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November 21, 2006 5:46 AM   Subscribe

E is for Engage. Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise sings the Alphabet Song.
posted by four panels (32 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hate to say it, bro, but this has been up for a long time in many, many places.
posted by PreacherTom at 5:53 AM on November 21, 2006


I've never seen this. Hilarious, and lightly scary.
posted by fvw at 5:54 AM on November 21, 2006


The only version of this I saw was the choppy YTMND version. Thanks for the real thing.
posted by piratebowling at 6:08 AM on November 21, 2006


Oh yeah, also, anyone know the context this came from? I'm afraid I'm not enough of a Trekkie to know.
posted by piratebowling at 6:10 AM on November 21, 2006


One of the youtube comments says he did it for Gene Roddenberry's birthday.
posted by zsazsa at 6:21 AM on November 21, 2006


It's on the season 5 DVD, along with a full-length tribute to Roddenberry.
posted by dhartung at 6:38 AM on November 21, 2006


so could Picard kick Adama's ass or what?
posted by trinarian at 6:40 AM on November 21, 2006


That was the most utterly spectacular un-racist tirade of unaccompanied melodizing I've seen and heard since Ted-the-Lawyer-from-Scrubs' acapella group. Who knew Captain P was such a singabalizing character? My only request is: will someone with a backyard symphony please record some swooping accompaniment for this?
posted by Milkman Dan at 6:40 AM on November 21, 2006


I hate you Milkman Dan.
posted by sciurus at 6:53 AM on November 21, 2006 [4 favorites]


Guh. Had to turn it off; my head started swimming at "C".
posted by cog_nate at 7:09 AM on November 21, 2006


Nice try, trinarian. But no one will rise to such transparent bait. There's no way I'm going to even consider such a hypothetical "fight" scenario, uh uh.

Before Season 3's Adama fell from the sky onto New Caprica I'd have said Picard, no question. But now? Very tough call.
posted by cgc373 at 8:02 AM on November 21, 2006


I loved this! Thanks!
posted by puddinghead at 8:37 AM on November 21, 2006


Jesus, from Shakesperian actor to alphabet singer. What's next Priceline commercials?
posted by statcinerator at 8:44 AM on November 21, 2006 [1 favorite]


I had seen this, but had assumed it was some holodeck mishap or alternate universe like everything else on the show. Odd.
posted by tehloki at 8:51 AM on November 21, 2006


Clearly the captain's body has been taken over by an alien intruder. Shields up, go to red alert.
posted by Soliloquy at 8:57 AM on November 21, 2006


oh, rock. I can't wait to see this, when I'm not at work.

Damn, that's tough. Tigh would come up from behind and stab Picard in the back, making it all moot.
posted by kalimac at 9:06 AM on November 21, 2006


I think Adama would fight dirty. Maybe if they were fighting on Babylon 5, and... blah.. blah... blah...
posted by blue_beetle at 9:07 AM on November 21, 2006


Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U-S-S En-ter-prise.

You don't deserve to wear-that-uniform.
posted by owenkun at 9:22 AM on November 21, 2006


Q?!
posted by Remy at 9:51 AM on November 21, 2006


Before Season 3's Adama fell from the sky onto New Caprica
That was so ridiculously cool. Picard got a maneuver named after him, so should Adama. And it should be that.

posted by flaterik at 10:40 AM on November 21, 2006


Zed rhymes with me?
posted by emelenjr at 11:47 AM on November 21, 2006


Before Season 3's Adama fell from the sky onto New Caprica
That was so ridiculously cool. Picard got a maneuver named after him, so should Adama. And it should be that.


Uh, what? You mean you haven't been calling it The Adama Maneuver? Where have you been, man? It's been The Adama Maneuver since about thirty seconds after I and everyone else got done crapping their pants over how psychotically awesome a move that was.

I can't say who'd win in a fight, but The Adama Maneuver is in all ways superior to The Picard Maneuver.

< /nerdrant>


posted by sparkletone at 1:56 PM on November 21, 2006


Silly people; Adama wins because not only can he take a punch better, a drunken Tigh would sneak up behind Picard, slit his throat, then disappear leaving only the smell of alcohol.
posted by Dr. Zira at 2:44 PM on November 21, 2006


I cannot decide whether we should be apologizing to four panels for the Adama Maneuver derail. If so, I apologize for my part. If not, ADAMA 4EVAR!
posted by cgc373 at 2:51 PM on November 21, 2006


Silly people; Adama wins because not only can he take a punch better, a drunken Tigh would sneak up behind Picard, slit his throat, then disappear leaving only the smell of alcohol.

THANK YOU! Thank you! Christ, it's all on Tigh, is what I'm saying.

(I would apologize for the derail too, but even this to-the-core Picard girl has gone over to the Adama side.)
posted by kalimac at 4:00 PM on November 21, 2006


Silly people; Adama wins because not only can he take a punch better, a drunken Tigh would sneak up behind Picard, slit his throat, then disappear leaving only the smell of alcohol.

Bullshit. Adama and Tigh are tough, but they're not Naussicans.
posted by spiderwire at 4:43 PM on November 21, 2006


your favorite starship captain sucks
posted by tehloki at 5:22 PM on November 21, 2006 [1 favorite]


I've said it before and I'll say it again. Star Trek producers should make it part of the actor's contract that they must retire post Star Trek, or at the very least only star in sci-fi roles.

This would prevent the image of future captains being completely destroyed by the actor doing game shows and horrible bran commercials later on.

(And will someone please tell Bill Shatner that his new nickname, "The Shat" is past tense for sh*t?)
posted by Zinger at 5:30 PM on November 21, 2006


This would prevent the image of future captains being completely destroyed by the actor doing game shows and horrible bran commercials later on.

William Shatner was a douchebag when he was *on* Star Trek -- it has nothing to do with what he did afterward.

Patrick Stewart is so cool that you could replace him in all of Shatner's poorly-conceived roles and appearances, and Stewart would actually make them good. And that's no small feat.

I am still torn over whether Picard or Xavier is a cooler role for Stewart.
posted by spiderwire at 5:49 PM on November 21, 2006


Patrick Stewart was great in Jeffrey (post-Next Generation series, pre-Next Generation movies).

"Can I do this, or will I look like some sort of gay superhero?"
posted by kirkaracha at 6:13 PM on November 21, 2006


kirkaracha, I've been waiting for someone to overdub that line onto some Xmen footage ever since I saw it. I'm amazed it hasn't happened yet. Has it?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:10 PM on November 21, 2006


1. Favorite detail ever.
2. The one episode I miss, and it's got The Adama maneuver. *sigh*
3. I love me some Picard, but Adama wins. Sorry, Captain.

posted by Space Kitty at 1:06 AM on November 22, 2006


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