I don’t watch American Idol, and I rarely listen to the radio, so to be honest, I don’t have much of an opinion when it comes to Nicki Minaj. She does look like a cartoon from space, so there’s that, and she did write “Starships,” which appears to be a celebration of interstellar crafts, which is pretty cool. Then again, maybe it’s just about partying. I do, however, have a weirdly intense love for Pitch Perfect, which prominently features the song.
This fan-made video, set to the Day-Glo superstar’s hit song, is really a supercut of all things starship. It’s clip after clip after clip of crafts flying through the deep, dark void of space. Created by someone who calls herself bironic—very different from the term Byronic—this video is intended as a “celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly.” The video only contains clips where the people that appear onscreen look totally psyched to be flying. Wouldn’t you be? And aside from launches and crashes, these crafts are actually flying in space, not in Earth’s atmosphere.
This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive compilation of starship footage, there’s no way that you could fit that into the length of a single music video. Also, who has that much free time on their hands? Only people in comas, that’s who. But what the hell, this is still a pretty damn fine time and will probably make you want to pilot a space ship through an asteroid field or something similar.
In case you’re wondering, here’s a complete list of the movies sampled in this video:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien/Aliens, Apollo 13, Archer, Battlestar Galactica (2004-8), Cocoon, Community, Doctor Who (2005-), Dune, Farscape, The Fifth Element, Firefly/Serenity, Forbidden Planet, Futurama, Galaxy Quest, Independence Day, The Muppet Show, Odyssey 5, Planet of the Apes (1968), Spaceballs, Star Trek (TOS, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager; movies II, IV, VII, VIII, and XI/Reboot), Star Wars IV & V, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sunshine, Superman (1978), Toy Story 2, Virtuality, WALL-E.