Saturday, May 06, 2017

Doctor McCoy walks into a bar...


"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. 

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  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)

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  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. 




13 comments:

  1. Oh, cool! I love movie soundtracks! One of my all-time favorites is The Long Riders, a Western period piece about the James-Younger outlaw gang. Wonderful music written and performed by Ry Cooder.

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    1. I'm not normally a fan of Westerns, but I notice that this one has Dennis Quaid in it. A YOUNG Dennis Quaid, no less. For this reason alone, I may go out of my way to watch it.

      And, yes, even though it also has Randy Quaid in it.

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    2. Oh, yes! dennis Quaid. Innerspace. THAT scene with the towel and the taxi... Kept me "up" quite a few nights, that did! Jx

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    3. THAT scene started my infatuation, unsurprisingly. Oh, those abs, that smile...

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  2. One cannot help but wonder what Messrs Mercer, Arlen or Schertzinger would have made of it all. Jx

    PS Uhura! Yay!

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    1. I'm sure their ghasts would never have been so flabbered.

      P.S. I think this may be my favourite Uhura moment ever! It's such a shame that all she ever really got were moments (much like everyone else who wasn't Kirk, Spock or McCoy).

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    2. On investigation, it would appear that Mr Arlen was in fact (just - he died two years later) still alive when this movie was released. If he wasn't too unwell, one would rather hope he was given a VIP seat to watch it :-)

      Jx

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    3. Oh, yes, that would have been nice. I wonder if he did see it?

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  3. I would like to know what the soundtrack for the movie of YOUR life would be, Mr. DeVice.

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    1. Lashings and lashings of Erasure, Kylie and Goldfrapp, with some splashes of disco and electronica, rounded off with ABBA and Steps!


      What?

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    2. You are speaking my language, Mr DeVice! Jx

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  4. Oh, space invaders !

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    1. Eeek! Where?!?

      ::runs off and hides::

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