A Mocked Time

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Title: A Mocked Time
Creator: Kandy Fong
Date: 1986
Format: slideshow
Length: over 15 minutes
Music: "Tradition" and "Matchmaker, Make Me a Match" from Fiddler on the Roof, songs from Dolly. "A Secret Love" and "Love Potion #9" plus others
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Footage: Link at AO3

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A Mocked Time is a very early Star Trek: TOS vid by Kandy Fong.

Reactions and Reviews

Wow! Thanks to T'Lara for including the list of vids shown on The Cinema of Squee this year. I am enjoying perusing this delightful compilation of K/S splendor at my leisure.

A Mocked Time is, I believe, the very first set of scenes from the show set to music. If not the first, surely it is one of the very earliest music vids in Star Trek-K/S fandom. It is so interesting to see how very far we have come. According to the summary, this vid was made for Gene Roddenberry in 1986, and consists of slides from the episode Amok Time set to various snippits of recognizable songs. Some like "Tradition" and "Matchmaker, Make Me a Match"from Fiddler on the Roof, and ??? from Dolly are used semi-seriously, but others such as A Secret Love and Love Potion #9 are meant to bring a smile. At over 15 minutes, there's certainly enough here to marvel at. While vidding techniques have become increasingly more sophisticated over the years, what remains the same is the creativity and imagination and especially the love that these women have brought to our fandom.

Thank you, Kandy, for being a pioneer! [1]

"Seriously, this is still as fresh and entertaining as it was for its audience back in the early days of fandom! While we are nowadays so used to MTV-style, fast-paced vids, this slideshow really makes me enjoy the delicious and witty humour it shows in its brilliantly combined stills and song choices. Made me ridiculously happy!"[2]

Songs used in the vid

  • Instrumental open
  • Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John
  • Secret Love – (male cover of Doris Day song)
  • Love Potion #9 – The Searchers
  • No More Mr Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
  • Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
  • Let's Make Love - Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  • I'm Not in Love - 10cc
  • Physical - Olivia Newton John
  • Pac Man Fever - Buckner & Garcia
  • All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  • Behind Closed DOors - Charlie Rich & Claude Rich
  • Logical Song - SUpertramp
  • Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens
  • Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Beatles
  • I Will Follow Him - Peggy March
  • Just a dream - Jimmy Clanton
  • Looking for Love in all the wrong places - Johnny Lee
  • We gotta get you a woman - Todd Rungren
  • If You Could Read My Mind – (female cover of Gordon Lightfoot song)
  • Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
  • Jaws Theme - John Williams
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker - Fiddler on the Roof
  • If You Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
  • Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Tradition - Fiddler on the Roof
  • I Get Around - Beach Boys
  • Hit the Road, Jack - Ray Charles
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • Goin' Out of My Head - Little ANthony & the Imperials
  • Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis
  • It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr
  • Bye, Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
  • The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson
  • Tradition (Instrumental) - Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Great Pretender - The Platters
  • Winner Takes It All - Abba
  • I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk Railroad
  • Punk, Go Ahead Make My Day - Dirty Harry line
  • (Brief instrumental)
  • Help - Beatles
  • Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk Railroad
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Wake Up Little Suzy - The Everly Brothers
  • Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
  • Tired of Waiting - The Kinks
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love? - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • See You Later, Alligator - Bill Haley
  • My World Is Empty Without You - The Supremes
  • You & Me Against the World - Helen Reddy
  • The Logical Song - Supertramp
  • On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
  • Instrumental close


  1. ^ by Carolyn Spencer in The K/S Press #208
  2. ^ comment by T'Lara at the vid's AO3 page dated Sept 1, 2014