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Star Trek and Supernatural have several parallels. Star Trek also spawned an [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069637/ animated series], which aired in 1973. A library of books set in the Star Trek universe has been written since the airing of the original series. Star Trek is famous for its vast fandom, members of which participate in [http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_convention conventions]. Additionally, Star Trek has been a popular subject for [[slash]].
[[Sera Gamble]] herself says "I will boldly admit to being a life-long Trekkie. I was born and bred on the cheesy rock [set] and William Shatner. So I am well aware of what it is to be part of a fandom. And fandom is defined by meticulous care and really giving a shit and having strong opinions and arguing." [http://supernaturalfansonline.com/2010/09/02/ign-sera-gamble-interview/ Source]. On the episode commentary to [[5.04 The End]] with [[Eric Kripke]] and [[Ben Edlund]], Eric mentions that Sera was meant to be doing the commentary but had been called up for jury duty, which she was attending in her Star Fleet uniform.