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A parody is a work created to mock or comment on another work (or class of works) by means of satiric or ironic imitation. Parodies mock the original by trivializing its content, tone, style, and other attributes, as well as exaggerating its content.
The United States Supreme Court has defined parody as "the use of some elements of a prior author's composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author's works." U.S. law protects most parody under the fair use doctrine, and several other countries have similar "fair dealing" protections.
Early Star Trek Fanworks and Parody
The early Star Trek: TOS fandom had a vigorous tradition of parodies in fiction, art, skits, and sometimes parodies of other fanworks.
Many of them in the style of Mad Magazine. In these parodies, fans change the names of characters to something silly as well as exaggerate their characters. For instance: Captain Kirk becomes "Jerk," Spock becomes "Schlock," Uhura becomes "Ulura," McCoy becomes "Ahoy," Chapel becomes "Sapel," etc. Or worse.
- Star Bleep (comic)
- My Fair Starship (con skit)
- "Town on the Rim of Always" by Karen Roling in Saurian Brandy Digest #17 (fiction)
- "Thank God It’s Friday!" by Kiel Stuart in Visions #1 (fiction)
- Star Trek Primer: A Child's Garden of Space by Paula Smith and Phil Foglio (fiction and illos)
- My Immortal, a parody of Harry Potter badfic
- 100 Proof Positive, a parody of the Star Trek: TOS fanfic Proof Positive
- Flake's Seven, an anthology of Blake's 7 parody stories
- JediStarDarkFalconKnight, a Star Wars parody zine
- Brokeback Mountain Parody Trailers
- I Ship It, a Multi-Fandom crack/non-canon fanvid parody of Icona’s Pop "I Love It".
- X-MEN BORN THIS WAY, an X-Men fanvid parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way".
- SLASHSTREET BOYS - “I'LL KILL YOU THAT WAY" - parody video of The Backstreet Boys as the "Slashstreet Boys": Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Ghostface, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.
- Deep Grope, a Star Trek: TOS slash anthology
- Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, a parody fan-dub of the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh
- Most plays by Team StarKid, including A Very Potter Musical Series
- Dorito Faced Bad Touch Sempai San and Shota Boy Tumblr comic
- Harry Poofter and the Chamber of Secretions - drag show