H.M.S. Trek-A-Star

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Fanwork
Title: H.M.S. Trek-A-Star
Creator: Dorothy Jones Heydt, Karen Anderson; Anderson was the director of the "Karidian Light Opera and Piano Moving Company's" production of Filbert and Sullivan's space operetta
Date(s): 1967 & 1968
Medium: Filk, live performance
Fandom: Star Trek
External Links: trekastar.doc
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H.M.S. Trek-A-Star is a Star Trek filk operetta which involves the tunes of several Gilbert & Sullivan songs.[1] It was written by Dorothy Jones Heydt and Karen Anderson, and performed on July 7, 1967 at Westercon XX, on August 29, 1968 at WorldCon, at a Minicon, and perhaps other cons.

Karen Anderson was the director, and it was a "Karidian Light Opera and Piano Moving Company" production.

Operetta

Spock's song beginning "I am the scientific officer" to the tune of "I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore" included the lines

Give three point one four one six cheers
For the officer with pointed ears!

Followed by a crew's chorus of

Hip Hip! Hurray!
Hip Hip! Hurray!
Hip Hip! Hurray!
Hip!

This was explained as the "point one four one sixth" of a cheer, a practice adopted by some SCA groups who would occasionally give "3.1416 cheers" to show their shared geekiness.

Productions

Cast at Westercon XX

Kirk: David Thewlis
Spock: George Spelvin
Yeoman Rand: Dorothy Jones
Stackstraw (an alien): Jon DeCles
Uhura: Astrid Anderson
Bugeye/Chekov: Jerry Jacks
Crew: Felice Rolfe, Bjo Trimble, John Trimble
Accompanist: Karen Thewlis

Cast at 1968 Worldcon

Kirk: David Gerrold
Spock: George Spelvin
Yeoman Rand: Dorothy Jones
Stackstraw: Arthur Weiss
Uhura: Astrid Anderson
Bugeye/Chekov: Jerry Jacks
Crew: Kathy Bushman
Accompanist: Felice Rolfe

References

  1. [www.rahul.net/figmo/cons2003/trekastar.doc HMS Trek-A-Star Script], Word .doc