crackers Don't Matter"

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

"A Clockwork Nebari"

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

"Green Eyed Monster"

A star is referred to as Mintaka III.

"Losing Time"

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

"Meltdown"

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

"Revenging Angel"

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

"Crichton Kicks"

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

"I Shrink, Therefore I Am"

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

"A Prefect Murder"

Crichton does Scotty impressions.

"Unrealized Reality"

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

"A Constellation of Doubt"

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

"We're So Screwed, Part 2"

Crichton flashes the Vulcan hand signal.

"The Peacekeeper Wars"

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

Fat Actress

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

"Big Butts"

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

FOX NFL Sunday

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

Franklin & Bash

Starring Malcolm McDowell with guest apperances by Robert Pine, Jason Alexander, John de Lancie, Peter Weller and Gates McFadden.

"Pilot"

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

Frasier

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". The Frasier sets on the Paramount lot were also located beside the sets from The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and the first three seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise.

"Frasier Crane's Day Off"

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

"The Candidate"

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

"The Last Time I Saw Maris"

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

"Roz, A Loan"

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

"Star Mitzvah"

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

"Lilith Needs a Favor"

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

"The Show Must Go Off"

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

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

"Star Trek: Voyager Audition"

Voyager Frasier
"Captain! I believe they want to breed with us!"

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.

Friends

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

"The One With the Sonogram at the End"

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

"The One With the List"

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

"The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends"

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

"The One With the Cat"

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

"The One With the Cuffs"

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

"The One With the Secret Closet"

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

Fringe

Produced by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and featuring Leonard Nimoy.

"Ability"

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"

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 appartment number is 1701.

"The Plateau"

Two people thinking alike is described as a Vulcan mind meld.

"The Man From The Other Side"

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.

Full Frontal

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

Full House

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

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Gilmore Girls

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

Glee

Featuring Gregg Henry, Daniel Roebuck and Whoopi Goldberg.

"Saturday Night Glee-ver"

Jesse St. James equates being in Vocal Adrenaline with being part of the Borg Collective.

Good Eats

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

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

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

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

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

Gossip Girl

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

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Hawaii Five-O (2010)

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, and Terry O'Quinn.

McGarrett's girlfriend is an intelligence officer on the aircraft carrier Enterprise.

"Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"

The investigation takes Steve and Danno to a comic book convention, where Danno calls a Trekkie in a First Contact uniform "Captain Kirk." The [rekkie 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.

"Ha'i'ole"

Max's car key fob is a miniature Enterprise-A and his license plate says "WARP 9".

"Lapa'au"

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.

"Ohuna"

McGarrett gives a wire-wearing civilian the Vulcan salute and says "Live long and perspire" before sending him into a criminal's lair.

Heroes

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.

"Genesis"

Hiro and Ando talk about Star Trek
Hiro compares his powers to Star Trek

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

"Don't Look Back"

9th Wonders boldly go
The prophetic "9th Wonders!" references Star Trek

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

"Fallout"

Hiro greets an acquaintance with the Vulcan salute.

"Distractions"

Kaitos limo
Kaito Nakamura's limo bears familiar numbers and letters

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

"Run!"

Hiro vulcan salute
Hiro is fond of the Vulcan salute

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

"Unexpected"

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

"How to Stop an Exploding Man"

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

"Cold Wars"

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

"Cold Snap"

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

Hiro's blog

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

"The Agent"

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

Crossover performers
Production

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Homeboys from Outer Space

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

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show

In the episode "Honey, They Call Me the Space Cowboy", Ar'nox, an alien visitor mentions Talos IV and tranya in this episode.

House, MD

Starring Jennifer Morrison and featuring a guest appearance by John Cho.

"Don't Ever Change"

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

"97 Seconds"

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

"Big Baby"

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.

"Change"

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 Mother

Featuring Jennifer Morrison and John Cho.

"The Duel"

The character 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.

"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.

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iCarly

Featuring Tim Russ.

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

In Living Color

"The Wrath of Farrakhan"

The Wrath of Farrakhan
The Wrath of Farrakhan

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

"Star Trek VII: The Really Last Voyage"

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

"Why Star Trek: Next Generation Black Characters?"

