Star Trek Enterprise’s Jolene Blalock will appear in a Star Trek parody on the TBS show 10 Items or Less, airing tonight. Blalock will be playing herself, having been lured to a "Star Trok" convention held in a grocery store, which is the main setting for the semi-improvisational comedy show.
Here is the official description of tonight’s show:
Season 3: Episode 16: Star Trok
Leslie’s holds a Star Trok convention when Jolene Blalock of “Star Trek: Enterprise” shows up for a celebrity appearance. During the event an exploding refrigerator compressor leaves her trapped in close quarters with Leslie and Ingrid.
Blalock on 10 Items or Less
The idea for the episode came from show creator and star John Lehr, who is also a Trek fan. In an interview with SciFi Wire Lehr explains that the episode, and the ‘convention’ within the episode are called "Star Trok," because the character Leslie was sent a letter from Paramount saying he couldn’t use the name "Star Trek." In the interview Lehr also explains how his Trek parody compares to past Trek parodies:
Saturday Night Live, when they spoofed Star Trek, they were really making fun of Star Trek, of the Trekkies. Our show is populated by a lot of nerds already, so I think we’re not really spoofing them. We’re wanting to be a part of them, in a way. Jolene shows up, and we’re really excited that she’s there, and I think that’s the reason Jolene was willing to do it. These other characters are running around like, "Oh, my God, it’s Jolene Blalock!", and they truly are thrilled. So I think it’s done with a lot of love. I don’t think Trekkies will be upset. The people who are creating the comedy are Trekkies themselves.
The "Star Trok" episode of 10 Items or Less airs on TBS tonight (Tuesday Jan 20th) at 11:00 PM and repeats Wed. at 2:00 AM and Friday 10:55 PM. More info at the official site.
Here is the promo for the episode (shows the "Trok" element, but Blalock is not in the promo):