Viral Video: Star Trek meets Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”

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.

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DayxDay
June 21, 2010 2:13 pm

Silly, but fun!

June 21, 2010 2:14 pm

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

CmdrR
June 21, 2010 2:15 pm

Trek is a show for all seasons.

CmdrR
June 21, 2010 2:15 pm

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

Rach
June 21, 2010 2:18 pm

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!

Dunsel Report
June 21, 2010 2:21 pm

Genius.

June 21, 2010 2:26 pm

THIS IS A UTTER BLASPHEMY! HOW DARE THEY SULLY THE GOOD NAME OF STAR TREK!? STAR TREK IS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AT ALL TIMES! CAPTAIN KIRK WOULD NEVER DANCE TO THIS WRETCHED SONG, NOR WOULD FIRST OFFICER SPOCK! I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THIS AS CANON! THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS ATROCITY SHOULD BURN!!! NOW IF YOU’LL EXCUSE ME, I’LL BE DOWNSTAIRS IN MY ROOM SALUTING MY CARDBOARD CUT-OUT OF KIRK WHILE PLAYING JERRY GOLDSMITH!

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

flexus
June 21, 2010 2:27 pm

not available in germany *argh*

GarySeven
June 21, 2010 2:43 pm

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

Pro-Khan-Sel
June 21, 2010 2:51 pm

Pass.

AT-AT Commander
June 21, 2010 2:58 pm

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

June 21, 2010 3:27 pm

THIS IS A VERY MILD DISASTER

garen
June 21, 2010 3:28 pm

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

Jim Nightshade
June 21, 2010 3:30 pm

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…

davidfuchs
June 21, 2010 3:34 pm

@14.

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.

Captain Conrad
June 21, 2010 3:48 pm

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?

That One Guy
June 21, 2010 3:49 pm

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

nuSpock
June 21, 2010 4:22 pm

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…

Trek Lady
June 21, 2010 4:38 pm

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

Janice
June 21, 2010 4:54 pm

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.

Melllvar
June 21, 2010 5:14 pm

#7
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.

Sunfell
June 21, 2010 5:18 pm

Hate the song, love the vid. Go figure.

June 21, 2010 5:25 pm

I’m with #22.

Jon
June 21, 2010 5:36 pm

Epic.

Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader
June 21, 2010 5:57 pm

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…

Star trackie
June 21, 2010 6:19 pm

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!

Nicholas Aelxander Filip
June 21, 2010 6:41 pm

That was fun.

Canadian Shane
June 21, 2010 6:45 pm

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

Zebonka
June 21, 2010 6:54 pm

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.

ster julie
June 21, 2010 7:18 pm

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

Jim Nightshade
June 21, 2010 7:42 pm

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

dmduncan
June 21, 2010 7:58 pm

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

June 21, 2010 8:29 pm

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. :)

Robert H.
June 21, 2010 9:13 pm

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.

Tanner Waterbury
June 21, 2010 10:41 pm

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

June 21, 2010 10:43 pm

#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.

June 21, 2010 11:36 pm

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

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

Pierson
June 22, 2010 12:24 am

copyright sucks :/

June 22, 2010 1:52 am

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.

Oz
June 22, 2010 6:07 am

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

qwerty
June 22, 2010 6:15 am

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…

Rah
June 22, 2010 6:37 am

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.

Sunfell
June 22, 2010 6:50 am

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!

Conscience of the King
June 22, 2010 7:33 am

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…

MDBR
June 22, 2010 7:52 am

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.

VZX
June 22, 2010 8:10 am

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!

SChaos1701
June 22, 2010 10:26 am

#2 and #39

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

Areli
June 22, 2010 11:06 am

Saw this months ago. Psh.

robowarrior
June 22, 2010 11:10 am

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.

JamesTSpock
June 22, 2010 11:33 am

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

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