|"Pardon me. Coming through."|
|"A glass of Arcanis Lager while you play with your holographic biplanes, Madam? Sir?"|
|"Well, tickle my Tribble!"|
|"Hmm... Only one spare seat and it's in the booth next to that creep surreptitiously eyeing up my favourite waitress."|
|"I'll have an Altair Water."|
The only reason for this little sequence of movie stills is as an introduction to the video clip, which I've posted purely for the background music*. Or, perhaps I should say: Muzak!
You see, I've recently purchased the 2010 expanded edition of the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock original motion picture soundtrack, and this bar muzak features on it. Track 16 (disc one) is a medley of three pop standards from the catalogue of the Famous Music Corporation - That Old Black Magic/Tangerine/I Remember You (originally by Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen & Victor Schertzinger) - rearranged by composer, James Horner, for this scene where Doctor McCoy (while suffering from Spock's mind-meld) tries to charter a space flight to the forbidden Genesis Planet.
While I am awed and moved by the incredible movie soundtrack, the little (or large, perhaps, as it lasts for over ten minutes) lounge muzak at the end is a delightful finis.
Plus, it reminds me of The Official Plant-Spotter of Castlette Device and its Extensive Witchdom's (Jon), frequent lounge music offerings!
*You can see the full clip from when McCoy enters the bar here - although the quality isn't quite as good, but at least you don't get that Movieclips guff at the end.
Now. This leads me on to my next Doctor McCoy topic courtesy of LẌ's tireless snowclones (no, I'd never heard of the term before today, either):
...Paleontologist - as featured in the Cusp Trek episode "The Trouble With Trilobites", from "Did the plan fail, Edward?" back in January.
...Lyricist - featured in "The Troubles With Trebbles", from Contorted Drifts, Chalk Rafts, and Pro-Glacial Zones also in January.
...Librarian - "The Troubles With The Dewey Decimal System", from Bookcase Expo (February)
...Gynaecologist - "The Troubles With Lines", from Blue and Green... (February)
...Botanist - "The Troubles With Vegetables", from The Celestial Temple cries golden tears (also February - LẌ was clearly on a roll)
...Entomologist - "The Troubles With Punctuation", from Of Commas and Contrails (March)
...Senior FX Digital Processing Imagining Engineer! - "The Troubles With Goldblums", from "Life, uh, finds a way..." (March)
And, finally, to see us out, a couple of my favourite scenes from Star Trek III: Uhura dealing with "Mr Adventure" before beaming Kirk & Co. over to the Enterprise, and then the crew stealing the ship to effect the "rescue" of their fallen comrade, Spock, from the Genesis Planet.