Mad #186 (Albert Feldstein) - Star Trek Issue - October 1976

Although the first parody of Star Trek, the television show appeared in Mad #118 ("Star Blecch"), this is the issue where Kirk and Spock made the cover (by Jack Rickard) with the dancing Vulcan-Alf.  And, the Mad editors unleashed their most creative writer (Frank Jacobs) and most talented artist (Mort Drucker) to create a musical ("Keep on Trekkin") that envisions the next incarnation of the series eight years after cancellation.  Jacobs is at his best spinning songs for the crew based on popular tunes of the day.  Little did they know that Star Trek would become a huge franchise with five spin-off series (The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise), eleven major movies (to date), books, comics, games and action figures.  As usual, the Mad editors were attacking the popular culture of the day as they recognized the appeal of the original series and its cult status. [JAM 7/14/2010]

Spock 'N Roll - Keep On Trekkin'
Smelly Feats - The Neuman Book of World Records
Don Martin - Don Martin Presents the Story of Moses; One Day at Mt. Rushmore
Heir Pollution - Mad's "Do-It-Yourself" Howard Hughes Will
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Noise
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Verse of the People - Mad's Election Year Mother Goose
Rapping the Wrapping - Mad's "Packager" of the Year
Cliche It Again, Sam! - Has Anybody Ever Really Heard ...?
The Era of Our Ways - Changing Attitudes of the American Family
A Flag on the Ploy - Infractions We'd Like to See Called in Everyday Life
Moore of the Same - Phoolish

Fold-In - Payola