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StarTrek First

The last panel, of the first HijiNKS ENSUE comic

Star Trek is a universe of television series, movies, books, games, and every other imaginable medium based in an idealistic future where multiple alien worlds have united to form the Federation of Planets. J. J. Abrams is the director for the reboot of Star Trek, however, Star Trek's history stretches far beyond the reboot in HijiNKS ENSUE. Star Trek has the honor of being one of the very first series parodied in HijiNKS ENSUE; in A soul as black as eyeliner, Joel envisioned a Star Trek Mirror Universe where all of the characters were turned into emos. Joel also made fun of the original series with He's wed, Jim, where Josh, Joel, and Eli attend Sulu's wedding. The Next Generation was referenced in Intelligent Political Discourse where Worf and Obama were merged, and again with Later he changed the name to "Holodeck", where it was explained that the original name of the holodeck was Sexamotron. Joel poked fun at the Voyager series with Computer, Activate the EHB when he envisioned that CNN's holograms would work like an Emergency Medical hologram. Finally, Joel has poked fun at the upcoming Star Trek movie with three different comics.


StarTrek Scotty

Scotty, from Shaun of the Trek

StarTrek Kirk

Kirk, from Where No Man Has Gotten Freaky Before

In Shaun of the Trek, Josh theorized that they should cast Nick Frost (aka Ed from Shaun of the Dead) as Kirk. In Joel And Sleepy Eli Strike Back, Eli and Josh managed to corner Kevin Smith and force him to describe the upcoming Star Trek movie (using action figures as characters). In Where No Man Has Gotten Freaky Before, Josh and Eli tried to theorize what Kirk would do when faced with a space tentacle monster (answer: try to have sex with it). When it was announced Australia would premiere the Star Trek movie a full month before the U.S., Josh started digging a hole to see it earlier in A Left Turn At Albuquerque. Joel enjoyed the Star Trek movie, as explained in Episode 54 of the podcast. Joel also displayed his approval of the movie in A Blatant Disregard For Canon, though he did nitpick the movie for it's uses of flare effects in Pieces Of Flare. Joel bought Gene Roddenberry's Mac in Apples And Roddenberries, not knowing that it was infected with the Borg.