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September 25, 2018 11:26 AM   Subscribe

 
Oh dear. That was amazing. I never knew how badly I needed this.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 11:41 AM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ok yeah.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:42 AM on September 25, 2018


Full speed ahead. That was wonderful.
posted by jzb at 11:46 AM on September 25, 2018


This is much better than it really would need to be to make many Star Trek fans very happy
posted by billjings at 11:47 AM on September 25, 2018 [5 favorites]


I.... I......... this could make millions
posted by Leon at 11:54 AM on September 25, 2018


Gold. The only thing that would make this better would be if you found a way to work in the right prefix code.
posted by dcipjr at 12:08 PM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


I..... have no words. Perfection.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:18 PM on September 25, 2018


Re-record this with Henrey Rollins as Khan and I'll devote a paycheque to kick-starting it.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:21 PM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Gold. The only thing that would make this better would be if you found a way to work in the right prefix code.

16309, Reliant's prefix code
One fewer digit than my Kindle stick
When it's in Netflix mode!

You say I'm green, that it's training I lack?
I say the way things work on starships
Yours is likely already hacked.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:50 PM on September 25, 2018 [6 favorites]


❤️❤️❤️
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:01 PM on September 25, 2018


Thank you.
posted by bq at 1:04 PM on September 25, 2018


Let's just say this is relevant to my interests.
posted by KHAAAN! at 1:28 PM on September 25, 2018 [32 favorites]


Bravo! That was simply delightful.
posted by mogget at 1:33 PM on September 25, 2018


I'll devote a paycheque to kick-starting it

Kirk-starting it, surely.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:09 PM on September 25, 2018 [4 favorites]


Needs better casting but could really be a thing.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:30 PM on September 25, 2018


When I hear, "a musical spin on Star Trek" my expectations get pitched pretty low. This... exceeded them. By quite a lot.

For what it's worth, this was the first issue of Mad I bought.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:35 PM on September 25, 2018 [8 favorites]


Le Wrath di Khan #opera #stopmotion #genius
posted by ...possums at 2:47 PM on September 25, 2018 [4 favorites]


Only a few more hours until Chidi's back!
posted by drewbage1847 at 3:10 PM on September 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


I long to hear the Chekov “Nuclear Wessels” number. Take my money!
posted by Construction Concern at 3:13 PM on September 25, 2018 [5 favorites]


Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor not a song-and-dance man!

(This is SO awesome)
posted by briank at 3:28 PM on September 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


This is the best, but the project Facebook page has a couple more songs and a little of the script, and it's all fun.
posted by Wobbuffet at 3:51 PM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


The only thing that would make this better would be if you found a way to work in the right prefix code.

Throwing in a couple of musical flourishes reminiscent of the O GOD DRAMA SPACE FIGHT DRAMA soundtrack would be fun.
posted by thelonius at 4:33 PM on September 25, 2018


Fantastic!
posted by Wretch729 at 4:44 PM on September 25, 2018


This very much reminds me of the Genie (Robin Williams) singing to Aladdin and Abu.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:16 PM on September 25, 2018


To be fair, though, Shatner was, like, 50 when they filmed that. Younger than I am now. Had his hair been real, it may well not have been grey.

This seemed a lot more important when I first thought of it.
posted by allthinky at 5:23 PM on September 25, 2018


That takes some sense of timing to Shatner correctly relative to a triplets and a swinging beat. Impressive!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:52 PM on September 25, 2018 [6 favorites]


"No less crappy than most current musicals." raves Youtube commenter that definitely thinks "Watched Frozen" qualifies him to talk about current musicals.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:00 PM on September 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


I don't know who's doing the singing, but that's an amazing Shatner vocal. You'd almost think he could really sing, and we have multiple albums showing he can't.
posted by aurelian at 6:31 PM on September 25, 2018 [13 favorites]


No title for the musical so far but clearly it needs to be called KHAAAN!
posted by bowline at 6:54 PM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Oh, the Spock drum solo, bestill my beating heart.
posted by Mizu at 7:22 PM on September 25, 2018 [4 favorites]


Spock: The Reliant can still outrun us
Kirk: The nebula is where I'll hide us
Saavik: In there, we'll have no shield
Kirk: Even, will be the battlefield
Spock: His pattern indicates he thinks in 2-D
Kirk: Helm, let's go 10000 meters, minus Z
posted by nubs at 7:56 PM on September 25, 2018 [5 favorites]


This is the best thing I've seen for weeks. Thanks!!!
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 9:37 PM on September 25, 2018


Thanks! And wow.
posted by chapps at 10:45 PM on September 25, 2018


Oh hey I actually clicked the link instead of watching it on the mefi popup and this is a brentalfloss production! And, there's a facebook group in the description where you can listen to two other (brilliant) songs and see progress on a significant portion of the whole thing and requests for feedback.
posted by Mizu at 1:30 AM on September 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


For what it's worth, this was the first issue of Mad I bought.

Damn, Ricochet Biscuit, way to play the long game.
posted by Naberius at 5:54 AM on September 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


I need this in my life.
posted by Paladin1138 at 7:14 AM on September 26, 2018


Kirk: Let's see how badly we've been hurt, on Khan it's open season!
Scotty: I brought my wounded nephew to the bridge for no apparent reason
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:53 AM on September 26, 2018 [4 favorites]


It's awesome that I'm not the only one to note the wrong prefix code, which is also disturbing.

That said, was there any special significance to the one they did use in the lyrics, 19 86 3? Google didn't help.
posted by kalessin at 8:43 AM on September 26, 2018


Scotty's Lament

From the theatrical release, they cut my scene;
No one knows my nephew is deceased
All of this, I'm sure, so Kirk has time to preen;
I hope it'll be in the director's cut at least

He was my sister's youngest and crazy to get to space
At his post he stayed, while the other trainees ran
Will you look what happened, Khan's burned off his face
All because our captain is no longer a young man
posted by nubs at 9:49 AM on September 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


Mr. Chekov, I never forget a face
Where did we meet, what was the place?
It wasn't Space Seed, you hadn't yet been hired
Quick, revise the canon so the writers don't get fired
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:17 AM on September 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


He got caught with his britches down
(Now there's an image won't make me frown)
I tried to remind him of the regulation
But I was talking above my station!

He's so human
I'm just a crewman
A reg quoting pest
Bugged by a no-win test
posted by nubs at 11:06 AM on September 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


Damn, Ricochet Biscuit, way to play the long game.

It’s been 42 years and I had to get that out there.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:34 AM on September 27, 2018


Just watched this. After this week, I hope the composer of this masterpiece knows how badly it was needed.
posted by prepmonkey at 11:50 AM on September 28, 2018


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