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Featured Parody Series
These five series showcased below are without a doubt the most hilarious parodies to be found on the Internet today. All of these writers are true fans of Star Trek, but still love it enough to make fun of it in their own ways. These five series were published on various message boards that I have visited since 1999, and have archived here for the enjoyment of everyone. From the Male Captain Legion of Doom to Evil Braxton and the Evil Crew of the Evil Excelsior, from Berman and Braga to Khan ripping off of Austin Powers, you’re sure to be left rolling on the floor with laughter after reading these!
- The Voyager Coronary, by “Cureboy” (1999-2001)
- Cureboy’s goal in writing The Voyager Coronary was to send every last Voyager-basher at the Trek BBS into cardiac arrest. He had so much fun writing the first chapter, that he wrote another. And another, and another... See Captain Janeway call everyone in sight a “pedantic drone.” Laugh at the misadventures of the Male Captain Legion of Doom. Shriek in horror at the recurring appearances of Wesley Crusher. Dread the day that Naomi Wildman takes command of Voyager. And be sure to have the defibrillator standing by!
- Star Trek: Series ?, by “Krenim” (2000- )
- Set sometime in the 29th century, Captain Braxton commands the Federation timeship Relativity, the seventh or eighth ship to bear the name. In order to stop his evil temporal clones (Old Captain Braxton, Young Psycho Braxton, and Old Psycho Braxton) from destroying the entire galaxy, Braxton recruits characters from past Star Trek series to crew his ship. Follow the wacky adventures of the evil crew of the evil Excelsior. Wonder how many crossovers to other television series Krenim can actually write. And prepare to leave your sanity behind!
- The Celestial Parodies, by “Swordtail” (2005-2009)
- Ever notice how most Starfleet ships seem to have perfect crews? Ever wonder whatever happened to all the misfits in the Federation? Wonder no longer, because you’re about to join the adventures of the Celestial! One of Starfleet’s most powerful warships has been placed under the command of a loony Bajoran vedek, Captain Righteous Lee. Along with his incompetent crew, he wreaks havoc across the Federation, leaving much more than ruffled cat fur in his wake. Usually, it’s up to the first officer, Commander Jack Senseless (the only sensible person on board) to clean up all the messes. The only question is, how big the mess is, and how many dead NoNames it’ll take to clean everything up!
- The Adventures of Berman and Braga, by “Johnny Octane” (2001-2003)
- Plenty of irate fans complained that Rick Berman and Brannon Braga were ruining Star Trek. But have you ever wondered what might happen if Berman and Braga really were trying to destroy the franchise? See Gene Roddenberry come back from the grave to get revenge. Watch the Temporal Vortex victimize those who pass through it. Shudder at the thought of Berman and Braga as pot-smoking teenagers. And pray that no alien worm takes control of an executive producer to ruin our favorite television shows!
- The Trek Coronary, by “8 of 12” (2000-2001)
- In the tradition of Cureboy’s hilarious The Voyager Coronary, 8 of 12 was inspired to write his own parody based on the original series. But despite the similar titles, The Trek Coronary set a tone all its own, with hilarious oddities and amusing character twists. Wonder just why Captain Kirk carries a baseball bat with him. Notice how nobody but Spock realizes that the Evil Vulcan Commander is Sarek. Shudder as Fat Scotty boasts about his “dead sexy body.” And marvel at how 8 of 12 could write such a series (though unfortunately rather short-lived) without even seeing half the episodes he parodied!
Not every author has the stamina — or is twisted enough — to maintain a long-running parody series. But that hardly means that the shorter series and stories are any less hilarious! Check out these parody miniseries collections listed below.
Star Trek Goes to the Movies
Written by Jason Gaston
Jason has written an impressive series of parodies of most of the recent Star Trek movies. These stories make even the infamously awful Star Trek V tolerable. But then, how could parody not make it more amusing?
- Star Trek V: The Funny Frontier
- Captain Kirk has a very bizarre experience involving a Vulcan terrorist, Old Yeller, and God, who lives at Desilu Studios!
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Parody
- Captain Kirk has never trusted Klingons, and he never will. If only he could remember why... (Written by Stephen Millard)
- Star Trek: Degenerations
- The movie is odd-numbered, and the situation is stupid. Sounds like fun to me!
- Star Trek: Full Contact
- The Borg have finally remembered where Earth is and renewed their invasion of the Federation. The only question is... is the invading ship like the one from “The Best of Both Worlds,” or “Descent”?
- Star Trek: Insur-wreck-tion
- The Dork reviews Star Trek: Insurrection as a public service for the Internet. Not that anyone cares, though...
The Light Bulb Series
Written by Peter Ansprach
How many Starfleet officers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Peter takes a simple problem and blows it way out of proportion. Follow each of the five crews as they try to address the problem in their own unique ways.
- “Who Shall Bring Us Light?” (TOS)
- After a light bulb burns out in Engineering, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy must find a spare on a primitive planet.
