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Star Trek was a popular American science fiction television series of the 1960s, which spawned a long-standing entertainment franchise that included motion pictures and additional TV series lasting into the 21st century. It featured, among other characters, Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy. Star Trek had many avid followers, who felt thrilled at the debut of movies based on the series beginning in the late 1970s. (NA: Return of the Living Dad)

The Star Trek franchise faded out of public consciousness within a few centuries. 26th century native Bernice Summerfield thought it was a documentary when she first saw it, and 51st century native Jack Harkness was unfamiliar with the name "Spock" (DW: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances).



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For information on mentions of Star Trek in fiction, see: Star Trek within Star Trek.

Star Trek refers both to the Star Trek universe and to Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS). In addition to the canon TV shows, hundreds of Star Trek novels, comic books, and other stories have been released over the years, as well as a number of video games.


History of the franchise

The first Star Trek episode; The Cage, was filmed in 1964 (but not actually aired until 1988). However no episodes of Star Trek were aired until the 8th September 1966 when, after the filming of a second pilot; Where No Man Has Gone Before, the NBC network began to air episodes starting with The Man Trap.

The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series title.

Star Trek (now titled; Star Trek: The Original Series to differentiate it from the franchise at large) ran for three seasons (1966-1969), almost only two but thankfully a letter writing campaign persuaded NBC to commission a third.

Despite its short life as a television series Star Trek had developed strong fan base. In 1967 Bantam Books began to publish novelizations of the episodes and later in 1970 published their first original novel, Spock Must Die!. However, they were not the only publisher granted the Star Trek license, Western Publishing were actually the first company to publish an original Star Trek work when in 1968 they published Mission to Horatius. Western were also the first company to publish Star Trek comic under their Gold Key Comics division. Their comics line started in July 1967 with The Planet of No Return, and continued until March of 1979.

Star Trek: The Animated Series DVD title.

In 1973, NBC began to air new Star Trek stories in Star Trek: The Animated Series (also originally entitled Star Trek). The series ran for two seasons with 22 episodes which were written by many of the writers of the live action series and featured the voices of much of the original cast reprising all the original characters except for Pavel Chekov as well as the return of a number of guest characters. Following TAS Ballantine Books, like Bantam before, published a series of novelizations written by Alan Dean Foster.

In 1979 the first Star Trek film was released Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The year also saw the comics licence being taken over by Marvel Comics starting with a comic adaptation of the film. Similarly the novel licence was taken over by Pocket Books (part of the franchise owners at the time Paramount Pictures) who also started with an adaptation of The Motion Picture and continue to publish Star Trek works to this day.

Five more Original Series movies were created between 1982 and 1991 and in 1984 DC Comics took over the comics licence.

Star Trek: The Next Generation title.

The Next Generation

In 1987, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Orginal Series moved the franchise forward a century and began Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). The novel and comic publishers quickly began to produce new works based on the new series, whilst continuing production of Original Series works.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine title.

In 1993, a second spin-off series began; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999). Unlike the previous series, DS9 was set on a space station and developed into a far more interconnected series due to this not having so much opportunity to boldly go and find an alien of the week. Whilst DC Comics continued to published TOS and TNG comics a new publisher Malibu Comics was granted the license to produce DS9 works.

Star Trek: Voyager title.

In 1995, following the final season of TNG, another spin-off was launched; Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001), set on a starship once again but this time on the other side of the galaxy boldly returning home. Also in 1995 Marvel comics purchased Malibu comics and took over the Star Trek comics license from DC. In 1996 Marvel launched the first non-TV series, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and a year later in 1997 followed with another series based on the adventures of the crew from the original pilot episode in Star Trek: Early Voyages. Also that year Pocket Books began the first original novel series Star Trek: New Frontier written by Peter David. In 1998 Activision obtained a ten year license to produce Star Trek Computer games, and in 1999 Wildstorm Comics took over the Star Trek comics license.

A New Era

Star Trek: Enterprise title.

