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Mashup Weekend: More Alternative Star Trek Themes

For Day Three of TrekMovie’s Thanksgiving Weekend Star Trek Mashup Marathon, we pick up on a theme for an article from April 2008 and look at more alternative opening title sequences for the Star Trek shows. We have one for each show, with a different spin.

 

Star Trek TOS via UFO
Video by badwx. A new title sequence for Star Trek, using the opening theme from 1970 UK sci-fi show Gerry Anderson’s UFO.

TNG’s First Contact via Hawaii
Video by spock173205. For TNG we actually have a mashup from on of their feature films, and the classic cop show Hawaii Five-0.

Babylon Space Nine
Video by Martok7. One of the biggest nerd debates of the 90s (and still today for some), is between Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5. Well one fan tried to settle it by fusing them together.

Baywatch Voyager
Video by FanboyFilms. One of the things Star Trek Voyager was famous for having a buxom babe on the show. Another show from the 90s was famous for having wall to wall babes…and together you bet Baywatch in the Delta Quadrant.

Enterprise w/ Rod Stewart
Video by Akureifur. One of Enterprise’s most controversial elements is the use of the song "Faith of the Heart". Well maybe you might like it better, with the Rod Stewart version of the song.

So which is your favorite?

And for more great Star Trek theme mashups, check out our last selection.

 

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Chuckster NCC-1701
November 28, 2009 10:43 pm

These are all great!!!

jefv88
November 28, 2009 10:44 pm

haha nice

Chuckster NCC-1701
November 28, 2009 10:53 pm

Oh yeah, first.

Skippy2k
November 28, 2009 10:56 pm

Lol, great! There are so many awesome mashups on youtube.

November 28, 2009 11:07 pm

The Voyager one was awesome! def. the best imo

November 28, 2009 11:08 pm

Although the DS9 one is really good too

November 28, 2009 11:15 pm

spock173205 by far got the “spirit” of the music the best of the bunch. I really wanted to vote for badwx’s take on the “UFO” theme–I still dig that groovy opening!–but the cuts just weren’t fast enough.

Trekkie626
November 28, 2009 11:18 pm

Enterprise is so much better with Rod Stewart.

Sean
November 28, 2009 11:43 pm

Wow, these were all great! The Enterprise intro was about the same to me, though. Yes, it’s the same song, but Rod Stewart just didn’t add anything I thought was missing from the existing opening. Honestly I still think there shouldn’t have been vocals in the opening of Enterprise at all.

Trekluver
November 28, 2009 11:43 pm

The best is the Baywatch/Voyager mashup! Then the First Contact/Hawaii is cool too!

Trekluver
November 28, 2009 11:51 pm

Oh yea and the Enterprise theme song would have been better if Lady GaGa had sung it; “F-f-f-fati-th,f-f-fa-i-th of the he-a-art, mamamamoh…” Would have been awesome, someone could auto tune Russel Watson’s voice to sound like GaGa! Awesome!

ryanhuyton
November 28, 2009 11:54 pm

I much prefer the Russel Watson version better. Why I like it I don’t know. Perhaps the fact that I had a rock dropped on my head when I was a kid as well as bumping my head on other occasions might explain my choice.

I liked all the mashups, but I thought the Babylon 5/Deep Space Nine one matched up best because they had similar themes and both shows were set aboard a space station.

November 29, 2009 12:07 am

So far the Hawaii Five-O version is my favorite mash-up, but I haven’t seen the ones after it yet. That zoom-in on McGarrett — er, I mean, PIcard was spot-on. :-)

November 29, 2009 12:09 am

All very well done. This is Star Trek at it’s best: people having fun! That is the whole point. Compliments to all.

Chinese Theatre Tour guide
November 29, 2009 12:09 am

personally i have allways preferd the Rod Stewart (original) version of the song, which was the title song for Patch Adams.

It was a perfect fit for that movie,not really a good fit when used as a Star Trek Theme.

I quite enjoyed patch adams and this song back in 1998 when it came out.

November 29, 2009 12:48 am

Funny, I did a Enterprise-Opening-Theme with the Rod Stewart Song years ago but I only had it on my Trekkie-website, never put it on youtube. :-(

Like this version very much.

I even did a Charmed-Opening with the cover version of the song by the girls from T.A.T.U.

LOL

Buzz Cagney
November 29, 2009 1:47 am

heresy I know, but I much prefer Babylon5 to DS9. B5 has just started a re-run on the FX channel here in the UK- Sky 164. it gets into its stride really quickly doesn’t it. Couple of duff episodes but great stuff in the main. Please don’t hate me!
And amazingly that was the first time i’d heard the Rod Stewart version of Faith of the Heart. Like it.

Syn4Ever
November 29, 2009 2:17 am

Im going TNG – Hawaii 5-O as the best

john
November 29, 2009 2:53 am

alternate enterprise opening with a steven seagal song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSOyi0VOaUg

raulpetersen
November 29, 2009 2:56 am

alternate enterprise opening credits with a steven seagal song!

(sorry if this has appeared twice)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSOyi0VOaUg

raulpetersen
November 29, 2009 2:57 am

stupid computers! love mash ups!

AJ
November 29, 2009 5:02 am

The last thing I want is to have to hear Rod Stewart during my Trek.

