Star Trekkin’, across the universe
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk!
Star Trekkin’, across the universe
Only going forward ‘cause we can’t find reverse.

star_trekkin_coverFrom McCoy’s “It’s worse than that, he’s dead, Jim,” to Spock’s “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it,” to Uhura’s “There’s Klingons on the starboard bow… scrape ‘em off, Jim!”, this UK Number One song is a love letter to Star Trek’s original series. Sprightly and catchy, replete with a cheerfully cheesy claymation film clip, once in your head, it’s difficult to get it out. This is a song that speaks to even the most casual Star Trek viewer, who cannot help but acknowledge the comical justice of Kirk’s immortal words:

We come in peace!
Shoot to kill! Shoot to kill! Shoot to kill!
We come in peace!
Shoot to kill! Shoot to kill, men.”


“Star Trekkin'” by The Firm
Written by: John O’Connor, Grahame Lister and Rory Kehoe
Release Date: June 1, 1987
Label: Bark Records

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RACHEL HYLAND

Rachel Hyland is Editor-in-Chief of Geek Speak Magazine and, she is pretty sure, the one true queen of Fantastica, raised in obscurity to protect her from the dark lord Sinisterium. If you see her magic sword, get in touch via twitter: @rachyland or Instagram: @rachelseesdeadpeople. The fate of the many worlds may just depend upon it.