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->'''Butt-Head:''' Fire those retro rockets, shoot the futon torpedoes, and like uh, make us go that way. (''A female officer approaches'') Excuse me. I order you to undress and show me your thingys.
->'''Beavis:''' But captain, that violates intergalactic law, or something.
->'''Butt-Head:''' Number One, I order you to take a number two.
->'''Beavis:''' Aye aye, captain!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''

[[NonindicativeName ...Actually, they have. Several times.]]

When writers of sitcoms, whether they are animated or live action, are creating an episode that will contain elements of ScienceFiction and/or the culture that follows it, they will try to show that they are [[OneOfUs just like us]] by cramming in references to every known science fiction television show and movie, especially ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (particularly ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', [[FirstInstallmentWins the first and best-known part of the franchise]]). When dealing with a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the elements most commonly found are:

* PeopleInRubberSuits, RubberForeheadAliens or HumanAliens make up the majority of the extraterrestrial populace; these are usually male characters.
** A GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, to add some sexual diversity.
* {{Technobabble}}
* TheBridge, a room controlling all the cruxial aspects of the ship, with the Captain sitting in a great sofa in the middle and the other people in work stations around him.
* A (usually literal) RedShirt who will always die
* [[TheSpock A pointy-eared, emotionless, alien who warns about the situation being "illogical"]].
* [[TheKirk An extremely hammy captain who can only act on impulse and speak in long, drawn-out sentences]].
* [[SpecialEffectsFailure Very, Very, very bad visual effects]].
* An uplifting musical intro, followed by the CaptainsLog.
* A [[TheMcCoy very surly, pessimistic medical officer]], typically in his mid-forties or early fifties.
* A morbidly obese Scotsman with a sometimes incomprehensibly thick accent.
* A TeleporterAccident with hilarious results.
* A ProudWarriorRace with prominent brow ridges.
* Obviously doomed RedShirt.

Compare MayTheFarceBeWithYou, which is the same thing, but with ''Franchise/StarWars''. May involve CriticalResearchFailure if done painfully bad.

A subtrope of StockParodies.


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]
%%* [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc]] [[Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu Pikachu]], anyone?
* In the anime adapatation of [[LightNovel/ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob Yusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita]], there is a perverted old man character (a very handsy perv) that is a blatant expy of Picard. He's even bald and wears a red shirt. At the end of the anime, when the main characters set off to rescue Fino, the old man picks them up in his ride: a dragon pulling a shameless rip of the Enterprise 1701 (pre-refit). It was hilariously mis-labeled as the Enterprise-D

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Brazilian comic ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' did one for the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 movie]], ''[[http://www.judao.com.br/8/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Star-Treko.jpg Star Treko]]'' - it helps the character playing Kirk is known in English as Jim(my Five).
* ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse'': Mickey Mouse italian magazine has a multiple story-arc parody of Star Trek named "Star-Top" ("topo" in the Italian word for mouse) starring characters from the Mouse universe.

[[folder: Film ]]
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', an AffectionateParody of everything ''Trek'' that borders on TakeThat and DeconstructiveParody.
* The Scott Baio comedy film ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' had a short ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' parody while the main character Barney uses his powers to make his model spaceship fly around his bedroom. Ironically, the saucer section of the model ship looks a lot like a backwards [[Franchise/StarWars Millenium Falcon]].

[[folder: Literature ]]
* The ''[[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Doctor Who]]'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Blue Angel'', by Paul Magrs, includes an extended parody of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' involving the Federation starship ''Nepotist''. It should be noted that the two franchises have a long history of FandomRivalry.
* ''Willful Child'' by Steven Erikson, who is better known for his [[Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen sprawling fantasy epic]]. Turns out, he also is a life long ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fan, and ''Willful Child'' is an affectionate parody of the same, which ticks off pretty much all the points. Towards the end, the book even parodies the "Where no one has gone before" thing by the ship approaching the border of the known universe, crossing it and thus approaching it ''again'' after it's moved, and again, and again... Until [[TheKirk Captain Hadrian Sawback]] tells the navigation officer to cut it out already.

