I was an extremely nerdy kid. The one who desperately yearned to be a Vulcan or an android and knew Khan’s full name, which prompted everyone to take the piss when I reviewed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for a project in middle school.
But I digress.
The nerdiest thing that I was actually ashamed of was when I entered a contest to win tickets to a Star Trek convention in Sacramento. They wanted you to sing lyrics to the original Star Trek theme. Whoever did the best got two free tickets. Being el nerdo supremo, I thought a surefire winner would be to use the lyrics that Gene Roddenberry wrote for the song.
Yeah, there are words. You never hear them, and I discovered why when I tried to sing them acapella over the phone. They don’t track with the actual melody. And they pretty much suck in general. Also, I can’t sing worth two shits in a high wind. Needless to say, I didn’t win the tickets.
Why am I telling you this?
Because all these years after having done that, I thought, well that’s about the most embarrassing thing like this you could do. I have now been proven wrong.
How many people would have the balls to write and sing lyrics to the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme song AND record themselves on video doing it? In costume. With a model of the Enterprise.
We salute you, sir. Warp speed.