Star trekkin' across the universe

Star Trekkin’ by The Firm

I can’t believe this song is 20 years old! My parents bought the original album on tape and we listened to it over and over. The other songs on the tape were more boring to my 11 year old ears but I remember they grew on me as time passed. I have no idea where the tape is now unfortunately.

What would we do without Youtube? Write original content? Gasp!

Star Trekkin’ is a song released in 1987 by a band called The Firm (not to be confused with the British rock group or the hip-hop supergroup of the same name). It is a parody of the original TV series of Star Trek.

Just in case that wasn’t enough, and on the subject of songs that get stuck in your head. The “Hold a chicken in the air” part of the Chicken Song by Spitting Image was stuck in my head for several years. Don’t press play. You’ve been warned!


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10 thoughts on “Star trekkin' across the universe”


  1. You’re welcome Robert! I added the Chicken Song too, a song that was going through my hed for quite some time but I think I can get over it now. I hope.

    Hold a chicken in the air, stick a ….


  2. Remember the birdie song? Now there is a nightmare. We actually have the single here somewhere on vinyl that we bought on holidays in France in the early 80’s.

    Somehow I don’t think it would fetch much on eBay.


  3. that star trekkin song is going to drive me nuts for the next few days. i had made it through trekker therapy, but now i think i’m regressing again …..
    thanks donncha. grrrrr :)


  4. I loved Star Trekkin’ when I was a kid! I never knew there was a video for that song.

    Oh the flash backs! This is great.


  5. I have so many childhood memories around the star trekking tape! I seriously want to get hold of a copy of it (because I love all the other songs!) Does anyone know where I can find a copy! I’ve been searching for years!

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