In 2000, Pocket Books began a second book only series Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers but in a whole new format, the series is released as eBooks. The following year Pocket Books launched another new adventure; following the end of Deep Space Nine's televised adventures in 1999 Pocket Books relaunched the series in novel form. Also this year Voyager finished her journey home and a new TV series; Star Trek: Enterprise was launched in 2001. In 2005, due to low ratings, Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled after only four seasons. Finally for the first time since 1967, as Wildstorm's license lapsed, in 2002, there was no publisher of Star Trek comics.

In 2002, another novel series began; Star Trek: Stargazer chronicling Jean-Luc Picard's first command. The year also saw the release of the tenth star trek movie; Star Trek Nemesis. Meanwhile Enterprise was struggling to produce the desired ratings and in 2003 Activision pulled out of its license to produce Star Trek games, claiming the franchise was stagnating and incapable of supporting new game production. However not all was failing, yet another novel series Star Trek: IKS Gorkon was also launched in 2003.

Fatigue and reawakening

Teaser poster for Star Trek XI.

In 2005, despite two relaunches of the series, Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled. In 2006, the franchise owner Paramount was split in two entities, with ownership of the franchise being transferred to CBS Paramount Television with Paramount Pictures retaining a license to produce new films.

Whilst the age of Star Trek television is over (for now), the franchise is far from dead. The year 2004 saw TOKYOPOP take on a license to produce Star Trek Manga and 2005 saw the launch of two new spin-off book series Star Trek: Titan and Star Trek: Vanguard.

In The Original Series' 40th Anniversary year Bethesda Softworks announced it had taken on the Star Trek games license and Paramount Pictures revealed an eleventh Star Trek film was in production. Further, Star Trek did make its return to TV in Star Trek: Remastered, Original Series episodes reinvigorated with the original footage restored to its full glory and brand new CGI special effects.

The 20th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in 2007, began with IDW Publishing buying the right to make Star Trek comics again, starting with The Space Between. In September, Pocket Books will also be adding a new series of The Next Generation books in honor of the anniversary. Aside from the anniversary of ST: TNG, an IDW Star Trek: The Original Series mini-series about the Klingons, called Klingons: Blood Will Tell, is set to come out in mid 2007.


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The Original Series Deep Space Nine Vanguard New Frontier Klingon Empire
The Animated Series Voyager The Lost Era Starfleet Academy Titan
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Fozzie: "To boldly go where no bear has gone before!"

The Star Trek franchise consists of five live-action (and one animated) TV series and eleven motion pictures, which boldly go where no one has gone before. The franchise began with the original Star Trek, which ran from 1966 until 1969, and the most recent incarnation, Enterprise, ran from 2001 until 2005. The franchise was successfully "re-booted" with a popular new film in 2009. As with Star Wars, the franchise has also been complemented by an array of video games, comic books, novels, audio dramatizations, and action figures. The Muppets have spoofed Star Trek on many occasions over the years.


References to Star Trek

Sesame Street

  • Sesame Street Episode 3698 is part of a story arc in which Slimey the Worm ventures to the Moon. The episode closes with a mission statement inspired by the narration that begins each episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The space shuttle that takes the worms into space, the wormship Wiggleprise, is also a spoof on Star Trek’s Enterprise.
  • Spaceship Surprise on Sesame Street parodied aspects of the original Star Trek, and the later incarnation Spaceship Surprise: The Next Generation specifically spoofed the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • A Super Morphin Mega Monsters sketch on Sesame Street features the classic "door opening" sound effect used on the original 1960s Star Trek series when Zostic's minions enter his lair to do his bidding.
  • Wanda Cousteau's mission on Sesame Street is a reference to the opening narration from Star Trek. When she announces her mission, a music cue plays that is similar to the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme.
  • Patrick Stewart, famous for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, appeared in a segment with The Count. When The Count has trouble getting a set of Muppet numbers to stay in line, Stewart helps him out by commanding, "Make it so, Number One!" This is a reference to an oft-spoken phrase by his Trek character to his first officer. (YouTube)
  • In episode 4039 of Sesame Street, Bob greets Elmo and Zoe (who are pretending to be aliens) with the Vulcan hand sign and a Star Wars line.
  • In the animated short that appears in "i-Sam", the fourth chapter of A Sesame Street Christmas Carol, the voice-over narrator says: "And now your holiday will boldly go where no holiday has gone before," a reference to the title sequence of both the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The next Generation television series. The narrator continues: "In the future, Santa will use a rocket sled." Santa Claus is shown seated in a captains chair similar to that of the Starship Enterprise, with a reindeer as a crew member. Santa says "That's Earth. Warp factor three," to which the reindeer responds "Aye, captain."

