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Song Parodies -> "Good-bye Star Trek"

Original Song Title:

"Seasons in the Sun"

Original Performer:

Terry Jacks

Parody Song Title:

"Good-bye Star Trek"

Parody Written by:

John Newmark

The Lyrics

Seasons in the Sun was originally written in French by Jacques Brel (entitled Le Moribund) and translated into English by Rod McKuen. The original version was recorded by The Kingston Trio. Terry Jacks reworked the song, and made it into a hit. This is based on Jacks' version.Several Star Trek references which one either gets or doesn't. However, for the sake of singing the song, it should be noted that Jean Luc Picard's brother, Robert, is French. His name is pronounced something like, "Robayr". Perhaps I should also indicate that the "I" of the parody is not myself. Some things said about the "I" apply to me, others do not.
Goodbye to you, my favorite show
I've watched each week since I was nine or so
Together we sailed past the stars
Learned of Spock and his Pon Farr
Crashed some ships, and Skinned a Yar.

Goodbye Star Trek, please stay away
Until the writing sees a better day
When Gene's vision is on the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of us and we'll be there

I've killed Kirk, I've killed Spock
I've killed Scotty and the Doc
But the words that I write
are just written out of spite...

Goodbye Jean-Luc, hero to me
You were the black sheep of your family
To tend the vines for you was wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Robert told you "move along".

Goodbye Jim Kirk, it's sad but true
that all the fans are slinging mud at you
Now that the show is off the air
Rotten telly everywhere
When you return I'll be there.

I've killed Worf, I've killed Troi
I've killed Riker and the boy
But the tales that I tell
Pocket Books will never sell.

I've killed Worf, I've killed Troi
I've killed Riker and the boy
But the tales that I tell
Pocket Books will never sell.

Goodbye Riker, you're Number One
You lost your love, but let Worf have some fun
And every time that it was down
You would always come around
And get the ship back off the ground.

Goodbye McCoy, you messed up things
When back in time and high on cordrazine
You saved the broad from passing car
With the Nazis everywhere
Jim and Spock had to both be there.

I've had joy, I've had fun
Writing Star Trek fan fiction
But the shows are now done
and my interest has all gone.

I've had joy, I've had fun
Writing Star Trek fan fiction
But the shows are now done
and my interest has all gone

I've killed Worf, I've killed Troi
I've killed Riker and the boy
But the tales that I tell
Pocket Books will never sell.

I've killed Kirk, I've killed Spock
I've killed Scotty and the Doc
But the words that I write
are just written out of spite...

I've had joy, I've had fun
Destroying everyone
Writing Star Trek Fan fiction

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Michelle C. - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Waiting for another GOOD incarnation of the show, which there hasn't been since DS9...
John - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
The final season of Enterprise started getting good, but it was too little too late. I agree Voyager wasn't good, unless you were only watching it for Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) You'll note the parody above focuses on the two best (imo) incarnations. TOS and TNG. It appears that they're going to focus on movies...which might be a good idea. Ironically, Star Wars seems to be heading for television.
2Eagle - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Why don't these people who comment give votes? That was well done and thanks for setting us straight on the original song.
John - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks. A lot of people don't know about Brel and McKuen's role in the song, so even though the version is properly credited to Jacks, I made a point to mention them. I'm more concerned with those who vote, but don't comment. Michelle didn't have anything to say about the parody -- just the content -- which is fine. Perhaps she's not familiar enough with the OS. And the other comment above is mine. There's no good reason for me to vote, in my opinion. I know what I think of my parodies, but I'm biased.
Michael Pacholek - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
This parody is highly illogical. The pacing was off in several spots. Scotty and Bones weren't killed, their portrayers died of natural causes. Riker wasn't killed, Troi only was in a future that now won't happen, and when Worf and Wesley were killed, a temporarily Q-ified Riker restored them. But even Q couldn't fix this parody. Like the Klingons would say, It shouldn't be hauling garbage, it should be hauled away AS garbage! (That same Klingon played Lazarus and anti-Lazarus in "The Alternative Factor.")
John - October 17, 2006 - Report this comment
ahh...I knew that my meaning might not be understood. The song is from the viewpoint of a writer of fanfiction who has wearied of writing fanfiction after the show's demise, and has started to write fanfics where they kill off all the characters. "the words that I write are written out of spite" The verses (as opposed to the choruses) should refer accurately to episodes. Though I cheated somewhat with Jim Kirk since the verse actually refers to Shatner. Fans don't sling mud at Kirk.

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