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William Shatner Covers Pulp’s “Common People” in a Star Trek Cartoon Mashup

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You’re about to experience a new rendition of Pulp’s 1995 song “Common People”. If you listen to the original, I think you’ll agree it sounds like a pretty-respectable knock-off of a song from The Cure.

In other words, it lends itself perfectly to a catchy-as-hell cover by Star Trek‘s own William Shatner.

But what really dials this music video to eleven is the brilliant remixing of the Star Trek cartoon from the early 1970s to portray exuberant drinking, sex, and drug use.

No small feat, considering how short the Star Trek cartoon was on exuberance. Plenty of that other stuff, though.

Via Radio Clash, who knows that sex sells, and so does that other stuff.

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2 comments… add one
  • kaufman December 9, 2009, 9:00 am

    Shatner’s excellent cover is hardly “new” – it’s at least 4-5 years old.

  • Thor December 18, 2009, 4:34 pm

    This was a great video, but Why is Captain Kirk climbing a mountain?

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