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Unknown sketch: 'run through corridors!' Edit

I remember a sketch airing probably about 10 years ago on dutch TV (in english btw) which featured the following 2 scenes, among others:

  • Something appears on the main screen. Captain: "It's an anomaly!". No# 1: "No it's a phenomena". Captain: "No an anomaly!" (etc. etc.)
  • Captain: "You know what we must do now right?". No# 1: "Run through corridors!". View of them running comicly and at random through the corridors.

I can't find any reference to this sketch on the google or google groups. Does anyone recognize it? Total time of the sketch was probably about 5 to 10 minutes. Ejtaal 17:16, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Cast ties Edit

Someone went a wee bit overboard and added cast links between SeaQuest and Star Trek, which isn't what this page is here for. (See large section below for removed text.) --From Andoria with Love 06:52, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Removal of duplicate Muppet Show entryEdit

I removed the first Muppet Show entry, because: A. It was out of place alphabetically, falling between Beavis & Butthead and Boston Legal. B. It was duplicated in the correctly placed Muppet Show entry. C. It was wrong. The name of the skit was "Pigs in Space." "Swinetrek" was the name of the ship in the sketches. The correctly placed entry had all of this right. - Bridge 19:33, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Parody in NBC/UPN show "In the House"Edit

In season 4 episode 9 "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" the main character Mario Hill undergoes some short of "dream therapy" where he dreams he's a captain of a Federation ship (with references to TNG and Original Series). Unfortunately, I can't find any proof that this plot existed online or offline. The best I managed is the IMDB page which shows George Takei was a guest star in that episode. Course that's not enough proof. Does anyone else remember this episode, or better yet know how to prove it exists? --Trytoguess 23:06, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Comic ReliefEdit

*ahem* No article on TNG mini-episode "Comic Relief" yet?: Youtube link

Why wasn't an article about this added here already? --K. Shinohara 01:54, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Because no one has written it. Feel free: Comic Relief. Be sure to add the {{realworld}} tag to the article. --Alan del Beccio 02:07, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it's already covered here. - Bridge 05:33, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Heh, guess we were way ahead of you. --Alan del Beccio 07:58, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Lexx Edit

I have a vague memory that there was a fat guy in original series Kirk-uniform in episode 4 of season 2 "Luvliner" in the Luvliner-brothel ship talking with a prostitute. Someone might want to check it out.... --Pseudohuman 22:48, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Dubious BSG refs Edit

The entry for the original Battlestar Galactica seems like a bit of a reach to me. I don't recall the episode in question (probably saw it when I was 8 years old, and not since), but it seems to be referring to a group of humans who choose, for religious reasons, to have contact between the sexes only once every seven years. I can see the vague similarity to pon farr, but is there any evidence that it's a deliberate reference as opposed to a coincidental similarity?

Similarly, under the new BSG section, the line "So, how go the repairs?" seems general enough that it might well be a coincidence. Of course, since some of the BSG writers were Star Trek fans, it might have been a deliberate reference, but without a reference we don't have any way of knowing. Does anyone know whether this comes from a writer interview or just a fan seeing patterns? —Josiah Rowe 20:28, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. The stretch is too far to be encyclopedic. However, the 1701 refs should remain, since obviously Ron Moore has his roots in TNG. I'm making the changes. --- Jaz 20:41, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Klingon in Better Off TedEdit

I just added a reference in an episode of Better Off Ted, but I don't know Klingon well enough to know the actual line. Or even to know if it was accurate Klingon. Maybe someone else could transcribe it, if that's worth doing. Anyway, the joke occurs about 16 minutes 32 seconds into this episode - --Anthony 19:24, February 1, 2010 (UTC)

99.9% of "Klingon" speakers on pop culture shows speak some unintellible words claiming it's Klingon, and I was already to tell you this was the case. I'm not a translator myself, but upon hearing what the character Ted said (and it was a short sentence, thank god), it sounded an awful lot like real Klingon. It was translated as "Human female! You will speak!" and it sounded like he said "Human bek! Jat-el soh!," which matches with what I found as "Human be'! jatlh SoH!" The grammar appears correct and everything (jatlh meaning speaking and SoH meaning you). They did their homework for the episode.--Tim Thomason 07:53, February 27, 2010 (UTC)

The Big Bang Theory Edit

This series LOVES to reference Star Trek. The best exemple would be the episode "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary" with Wil Wheaton as himself and Sheldon (one of the characters) quoting "The Wrath of Khan" while ploting against Wheaton for revenge.

Basically half of the episodes contains Star Trek references.

-- 22:00, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

Fire by Nite Edit

There is also this parody: 17:14, October 28, 2010 (UTC)Marbpl

Love Boat: The Sixth Season Finale Edit

I removed the following under "Love Boat: The Next Generation":

Interestingly enough, as revealed by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga on the Star Trek Generations DVD commentary, one of the pitches for the sixth season finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation involved Starfleet retiring the Enterprise-D from active duty and reassigning it as a cruise ship, not unlike what happens in this sketch. Of course, had the actual episode gone forward, the Enterprise would have suffered a serious mortal blow and had its saucer section crash-land on an alien world, which would set up the seventh season premiere. However, Rick Berman quickly vetoed the idea.

This has only a very tangential connection to the parody in question. Most of this belongs on Undeveloped Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes.–Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 05:10, April 19, 2011 (UTC)

Characters appearing in other shows Edit

Is there a better place to record instances where Trek actors appeared in other shows as their characters, or is this it? Powers (talk) 17:22, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

This is where it belongs, as those appearances are (by definition) references or parodies. -- sulfur (talk) 17:26, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

Lexx and AndromedaEdit

Surely these two shows reference Trek. Lexx was practically marketed as the anti-Trek. Andromeda is also aRoddenbury project like EFC I'm sure there's a few nods in its direction.-16:21, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Probably. Feel free to add any you know of. The trouble with this page is that people first have to find them, and no one is going to watch random complete series just on the off chance that they might find anything. -- Capricorn (talk) 10:35, April 9, 2015 (UTC)
I understand that, but I was hoping someone somewhere might know... more likely here than elsewhere.-RayBell (talk) 16:47, April 9, 2015 (UTC)

"Everybody Loves Raymond" question re: additional notes on the quote Edit

I added the show's reference to this list. Should I add the following addition somewhere?

"If he wanted to be precise, he should have said 'changeling' (like Odo, etc) or 'Odo' not 'Klingon'. Klingons cannot morph. However, I suspect this can be explained away by a) Klingons were more well known than changelings in pop culture, so more viewers would get the reference (show) and b) Raymond confused the two because he's not familiar enough with Star Trek (character)."

--LauraCC (talk) 14:21, April 10, 2015 (UTC)

This page isn't to correct or explain inaccuracies in references; just to catalog them. 31dot (talk) 14:29, April 10, 2015 (UTC)

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