- “The Change” (TNG)
- Will a 75-watt bulb serve as a suitable replacement for a burned-out 60-watt bulb? Only a holodeck simulation will reveal the answer!
- “Beacon of Hope” (DS9)
- What’s the difference between an incandescent bulb and a fluorescent bulb? A great deal, according to the Bajorans.
- “Illumination” (VGR)
- Nothing is more important for Voyager than finding a way home. Nothing aside from replacing a burned-out light bulb, that is...
- “Radiant Orb” (ENT)
- Vulcans on one side, Andorians on the other, and a broken bulb in the middle. A mining colony may hold the solution for Archer — but only if Hoshi can decipher their strange alien language.
The Enterprise Coronary
Written by Tim Mohr
Everyone knows him as the inimitable author of The Voyager Coronary. But Tim Mohr also made a brief foray into the world of Enterprise. Prepare for more coronary-inducing misadventures!
- Episode 1: “Broken Corn”
- After Klaang the Klingon gets lost in a cornfield, Admiral Sherwood Forest sends Archer off to look for babes on Rigel X. Temporal Reagan and Temporal Gorbechev start the Temporal Cold War.
- Episode 2: “The Flight is Right”
- Phlox tries to show off a really healthy-looking worm, Hoshi sees dead people, and Reed can’t get the PlayStation to work properly!
The Weakest Link
Written by Tim Mohr
Cureboy is hardly the weakest link among parody writers! Tim combines the best of both worlds (and his two favorite television shows) to put on a set of very strange contests that are sure to cause heart failure!
- The Weakest Link: The Voyager Edition
- B’Elanna, Janeway, Tuvok, Neelix, and Seven fight over a chance for one million dollars, while Chakotay picks his nose...
- The Weakest Link: The Trek Villains Edition
- The baddest of the bad fight for one million dollars, and Admiral Dougherty shows up because they ran out of cool villains.
- The Weakest Link: The Trek Women Edition
- Three words: Vulcan cat fight!
- The Weakest Link: The Trek Children Edition
- Prepare to meet all of those annoying little brats at once... and find out where Naomi Wildman’s mother has been!
- The Weakest Link: The Vulcan Edition
- Vorik wears drag, Sarek insults Saavik, and Tuvok votes Neelix off the team, in this highly logical episode of “The Weakest Link.”
- The Weakest Link: The Trek Captains Edition
- They may command a starship, but do they have command of the facts?
Written by Heiwa
CBS’s Survivor made a huge splash when it first came out in the summer of 2000. And in many ways, the plight of the original show — being stranded in the middle of nowhere — had many similarities to Voyager. Heiwa took the next logical step, and created the hilarious Voyager: Survivor.
- Episode 1
- Meet the Tagi-ons, lead by Captain Janeway, and Team Seven of Nine, lead by Seven of Nine, as they try to make their way home from the Delta Quadrant!
- Episode 2
- The coffee shortage is becoming more serious for Kathryn, Naomi adopts a new mother, and another unlucky crew member is voted off the team!
Miscellaneous Jokes, Stories, and Images
These stories have been collected from across the Internet over the years. Some of them I found in various other archives, or sometimes on fan fiction sites. Others were amusing stories or lists that made the rounds via e-mail many years ago that I found languishing in my own records. Each has its own brand of humor, ranging from the silly, to the crude, to the completely ridiculous. Keep an eye out for the “AH” sign, and be sure to visit the restroom before you read any further!
- What if Data Were Microsoft (in)compatible?
- Thank goodness Doctor Soong didn’t go with the obvious choice — he probably couldn’t afford the licensing fees, anyway...
- Star Trek Meets The Roadrunner
- The crew of the Enterprise meets a strange, fast-moving creature whose only words are “MBEEP-BEEP!” Naturally, havoc ensues.
- The Borg vs. Bill Gates
- Picard and his crew find a way to destroy the Borg that’s even simpler than that “unsolvable shape” puzzle.
- How to Build Your Own Transporter
- You, too, can send yourself from here to China in the blink of an eye!
- What if Dr. Seuss Wrote for The Next Generation?
- Perfect bedtime reading for young children.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Meets the Muppets
- It’s a memorable meeting between latex-based alien lifeforms and felt-based alien lifeforms.
- 47 Things That Never Happen on Star Trek
- Create Your Own Star Trek Plot
- At last, the Random Plot Generator used for years at Paramount Pictures is available to the fans!
- A List of “Doctorisms”
- A combined list of all the classic “I’m a doctor, not a...” comments in tribute to Doctor McCoy.
- The City on the Edge of Spock’s Brain
- What happens when you combine one of Trek’s best episodes with one of its worst? A coronary-inducing parody, no doubt!
- The Star Trek Writer’s Construction Kit
- Use the same tools the pros use! At least, the pros working in Hollywood... I can guarantee that I and my fellow Renaissance writers didn’t...
- Who’s the First?
- An affectionate homage to Abbot and Costello’s classic “Who’s on First?” routine.
