Viral Video: Data’s Cat Rap

There is a new Star Trek themed video that has gone viral on the web with over 130,000 views in the last couple of days. The funny new vid cleverly remixes a scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create a rap performance from Commander Data – about his cat.


Viral Video: Data’s Cat Rap

See what happens when you add a beat to Data reading his poem "Ode to Spot" from the TNG episode "Schisms."

If you want to sing along, here is Data’s "Ode to Spot"

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Video via (douglby on YouTube)





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May 26, 2011 1:28 pm

That was ace

May 26, 2011 1:29 pm

Haha, not bad, love that they put it to The Next Episode.

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm

Merciful in it’s brevity.

May 26, 2011 2:55 pm

Slow news day… Very, very slow.

May 26, 2011 3:00 pm

this is the best thing ever. and i mean that. i would replace breathing with this if i could.

May 26, 2011 3:20 pm

5: comment of the day :D

I really enjoy this. Thumbs up!

May 26, 2011 3:55 pm


Pensive's Wetness
May 26, 2011 5:53 pm

Another Round Draw, It’s one holding a Deagle, the CT… (Noodle’s CS Rap)

May 26, 2011 11:05 pm

It’s time to put an end to the word “viral”.

May 27, 2011 9:19 am

Sucks to have free time in the 24th century……

May 27, 2011 9:20 am

I thought that something had to have millions of hits to be considered to have “gone viral”…..

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
May 27, 2011 10:55 am

I actually loved that poem. And Worf’s face when he looks at Geordi.


more like tens of millions.

May 27, 2011 1:59 pm

I’ve always loved that poem. Props to whomever on the Trek staff wrote it! Much more brilliant than the crap you see on TV today.

May 30, 2011 7:16 am


May 30, 2011 2:11 pm

Never thought I’d see the day: Data as a Gangsta Rapper.

Now anytime I hear the original song, I will think of cats.


I swear, if I end up singing this song in my car, I will be pissed.