The Muppets

  • The score for Muppets from Space incorporates Alexander Courage's music for the original Star Trek during a speech made by K. Edgar Singer, which is reminiscent of William Shatner's voice-over from the original series. In the same scene, Gonzo supporters carry signs that read, "Beam Me Up, Gonzo," another reference to a famously paraphrased line from the original Star Trek series.
  • Muppet Magazine issue 3 features what is mostly a Star Wars parody on board a ship resembling the Millenium Falcon. At the end of the comic, the U.S.S. Enterprise shows up and blasts the much smaller ship with its phasers.
  • Several episodes of Muppet Babies feature Star Trek parodies. In episode 618, Baby Scooter is watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and imagines himself floating in space next to the U.S.S. Enterprise-D (it should be noted that Scooter anticipates the arrival of Captain Kirk, however the captain of the ship as featured is Captain Picard). Other episodes featuring spoofs and references include episode 207 and episode 701.
  • In the Little Muppet Monsters episode "Space Cowboys," twice Tug narrates a space log, a common story device in Star Trek. His narrative also mentions ventures into "strange new worlds." Later, Tugs announces "Let's boldly go where no monsters have gone before!" Both quotes are references to the title sequence of the original Star Trek television series.
  • The 14th volume of "Gonzo's Weirder Than Me" column in the Spring 1986 issue of Muppet Magazine features a photo of the alien Balok as seen in the 1960s series episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver." Gonzo comments that it's easy to see why this stunning creature made space a place no man had gone before.
  • In the Winter 1987 issue of Muppet Magazine, Janice reviews Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, commenting that its premise of traveling back in time to 1986 Earth is "gnarly." A photo of William Shatner as Captain Kirk is featured.
  • Gonzo appears in the Jim Henson Hour Pitch Reel and asks of Jim Henson, "Beam me up, Jimmy!" This is a reference to the oft-parodied, but misquoted, line from the original Star Trek in which Captain Kirk would order chief engineer Mr. Scott to transport the landing party back to the Enterprise.
  • Muppet Babies Comics issue #3 (Harvey) included a Star Trek story, "Out of This World". The story featured Kermit as Captain Kermit, Gonzo as Spock, Rowlf as Scotty, Scooter and Skeeter as Sulu and Chekov, and Piggy as a space princess. The Babies' spaceship (which looks a great deal like the Swinetrek) runs out of fuel on their way to bring Princess Piggy back to her home planet. The ship makes an emergency landing on Jokeville, where everything is a gag. This story was written by Muppet writer Bill Prady.
  • "Pigs in Space: Deep Dish Nine" was an attempt to update the classic Pigs in Space sketches from The Muppet Show to a new Muppet series, Muppets Tonight, in the same way Gene Roddenberry came back to his Star Trek universe in the 1980s series, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • First Mate Piggy made an appearance in the Special Collector's Edition of the Star Trek: 30 Years magazine in a section dedicated to celebrity experiences with Star Trek. In her interview, Piggy confesses that she is too young to have seen the original series on television, but became a devoted fan during reruns.
  • The 1997 Muppet Parody Calendar: The Sequel features a spoof of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In a scene on a transporter platform, Gonzo is dressed as Mr. Spock, Kermit as Captain Kirk, and Miss Piggy is showering covered only in bubbles: "The Bath of Pig." This was also printed as a wall poster.
  • In one installment of The Muppets comic strip (reprinted in Moving Right Along), Fozzie Bear refers to the daunting task of cleaning his room as "To boldly go where no bear has gone before!", a reference to the title sequence of the original Star Trek television series.
  • Another installment of The Muppets comic strip (reprinted in On the Town) features Dr. Julius Strangepork and First Mate Piggy engaged by "Clingons," a popular joke about Star Trek's alien race of Klingons.

