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Darth Vader Sang a Beatles Song to NASA Astronauts in 1988.

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Jayson, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Jayson

    Jayson Resident Lucasian

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    Darth Vader has lent his visage, voice, and even his breath to a grand number of things in our pop culture, with some being slightly more bizarre than others - quite possibly one of the more amusing being Darth Vader playing a trumpet that sounds like a Kazoo on a German commercial while Mark Hamill stands on a snow speeder, dressed in a glittering gold v-neck jump suit with his arm around a sort of "Miss America" styled pageant queen.

    I'm not kidding.

    However, there's one Darth Vader entry that takes the cake on the most obscure mix, and also the most elusive.
    It seems that Darth Vader sang a satirical version of the Beatle's song, "Do you want to know a secret" as the wake up call to astronauts on the 5th of December, 1988.

    The unfortunate part here is that there doesn't seem to be an audio record of this wonderfully weird idea.
    At least, not at NASA, as the curator, Colin Fries notes,

    "The Space Shuttle portion of the Chronology proved to be the most challenging since the Johnson Space Center Audio Control Room Recorder Log began with STS-80"​

    But we do have at least a written record of the event.
    We also have this little note about KKQB, and those involved in making the audio file. It is unclear if that station, or any individuals, may still have a copy.

    Personally, I would be greatly amused to hear Vader singing a satirical version of Do You Want to Know a Secret?


    Here's a link to the specific STS entry.

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  2. Oliver Hodges

    Oliver Hodges Clone Trooper

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