'Call me Maybe' gets 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek' treatments

The earworm song of the summer has earned itself some sci-fi video remixes. Now available in both "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" flavors.

Picard dancing
Yes, that fuzzy image is Picard dancing. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

What's better than a summer pop hit? How about Han Solo, Darth Vader, and the whole "Star Wars" crew serenading you with a summer pop hit? That's a million times better. As it turns out, Yoda is quite the crooner.

YouTube user jamesconvenant rejiggered the Carly Rae Jepsen hit "Call me Maybe" with footage from the "Star Wars" franchise. He even managed to work in some subtitled Jabba the Hutt contributions.

Not to be outdone, the "Star Trek" fan contingent got on the case and intrepid YouTuber Zyphorg put together a version featuring Captain Picard and the Next Generation Enterprise crew. It's a little choppier than the "Star Wars" version, but impressive nonetheless.

I am indescribably delighted to know there are uber-geeks out there who would comb through endless science fiction footage to cull together enough bits to cover all the song lyrics. Bonus points for using the obscure footage of Picard with a straw hat and cane on the bridge.

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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