Muppet Mentions

  • In the 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Neutral Zone," a character from the 20th century finds herself 400 years in her future on board the starship Enterprise-D. When researching what has become of her descendants, a graphical family tree shows amongst the names, Kermit T. Frog, Miss Piggy, Mary Richards and several actors who have portrayed the Doctor on Doctor Who. [1]
  • Miss Piggy was interviewed for the Star Trek 30 Years celebration magazine in 1996 (pg. 74). Featured as a famous player sharing Star Trek memories in her role as First Mate of the Swinetrek, she claims to have been far too young to have seen the original series on the air, but that she became a devoted fan in reruns. A mention was also made of her run-in with Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy who appeared in a "Pigs in Space: Deep Dish Nine" sketch on Muppets Tonight.


  • F. Murray Abraham played Ahdar Ru'afo in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998, film)
  • Wayne Allwine edited sound effects for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • LeVar Burton played Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Bill Cobbs played Emory Erickson in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Daedalus" (2005)
  • James Cromwell played Prime Minister Nayrok on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Hunted" (1990) and Jaglom Shrek in "Birthright, Parts I & II" (1993), Minister Hanok in the Star Trek: DeepSpace 9 episode "Starship Down," and Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact (1996, film) and the Star Trek: Enterprise premiere episode.
  • Juliana Donald played Tayna in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Perspective" (1990), Emi in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Prophet Motive" (1995), and Shoreham in Star Trek: Borg (1996, video game)
  • Paul Dooley played Enabran Tain in four episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
  • Michael Dorn, played Lt. Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Jane Espenson wrote the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Accession" (1996)
  • Matt Frewer played Berlinghoff Rasmussen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Time" (1991)
  • John Glover played Verad in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Invasive Procedures" (1993)
  • Whoopi Goldberg played Guinan on Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 2-6)
  • Kelsey Grammer played Captain Morgan Bateson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect" (1992)
  • Bob Gunton played Captain Benjamin Maxwell in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Wounded" (1991)
  • Mariette Hartley played Zarabeth in "All Our Yesterdays" (1969)
  • Teri Hatcher played B. G. Robinson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Outrageous Okona" (1988)
  • Sally Kellerman played Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the Star Trek episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1966)
  • Gates McFadden played Doctor Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Virginia Madsen played Kellin in Star Trek: Voyager
  • Andrea Martin played Ishka in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Family Business" (1995)
  • Michael McKean played the Clown in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Thaw" (1996)
  • Leonard Nimoy played Spock on Star Trek and in subsequent movies.
  • Josh Pais played Gaila in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Business as Usual" and "The Magnificent Ferengi" (1997)
  • Robert Picardo played the Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager
  • Michael J. Pollard played Jahn in the Star Trek episode "Miri" (1966)
  • Suzie Plakson, played Selar on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Schizoid Man" (1989) and K'Ehleyr in "The Emissary" (1989) and "Reunion" (1990), Female Q on the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Q and the Grey" (1996), and Tarah in the Enterprise episode "Cease Fire" (2003)
  • Bill Prady wrote the season five Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Bliss."
  • William Schallert played Nilz Barris in the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" (1967) and Varani in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sanctuary" (1993)
  • William Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek and in the animated series and subsequent films.
  • Michelan Sisti played Tol in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Bloodlines" (1994)
  • Patrick Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • George Takei played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek and subsequent films, and voiced various aliens on Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Nick Tate played Durgo in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Final Mission" (1990)
  • Kirk Thatcher worked on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, as associate producer, composer/singer of the song "I Hate You," voice of the Vulcan computer, and appeared as "Punk on the Bus" in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  • Brian Tochi played Ray Tsingtao in the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead" (1968) and Ensign Kenny Lin in the Star Trek: Next Generation episode "Night Terrors" (1991)
  • Ben Vereen played Dr. LaForge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 'Interface" (1993)
  • David Warner played Ambassador St. John Talbot in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1987, film), Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991, film), and Cardassian Gul Madred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Chain of Command, Part I and Part II" (1992)
  • Frank Welker voiced child Spock's screams in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984, film) and an alien in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Nothing Human" (1998)
  • Wil Wheaton played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Alfre Woodard played Lily Sloane in Star Trek: First Contact (1996, film)
  • Harris Yulin played Aamin Marritza in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Duet" (1993)


