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)