- “The Day the Ensign Died”
- Dedicated to Ensign Harry Kim, the redshirt who just wouldn’t die.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Borg
- A mysterious starship called the Heart of Gold appears in the shuttlebay right in the middle of “The Best of Both Worlds.” Do these strangers carry the secret to defeating the Borg?
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universal Translator
- What does the galaxy’s most useful book have to say about that most implausible of mechanical devices?
- 25 Ways to Ruin Voyager’s Seventh Season
- Written during the summer prior to the seventh season. Sadly, the real seventh season wasn’t that much better...
- Star Trek Episode Guide
- Capsule descriptions of all TOS episodes and the first three seasons of TNG.
- Where No Beagle Has Gone Before...
- The news about Captain Archer’s dog on Enterprise was leaked early, along with this image...
- The Big Bird of Prey
- Discover the weirdness of Flareite humor, following a comment about “Klingon Warbirds” that got way off track.
- Larson-Style Cartoon
- Fans of "The Far Side" are likely to enjoy this humorous image.
- Just Where Did They Keep All Those Shuttles?
- CaptainMike sheds light on one of Voyager’s darkest secrets!
- “Ode to the Antares Class”
- Fan Treknologists have wracked their brains over this conundrum for over 10 years now. CaptainMike pays tribute to the source of the problems.
- Seven of Nine Tells a Bedtime Story
- The classic tale of the Three Little Pigs, told Borg style.
- The Naked Later
- Ever wonder just what the Voyager crew would have done under the influence of the Psi 2000 virus?
- A Star Trek Convention Schedule
- Ever been to one of those Creation conventions? You can probably appreciate this list...
- Star Trek Meets Windows 95
- Bureaucracies never fail to make stupid decisions — which is why Starfleet orders the Enterprise to install Windows 95 on the main computer, to everyone’s chagrin.
- Alien: The Next Generation
- These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise... to seek out new life and new civilizations, and bring alien eggs on board!
- The DS9 Monologues
- Meet the replacement crew for the departed crew members of DS9 (including Wharf and O’Breen). Find out just what Star Trek and Star Wars have in common.
- Upcoming Episodes of Enterprise
- News of the long-rumored “Series V” gave rise to all sorts of speculation about what kind of stories a prequel series would bring.
- The Prisoner
- Seven is not a number, she is an individual! But if Janeway is Number Two, then who is Number One?
- Unimatrix Zero: The Aftermath
- Find out what really happened after Janeway was rescued from her idiotic mission to get assimilated by the Borg!
- Klingon Forehead Ridges: The Real Story
- While reciting the ancient tales of their people, Worf tells his son Alexander how the Klingons got the bumps on their foreheads, ending the mythical time of nOmacH uP.
- If Microsoft Made Software for Starfleet...
- Every Trek fan knows and loves the LCARS computer interface that has graced our screens for the last fifteen years. But what would happen if Microsoft started writing the software instead?
- Submissions to You Can’t Do That On Star Trek!
- Every long-time Trek fan on the ’Net knows of YouCan’t... here are my humble submissions, from back in 2000.
- Enterprise Season 4 Special Edition
- Paramount has announced the imminent release of a Special Edition DVD set containing tons of cut dialogue, revised scenes, and bloopers! Check the complete list here.
- Engineering Specifications
- This brief history of the chain of events leading to the development of the NASA space shuttle would probably apply to some Star Trek technology too.
- Why Star Wars is better than Titanic
- True classics never die. Wannabe classics are forgotten...
- Revised Scene from The Empire Strikes Back
- Luke’s parentage isn’t that much of a surprise for those who are watching the Star Wars prequels, but other facts certainly are!
- How to Give a Cat a Pill
- As the happy owner of four cats, this list of instructions was especially useful.
- Rules for Stray Cats
- If you’ve spotted a stray cat loitering near your apartment, this one’s for you.
- What If People Bought Cars Like They Buy Computers?
- Don’t people think about how to use their machines ahead of time?
- “Abort, Retry, Ignore?”
- You’ve probably read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe back in school. And if you’ve also had computer troubles, this poem is for you!
- Things to Do if You’re an Evil Overlord
- A duplication of the list compiled by Peter Ansprach.
- Star Trek Minutiae’s April Fools 2001 Prank
- We are the Borg. Your website will be adapted to service us. Resistance is futile.
- Star Trek Minutiae’s Bizarre Search Terms
- People find my website while looking for the darnedest things.
- The Gender of Computers
- Some Earth languages apply genders to inanimate objects, not just people and animals. Should computers be considered male or female?
- Eliza the Automated Psychoanalyst
- Those who use UNIX probably know all about this already. I’ve never had much experience with it, so this was an amusing diversion for me...
- Dr. Seuss Explains Why Computers Crash
- Now, if only Bill Gates could stop computers from crashing!
- Dimensional Warp Generator Needed
- I think you’re shopping on the wrong planet, guy...