[[folder: Live Action Television ]]
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' takes this UpToEleven.
** In "The Codpiece Topology" Sheldon attends a Renaissance fair as Spock exploring a planet based on Earth in the 1600s.
** Sheldon and Leonard occasionally play three-dimensional chess.
** The gang dress as the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' in "The Bakersfield Expedition". They are on their way to the Bakersfield Comic-Con when they decide to stop over at KirksRock, and are stranded when their car is stolen.
** In "The Transporter Malfunction", Sheldon dreams that a Mr. Spock action figure (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) asks him to play with it. Later, Sheldon has another dream in which he and the action figure are on another planet, wherein Sheldon is attacked by a Gorn.
* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' is full of reference to {{kaiju}} and {{tokusatsu}} movies and shows, especially Series/UltraMan, also has some sci-fi episodes with aliens, robots and astronauts.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'', aside from having a semi-regular parody of ''Series/DoctorWho'', also has a number of Star Trek shout-outs. Pierce dressed as Captain Kirk for the second Halloween Episode, and Troy and Abed's Dreamatorium is basically a low-tech Holosuite. Troy is also known to be a long-standing admirer of Creator/LeVarBurton, albeit more for ''ReadingRainbow''.
* The earliest known televised parody of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' was on the December 4, 1967, episode of ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'', in which Creator/LeonardNimoy appeared as Mr. Spock in a sketch (during the show's original run). The punchline of the sketch was that Burnett was playing a young mother in search of parenting advice, but [[NamesTheSame got Mr. Spock instead of Dr. Spock]] - which is either the source for that common point of confusion among non-fans, or is the earliest example of that point of confusion being lampooned. One of the many revivals of the show did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-WBKah3uwg another, more conventional parody]] in 1990-91.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' famously parodied ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' in its first season (1976), in the celebrated "Last Voyage of the Starship ''Enterprise''" sketch, where NBC executives come on the ship and announce that the show has been canceled, with all the actors (except for William Shatner as Captain Kirk) leaving. John Belushi played Creator/WilliamShatner (as Captain Kirk) and Chevy Chase played Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock.
** In addition to the "Get a Life!" sketch the episode is well known for, the William Shatner episode of ''[=SNL=]'' also features a straight ''Franchise/StarTrek'' parody (''Star Trek V: The Restaurant Enterprise'') with Shatner as Kirk, Kevin Nealon as Spock, Phil Hartman as [=McCoy=], and Dana Carvey as Khan (who tries to get the restaurant shut down by a health inspector). Features a nice subversion of a classic Trek trope:
-->'''Kirk''': ''*indicating a choking customer*'' Dr. [=McCoy=], this man needs medical attention!
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Dammit, Jim, [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a]]-- oh, sure! ''*proceeds to administer the Heimlich*''