  1. Star Trek Chronology (0-671-79611-9), Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, 1993

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Star Trek references in Fallout games:

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Fallout 3

  • In the quest Take it Back!, the player can choose to sacrifice himself entering the irradiated Project Purity to make essential repairs, similar to Spock entering the similarly irradiated warp core in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (although if Broken Steel is installed, the player will survive the endeavor).
  • Sawbones is a reference to the Emergency Medical Hologram in Star Trek:Voyager named "The Doctor" who, like SawBones has terrible bedside manner. He will also say "Please state the nature of the medical emergency" at times.
  • The Password for the Nuka-Cola Plant's shipping manifest "NC-C1864" which is a reference to the registry number NCC-1864 of the U.S.S. Reliant. It is the ship that Khan steals in movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • Both Stanislaus Braun's and Constantine Chase's simulations (Tranquility Lane and Operation: Anchorage, respectively) make references to "safety protocols" that, if disengaged, can cause a simulation to become lethal to the participants, referencing the holodecks found in Star Trek: The Next Generation and later series, which had similar protocols.
  • In the beginning of the game when your character is being born, and your mother begins to die, it fades out with the phrase "James, I need a doctor, not a scientist", a reference to lines in the original Star Trek where Dr. McCoy says to Captain Kirk, "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a (profession that isn't medical)".
  • Similarly, Dr. Preston in Rivet City will say "I'm a doctor, not a dealer!" when asked about purchasing chems.
  • The Garden of Eden Creation Kit is significantly different in Fallout 3 than in previous installments, and works much in the way of a Genesis Device.
  • If you have the Broken Steel add-on, the player will be brought back to life two weeks after starting the purifier (if the player chose the path of self-sacrifice), similar to Spock's own resurrection.

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This is a list of confirmed or irrefutable allusions and references of movies, television, and miscellaneous pop culture seen on Lost (per transcript verbatum and/or crew citation). As it is a list of miscellany, it primarily lists movies, TV and comic art content that is not included in other cultural references pages.

For references from shows, movies, and other outside sources to Lost, see Outside references to Lost.

The full list of direct references to Movies, TV or miscellaneous pop culture is sorted by name below. Only direct references or influences confirmed by major contributors to the production team are given.

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The Blue Danube
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20000 Leagues under the Sea (Movie)

Altered States (Movie)

Alias (TV)

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Back to the Future

[Miles looks at Jack and points at Kate, emphasizing her point. Miles walks over to the table where Hurley is inspecting his hand.]
MILES: What the hell are you doing, Tubby?
HURLEY: Checking to see if I'm disappearing.
MILES: What?
HURLEY: "Back to the Future," man. We came back in time to the island and changed stuff. So if little Ben dies, he'll never grow up to be big Ben, who's the one who made us come back here in the first place. Which means we can't be here. And therefore, dude? We don't exist.
MILES: You're an idiot. [Takes a seat at the table]
MILES: Yeah. It doesn't work like that. You can't change anything. Your maniac Iraqi buddy shot Linus. That is what always happened. It's just...we never experienced how it all turns out.
[Hurley looks at Jack, confused.]
HURLEY: This is really confusing. .