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

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The IT Crowd

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

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Just Shoot Me!

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

"Two Girls For Every Boy"

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

"A Divorce To Remember"

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

Joey

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.

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Kenan and Kel

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 Queens

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.

Knight Rider

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

Knight Rider 2000

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

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Spock flip
A Vulcan's opinion of Star Wars fans

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

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

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

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Leverage

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.

The principal character of hacker Alec Hardison is a Trekkie.

"The Nigerian Job"

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"

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"

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"

Eliot gets Hardison's attention over the airport PA system by having them page "Kirk Picard."

Earlier in the episode, Hardison complains about having to rely on stone knives and bearskins.

"The Last Dam Job"

Wil Wheaton's character says he wants to dress Sophie up like Deanna Troi as a condition of doing the job.

"The First Contact Job"

Eliot uses the alias "Willy Riker". Jonathan Frakes directed.

Little Britain

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

The Lone Gunmen

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

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

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

Lost

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."

To promote Star Trek, the episode "The Variable" featured an alternate title sequence with the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). .

Sawyer has called Jin "Sulu" and Desmond Scotty. (Jin is played by Daniel Dae Kim, who was a guest actor on both Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise)

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

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

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Production

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MADtv

"Star Trek: Deep Stain Nine"

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

"Kirk and Spock Variety Hour"

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

"Estrella Viaje"

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

"Martin Lawrence's Brushes with Death 4"

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

"The Captain Kirk Show"

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

"Shatner's Sperm Bank"

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

"Hollywood Squares: UPN Stars"

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

Note: Debra Wilson – or actually, just her voice – was 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

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 college 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 Middle

"Hal Grieves"

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

Married... With Children

"A Three Job, No Income Family"

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

"Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2"

Al tries to sell an idea for a television series called "Shoe Trek", 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"

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

"The Goodbye Girl"

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

"No Ma'am"

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

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

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

"Calendar Girl"

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

Medium

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

Men Behaving Badly

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

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

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

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.

The Mentalist

Coproduced by Peter Lauritson and featuring Gregory Itzin with guest appareances by Robert Pine, John Billingsley, Linda Park, Malcolm McDowell, and Connor Trinneer.

One recurring story line is the pursuit of a serial killer named "Red John," a possible play on Redjac.

"Red Hot"

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

Mercy Point

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

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

Misfits

Simon is able to discover the presence of a shapeshifter, having watched Star Trek.

Mock the Week

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

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

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

The Muppet Show

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Bridge of the USS Swinetrek

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

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

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

My Hero

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

In episode 2.05, "Nemesis", Janet and her alien boyfriend George go to his school reunion. As the guests are aliens it is disguised as a sci-fi convention. Several of the guests wear 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 Aliens

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

My Phone Genie

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 3000

See Mystery Science Theater 3000.

MythBusters

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.

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NCIS

Featuring Alicia Coppola, Dina Meyer, Enrique Murciano, Stephanie Niznik, Scottie Thompson, Susanna Thompson, and Martha Hackett.

"Marine Down"

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

"Vanished"

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

"Witch Hunt"

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

NCIS: Los Angeles

Featuring Miguel Ferrer, Jonathan Frakes, Cyia Batten, and Spencer Garrett.

"Search and Destroy"

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

The Newsroom

"Amen"

Maggie calls Jim "James Tiberius Harper" when berating him about taking Lisa out for Valentine's Day.

"5/1"

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"

Jim says to Lisa that they have a Vulcan mind meld going on between them.

Night Court

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

Numb3rs

Featuring Ethan Phillips, Connor Trinneer, and Gregg Henry.

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

"Brutus"

Larry's cellphone ringtone is a communicator chirp.

"Friendly Fire

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

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The Office (American)

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.

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Parker Lewis Can't Loose

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 Recreation

In the fourth season episode "Born & Raised", Star Trek Into Darkness (although at that point still unnamed and simply refered to as a Star Trek sequel) is mentioned, and Ben Wyatt wonders if the romance between Uhura and Spock will continue.

