Friday, November 28, 2008

1976 Mad Star Trek Musical

Shatner and Nimoy have a laugh at their expense during filming.

In October of 1976 I found this issue of Mad which featured an awesome Trek spoof, "Keep On Trekin': The mad Star Trek Musical," one of many Trek parodies they did. I have just about all of them, from the first onward, and I'll feature them all sooner or later. But this one had an awesome cover painting, one of my favorites. As always, click on the images to view the Angry-God-Apollo-Sized scans. Enjoy!


Debra said...

So the other day my brother calls me and tells me he heard "Yesterday" on the radio and thought of me. He asks me, do I remember "Pinkus East" from the MAD Magazine Star Trek parody issue, when we were kids?

Naturally I do and I recite the first verse for him. His wife is laughing her ass off and calling us "dorks" in the background as my brother finishes the song.

I then Google it and order him a copy of the magazine for his birthday next month. Let the circle remain unbroken!

Anonymous said...

Hi Frederick,
Do you have the MAD Magazine shown in the Shatner/Nimoy picture? Could not find it on your blog. I've just posted the comic strip to my Journal, but the quality is not that good. Anyway, if you want to check, here is the link:

Ann Latner said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you for posting this!!! I was 12 years old in 1976 and my friends and I had a copy of this Mad magazine issue and would sing the songs incessantly!!! I still remember most of the lyrics. It was so great to be able to see this again! Live long and prosper!

Frederick said...

Glad it brought back good memories, and was enjoyable to read again! I loved it too, this was during the time when Trek stuff was hard to come by and things like this were a real treat.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this! My favorite, by far, is "Dispensible."

R.I.P., Mr. Nimoy/Spock.

Patrick J said...

I had the Mad "Star Trek" musical issue too; it was hilarious. Maybe I still have it, but I've moved so many times since 1976 (not all of them of my own choosing) I'm not sure. I got a kick out of Mort Drucker's impression of a balder, heavier Shatner; that first panel, with him in the captain's chair, gut and all, says it all. (By the time "TMP" was filming, two years later, Shatner went on a crash diet to stay thin).

Lionel Braithwaite said...

I loved 'Send In the Crew' a lot, and rediscovered the song 'Send In The Clowns' because of it-thanks for posting this.