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Star Trek is a U.S. sciencefiction TV series, which has become a franchise with various spin-off series (namely Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and films.

References to Star Trek in The Simpsons[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Montgomery Scott.png 4 65 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" The family sees a trailer and clips from the latest Original Series film, Star Trek XII: So Very Tired, which depicts an elderly and senile cast. Captain Kirk complains about poor sleeping habits and everyone else's indifference to his complaining, while Scotty has grown so fat he cannot fire the phasers because his gargantuan stomach is in the way of the control panel.
Leonard Nimoy.png 4 71 "Marge vs. the Monorail" Leonard Nimoy is present to give a celebration speech for the new monorail. He jokes that this vessel “could do at least Warp 5”, a reference to Warp speed in ‘Star Trek’. Mayor Quimby then makes a reference to Star Wars, which annoys Nimoy and it turns out the major thinks he was one of The Little Rascals. In the same episode Nimoy looks through his monorail window making philosophical observations in the same style as Spock. However, the man next to him asks if anyone else wants to change seats? At the end of the story Nimoy looks back at the events and says: “My work is done here.” Barney Gumble then points out that he hasn’t done anything, whereupon Nimoy states: “Haven’t I?” and dissolves in the same beam effect as in ‘Star Trek’.
Homer Fights Barney.png 5 96 "Deep Space Homer" The title is a reference to the 'Star Trek' spin-off 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. As part of his NASA training, Homer fights Barney in the Triskelion arena while the classic "Star Trek fight music" plays in the background. Dr. Babcock bets "400 quatloos on the newcomer".
Planet-Aches-FutureMice.png 6 104 "Bart of Darkness" The Itchy and Scratchy cartoon in this episode is a parody of "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I", and "The Menagerie, Part II", with the "future mice" resembling the aliens from Talos IV and possessing strong telepathic and telekenetic abilities.
CouchGagS6E04.png 107 "Itchy & Scratchy Land" The couch gag for this episode shows the Simpson family being beamed on the couch the same way people are beamed onto the Enterprise.
121 "A Star Is Burns" William Shatner is one of the actors auditioning for the role of Montgomery Burns dressed in a Starfleet uniform and speaking in his "Kirk voice" ("Ex-cell-ENT!").
122 "Lisa's Wedding" In this episode, Hugh Parkfield's watch makes identical noises to a TOS communicator, Troy McClure's uniform is identical to the TOS uniforms, and the nuclear power plant resembles and makes the same noises as the Enterprise.
Pet store man.png 123 "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" A clerk at a pet store performs a "human-dog mind meld" on Santa's Little Helper. He recommends that the Simpsons buy a lot of his merchandise to help calm the dog. Apparently it worked as the next scene depicts the family driving home with a car full of dog-related goods.
Lace the Final Brassiere.png 9 192 "Das Bus" When Comic Book Guy starts to download a nude picture of Captain Janeway, he says, "Lace ... the final brassiere", referencing the line "Space ... the final frontier" from the show's introductory narrative.
Simpson Tide Sulu.png 197 "Simpson Tide" Homer ends up as captain of a military submarine and refers to helmsman Moe as "Mr. Moe". A "Mr. Sulu" is also part of the crew and mentions Rigel VII while setting a course.
10 212 "Mayored to the Mob" Vina's theme from "The Cage" is heard when Comic Book Guy is entranced by a nerdy young Comic Book Gal.
Other Car is a Millenium Falcon.png 213 "Viva Ned Flanders" Comic Book Guy has a bumper sticker which says "I Brake For Tribbles". Tribbles are creatures which appeared several times in the original Star Trek series, debuting in the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". Most of the other bumper stickers are Star Trek references while the license plate is the same as the registry number for the Starship Enterprise.
Only Working Phaser Ever Built.png 11 230 "Treehouse of Horror X" Comic Book Guy holds Bart and Lisa at bay with "the only working phaser ever built" which was "fired once to keep William Shatner from releasing another album."
The Collector Spock.png Leonard Nimoy as Spock was one of the celebrities that The Collector had captured.
We Need More Power.png 243 "Bart to the Future" When the audience at Nelson's Crab Shack are displeased with the performance of Captain Bart and the Tequila Mockingbirds, they boo and start throwing things at the stage. A laser grid quickly activates and disintegrates all of the thrown objects, thus protecting the performers. However, the barrage continues and threatens to overload the grid. Willie, who is running the grid, panics and exclaims "We need more power! The shield won't hold much longer!", echoing a couple of Scotty's catchphrases from the original series.
Human Contact The Final Frontier.png 12 259 "Worst Episode Ever" As Comic Book Guy goes to a class about making friends, he says, "Human contact: the final frontier", referencing the show's introductory narrative ("Space: the final frontier").
12 267 "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" When Comic Book Guy hallucinates he imagines himself to be part of the cast of Star Trek: The Original Series and is seduced by Colonel Uhura before he suddenly wakes up.
I Am Not Spock.png 13 277 "Sweets and Sour Marge" Comic Book Guy bought the books I Am Not Spock, I Am Spock and I Am Also Scotty by Leonard Nimoy. The first two books are actual real-life autobiographies of Nimoy.
Starship Enterprise.png 23 494 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" A model of the Enterprise is seen.
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495 "Holidays of Future Passed" In the future:
  • The most common method of travel is the teleport, which resmbles the transporters in Star Trek.
  • Dr. Hibbert now wears a VISOR, like Geordi La Forge.
  • Homer reads a book titled The Hardy Borgs, a reference to the Borg and the unrelated novel series The Hardy Boys.
YOLO promo 7.jpg 25 534 "YOLO" The alien that Homer fights is a Gorn from the episode "Arena".
Jingle Bell Spock.png 538 "White Christmas Blues" Jingle Bell Spock is a reference to "Jingle Bell Rock" and stars Spock.
Vulcan Clock.png 540 "Married to the Blob" A clock for Vulcan is seen.
Comic Book Guy Star Trek outfit.png 542 "Diggs" Comic Book Guy is seen dressed up in a Star Trek outfit.
Homer Captain's log.png 26 562 "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" Homer makes an entry to the "Captain's Log" on the journey away from Rigel VII.
As the family receives a transmission from an unknown source, theme music that accompanied the Klingons in the Star Trek film series played.
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The end credits parody Star Trek and its theme music plays.
  • Marge appears as Vina, in Orion form, from the episodes ‘The Cagel / The Menagerie’.
  • Homer is seen as Captain Kirk fighting the Gorn from ‘Arena’.
  • Akira appears as a topless fencer, referencing Sulu in the episode ‘The Naked Time’.
  • Lisa is depicted as the Borg Queen.
  • The episode ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’ is spoofed with Crazy Cat Lady standing in for Kirk, Principal Skinner as Spock, Professor Frink as Mr. Lurry and Superintendent Chalmers as Nilz Baris.
  • Bart appears as Scotty working in a Jefferies tube.
  • Lokai and Bele from ‘Let That Be Your Last Battlefield’ appears with faces which mix Lenny and Carl and Lou and Eddie.
  • Homer reappears as Kirk in the next shot, talking to the Triskelion Providers from ‘The Gamesters of Triskelion’.
  • Milhouse is seen as a Quark from ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’.
  • Barney appears as Harry Mudd and Patty and Selma as his wives in ‘I, Mudd’.
  • The closing shot shows Mr. Burns as Balok from ‘The Corbomite Maneuver’.
Cosmic Wars and Klingon.png 29 620 "Springfield Splendor" A stall for "Klorrgh and Thracck Attorneys at Law", specializing in Klingon divorce, is seen at Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con.