The Blue Danube (Cartoon)

Main article: The Blue Danube

Boston Red Sox (Sports team)

Main article: Boston Red Sox
  • "That's why the Red Sox will never win the World Series." was a phrase repeatedly used by Christian Shephard to describe his thoughts on fate. ("Outlaws")
  • The Red Sox winning the World Series was a clip Ben showed to Jack on the Hydra television. ("The Glass Ballerina")
    • This tape, entitled RED SOX, was later "taped over" by Ben, with footage of Charles Widmore beating one of Ben's "people", which he showed to Locke. ("The Other Woman")
  • Jack asks Frank if the Red Sox really did win the World Series. ("The Economist")
  • Jack scoffs at the headline, "Yankees bludgeon Red Sox in Series Sweep", exclaiming "A-Rod", a reference to the Yankees' successful and controversial third-baseman, Alex Rodriguez. ("Something Nice Back Home")

The Brady Bunch (TV)

Dallas Cowboys (Sports Team)

  • As Lafleur and Juliet are being led up the dock to the sub, Sawyer says: "We'll bet the Cowboys in the '78 Super Bowl. We're gonna be rich", referencing the Dallas Cowboys 27-10 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII. ("Follow the Leader")

David Cronenberg's The Fly (Movie)

  • The Vault within The Orchid is very similar in appearance to the portals in David Cronenberg's film version of The Fly.

Disney (Theme parks)

The Flintstones (Cartoon)

Green Lantern and Flash (Comic)

Main article: Comic book

Harry Potter (Movie)

Little House on the Prairie (TV)

Lord of the Rings, The (Movie)

Memoirs of a Geisha (Movie)

Mission Impossible III (Movie)

  • Pan Pacific Airlines was previously seen as part of "Pan Pacific" livery in Mission Impossible III.

Mr. Ed (TV)

Muppet Show, The (TV)

Nash Bridges (TV)

The Office (TV)

  • Charlie's date, Lucy, mentioned that her dad was out of town looking to buy a paper company in Slough. This was a reference to the British comedy The Office, which took place at a paper company in Slough, which some of the writers are reputedly fans of. ("Homecoming")

The Outsiders (Movie)

Power Rangers (TV)

  • Walt is watching Power Rangers: SPD on the hotel room television. ("Exodus, Part 1")
  • Several Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive items are visible in the toy store where Jin purchases the stuffed pandas. ("Ji Yeon")

Pi (Movie)

Main article: Pi

Rambo (Movie)

  • Hurley tells Jack he shouldn't go to the helicopter because "those Rambo guys" are heading there. John James Rambo was a troubled war vet and a Green Beret in a series of movies that highlight his survival skills and special ops training. "Going Rambo" has become synonomous with a person who uses excessive gun violence. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Say Anything (Movie)

Shining, The (Movie)

Star Trek (TV)

  • Star Trek was mentioned by Boone to Locke in reference to the "redshirt" stock character (Terry O'Quinn, who plays Locke, had previously guest starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation). ("All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues") The redshirt reference was later discussed in detail by Damon Lindelof [1] and developed into fan name for "background character" Flight 815 survivors.
  • A life-size poster of Captain Kirk is visible in Damon Lindelof's office in the Season 3 DVD extra "Lost in a Day", at the "4:39 pm Los Angeles" segment.
  • In "Born to Run" Sawyer calls Jin Sulu. Sulu was an Asian character on the original series.
  • In "The Beginning of the End" Sawyer calls Desmond Scotty, referd to Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, a character in the original series of Star Trek.
  • Charlotte jokes that she speaks Klingon (in addition to Korean). ("This Place Is Death")
  • In the American broadcast of "The Variable" the Lost intertitle was suddenly placed among stars, with a Starship Enterprise soaring through the "O" in Lost as part of a promotion for J.J. Abrams' new film Star Trek. startrek.gif
  • Damon Lindelof said in the Season 4 commentary that the finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "All Good Things", was a big influence on the episode The Constant.

