While many geeks may prefer the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory for their cultural references, the NBC comedy Community, also airing at 8PM on Thursdays, is also full of pop culture, including last night’s episode which dipped into Star Trek. And next week it looks like they will have more Trek fun. Watch the clips below.
Star Trek on Community
Last night’s episode of the NBC comedy Community ("Messianic Myths and Ancient
Peoples") had a storyline about how Abed (Danny Pudi) was making a film and started to have messianic delusions, much to the chagrin of Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown). In this scene Abed and Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) discuss resurrection in film, including a certain Trek film.
And the Trek connections with community will continue next week. In a promo shown for next week’s Halloween episode the character of Pierce (played by Chevy Chase) can be seen in a Star Trek costume.