So we’ve all seen those episodes of Star Trek TOS when Spock is playing that ridiculous instrument right?
By the way, RIP Leonard Nimoy. That guy was awesome. I think my tweet on the day of his death summed up how I took it:
Shedding a tear for the Nimoy family and Trekkers everywhere. Never met him, but he was more of a friend than he’ll ever know #LLAP
— Will Flora (@Will_Flora) February 27, 2015
But back to my question: you’ve seen it right? It’s weird. And totally just 60’s music ‘played’ on a weird instrument. There’s even one episode with a whole band of hippies. Look it up.
And I’m sure it was a product of the era that particular Sci Fi was made. Huxley has his ‘Malthusian Blues’, not in a space ship but in a weird future. Riker just plays his trombone. I’ve been told that some of our US Navy ships host bands made of their sailors. Do they do the same thing on starships? And do they have access to current music, or are they stuck with whatever they take with them?