Star Trek Beyond. Missed Opportunity. The Mashup.
Something with Star Trek Beyond had been bothering me and I could not stop thinking about it.
I couldn’t quite figure it out. Was there something about Star Trek Beyond that I didn’t like? Nope. I really enjoyed the film. There were hits and misses with this one but it still made for a nice trifecta to the Kelvin timeline of films so far. But I’m not here to review Star Trek Beyond, I’m here to scratch this itch that it’s given me.
And scratch I have, because It finally hit me while driving home the other night, listening to the local college radio station. It was the music in Star Trek Beyond that was bothering me, specifically a certain song that wasn’t in the film that had me going all this time. And an almost missed opportunity for a glorious mashup.
I enjoyed hearing Beastie Boys Sabotage and Public Enemy’s Fight the Power being used in the film. The music even played a pivotal role in the success of the crew completing their mission in stopping Krall from destroying the Yorktown. But there was another song that could have made it into the film, and I heard it driving home that night. That song was One Step Beyond by Madness. I think you know where I’m going with this. I hope you know where I’m going with this.
Clearly, One Step Beyond wouldn’t have worked in the movie, I know that. Just as much as I know that Rihanna’s Sledgehammer didn’t work for the end credits. It would have worked as a fun, for shits and giggles, Star Trek/Madness mashup attached to a blooper reel on the soon to be released DVD/BluRay. It would have been perfect. Actually it could still be perfect. Simon Pegg just has to get Suggs on the phone and make it happen. Graham “Suggs” McPherson is the lead singer for Madness, and both he and Simon Pegg are Brits, I’m sure they have each other’s number. Pretty sure. All they gotta do is swipe out the lyrics, One Step Beyond for Star Trek Beyond and their done. Those are the only lyrics in the song. A no brainer. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
No worries if doesn’t happen, because I’ve already made it happen. It’s a bit crude but you’ll get the idea once you’ve listened to it. Just don’t get carried away, otherwise it’ll stick with you like a Ceti Alpha 5 earworm around your cerebral cortex. Please enjoy my Madness/Star Trek Beyond mashup.
P.S. Shame on you Simon Pegg for not thinking this up yourself sooner.