Comics[edit]

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Simpsons Comics #10 Fan-Tasty Island The story starts off with Homer dreaming that he is a captain in Starfleet, with his crew consisting of Apu, Lenny and Groundskeeper Willie/chief engineering officer (all of whom are in the Starfleet uniforms that appear in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). Before waking up, Homer takes an interest in a giant donut surrounding an unnamed planet.
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Simpsons Comics #39 Sense and Censorability While in court, Comic Book Guy's jail clothes include a Federation emblem. During his opening statement, he mentioned Data. After he gives his opening statement, apparently in Klingon, Benjamin speaks Klingon and Gary translates it.
Comic Book Guy The X Men Star Trek.png Simpsons Comics #118 The "X" Men Comic Book Guy asks one of his dates about which spin-off best captured the spirit on the original series.
Simpsons Comics #188 Lisa Simpson's Toot Suite Comic Book Guy goes into King Toot's and says he wishes to purchase a Vulcan lute, as seen in the original series Star Trek episode "Charlie X". Lisa tells him that she's pretty sure that doesn't exist.
Bart Simpson #21 Batter-Up Bart Evil Wendell is a reference to the Mirror Universe from Star Trek, and he wears a goattee similar to the Mirror World version of Spock.
Meester Espock vs Capitan Kirko.jpg Bart Simpson #84 ¡Bart Speaks Spanish! Meester Espock and Capitan Kirko are wrestlers with their personas based on Spock and Captain Kirk.
Klingon Batman.png The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 2 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Klingon Batman at Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con 2001.
Starship Enterprise CBG.png Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 3 Comic Book Guy dresses up as the Starship Enterprise at Costume-Con 1986.
Captain Kirk CBG.png Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 4 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Captain James T. Kirk at Dallas Fantasy Fair 1989.

