Lost Weekend Video has had no shortage of awesome original tees, and the latest is no exception. Check out their recreation of the pivotal Spock vs. Noisy Punk Rocker on MUNI scene from Star Trek IV:
Here is that scene, in case you’re not nerdy enough to know what I’m talking about:
Cool, punk sucks.
That’s one of the dumber parts of that movie. 1986 was a little late for punk hating.
It’s more obnoxious Muni passenger hating than punk hating.
No. Listen to the lyrics. That song was written and performed for the movie. It’s a very bleak, nuclear war, we’re all going to die thing – the antithesis of Star Trek. In a way, its an allegory of the positive actuality of the future trumping the modern angst. If that’s not a smack directly at Jello “Chemical Warfare” Biafra style punk then I don’t know what is.
I’m conflicted. While I think you might be reading too much into an intentionally trite “punk-esque” song in a movie about whale-aliens and nuclear wessels, I know that mid 80s was the height of fascination with punk in film (Robocop, Terminator, etc) and it gives credence to your argument.
Looks like they were trying for an authentic feel, but the lyrics (nihilistic & apocalyptic they may be) don’t have special relevance to the film.
I’m curious about the RoboCop punk connection you mentioned. You’re not referring to PTP, are you?
That’s an amazing connection, and I wish I thought of it. I learned something about 80s industrial today!
They do, in a way. Most of the film is centered around complaining how backwards and nihilistic the 80′s are. The very plot centers on the fact that whales were wiped out without understanding the consequences.
You could swap the punk guy out for any other cultural stereotype that might play loud music on the bus, and the scene would serve exactly the same purpose.
If the movie had come out a few years later it probably would have been hip hop instead of punk.
And hip hop is often a very nihilistic genre. By picking that you’re basically proving my point.
This coupled with the very next part of the scene where Kirk complains about the amount of profanity in the contemporary literature really points to a cultural commentary.
Not profanity, KyleM. “Colorful language metaphors”. A double-dumbass to us all
Ha, Vic. Actually, now I don’t know what’s worse about the bus scene. The past prime punk or the implied vision of the guy who beat up a Gorn leafing through “Valley of the Dolls”.
“By picking that you’re basically proving my point.”
If by proving you mean providing evidence to the contrary, then yes.
It bothers me that you don’t know the difference between evidence and an assertion. You feel you’re right, but you don’t actually have evidence.
Nice! Great scene in a great movie!
Can anyone read the tag on the window? Kid got mad fame.
Spock’s a poseur
It always makes me feel better about the future when I’m reminded that Starfleet Command and the Council of the United Federation of Planets is here in the City by the Bay.
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