** Patrick Stewart hosted an episode in 1994 that featured a sketch called "Love Boat: The Next Generation" (not to be confused with the show that was actually called that on UPN about five years later). Stewart reprised the role of Picard/Captain Stubing, and featured Chris Farley as Riker, Tim Meadows as Geordi/Isaac, Rod Schneider as Data and Julia Sweeney as Troi. The "Princessprise" was literally the Love Boat mounted on the leading edge of the saucer section. The "A" plot involved a Ferengi who had been dumped by Charo trying to win her back on Valentine's Day (which he does with a well timed red alert). The "B" plot was Data trying to understand the emotion of love (he later presents Picard with a chocolate-covered human heart in an attempt to do Valentine's Day properly)
* ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' parodied ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtzFNEI-b3Y this 1973 sketch]]. Corbett played Kirk and Barker played Spock.
* ''Series/InLivingColor'' had a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' parody sketch called "The Wrath of Farrakhan", with Jim Carrey as Kirk and David Alan Grier as Spock.
* The first "mini-myths" episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' featured a myth from the Original Series episode "Arena", where Kirk improvised a cannon from raw materials found around the area. There were several points where they parodied elements of the series, generally at [[ButtMonkey Tory]]'s expense--Tory's communicator [[CellPhonesAreUseless never got reception]], and Tory also got "teleported" [[NakedPeopleAreFunny without some of his clothes]] at one point.
-->'''Tory:''' Gosh dang it! That's the third time this week!
-->'''Grant:''' He needs to get a new service provider.
* The "Pigs in Space" segments on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' are mainly generic SpaceOpera parodies, but elements of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are present, including the name of the spaceship (Swinetrek) and the theme music. The ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' update, "Deep Dish Nine, The Next Generation of Pigs In Space" is more overt in referencing ''StarTrek''.
* Season 5 of ''Series/BreakingBad'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIsauNJ392o this]] hilarious scene where Badger and Skinny Pete are discussing Star Trek, which includes Badger's idea for an episode featuring a pie eating contest.
* An episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' takes place in a Star Trek-style future. Complete with a {{Lampshaded}} {{Redshirt}} death in space.
** Bonus points for the casting of George Takei in the segment as London's great-great-great, etc., grandson.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had a parody of the original series where Kevin and three other boys dressed as Kirk, Spock, [=McCoy=], and Scotty deal with girls that manipulate them with their wrist controls, as the narrator's way of explaining that he didn't understand girls.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode ("A Space Oddity") where the BodyOfTheWeek belonged to a director who tried to create a DarkerAndEdgier reboot (think of the 2000s version of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'') of a science-fiction TV series from the 60s called ''Astro Quest''.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the episode "200", numerous other shows (mainly sci-fi) are spoofed when the SGC hires someone to produce the ShowWithinAShow "Wormhole X-Treme !" to maintain plausible deniability for the Stargate Program. One of the pitches he makes is for a blatant ''Star Trek'' rip-off (featuring the main actors in an ImagineSpot) that his audience complains is mostly TechnoBabble.
* Subverted by ''Series/TheOrville''. It was originally marketed as a straightforward spoof of the ''Star Trek''-style of SpaceOpera, but while there's some humor here and there, it's more of a {{Dramedy}} homage.

