‘Star Trek’ podcast gives pop hit ‘Kiss Me’ a Klingon makeover

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 13:04 EDT
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Jen Usellis performs 'Bite Me' for Star Trek improv webseries
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Pop band Sixpence None The Richer’s biggest hit becomes a karaoke ditty worthy of the Klingon Empire in a new video by a podcast dedicated to the Star Trek franchise.

“HIchop,” Jen Usellis’ version of the band’s song “Kiss Me,” was originally featured on a February 2013 episode of The Improvised Star Trek, which follows the USS Sisypheus — a contemporary of the Enterprise in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe — with episode premises taken from listener suggestions. It took five people to translate the original lyrics into phrasing that was not only grammatically-correct in the Klingon language, but appropriate for the culture; for example, the new title translates into “Bite Me.”

Watch Usellis’ “karaoke classic,” posted by The Improvised Star Trek on Tuesday, below.

[h/t The Mary Sue]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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