Star Trek has again wormed its way into a network TV show. Last night’s episode of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation actually featured a somewhat in depth analysis of JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. Check it out below.
Parks and Recreation analyses Star Trek sequel
In the episode "Born and Raised" the character of Tom Haverford is trying to fend off advances from talk show host Joan Callamezzo, so he asks Ben Wyatt to slow things down "talking nerdy." Things eventually turn to Star Trek. Watch it (via Hulu, USA only…sorry)
For a sitcom, it is not bad analysis.
UPDATE: Adam’s Trek Connection
As pointed out by a reader, Adam Scott (who plays Ben the Trek fan from Parks and Recreation) has his own Trek connection. He played The conn officer of the USS Defiant in Star Trek First Contact…remember the guy who exclaims to Cmdr. Worf “Sir, there’s another starship coming in. It’s the Enterprise!”
Adam Scott in "Star Trek: First Contact"