Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise that started with the series of the same name from 1966. It has had several spinoff shows and movies, as well as exposure in other mediums like comic books and video games.
References to Back to the Future
- In the episode "Hollow Pursuits," a component of antigravity unit was called a "flux capacitor."
- In the episode "Sub Rosa", a grave on the Caldos Colony planet belongs to "McFly."
- In the episode "Little Green Men", Quark gets a new Ferengi shuttle from his cousin Gaila that he owed him for helping him start up his munitions business. Since Quark's nephew needs transportation to Earth before beginning his Starfleet Academy career, he tells his brother Rom that "If the boy wants to go to Starfleet Academy, he might as well do it in style."
- In the series finale "What You Leave Behind," Miles O'Brien jokes about leaving the station to teach at Starfleet Academy because "somebody has to teach you officers the difference between a warp matrix flux capacitor and a self-sealing stem bolt."
- In the episode "Cathexis", Tom Paris reminisces about "Good Old Doc Brown". Early in the episode the ship's course is also repeatedly changed to 121.3, a subtle reference to 1.21 Gigawatts.
- In the episode "In a Mirror, Darkly Part 1", T'Pol requests a flux coupler from Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker.
- In #5 (released 2/15/12), the story sees the Legion of Super Heroes, and the crew of Captain James Tiberius Kirk sent into an alternate timeline. Members of both groups encounter an immortal emperor who states that they aren't the only time travelers to visit him. He shows them an exhibit of time travel vehicles, including the DeLorean time machine.
References to Star Trek
- In Back to the Future, Marty McFly while in the guise of Darth Vader, claimed to be from the Planet Vulcan. The planet is the homeworld of Star Trek characters Spock and Sarek. Additionally, when introducing himself as Darth Vader, the hand gesture he gives is the Vulcan salute.
- In episode 1 of Back to the Future: The Game, Marty, needing the 1931 Emmett Brown to build him a Rocket-powered drill, claimed to be from the patents office. He told Emmett that if he couldn't make the drill, that the patent would be given to a Dr. McCoy. Dr. McCoy could be a reference to Star Trek doctor Leonard McCoy (Though the X-Men character Beast also went by Dr. McCoy as his name was Henry McCoy).
BTTF cast and crew members involved with Star Trek
- Christopher Lloyd - Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Frank Welker - Screams of Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Thomas F. Wilson - Crewman Erik Biessman in Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force
- Ivy Bethune - Duana in Star Trek: The Next Generation ("When the Bough Breaks")
- Sachi Parker - Doctor Tava in Star Trek: The Next Generation ("First Contact").
- Neil Ross - Additional voices in Star Trek: Armada II and Star Trek: Elite Force II
- Jeff O'Haco - Vulcan Elder in Star Trek (2009 film)
Comic book crew
- Luis Antonio Delgado - Star Trek: Infestation: Issue 1 and Issue 2
- Gil Kane - Star Trek #15 (Art)
- Derek Fridolfs - Star Trek: Enter the Wolves (Inks)
- Shawn Lee - Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes: Issue 3 and Issue 4 (Letter artist)
- Drew Struzan - Star Trek: Enemy Unseen and Star Trek: Encounters with the Unknown (Cover art painter)