Monday, May 28, 2012



Time to talk about a very special production from my favorite musical production team, Starkid's "Starship." I don't think its a coincidence that the name of the show shares similarities to the name of the team; after all, this production, though silly, has earned its place in my heart for a number of reasons while playing homage to the tropes and strengths the team built over the other projects.

This musical takes place on a bug-infested planet that is a twisted and delightful amalgam of Pixar's Bug's Life and the cult classic Starship Troopers. The insectoid aliens are a mix of puppets and cut-outs that form a slightly disgusting, but mostly endearing hive of creatures. Among them is one bug named, well, Bug. And he too lives up to the Disney parody that is a light frosting in this sci-fi horror satire cake, as he wants that classic "something more". Specifically, after viewing some videos from a wrecked human ship, he wants to be a "Starship Ranger".

Speaking of Starship Ranges, the other half of the cast is made up of carefully stitched together caricatures of all our favorite cliche characters; from the Latina badass to the "rough" Commander to the country bumpkin to the nerd to the whiny red shirt to the killer robot and of course the evil company guy.

And as these two groups clash, the only thing standing between peace and war is our loveable hero, Bug.
To watch the entire musical, you can click the link below. Make sure to subscribe and share Starship with who ever you can.

And a definite must-see for fans of Batman, fans of Starkid, or fans of musicals is "Holy Musical B@man!" their latest and most awesome show. You can watch the whole thing by clicking the link below.

Or if you want some Harry Potter, check out A Very Potter Musical and/or its Sequel. They have a number of other productions that are definitely worth seeking out, as well.

You can also download the Album at the link below

 A link to Starkids: TEAM STAR KIDS!

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