Books[edit]

Picture Book Reference
Table of Geeky Delights.jpg Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic Star Trek (St), Klingon (Kg) and Enterprise (U.S.S.) (E) are elements in Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights.

Games[edit]

Picture Name Reference
Comic Book Guy Spock Tapped Out.png The Simpsons: Tapped Out When Comic Book Guy does his "Cosplay" task, he dresses up as Spock and runs around with a blaster.
Tapped Out Romulan Ale CBG.png Comic Book Guy asks for Romulan Ale, and if they don't have the real thing, to give him Coors Light with green food coloring.
Tapped Out Sulu reference.png Homer asks Akira to say "Oh my!", to which Homer then says "He he he. You sound just like him.". Akira then does the job "Impersonate a Character from Star Trek". After the job is completed, Bart says "That isn't Sulu. Sulu tried to buy weed and go to White Castle.". This is a reference to George Takei, who played Sulu in Star Trek and voiced Akira in his first appearance in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish".
Tapped Out Star Trek Mind Meld.png In the Superheroes update, Comic Book Guy mentions a mind-meld.

References to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
5 96 "Deep Space Homer" The name of the episode is a reference to Deep Space Nine.

References to Star Trek: The Next Generation in The Simpsons[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Superstar Celebrity Mic - Bart Pranks Homer.png 3 48 "Radio Bart" When Bart pranks Homer, using the Superstar Celebrity Microphone to make him think that Martians have invaded, he says (among other things), "Resistance is useless", referencing the Borg catchprase "Resistance is futile".
Scar Trek The Next Laceration.png 5 96 "Deep Space Homer" Homer, Bart, and Lisa watch an episode of The Itchy & Scratchy Show titled "Scar Trek: The Next Laceration", a pun on the show.
CouchGagS6E04.png 6 107 and 120 "Itchy & Scratchy Land" and "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" The couch gag shows the family transporting onto the couch using transporters seen in The Next Generation.
Meat and You Partners in Freedom.jpg 7 133 "Lisa the Vegetarian" The propaganda film Meat and You: Partners in Freedom is subtitled "Number 3F03 in the 'Resistance is Useless' Series", a reference to the Borg catchphrase "Resistance is futile".

Books[edit]

Picture Book Reference
Table of Geeky Delights.jpg Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic Star Trek: The Next Generation (Tng) is an element in Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights.

References to Star Trek: Voyager in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Captain Janeway.png 9 192 "Das Bus" Comic Book Guy attempts to download a nude photo of Kathryn Janeway only to be interrupted by an ad for Homer's internet company; Comic Book Guy wonders whether the service could provide "faster nudity".
Jeri Ryan.png 11 230 "Treehouse of Horror X" One of Comic Book Guy's (as arch-nemesis "The Collector") plastic-wrapped acquisitions in his lair is Jeri Ryan in her costume and prosthetic appliances as Seven of Nine.
An Hour with Seven of Nine.png 12 253 "Homer vs. Dignity" When Homer says he'd like to buy a mint condition Spider-Man #1 comic (during his "prank monkey" work for Mr. Burns), Comic Book Guy sarcastically replies that he'd like an hour on the holodeck with Seven of Nine.
Star Trek Voyager.png 18 394 "Homerazzi" When Marge must replace all of the family's photos that were lost in a photo album fire, she recreates the family's "Star Trek: Voyager Series Finale Party" with Lenny dressed as Seven of Nine and Dr. Hibbert dressed as Tuvok. Carl begins to cry as he thought he could make it through Voyager's final episode again, but realizes he can't while Homer wails, "Oh, Captain Janeway! Your mission ended too soon! Too soon!"

Common cast members[edit]

Picture Name Role in Star Trek Role on The Simpsons
George Takei.jpg George Takei Played Mr. Sulu in 'Star Trek: The Original Series'. Voiced Akira in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish", a waiter in "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love", Wink the quizmaster in "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo", and a sushi chef in "What Animated Women Want". He voiced himself in "The Burns Cage" .
Leonard Nimoy.jpg Leonard Nimoy Played Spock in 'Star Trek: The Original Series' Voiced himself in the episodes "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "The Springfield Files".
Patrick Stewart.jpg Patrick Stewart Played Captain Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Played Number One in "Homer the Great" and played himself in "The Fabulous Faker Boy".

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