Video of the Day: Star Trek: TNG Theme Played By 8 Floppy Drives

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.


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May 15, 2012 4:24 pm

They’re flat.

Red Dead Ryan
May 15, 2012 4:31 pm

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

May 15, 2012 4:40 pm

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

May 15, 2012 4:42 pm

Floppy drives.

How quaint.

May 15, 2012 4:52 pm

What’s a floppy drive? LOL.

May 15, 2012 5:00 pm

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!

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
May 15, 2012 5:12 pm

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

May 15, 2012 5:17 pm


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May 15, 2012 5:34 pm

Mom’s basement? Just kidding…

May 15, 2012 6:26 pm

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.

DeShonn Steinblatt
May 15, 2012 6:34 pm

Technically, it’s the theme from TMP.

I'm Dead Jim!
May 15, 2012 6:54 pm

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

May 15, 2012 7:01 pm

Technically it’s technical.

May 15, 2012 7:22 pm

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

May 15, 2012 8:38 pm

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

Thank G_d for Trek!

May 15, 2012 9:24 pm

@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.


Gary Neumann
May 15, 2012 9:55 pm


Chris Miles
May 15, 2012 10:18 pm

@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.

May 15, 2012 11:18 pm

Why? Because he can. And it’s cool.

jello cutter
May 16, 2012 1:53 am

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.

May 16, 2012 5:34 am

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

May 16, 2012 6:30 am

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

Selor Kiith
May 16, 2012 8:26 am

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

May 16, 2012 9:49 am

Couldn’t help but smile. Cute little floppys…

May 16, 2012 3:07 pm

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.

May 16, 2012 3:10 pm

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

Jon Spencer
May 16, 2012 9:16 pm

That’s pretty cool.

Robert Bernardo
May 17, 2012 9:33 am

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

May 17, 2012 4:11 pm

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

Dr. Cheis
May 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Is it done loading yet?