I sincerely think that theme was the first big nail in the coffin for “Enterprise.” The joy I felt hearing the alternate opening music for “…Mirror, Darkly” still resonates today.

Sci-Fi Bri
November 29, 2009 6:41 am

ENT intro = no thanks…

the show was OK, and season 5 would have been awesome… but the intro was just a pure disappointment.

CmdrR
November 29, 2009 8:04 am

TOS / UFO is cute, but it needs title cards:

“1980”

“1980”

oh, and some nice butt shots

Just sayin’…

OverlordSpock
November 29, 2009 9:30 am

This is the best DS9 mashup I’ve ever seen, done NuBSG style. AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYduvEnJamM

The Babylon 5 one above is pretty good too.

November 29, 2009 11:09 am

The UFO theme goes really well with TOS.

Oregon Trek Geek
November 29, 2009 12:29 pm

Huh, the voyager one works pretty well, surprisingly…

As for Rod Stewart singing the Enterprise theme, it sounds just like the original, only with most of the heart and soul stripped out. Which is exactly what he did to the tracks on his “classic rock songs” album–they all sounded pretty much like the originals only not as good.

Will_H
November 29, 2009 3:02 pm

I think for sure the Voyager Baywatch one was the best, but the DS9 one was well done to. As for Enterprise, I do like that version better. What I don’t get is why they took a theme song that nobody liked and in season 3 made it even worse so that absolutely nobody liked it. Still, a different theme song wouldn’t of saved that show from Berman. If only they had given Coto more time with it I think it could have gone 7 seasons.

Cobalt 1365
November 29, 2009 3:17 pm

Haha, all of those were great, my favorite, though had to be the First Contact/Hawaii Five-0. Great pacing

HelenofPeel
November 29, 2009 5:45 pm

And here’s a new mashup I found which is endearing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVAHy2v7PiQ

It’s the JJ Abrams Star Trek trailer sound put to Monsters vs. Aliens.

Very nice!

Smittmaestro
November 29, 2009 6:16 pm

Oh I loved the DS9/B5 opening.

The line “It was a year of rebirth” we get a shot of Ezri Dax.. Nice touch.

-cs™

Tony Whitehead
November 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Before Enterprise hit the air, UPN promoted it with the tune “Wherever You Will Go” by The Calling. Somebody hacked it together and you can see it at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYKXQZ_w_P8&feature=fvw

Gary
November 29, 2009 7:03 pm

“Faith of the Heat” stinks no matter who sings it.

November 29, 2009 8:33 pm

I’d like to see the “Enterprise” opening with the “Voyager” theme. I think they’d match in tone.

Zebonka
November 29, 2009 9:41 pm

Not gonna lie, Seven still fills my pants.

ryanhuyton
November 30, 2009 12:45 am

I also love the Voyager/Baywatch mashup! Very appropriate. I also enjoy the Baywatch theme song. Another symptom of my various head injuries!
I hope you all don’t kill me! LOL!

DS9 IN PRIME TIME
November 30, 2009 1:38 am

The Baywatch Voyager sound was EPIC

November 30, 2009 4:54 am

What? No rock theme for Enterprise?

November 30, 2009 10:45 am

Love that grooovy Barry Gray UFO theme. Those 60’s British musicians had a great style. Great take on jazz. Dig that organ. What a cool recording session to have been a part of. That style and feeling had a big effect on me. Everything from “The Saint” to “The Two Ronnies”.

Here’s an alternate take with Barry Gray talking to some of the musicians during that session for anyone interested…
http://ufoseries.com/music/titleSession.mp3

Daoud
November 30, 2009 11:02 am

Mash up missions I’d like to see:

Star Trek: Enterprise with the theme from Star Trek ’09
Voyager with the theme from Disney’s Black Hole
Deep Space Nine with Holst

November 30, 2009 11:29 am

Agreed with #33.

nuSpock
November 30, 2009 12:28 pm

Simply put: the DS9 opening with the Babylon 5 theme proves exactly how interchangeable both shows really are LOL

Also the Faith of the Heart Rod Stewart version SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!! in my opinion the only person who couldve made that song sound any better than like Targ droppings is Josh Groban… or maybe Amy Lee from Evanescence…

December 1, 2009 5:53 am

IMHO – THIS should have been the Enterprise opening theme, Archer’s theme, with the “Space, the final frontier…” narration – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpwv1ZipTL4

Demode
December 2, 2009 4:18 pm

I have always hoped that a future re-release of ENTERPRISE on DVD would ditch that song. WHY NOT? Just add a new theme. Wouldn’t be hard to do at all.

Demode
December 2, 2009 4:21 pm

DVD WISH 2 – Go back and add STAR TREK to the title card of season 1 and 2 of Enterprise. And yes… just use Archer’s theme for the Enterprise credits!

Ken1w
December 3, 2009 1:36 am

@ #44 Demode

They already had an alternate instrumental theme recorded and could have dropped it in place of the “song.” It’s called “Archer’s Theme” on the soundtrack collection. Sounds good, if a bit typical… ST: Voyager’s theme was my favorite of all the Trek TV show themes.

I actually liked having the song as the theme for Enterprise. It was very appropriate. But I think like Rod Stewart version even better.

Marian Ciobanu
December 3, 2009 6:11 am

– IMHO the best trek theme ever was the DS9 theme from the last seasons of the show…

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