Once again the venerable NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live has taken on Star Trek. Last night’s episode featured a sketch poking fun at the latest Star Trek prequel on Paramount+.
SNL: Starcharter Andromeda
NBC describes the “Star Trek spinoff” thusly:
In this Star Trek prequel, a spaceship’s crew has a hard time dealing with two dramatic crewmates (Carey Mulligan, Mikey Day).
It features guest host Carey Mulligan and SNL’s Carey Day as two entitled rich kids “from a small expensive Starfleet Academy” who don’t cope well when the ship “USS Andromeda” faces a crisis. The sketch also takes a swipe at Paramount+ branding.
SNL has a long history with Trek
It’s been a few years since SNL has taken on the Star Trek franchise. Over 46 seasons the series has done around a dozen Star Trek-related spoofs, including some featuring actual stars from the Trek franchise. The first sketch titled “The Last Voyage of the Enterprise” is a classic from SNL’s first season, featuring the late John Belushi as Captain Kirk, Chevy Chase as Mr. Spock, and Dan Aykroyd as Dr. McCoy as they face their greatest threat… cancellation by NBC.
The most recent SNL Trek sketch came four years ago when Chris Pine hosted, playing a dancing Captain Kirk in a “lost episode” of Star Trek. Eagle-eyed fans will spot SNL production designer Akira Yoshimura as Sulu in both sketches
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