Star Wars (Movie)

Main article: Star Wars

Subterranean Homesick Blues (Music video)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Movie)

Terminator (Movie)

  • In a desicive rebellious confrontation with Jack, Locke told the remaining survivors "If you want to live, you need to come with me". It is likely that this is a reference to the movie Terminator in which rebel Kyle Reese says "Come with me, if you want to live". ("The Beginning of the End")

The Twilight Zone (TV)

  • J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the opening credits of Lost were intended as an homage to The Twilight Zone, and that he himself designed them on his own laptop. The choice that the credits be black and white is one of the components to that homage. Source: [2].
  • When Hurley and Sayid were talking about the WXR radio broadcast, the camera panned to a starry sky after Hurley said, "Or anytime. Just kidding, dude." This was a confirmed reference to The Twilight Zone by Damon Lindelof on the Season 1 DVD and J.J. Abrams in a New York Times interview. ("The Long Con")
  • In almost every opening sequence of the various seasons of The Twilight Zone, there is a close-up shot of one single open eye, similar to the opening shots of many episodes of Lost.
  • In the episode Follow the Leader, Jack Shephard, Eloise Hawking and Richard Alpert dive into a pool and swim through an underground tunnel that brings them into the tunnels where the bomb is stored, hoping to bring everyone to a different, happier time and place. In Twilight Zone's "The Bewitchin' Pool," two children in an unhappy family dive into a swimming pool and swim through a door at the bottom of the pool that brings them to a rural swimming hole in a different, happier time and place.

Voltron (Toy)

Main article: Voltron

The Wages of Fear (Movie)

  • The name Montand refers to a character in The Wages of Fear, as confirmed by Carlton Cuse in the 5/19/06 podcast. The plot of the extraordinarily tense movie involves transport of dangerous explosives in a desperate situation with few safety precautions. It also features the idea of separating into two groups that keep their distance from one another, planning for the "worst-case-scenario" of one of them not making it; that the other will reach the destination with adequate explosives to accomplish the mission (much like Jack's idea). ("Exodus, Part 1")

War Games (Movie)

  • In Enter 77 the computer asks John, "Would you like to play a game of chess?" In the 1983 film War Games, Matthew Broderick plays a teenage hacker who accidentally begins a nuclear countdown with a super-computer named Joshua, who asks him the same question.

Watchmen (Comic)

Main article: Watchmen

The Wizard of Oz

Main article: The Wizard of Oz
  • The the title of the Season 3 episode The Man Behind the Curtain is a reference to the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. When Toto pulls the curtain away to reveal the man creating the Voice of the Wizard, the Voice says: "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

Other confirmed influences

The following works are not directly referenced in Lost, but are confirmed influences.

  • Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Abrams (along with other members of the production team) have repeatedly come out to say they are huge fans of the Star Wars trilogy.
    • The Season 1 DVD and Season 2 DVD special commentary discuss how Lindelof and Abrams met and "instantly struck it off" because Lindelof was seen wearing a Star Wars t-shirt.
    • The 11/03/06 video podcast discusses a "Lost cross" (akin to a character connection) from the pasts of Lindelof and Cuse, which revolved around their mutual love of Star Wars and crossing paths with George Lucas.
  • According to Lindelof, Darren Aronofsky was originally slated to direct "?" because "We thought it would be a cool shout-out to him since he made the movie π, which was just the symbol for pi." Source: TV Guide
  • Both J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof have each confirmed in interviews, including one with T.V. Guide, that the 1960s television program The Prisoner was one of the influences for not only Lost, but Alias as well. Source: [3]. Lindelof even credited The Prisoner as "ultimately what the show aspires to be" during a 2006 question and answer session at Wizard World LA. Source: [4]
  • Lindelof called the comic book Watchmen "the greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced". Source: Entertainment Weekly

See also

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Marvel Database

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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See for the canon Star Trek wiki.

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40th anniversary logo (2006)

Star Trek is a science-fiction franchise comprising six television series and ten films, plus numerous books, comics, games and collectibles, owned by Desilu Studios, Paramount Pictures, Viacom and CBS-Paramount.

The name "Star Trek" is also the original name of the first television series, referred to as Star Trek: The Original Series (or TOS in fan circles, to avoid confusion with the other series).

Canon series

  • Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974) (canon value debated)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

Canon films

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The opening logo to Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek is a science-fantasy television and film franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. It is often compared with the Star Wars franchise. It is the second longest running space adventure TV series, second to the British sci-fi series Doctor Who.



