Re: shared universe, crossovers and easter eggs
Greg Cox wrote:
Off hand, I can't remember a Trek episode that could explain away in-universe references to "beam me up" or "Vulcan neck grips" in the modern day of the Trekverse. Was there any mention of a "Trek-like" TV show in Greg Cox's Eugenics Wars series?
Not that I recall, although there were some "Captain Proton" references in the third Khan book.
As I recall, I was sometimes coy and phrased things so that it was ambiguous as to whether, say, Emma Peel was being referenced as a real person or a fictional character on a TV show.
I seem to recall a direct reference to Star Trek
itself. I believe, though I'm not positive, that somebody was watching the show, probably in the 1970s.
"What the hell are you doing?" "The Vulcan neck pinch?" "No, no, no, stupid, you've got it much too high. It's down here where the shoulder meets the neck." "Like this?" "Yeah!" "Thanks." -Spaceballs