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This is what classic ‘Star Trek’ sounds like with a Daft Punk soundtrack

This fan edit may make you reconsider the quality of 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture.'


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 16, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 2:19 pm CDT

The first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, was not exactly… good. Taking inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, it combined gorgeous visual effects with a slow-moving plot and very little humor. In other words, it was the polar opposite of the Star Trek people knew and loved in 1979.

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However! If you add Daft Punk, it puts a very different spin on things.

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Vimeo user Patrick Collins came up with an interesting way to highlight The Motion Picture‘s good points, editing a 22-minute recut with Daft Punk’s soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. It’s basically an extra-long fanvid, reveling in the beauty of the film’s sci-fi visuals.

2001: A Space Odyssey was never a good fit for the Star Trek franchise, but this video may make you reconsider the qualities of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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*First Published: May 16, 2017, 6:52 am CDT