It’s not hard to find ways to parody Star Trek. Heck, the Muppets were able to do just that with their Pigs in Space sketch from back in the day. Parodying of Star Trek is so easy and so common that to list all of the times the show or series have been parodied would be a fruitless task that would keep everyon here for much longer than needed. So it’s not surprise that Saturday Night Live did just that.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) had a Trek parody on their most recent show on Saturday night called Starcharter Andromeda, which NBC described as;
"In this Star Trek prequel, a spaceship’s crew has a hard time dealing with two dramatic crewmates (Carey Mulligan, Mikey Day)."
The sketch features Carey Mulligan, who served as special guest host, and Carey Day as two affluent youngsters that came from a prvilleged and exclusive “Starfleet Academy”. Their entitlement is clealry an issue with being on the ship, named the USS Anrdomeda. The sketch also seemingly takes pop shots at Paramount+.
For those unaware, “Andromeda” is the name of another franchise thate Gene Roddenberry created, but was only ever utilized after his passing. The sereis starred Kevin Sorbo
As for the SNL sketch, it doesn’t really live up to other parodies and homages. If you’re looking for something Star Trek flavored, you could check out The Orville, which stars Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane, or the Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver film, Galaxy Quest.
For those looking to stay a little bit closer to the source material, there’s the Star Trek serise Lower Decks, which got mixed reviews but is getting a new season soon, so it might be something to check out if you’re interested in animated comedies with a Trek spin.