We didn’t start the series …

I should be posting something more serious, like a reply to Sean Carroll’s disproof of life after death or another Not-So-Casual Commentary, but I’ve been doing a lot of writing elsewhere and don’t really feel like.  So, instead, you’ll get this:

When a local TV station started running re-runs of Star Trek:  TNG many, many years ago, they did a commercial parodying the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” to advertise it.  Here are those lyrics, as best I remember them:

Jean Luc,
Geordi’s Specs,
Mysteries on the Holodecks

Asteroids,
Triple Droids,
Telepathic Betazoids

Transporter
Deadly Claw
Visitor from LA Law

Photons,
No Kirk,
Captain has gone berserk

Shuttlecraft,
Counselor Troi,
Doctor Crusher’s little boy

Klingon Rites,
Parasites,
New Heights,
Phaser Fights,

Data’s Head,
Tasha’s Dead,
Riker’s Hangin’ by a thread

Celebration,
Transformation,
Everyone to battle stations

We didn’t start the series,
It’s the Next Generationon your favorite station

We didn’t start the series,
But when we are gone it willstill be on and on and on…

We didn’t start the series…

(In the interests of full disclosure, I had remembered them all on my way into work this morning, but forgot the first two stanzas and had to look them up to write them now.)

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