Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1988 Mad Spoof: Star Blecch: The Next Degradation

Welcome back!This time we are looking at the first Mad magazine spoof of ST:TNG, from issue #282, published October 1988, which means it was on the newstands in September. Featuring spot-on caricatures by the legendary Mort Drucker, and writer Frank Jacobs on-target satire of the show, this spoof is one of the better ones ever done on the show. Set phasers to "tickle" and engage!

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Of course, the parody is made even better by the appearance of the original crew at the end. A satisfying conclusion!


  1. Great site - it's interesting to see snapshots like this of how the new show was perceived at the time.

  2. I'm watching TNG on Netflix and have been looking for this for weeks. Thanks for posting it.

  3. FACT: I used to own this issue as a little kid, I don't have it any more. MAD Magazine and Star Trek are both treasured parts of my childhood. Thanks for posting this!

  4. At the initial launch of ST TNG, I proposed promotion of its vastly developed Federation --- a civilized culture where EVERYTHING IS BEIGE! Especially the people.