Shows like Star Trek are an institution for more reasons than special effects and nerdom at large. They depict the future in a way that challenges our minds and preconceived notions of humanity. Though it’s all fiction, the show tackles subject matter and sneaky subplots that enrich the life of anyone who watches. The show also has a rabid and devoted fandom that does everything from intense cosplay to competitive meme creation.
There’s literally countless Star Trek meme groups on Facebook, with a good sprinkling of other space content in combinations that will have the average nerd in tears laughing. One group in particular that makes it worth staying on wretched Facebook a little longer: Star Trek Shitposting.
It’s open to the public and stuffed to the brim with absurd memes, arguments, and a conversation that evolves constantly. One of their most hilarious inside jokes depicts The Next Generation’s Chief Medical Officer, the fiery haired and brilliant Beverly Crusher, as a raging stoner. This comes from a particularly ridiculous episode Sub Rosa, in which Dr. Crusher falls in love with a ghost that has been mysteriously seducing her ancestors for generations. She’s shown swooning over a mysterious green smoke, and that’s all the internet needed to run with.
If you also think it’s hilarious that this super smart space lady, right hand woman to the legendary Jean Luc Picard, a popular meme in his own regard, is a big smoker, check out these amazing Blazin Bev memes:
I wouldn’t put it past Blazin’ Bev to start developing her own strains. Maybe the Star Trek canon’s best botanist, Keiko O’Brien, helped her come up with this one.
A faux cannabis mag with era appropriate graphics and also, people will go to extreme meme lengths to nail a joke.
That’s another way to look at the whole space ghost thing.
Pitting Blazin’ Bev with the ever-stoic Captain Picard always results in a laugh.
Case in point: every single foggy screenshot has been drafted in the meme campaign.
Laugh all you want but those leotards look comfy as all hell.
Counselor Troi and Crusher always has a very special relationship, it would make sense that it was a smoky friendship.
This is one of my favorites, sisterly support team.
Maybe the other favorite lady of the Enterprise will take up the habit and start to normalize weed in the Star Trek universe.
Weed memes are amazing, and so are sci-fi show memes, bringing them together unleashes a hilarious combination. Though it may be a niche genre, will make the people who are deep in the know laugh even harder. The promise of meme culture is the promise of truly individualized comedy that uses the language, jokes, mannerisms and culture of smaller and smaller social groups to strike gold, or in this case, green.