Star Trek is in a league of its own
as far as iconic sci-fi franchises go. Second only to George Lucas’ three-trilogy
tale of a galaxy far, far away, Gene Rodenberry’s perennially popular series is
beloved by legions of fans both casual and impressively obsessive, and each iteration
of the long-running has its defenders and detractors.
Whether you’re for Kirk
or Picard, a J.J Abrams fanboy or a lover of the original series, there’s a Star
Trek for everyone, and the series has managed to balance humour, pathos,
invention, and action throughout the decades since its debut.
That said, ever franchise has its
moments of unintentional hilarity—hell, we already did a rundown of Star Wars’
own unforgettable goofy scenes, so it’s only fair to subject Trekkies to the same
treatment. And boy is there plenty of content to choose from.
Every iteration of the franchise
has its howlers, moments of po-faced self-seriousness which are impossible to
watch without cracking a smile, and many fans find this part of the show’s
appeal. With that in mind, it’s time to check out the ten most unintentionally funny
moments in Star Trek’s long and storied history, and renew our hope that we’ll
someday see a dignified depiction of Gorn onscreen.