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Viral Video: Star Trek meets Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” June 21, 2010

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Over the last few days there is a clever musical Star Trek mashup that has gone viral in a big way. The vid takes the song "Tik Tok" from pop singer Ke$sha and reimagines it with the original Star Trek. Check it out below.  



Star Trek Tik Tok

Mashup by MissSheenie (on YouTube)

For comparison: Ke$sha’s original "Tik Tok" is available on YouTube.


1. DayxDay - June 21, 2010

Silly, but fun!

2. Ian Pond - June 21, 2010

Umm, no. Ke$ha is terrible. This is an insult to Star Trek.

3. CmdrR - June 21, 2010

Trek is a show for all seasons.

4. CmdrR - June 21, 2010

2 – They can’t all be “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.”

5. Rach - June 21, 2010

This gave me a whole new perspective on this song!
Just kidding, I still loath it. But the video was very well done and the cues were perfect. :) Haha!

6. Dunsel Report - June 21, 2010


7. David C. Roberson - June 21, 2010


…seriously, #2… get a sense of humor. It’s a freakin’ TV show.

8. flexus - June 21, 2010

not available in germany *argh*

9. GarySeven - June 21, 2010

I get it, #7 is a cool, normal person. I salute you, sir.

10. Pro-Khan-Sel - June 21, 2010


11. AT-AT Commander - June 21, 2010

Yeah i agree with #2. I am sorry its just really bad. The song sucks.

12. James Heaney - June 21, 2010


13. garen - June 21, 2010

yeah…#2. Lighten up. Seriously. You are, in fact, the kind of fan who gives the rest of us bad reputation.

14. Jim Nightshade - June 21, 2010

One thing that always impresses me is how clear and colorful and crisp the tos episodes all look for how old they are its incredible….After all the years we spent looking at cut up lousy looking reruns on the local syndicated channels worn down and looking lousy even on our tvs back then, now it is fresh and colorful and clearer than we ever saw it on those syndicated channels….good restoration work….not even counting the new cgi scenes…

15. davidfuchs - June 21, 2010


What sticks out to me is the color. The cinematographer for those shows had a hell of a lot of fun; the walls are all soaked with colored light. Despite the cheap budget, it’s far more interesting than a busy background.

16. Captain Conrad - June 21, 2010

This pretty much sums up how ridiculous the original series was. Am I the only one who noticed that most of the clips used were from some of the series’s most awkward moments?

17. That One Guy - June 21, 2010

Still hate Kesha, but the video was done well. It’s nice to mix Trek with a bit of pop culture.

18. nuSpock - June 21, 2010

get ready people, because if they choose to, The Supreme Court could decide for the next film to release a Songs Inspired By album connected to the film… who knows, they might for last year’s film still…therefore this Ke$ha mashup could be a portent of things to come…

19. Trek Lady - June 21, 2010

LOL! I hate that song…but the vid was fun. About the only thing redeeming about the song, imo.

20. Janice - June 21, 2010

Funniest part: At 1:07 the songs says “boys try to touch our junk” and Kirk has his hand on Spocks pecs right at that moment. Can’t get that out of my head now. Curses.

21. Melllvar - June 21, 2010

YES!! Tellin it like it is. Unfortunately there are people out there who are seemingly incapable of drawing the line between light hearted humour and perceptual reality.

How could anyone get all defensive and uptight over something as silly as THIS!? At least it’s Trek getting some mainstream attention.

22. Sunfell - June 21, 2010

Hate the song, love the vid. Go figure.

23. Dunsel Report - June 21, 2010

I’m with #22.

24. Jon - June 21, 2010


25. Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader - June 21, 2010

It’s ok. The best mash-up by far is “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails, with scenes from ST:TOS. What if they hadn’t made it to Vulcan in time…

26. Star trackie - June 21, 2010

I don’t like the song but boy do those clips underscore the variety, imagination and sheer energy that TOS had. No wonder it reigns supreme!

27. Nicholas Aelxander Filip - June 21, 2010

That was fun.

28. Canadian Shane - June 21, 2010

In regards to the color, RCA owned NBC and it was in their interest to get lots of color on the screen so people would buy color TVs that were just coming out then. At least that what I read in a book somewhere, that everything in regards to color was premeditated and was done for that exact reason– sell RCA color TVs

29. Zebonka - June 21, 2010

It’s not that I dislike the video – the clip choice is excellent – but I simply can’t listen to that retarded song for more than 30 seconds.
Nice editing, from what I saw! Well done.

30. ster julie - June 21, 2010

Great editing! It’s like the (awful) song was written with these scenes in mind!

