Schumann and Star Trek
"I'm here because Seven of Nine played it in the Episode Human Error."
Whenever someone posts a comment on my YouTube channel I get an email. Mostly they're compliments:
"Absolutely beautiful. I love what you do with this. It's reflective and introspective. I love it and most people always play this too fast. They seem to grind through it."
I'd been continually puzzled, though, by this string of comments:
- "You're a strange looking cat"
- "Milo dear, that's NOT A GOODI DEA!! Come back here Milo!"
- "Milo's dream in the nest this song plays I swear makes me cry every damn time :)
I finally pieced together that the piece had been used in the 1986 Japanese Adventure/Comedy film The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
I liked this comment:
"Everyone here is talking about Milo and Otis... and I'm just here because it's a part of my Musicology Assessment."
Today, I got the message about Seven of Nine. It seems that she performed Of Foreign Lands and People in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. (As an aside, my fabulous adult student Janet - the one who went to the Cliburn Amateur last year and I blogged about it - used to put together the promos for Voyager.) The world today is connected in such strange ways. I never really thought of myself as a Seven of Nine kind of woman. Five out of Ten, maybe. And who could ever have predicted that Schumann would be my connection to Star Trek?