Here’s today’s flashback: From 1973, this is a parody from a middle school monthly mag that we all had to read out loud in class (I think it was seventh grade). I was delighted, of course! My geekdom finally had some credibility if we were reading a Star Trek parody in English class! Titled Star Heck by students Garry Nolan and Christopher Johnson St. Gabriel School of Windsor, Connecticut. It featured Captain Jerk and Mr. Spark! Jerk lives up to his name and Spark is a pyromaniac! Pretty good satire for a couple of middle school kids, but there were no drawings of the crew so I added my own patented doodle of Mr. Spock that I was always drawing on my notebooks. However, I wasn’t too pleased with this doodle, as I wrote ‘terrible’ next to it! I notice that I circled all of Mr. Spark’s lines — I do recall if I was chosen to read them aloud, but I do know that we all found it awfully funny. It inspired me in my own parody writing, and I did indeed write my own Star Trek Parody in High School, I think for 9th Grade. I wonder what Misters Nolan and Johnson do these days? Thanks for the inspiration, guys.