Lucas proposed that "space fantasy" was a term that better fit the story of Star Wars than "science fiction", while Roddenberry described Star Trek as "dramatic" and "science fiction" (see Star Trek is...). Therefore Star Trek and Star Wars are portrayed in very different ways;

Star Trek attempts to represent a utopian society and the technology of a Human civilization only a few centuries distant from now as they encounter aliens. There exists a connection in continuity between real past, present history, and the Star Trek saga. Historical personalities are frequently mentioned alongside fictional characters, and alternative history explanations are sometimes given for facts (for example, ancient Greek gods, Leonardo da Vinci and Jack the Ripper had been alien immigrants, and the three aliens in Roswell were Ferengi whose spacecraft was thrown back in time en route to Earth), or mentioning totally fictional alternative history events such as the Eugenics Wars, which supposedly devastated Earth at the end of the 20th century (still well into the future when they were first mentioned in 1967); in addition sometimes action takes place in real Earth places, such as Paris and San Francisco where Starfleet headquarters are located. Star Trek focuses on the voyages of various starship or space station crews commissioned by Starfleet, the deep space exploratory, scientific, diplomatic, and militaristic branch of the United Federation of Planets. However, the series is not devoid of fantasy elements, including supernatural beings with inexplicable, godlike powers.

Star Wars is more distant, set "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away", alluding to a classic space opera. Its setting is totally unrelated to Earth (with the exception of a few ambiguous or semi-canonical references), our galaxy, or our modern world. Although the Star Wars galaxy features Human beings that look like Humans from Earth, they are part of an ancient space-faring galactic community that has thrived for hundreds of thousands of years along with alien beings. Star Wars also mixes science fiction with religion, mythology and politics and contains story elements of the sort found in mythological epics as well as ancient civilizations (e.g. The fall of the Roman republic, which influenced the political themes of Star Wars. The Samurai, which influenced the idea of Jedi Knights. Witches, Princes show signs of mythology). Star Wars centralizes on wars and space battles revolving around an ailing Galactic Republic against the evil Sith and Galactic Empires; and the Jedi Knights who wield the mystical Force and their signature lightsabers.

Confusing the two

It is an observed phenomenon that Star Trek is often confused with Star Wars by people not acquainted with science fiction; for example in her interview in "Inside the Actor's Studio" series, Natalie Portman stated that when her agent first told her about the new Star Wars Trilogy she didn't know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

In September 2008, Large Hadron Collider physicist Michael Zeller said, "What did they say in 'Star Wars'? We're going where no man has ever been? Well, that's where we're going."[1]

In the "Mirror Mirror" article published in InQuest Gamer 39, Wizard Entertainment gave an explanation for the two universes being joined together so that CCG players could use the two systems together. It is unclear, however, if this article is canon.


Unlike Star Wars, the Star Trek canon consists almost exclusively of the live-action productions:

If we are to use Star Wars terminology, the above are equal to G-canon except Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (which Gene Roddenberry rejected)) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (unknown portions were rejected) that can be equalled as S-canon. All other officially licensed stories, such as novels, comics, and games—since not considered canon in Star Trek—are equal to N-canon in Star Wars terms.

However, "elements" of Star Trek: The Animated Series are considered canon, as subsequent live-action shows have made several references to locations or species from the animated series.[2][3][4] The Voyager spin-off novels Mosaic and Pathways (both penned by showrunner Jeri Taylor), are also considered canon, despite the fact that elements of them are contradicted by the show. These works therefore can also be compared to S-canon.

Additionally, the Voyager episode "Threshold" has been deemed unofficially non-canonical by its creators. But since it is still officially as canonical as any other episode, it can still be compared to G-canon.

Connections and/or similarities to Star Wars

Some familiar characters wandering around on Jomark
The Millennium Falcon fights in the Battle of Sector 001.

Notes and references

  1. LHC Scientist Confuses Star Wars with Star Trek, Universe Doomed
  2. Star Trek Canon Question
  3. Canon Fodder: Star Trek: The Animated Series
  4. EDITOR'S PICK: The Animated Series, at Last!
  5. Gizmodo - Mystery Solved: This is Where R2-D2 Is in Star Trek
  6. Trek Star Reveals Captain Kirk Inspiration

See also

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