William Shatner “Common People” fan video: Star Trek clips sync perfectly to illustrate Captain Kirk’s Pulp cover (VIDEO).

William Shatner’s Cover of Pulp’s “Common People” Is Even Better With This Fan-Made Music Video

William Shatner’s Cover of Pulp’s “Common People” Is Even Better With This Fan-Made Music Video

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July 23 2015 12:16 PM

William Shatner’s Cover of Pulp’s “Common People” Is Even Better With This Fan-Made Music Video

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Still taken from the video.

It’s easy to forget that in 2004 William Shatner released a relatively well-received album that included a genuinely good cover of the ’90s Pulp song “Common People.” (It wasn’t even Shatner’s first album.) But this fan-made video is even more impressive than the original. It stiches together clips from Star Trek: The Original Series with a soundtrack of Shatner's soothing, mellow voice, and even lines up some of Pulp’s lyrics with footage of characters speaking the same lines on the show. If nothing else, the video is worth watching just to see Kirk sob, “I want to live!