Peep Show

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

Perfect Strangers

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

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

Power Rangers in Space

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

The Price is Right

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

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

Project: ALF

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

Psych

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, and Jeri Ryan have also guest-starred.

"Game, Set... Muuurder?"

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

"Shawn vs. the Red Phantom"

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

"American Duos"

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

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

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

"Rob-A-Bye Baby"

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

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Quantum Leap

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

Quark

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

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The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear

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

Red Dwarf

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

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

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

"Psirens" features a a number of derelict ships taken from other franchises, including a Vor'cha-class ship. [6] 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.

The episode "Epideme" mentiones a universal translator.

Roseanne

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."

Royal Pains

Featuring Zoe McLellan and Bob Gunton.

"Fools Russian"

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."

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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 Shorts

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.

Saturday Night Live

See Saturday Night Live.

seaQuest DSV

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

Set homages

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JTK-NCC1701 in seaQuest DSV
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Nomad in seaQuest DSV
  • In "Hide and Seek", when Milos Tezlov (played by William Shatner) appears on a seaQuest vidlink, the ID code at the bottom of the screen reads "JTK-NCC1701", referring to "James T. Kirk" and the registry number of the USS Enterprise in the classic Star Trek series. Later, when Tezlov's enemies demand the seaQuest turn him over, the ID code on the vid-link reads "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".
  • The sign of "The Dagger's Sheath", a club featured in the episode "Smoke on the Water", is written in the title typeface of The Next Generation.

Dialogue references

Seinfeld

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

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

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

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

Seven Days

Starring Alan Scarfe.

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

Shadoevision

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

Shooting Stars

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

Sledge Hammer

Guest-starring Armin Shimerman.

"Big Nazi on Campus"

When Sledge says goodbye to a character named McCoy, he at first calls him "Bones" before correcting himself.

SMTV Live

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.

Spaced

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

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

In the episode "Chaos", Bisley specifically makes a reference to the idea that the odd numbered Star Trek movies are worse than those which are even, when discussing the idea of certainties. Pegg, of course, stars in the 2009 Star Trek movie, which is the eleventh in the series – an odd number, and something which he has commented on in interviews. [7] [8]

Space Pirates

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

Stargate franchise

See Stargate (franchise).

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Starring Steven Weber.

"The Option Period"

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

Suite Life on Deck

"Starship Tipton"

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

Suits

"Play The Man"

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."

Supernatural

"Frontierland"

  • Bobby states that the only Star Trek series he watches is Deep Space Nine.

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Team Knight Rider

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.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger

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.

Terra Nova

Produced by Brannon Braga and René Echevarria, and shares a similar premise to TOS: "All Our Yesterdays".

"Nightfall"

One of the infirmary staff is named "Nurse Ogawa".

That '70s Show

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 Situation

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

That's Impossible

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

Threshold

In Brannon Braga's short-lived science fiction series, the character Arthur Ramsey said: "And on the eighth day, God created Klingons."

Top Gear

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

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

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

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

The Two Ronnies

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

(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 Place

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.

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V: The Mini-Series

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.

V: The Final Battle

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

Veronica Mars

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

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Warehouse 13

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.

"Implosion"

"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 about their direct superior's propensity to keep them in the dark. (Episode 7, Season 1)

"Queen For A Day"

"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)

Weaponology

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

Webster

In the series' final episode, "Webtrek", Webster (Emmanuel Lewis) dreams that he's commanding the Enterprise-D. Michael Dorn appears as Worf.

The West Wing

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

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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

Wild at Heart

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

The Wonder Years

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

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

WWF Invasion '92

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"Commander" Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes

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.

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The X-Files

"Fearful Symmetry"

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

"Tempus Fugit"

After a plane crashes, agent Fox Mulder's theories spur the leader of the team investigating the crash to quip that if they find Spock's phaser, Mulder will get the credit.

"Dreamland" and "Dreamland II"

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

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

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Mulder as a child

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

"Hollywood A.D."

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

"4-D"

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"

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.

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