Data & Picard is my tribute to one of the greatest TV series of all time. It is an original track featuring the voices of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander Data (Brent Spiner), accompanied by a music video I shot entirely in my living room with a green screen and lights. The track opens with the Klingon Victory Song, followed by a remix of Data singing Che Gelida Manina in the episode ‘In Theory’. This episode was the first ever to be directed by Patrick Stewart and I didn’t realize this until after the track was finished.
To boldly go where no Irish artist has gone before… or have they? A good friend [Dubliner Mick Cassidy, currently a character designer for Family Guy] has been selected to showcase his talents at the Star Trek, 50 Artists, 50 Years exhibition in the US, and I thought it deserved a bit of recognition this side of the Atlantic.
Ah now Ryan! I’ve met you at a Star Wars convention so you obviously have time for a bit of sci-fi. Your remark probably won’t go down well with Star Trek fans. It does imply that we’re all lonesome lads on social media.
Have you interviewed Patrick Stewart Ryan? Please tell him your opinions about Star Trek fans. He once objected when an interviewer described Trekkies as “weird”, calling it a “silly thing to say”. Stewart added, “How many do you know personally? You couldn’t be more wrong.”
Isaac Asimov described us: “Trekkies are intelligent, interested, involved people with whom it is a pleasure to be, in any numbers. Why else would they have been involved in Star Trek, an intelligent, interested, and involved show?”
Maybe in some crazy way you’re just angling for a role in the new Star Trek series out in 2017? ;)
There is no better time to give ‘Star Trek’ fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration. …Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.
A replica of the original 23rd century Star Trek communicator ($40 plus shipping from Thinkgeek) complete with lights, beeps and voiceclips but no orbiting starship to which you can be beamed to avoid a hiding, having activated the device in public.