Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Final Frontier: Space Safari

Space Safari Cover by Rob Lattin's Mad Experiment
Star Trek Meets
Jurassic World
- Space Safari
Going Beyond

Going beyond Star Trek, beyond Space 1999, and easily beyond Star Wars.

Converging with Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and Jurassic World and Jurassic Park.

Welcome to Space Safari. 
Ah, the Final Frontier! 

Sparing all effort on technological creativity and operating under a budget of $1.20, I finally finished the video accompaniment to the space soundtrack "Space Safari."

Here is the intro text to the video in case you have trouble reading:

"1700 years a go, a pre-Cambrian Englishman was commissioned by the Neolithic Universityfor the studies of imaginary black holes . . .
to study strange new worlds and civilizations and boldly go where no caveman has gone before . . . but he was irascible.
Being a young whippersnapper with a chimp on his shoulder he decided to ditch the scientific dogma of the Big Bang and . . . embark on his own interstellar expedition to discover if there are other zoological creations in the galaxy.
Since this was 1700 BILLION years ago, a time when space travel was very difficult, this mad Englishman, by the name of Fred Figstone, employed the assistance of his number one student, Barney Rebel, to develop a time machine to travel through the universal atmosphere. 
Barney was the discoverer of the aether, and since gravity wasn't discovered yet for billions of years, there was no gravity to hold them back.
They were looking to bag big game and place head trophies on their cave walls.
Unfortunately, Barney was too advanced for machinery and their time machine - space ship exceeded warp factor five and thrust them into a wormhole which stranded them in Outer Space in the year 1985 . . .
They subsequently got Lost in Space on their very special Space Safari."

That last part just brings a tear to my eye. In any event, I was just having fun and hope you got a kick out of the video. The meat lies in the music. This version of Space Safari (the soundtrack) is the extended version to cover the length of the video.

Did you know that the original song was under 3 minutes and the full video was over 10 minutes?
So, I extended the song (remastered it, too) and edited the visuals. Yes many cool scenes were cut and ended up on the projector floor. Oh, that's right, I didn't use movie film. Duh!

Anyway, since this is about space, and time travel and dinosaurs and elephants, it fits in perfectly with the work we are doing here at Mad Experiment.

Related links:

Star Trek Theme (Always brings a tear to my eye!)
Star Gate SG1 Theme - Best Sci Fi Theme in recent years
Space 1999 - I love Martin Landau and Barbara Baines
Jurassic World 2015

Special Note:

Although I love the original series of Star Trek (and The Next Generation) as a kid, I did not watch Kirk and Spock. I was a fan of Lost In Space and watched that instead. NOW I watch reruns of both shows and hands down, I love the themes from Lost In Space first and foremost. (It's not as sad as Star Trek's).

Listen to this . . . .

2 version of Lost In Space Theme
My Favorite Version of Lost In Space Theme
(This version opens with computer-like sounds and has great brass, composed by John Williams. If this link breaks or is discontinued, please let me know.) And I love the robot.

Gotta get back on the big hunt on my Space Safari.


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