TMR got a tip that was so outlandish yet so detailed that we had to follow it up. We were told that a San Antonio modern rock band called ‘Electric Crush‘ were signed on to provide music for Star Trek XI, and specifically that they would be recording a Star Trek XI music video in L.A. on September 30th. This seemed like a joke and of course Trek XI composer Mike Giacchino has said he wont start working on the score for quite some time, but the tip’s specificity was curious. TMR contacted the band’s manager Keith Chester just for the hell of it and got a big shock when he asked “how did you find out?”. He went on to say, “yeah it’s for the new movie called ‘Of Gods and Men'”…and then it all made sense. Of Gods And Men is the much anticipated new independent (unlicensed) Star Trek movie with a cast and crew that includes a number of former Trek stars and writers. The Trek Report has confirmed the story with Sky Conway the producer and co-writer of the new fan film. Electric Crush will be filming a music video of their song ‘Taking Away’ on the set of ‘Of Gods and Men’ in late September. The song will also appear in at least one of the webisodes and any possible ‘behind the scenes’ DVDs. The first of three Of Gods and Men webisodes will be available in December at an internet near you.
The Of Gods and Men team will soon be Trekifiying ‘Taking Away’, here is the original music video
Zero is a fan
Just because Electric Crush are an award-winning rock band with videos appearing on MTV2, that doesn’t mean they are too cool to be into Trek. In fact lead guitarist ‘Zero’ (pictured above doing his signature backflip) is a big genre fan. Since he was a kid he was into comics, superheroes and Star Trek. It was just serendipitous that the film crew who are working on Of Gods and Men spotted the band while filming for an unrelated project at the “Rock ‘N the Rally” concert during the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. When the OGaM crew approached the band and asked if they wanted to be involved, Electric Crush jumped at the chance. “It’s going to be so cool doing a video on a Star Trek set” said Chester “and of course there will be green-skinned babes, this is rock and roll after all”
NOTE: thanks to ‘Dave’ for the ‘tip’ (you were ‘almost’ right)