[[folder: Magazines ]]
* What is likely the first-ever parody of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'', imaginatively titled "Star ''Blecch''", was published in the December, 1967, issue of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine. A joke used in that issue (Spock saying "He could not believe his ears"), was actually re-used ''in the show itself'' (in the episode "The Trouble With Tribbles").
** MAD continued doing parodies of all 6 original cast movies, the Fanchise/StarTrek musical, and sequel series.

[[folder: Music ]]
* The Firm's novelty song "Star Trekkin", which reached number one in the British singles chart.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' usually throws a handful of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' jokes into a game, but ''Space Quest Five'' sent up nearly every Trope in the classic show's playbook.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* [[http://www.starland.com/StoneTrek/ Stone Trek]] combines Star Trek with The Flintstones, and features the adventures of Capt Kirkstone, Mr Sprock, and Dr Rockcoy on the wooden Starship Magnatize (BCC-1701).
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' involves many reviewers from Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses traveling aboard the ''USS Exit Strategy'' and takes plot elements from ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is '''''loaded''''' with references to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', from the obscure to the well-known, to the point it is the TropeCodifier and TropeNamer. For example, the sliding door technology that was commonly used in ships in the Star Trek Universe had been adapted for everyday use in the ''Futurama'' one, although it doesn't always quite work.
** Another example comes from the episode "[[TropeNamer Where No Fan Has Gone Before]]". In that episode, the fanbase for Star Trek had grown into a full-blown religion, getting to the point where Germany recreated the planet of the Nazis. In the end, all the episodes and movies, along with all mention of the phrase "Star Trek", were banned to a distant planet.
** Recurring character Captain Zapp Brannigan has been described by [[WordOfGod David X Cohen]] as "half Captain Kirk, half actual Creator/WilliamShatner." The character makes several [[TheKirk references to Captain Kirk]], including a CaptainsLog (just him dictating his experiences to his second in command Kif).
* On an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Peter became obsessed with watching television, to the point it interfered with any chance of Meg getting her driver's license and caused the destruction of Quahog's television satellite. One of the shows Peter was watching was an extremely watered-down version of ''Star Trek''. It came as a neat bit of {{foreshadowing}} too, when in that same episode Creator/WilliamShatner tried to convince Peter to watch television again after Peter had experienced a life-changing event.
** In the episode "Road To Rupert" Stewie's teddy bear is accidentally sold at a yard sale, prompting him and Brian to go retrieve it. At one point Stewie thinks that his bear is dead and imagines his funeral being similar to that of Spock's at the end of ''The Wrath of Khan'', complete with Stewie and Brian playing "AmazingFreakingGrace" on the bagpipes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has an episode parodying ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Duck Trek" features Plucky as Captain Kirk and Furrball (in his [[SuddenlyVoiced only speaking role]]) as Dr. [=McCoy=].
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995'' and ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' have both done ''Trek'' parodies.
* One episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks at the Movies]]'' parodied the ''Star Trek'' movies.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' short "The Gourds Must Be Crazy", which introduces Jimmy and Jerry the Gourd twins, and Scooter the Scottish carrot.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "[[ComicStrip/USAcres Swine Trek]]".
* This trope is abused to hell and back in ''The High Fructose Adventures of [[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange Annoying Orange]]'', particularly whenever the main cast travels between planets. Their uniforms have a LawyerFriendlyCameo of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' 's Starfleet insignia on their uniforms, which also share the same color scheme. Squash inexplicably gains a hairstyle that makes him look like Spock. And, to top it all off, they travel in a spaceship that is basically a souped-up U.S.S. ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701 model).
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode "Star [=TrEek,=]" complete with a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe and Red Shirt bashing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', there was an episode in which Numbah Two's little brother Tommy is stuck in a [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant bathtub.]] He then finds himself with the crew of a ship that are expies of characters from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. (A couple of other episodes have Sector V using a spaceship that, while made out of their standard 2X4 tech, heavily resembles the Enterprise.)
* In the TrappedInTVLand episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the main heroine finds herself in a show like Star Trek. She even lampshades how she in a red shirt.
* The episode "Unconventional" of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', which focuses on Dexter and his group of friends attending a convention of the universe's ShowWithinAShow parody, "Star Check". It even opens with a one-and-a-half-minute fantasy sequence of the titular character and his friends in full {{expy}} roles of the characters from the original series.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' often had many references to ''Star Trek'', but the episode "Where No Sprite Has Gone Before" really took the cake. Written by original ''Star Trek'' writer D.C. Fontana and mixing in superheroes, several characters were patterned after original series characters: Rob Cursor for Kirk, Pixel for Spock, Gigagirl for [=McCoy=], and Booty for Scotty. Also featured several lines and allusions to other Trek lore, such as "[=AndrAIa=]'s log" or "[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the next generation]]."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'''s penultimate episode was "Where No Duckman Has Gone Before." Main characters made up the ''Enterprise'' crew (except for Mambo, who Duckman calls "Sulu"), as they faced off against Khan Chicken. References were made to everything from {{Red Shirt}}s to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. James Doohan and Marina Sirtis also did voice work for the episode, and Leonard Nimoy appeared AsHimself in a live-action segment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a parody of the ''Star Trek'' movies in the form of ''Star Trek XII: So Very Tired'', which features the original cast as elderly men and women.
* ''Space Heroes'', a recurring ShowWithinAShow on the 2012 version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', is a parody of ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' includes a parody of the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain." As well as BridgeBunnies for Johnny to drool over.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]" features the boys and Launchpad being launched into space with an actor who plays TheCaptain on a show that is a thinly disguised parody of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.
* Episode "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has lots of references to Star Trek, including the obvious asociation between Egon and Spock and the fact that they both share the same CatchPhrase.