31. Jim Nightshade - June 21, 2010

yuhp-nbc was pushing color at the time the new technology–lots of colored background lights shining thru gels onto backdrops–it does give tos a unique look huh

32. dmduncan - June 21, 2010

If clicking on that video means having to listen to that stupid song, I won’t do it.

33. Edgar Governo - June 21, 2010

On a side note, I’m friends with the founders of Regator, so I’ll let them know you linked to them at the top of this article…I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. :)

34. Robert H. - June 21, 2010

Um, Ke$ha. Do you realize that staying on key sometimes helps? I mean, damn. I’d prefer to listen to the instrumentation over and over again than listen to that crap she calls singing.

35. Tanner Waterbury - June 21, 2010

Yeah… I stopped the video only after 13 seconds. I can’t STAND that crap known as Ke$ha.

36. David C. Roberson - June 21, 2010

#9: Cool? That’s a stretch. Normal? To quote Geordi in Generations, “What’s normal?”
I will admit that I am one of the biggest geeks alive, but I also have an outstanding sense of humor! Do I like the song? No, but it is amusing to see Star Trek edited to it. I don’t think it is in any way insulting to Star Trek. I mean, really… I love Trek, and I will defend it on its merits, but it’s still entertainment. Let us not place it so high that we begin to worship it.

37. BeatleJWOL - June 21, 2010

This is no worse than the Simpsons opening with the damned song.

“Your Love Is My Drug” is a much better listen…

38. Pierson - June 22, 2010

copyright sucks :/

39. JP Saylor - June 22, 2010

This song does suck. And it is an insult to Star Trek. Now if it were a Beatles song… awesome. But this? I pity tomorrow’s children.

40. Oz - June 22, 2010

Regardless of your feelings on the song, that’s genius editing my friends.

41. qwerty - June 22, 2010

Can’t see the Video because i’m not a citizen of the United States of America.
When do those People learn that because of the Internet many Million People more like to see something…
I hate Copyright issues! And i hate Sony for not allowing me to look this Video, even so i bought the bloody CD…

42. Rah - June 22, 2010

Never heard of KeSSHA b4, never will again? God willing…
What ever it was, it seemed to be meant in a fun and relaxed spirit, and not really to be taken seriously, What happened to the principles of IDIC?

Other than that…

Plato’s step Children, bad episode, all in all a bad trip.

43. Sunfell - June 22, 2010

Seeing TOS in its original glory reminds me that when I originally saw it (I was really small), the words IN COLOR were prominent in the ads for the show. In fact, I first saw it in black and white, and did not see it in color until the mid-seventies, when the local NBC station started doing afternoon reruns.

The choices of color and lighting were deliberate- they were meant to sell color TV sets!

44. Conscience of the King - June 22, 2010

Ah, Star Trek… is there nothing you cant do? You take that lame-ass Kesha song and make it into something fun…

That’s why ST will always be around… it can be/do just about anything…

45. MDBR - June 22, 2010

Very well done! Great sense of timing and great choice of clips.

I’m not crazy about the song, but respect the effort and talent that went into this.

46. VZX - June 22, 2010

Very funny!

Ke$ha is a real hottie, I could care less how well she sings. Her songs are catchy and fun. And she is very easy on the eyes!

47. SChaos1701 - June 22, 2010

#2 and #39

For the love of God get a life! You two make us real fans look bad.

48. Areli - June 22, 2010

Saw this months ago. Psh.

49. robowarrior - June 22, 2010

Saw it days ago. The song is so bad I couldn’t suffer through it anymore after the first minute. I’d rather eat a live rattlesnake than listen to that crap all the time.

50. JamesTSpock - June 22, 2010

I personally dislike “Your Love is My Drug” even more than “Tik Tok”.

51. JamesTSpock - June 22, 2010

No offense to anybody who does like Ke$ha, but I don’t.

52. dmduncan - June 22, 2010

I think Kesha’s success should be studied and understood so that we can learn how to prevent thinks like Tik Tok from ever happening again.

53. Red Dead Ryan - June 22, 2010


Kesha’s success doesn’t need to be studied or dissected to be understood. It’s the result of the dumbed down pop culture and the sorry state of today’s music. I’m afraid we’re just going to have to accept that this type of A.D.D music is what’s selling these days. :-(

Having said that, while I didn’t like the song, I enjoyed the video clips. And it has proved a topic worthy of discussion!

54. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - June 22, 2010

Must say this video sucks

55. David P - June 23, 2010

anything that features classic SHAT is great!

56. GNDN - June 24, 2010

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