Star Trek Bids Farewell to Mad Magazine

It's time to say goodbye to MAD, which parodied 'Trek' many times over the years.

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Star Trek Bids Farewell to Mad Magazine

The saying goes that "All good things must come to an end." Star Trek ended once upon a time, and came back stronger than ever. And we can all hope the same for the print edition MAD Magazine, the iconic humor magazine that debuted in 1952 and will reportedly conclude its 67-year run in the coming weeks. Star Trek, of course, was often lampooned on the pages of MAD as Star Blecch, beginning back in the day when The Original Series stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy opened Mad Magazine issue #115 (December 1967) while on location shooting a TOS episode (likely "A Private Little War"). We were partial to the musical interpretations, particularly the one sung to the tune of "Send in the Clowns".

To tip our cap to MAD, Alfred E. Neuman and the magazine's many genius writers and artists, thought we'd share some iconic Trek-themed MAD covers. 

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Star Trek II (April 1983)

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MAD's Complete Star Trek Collection (September 1992)

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Deep Space 9 (September 1993)

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Star Trek IV (June 1987)

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The Mad Star Trek Musical (October 1976)

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