We've all grooved to William Shatner's "singing." But the history of science-fiction novelty records is much bigger, and weirder. From Weird Al's tribute to Yoda to Wonder Woman covering Toto, there have been many bizarre discs that celebrated science fiction.
The Black Eyed Peas have piled everything that is terrible in today's science fiction into one giant Terminator Salvation-inspired music video. The 10-minute monster is fraught with lens flares, silver masks, plastic capes and break-dancing ray guns.
Yoda is a pimp, Luke gives a rap tribute to a crispy Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen, and the Emperor struggles to keep up with Lando Calrissian's flow. Yes it's another Star Wars rap video.
Listen to Eminem's "Without Me" in Klingon, by Klenginem. We didn't think it was possible to translate Slim Shady's rapping into Klingon, and yet here it is in mighty warrior glory. It's impressive. Qapla'!
With the Wild Things soundtrack being released and the Admiral Ackbar song contest underway, it's high time we stopped and paid attention to a few other note-worthy and science-fictional musician. Here's our round-up of futuristic and mind-expanding music videos.
We thought the Spider-Man musical fiasco was finished, crushed to death under its $45 million budget. But it seems the sunglassed superstar Bono, who wrote the show's score, has stepped in to save the day. [New York Post]
Alt rockers Breaking Benjamin are debuting loads of spoilery Surrogates clips in their new music video, "I Will Not Bow." Check out Bruce Willis in his "I'm really a robot" chair and shades, and emo-style dancing with half naked Surrogates.
The Legend of Neil musical episode has finally been released, featuring the whole cast breaking out in song — including Felicia Day's sex-crazed flasher fairy from season one. It's probably NSFW.
Sounds like the rumors about singing Spidey's rapidly fraying money web are true. The $45 million musical written by Bono and The Edge, put the crew on hiatus and now the actors have been released from their contracts. The New York Post is calling it the biggest fiasco in Broadway history, and quoting experts saying…
No matter how you feel about the G.I. Joe movie, at least the exploding-ninja madness has led to some awesome viral videos. The best of which is probably this song, featuring Billy Crudup as Zartan and Zach Galifiankais as Snow-Job.
Who can forget Jeremy London's virtual cigarette, after having fake sex with Alicia Silverstone to Aerosmith's "Amazing"? Some of the best and worst virtual world-building has come from the music video industry. Strange virtual music worlds, we salute you.
It's almost terrifying how well this remake of the Saturday Night Live digital short "Jizz In My Pants" works with the cast of Heroes. Especially the Parkman and Sylar moments. Who knew Zachary Quinto made that many "O" faces throughout the series? It's astonishing.
Perhaps my favorite Star Trek in-joke is this video explanation for the Beastie Boys' song "Sabotage" playing during baby Kirk's wild ride. Turns out Shatner had a problem with the word "sabotage." [Topless Robot]