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The Worst-Ever Star Trek Parody by Professional Actors

I enjoyed watching reruns of 1967’s The Carol Burnett Show in my youth, and based on the following skit, I’m glad I missed this 1991 reincarnation. This has to be the most painfully unfunny Star Trek skit I’ve ever seen — made even more painful by seeing the likes of Burnett, Richard Kind, Andrea Martin, and Paula Poundstone humiliating themselves with unfunny dialogue. And no offense to Carol, but that’s got to be the worst Shatner impersonation in the history of all Shatner impersonations.

[via Science Fiction Doctors]

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6 Comments on The Worst-Ever Star Trek Parody by Professional Actors

  1. I always thought the worst parody of Star Trek by professional actors was Star Trek: Insurrection?

  2. Hi-yo! 😀

  3. I think it’s hilarious. But my gender may have something to do with that reaction. It skewered female stereotypes and Star Trek’s 1960’s machismo at the same time. My favorite bit was O’Hura in the mini-skirt, saying she/he forgot to do what Kirk asked for.

  4. Is it me or did they allow a lot more breast grabbing on tv back then?

  5. I believe it was Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath who wrote a story with a similar plot line in the Star Trek: New Voyages book.

    Kirk and the Enterprise men are transformed into women, Uhura and the women into men…except for Spock, who is transformed into an Alpha Male. And unfortunately, Kang and the Klingons suffer the same fate.

    I think the story was “The Procrustean Petard” (from 1978) but it’s been years since I’ve read those books.

    I’m still a card-carrying Trekkie though.

    Thanks for the video.

    Morjana

  6. You have no taste. That was actually one of the funniest Trek parodies ever. I laughed my ass off.

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