Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Song Spot

As I was driving back from the shops, a song came on the car radio that I hadn’t heard before. (Yes, I prefer the radio to CD’s, just lazy).

You can hear the song and see the video clip by clicking on the following link:

Being a fan of the original Star Trek series and not having heard the song before, after the initial WTF??? reaction I tracked (trekked?) the song down and found that the song was released in 1987 in England. It started off as a simple novelty piece that became popular after a Liverpool radio station began playing it. From there it took off and became a hit, spending 2 weeks at No 1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Tag lines:

Uhura: "There's Klingons on the starboard bow."

Spock: "It's life, Jim, but not as we know it." This was not actually said in the original Star Trek series but the song has so popularised the phrase that it is now commonly misattributed to the original. The closest equivalent in the original is "No life as we know it" in "The Devil in the Dark".

McCoy: "It's worse than that — he's dead, Jim!"

Kirk: "We come in peace; shoot to kill."

Scotty: "Ye canna change the laws of physics!"

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