What does the Miller Lite "Catfight" commercial
(Bigger clip and boobs Real Audio here
), Star Trek, and Stanley Kubrick have in common? A man named Gerald Fried.
After studying the controversial beer ad over and over again, I noticed that the background music is inspired by the legendary Kirk vs Spock fight theme Ritual/Ancient Battle/2nd Kroyka
(shorter mp3 here
) in "Amok Time"
(be sure to view the trailer). Gerald Fried composed the music
for this classic episode that features a love-crazed Spock defeating Kirk (and also ripping his shirt in the process). How did a lowly oboe major from Julliard get into soundtracks? He was a high school buddy of Stanley Kubrick
, and composed Kubrick's first film, Day of the Fight.
He went on to compose themes for Roots
and The Man from UNCLE
. Isn't it great what you can learn from a mindless lesbian catfight scene? More proof: during the Amok Time battle, Spock may have said to the shirtless Kirk, "Let's Make Out!!!"
These are the voyages of the Starship Exeter,
its seven year production mission: to authenticate 1960s Star Trek, to build their own props and sets, and to boldly go where no fan flick has gone before
. "We were sitting around my dad's office, and I said, 'We should try to make our own episode,' " Jimm Johnson recalls. "My brother said, 'Yeah, and we should have an Andorian in it.' "