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Video of the Day: Star Trek: TNG Theme Played By 8 Floppy Drives May 15, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

The video we have to share with you today is possibly the nerdiest thing you will see (and hear) this week. A guy in the Internet has created a small niche of making music using old computer floppy drives (ask your parents about them kids). One of his orchestrations is the theme to Star Trek: The Next Generation.


Star Trek: TNG Theme by floppy drive

The following is by MrSolidSnake745 who took on the challenge to do the Star Trek: TNG theme on floppy drives. Enjoy…

MrSolidSnake745 has a number of other pieces of floppy drive music, including music from Star Wars, Doctor Who, Duke Nukem and more. Check it all out on his YouTube page.

Thanks to Gary for the tip.



1. Nomad - May 15, 2012

They’re flat.

2. Red Dead Ryan - May 15, 2012

This is what music would sound like in the Borg Collective.

3. AJ - May 15, 2012

Reminds me of what the Ramones would sound like playing it.

4. THX-1138 - May 15, 2012

Floppy drives.

How quaint.

5. Craiger - May 15, 2012

What’s a floppy drive? LOL.

6. VZX - May 15, 2012

I like how Tony phrases it: “in the Internet”. Heh. It’s like the guy is Tron on the Grid or something.

But, this inspired me to crank up my old Apple IIe. I bet it still works! Go Apple!

7. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - May 15, 2012

This is what you do with technology once it becomes obsolete…

8. Phil - May 15, 2012


9. Kieran - May 15, 2012


10. Borgminister - May 15, 2012

Mom’s basement? Just kidding…

11. Basement Blogger - May 15, 2012

God bless you, Dr. Floppy Drive and Anthony. I feel so old. Oh, and thanks to the late Jerry Goldsmith for writing a glorious theme for Star Trek.

12. DeShonn Steinblatt - May 15, 2012

Technically, it’s the theme from TMP.

13. I'm Dead Jim! - May 15, 2012

Just as technically, it’s the theme from TNG.

14. Vultan - May 15, 2012

Technically it’s technical.

15. Aaron - May 15, 2012

It’s official, We have too much time on our hands.

16. AuroreOnTrekMovieMadeMeWonder - May 15, 2012

Can you imagine the destructive power this guy could unlesh IF he had used his abilities to evil purposes!

Thank G_d for Trek!

17. BeatleJWOL - May 15, 2012

@12, 13

If it’s got Courage’s TOS intro before it, it’s the TNG theme. If it starts out just from the main body of the theme (Goldsmith’s intro notwithstanding), it’s the TMP theme.


18. Gary Neumann - May 15, 2012


19. Chris Miles - May 15, 2012

@6 vzx- I think you meant Atari 800 with 48k. Man that floppy could sing.
Nice percussion accompaniment too, as its external modem was an early pulse dial model.

20. StevenPDX - May 15, 2012

Why? Because he can. And it’s cool.

21. jello cutter - May 16, 2012

I actually found my Indiana Jones floppy disc game today it was under my sega megadrive 2, next to my atari lynx. And im not kidding.

22. Alex - May 16, 2012

Does anyone notice that the screen has a picture from the Star Trek Pinball game? Or was it just me?

23. Tony Whitehead - May 16, 2012

I enjoyed that, though it took me awhile to view it on my 56k dial up modem.

24. Selor Kiith - May 16, 2012

Reminds me of ‘A final Unity’ and ‘Future’s Past”^^

25. Holger - May 16, 2012

Couldn’t help but smile. Cute little floppys…

26. LizardGirl - May 16, 2012

WHOA! How’d he do that? That’s pretty boss! Can’t imagine how he programed them to make music. Wish I could do something like that but I’m not that innovative. Very original!. Unlike “Trekkie and I Know It”. That was a night–mare.

27. LizardGirl - May 16, 2012

I change my mind. The Trek theme was awesome, but the Doctor Who theme is BOSS!!

28. Jon Spencer - May 16, 2012

That’s pretty cool.

29. Robert Bernardo - May 17, 2012

Impressive! I wonder what make of floppy drives those are.

30. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 17, 2012

Wow thats actually pretty good considering its the noise the floppies make when being inserted hahahahaha

31. Dr. Cheis - May 18, 2012

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