The Delightfully Inevitable Fan Video of “Redshirt” Featuring Star Trek Redshirts
Posted on June 1, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 27 Comments
Well, that didn’t take long at all. It was made by “Trekpropguy.” Nicely done, sir.
Also, because I feel like putting it on my own site, the video of my covering “Redshirt” on the ukulele. If you haven’t watched it, stay with it until the end of the song for extra silliness.
Yes, I’m a goofball.
My what a large microphone you have there Mr Scalzi.
Marple! Kaplan! Hendorf! Osborne! The Unkillable Mister Leslie!
Names that will live forever in history.
I laughed, I cried, I Iaughed and cried at the same time!
It’s true, ask anyone.
Heeeee. Happy Friday to us!
…stay with it until the end of the song for extra silliness.
There’s chicken shwarma involved, isn’t there?
Just a great day to have such two such wonderful posts… Thank you TrekPropGuy for the excellent video, and John, thanks for the awesome cover with Uke! I shall go forth smiling for the remainder of the day at least.
At least the ukulele made it through unscathed.
That made me completely happy.
Good stuff John. Will you be performing that at your book tour appearance at Uncle Hugo’s? I’ll sing the chorus with you.
I look at that fan video and I think, Kirk, you have terrible texting and phone etiquette.
Those land worms’ll really sneak up on you…
It’s really a great song, so bravo to both of you! And it shows that it’s not always a good thing to be genre-savvy… I’ll be happy to have this running through my head for the day!
I do keep expecting the lyric to be “I look down AT my red shirt,” though. As I tell my students, a preposition is a powerful thing.
Okay, now I just have to wait for JoCo to let me give him money.
Also: “They said this air would be breathable” is now my favorite workplace complaint. I’ll be looking for chances to use it. No one around me will get it, mind you, but I’m used to that by now.
John, again you make me smile. Thanks for that, and have a great weekend!
Chris G. – I have the perfect opportunity to say/sing
“They said this air would be breathable”.
I (and 2000 others) am moving into a brand new building this month – my first day is this monday.
We’re all tech heads of various descriptions so I think I’ll put the cherry on top and wear a redshirt as well!
Wait, sorry, what’s the name of the book and author again? ;)
So much awesomeness in one place.
Such FUN. Begs the question: Will there be a Redshirts ring-tone? Because my phone ringing to “They said this air would be breathable. . . ” would be awesome.
Have you all seen the new Redshirts game by WeaselPant Productions? http://www.weaselpants.com
It came out end of April, and it’s designed by Skippy Schwarz, yes, that Skippy! If you haven’t read Skippy’s List: The 213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army, you owe it to yourselves.
I’ll bring my copy to Fandom Fest and maybe John will play a round or two?
The blurb goes: Everyone in the Galactic Space Corps knows that the most successful starship Captains go through junior-enlisted crewmen like a fat kid goes through cupcakes.
Assemble and lead an away team of heroic yet disposable characters at a variety of locations, such as A Strange Energy Field Never Before Encountered or the Planet of Beautiful, Utopian, and in No Way Suspicious Women.
Examine missions such as Kielbasa Maroon, Poke This Slime With A Stick, and Fix the Exhaust Port Before Some Redneck Drops a Torpedo Down it to determine the crewman with the very best chance to succeed. And then send someone else!
Chris G. @ 5:52 pm: Also: “They said this air would be breathable” is now my favorite workplace complaint. I’ll be looking for chances to use it. No one around me will get it, mind you, but I’m used to that by now.
Well, they’ve banned smoking in most workplaces, so you’ll probably have to wait until a co-worker farts. ;-)
The only thing missing from the cover version video was Krissy looking down at the worm remains and saying, “John, I hope you’re going to clean this mess up.”
This was hilarious. I can’t wait for the inevitable movie version playing over the end credits. They’ll probably hard rock it up with someone like Nickelback.
I like your cover version better. Even without the silliness at the end.
“You hear that sound, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.” This is better.
Are you going to bring your ukulele to Fourth Street?
Either that or my tenor guitar.
You may actually qualify for goofhypersphere at this point.
Checking Wikipedia, I think the formalism I’m looking for is goof4-ball.