On this, our glorious day of April 1st, where the pranks are many and the fools roam free… we remember that the Federation has moved on from a calendar based on the movement of the Earth and now April does not exist in our future timeline.
However! Fear not, brave prankster, as there are still many jokes to be had within our futuristic realm. Practical jokes on fellow officers is a tradition older than Starfleet itself, with arms stretching back throughout the history of Earth with the Feast of Fools in France, Royal Court Jesters being an actual vocation for some, and the Lord of Misrule in England’s Christmastide.
While our post-scarcity utopia strives for peace in all things, we can still let out the jovial jester from time to time, and we’ve seen many a prank cross our TV screens over the course of the series.
What are your favourite pranks from the Star Trek series?