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KaiYeves
2009-May-17, 07:21 PM
As I noted on the main thread for Servicing Mission 4, Hubble Servicing Mission and High School Musical have the same initials. Taking that as the starting point, I present my first mega-parody...

COSTAR (Start of Something New)

(Two astronomers stand in spotlights on the dark stage. A screen behind them shows the early blurry images)

FIRST ASTRONOMER:
Living on this small world...

SECOND ASTRONOMER:
Couldn't understand...

FIRST:
That all this would happen...

SECOND:
'Cause we took the chance.

FIRST:
Who could've believed in
The glory we'd see?

SECOND:
Now it's opened our eyes
To all these possibilities.

BOTH:
I know, that something has changed
Never saw this way
And right here, tonight

(Flash of light, screen changes to show newer, improved images)

This could be the start
Of something new
If this thing works
We'll be glad, it's true

And now, through robotic eyes
We'll all do our part
And find so much new!

FIRST:
Now, who'd have ever thought that
Those boys would get it right
And the sky looks so much brighter
With COSTAR inside.

BOTH:
We know, that something has changed
Never seen this way
We know it for real

This could be the start,
Of something new
It feels so right
To see so true

And now, as we watch the skies
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

(First grabs up paper and rushes over to second, pointing)

FIRST:
And this is how it happens
In those galaxies
We didn't know it before
But now it's easy to see.

BOTH:
This is the start,
Of something new,
It feels so right,
To be here, it's true

(Endless repeats of the chorus)

Jens
2009-May-18, 03:51 AM
As I noted on the main thread for Servicing Mission 4, Hubble Servicing Mission and High School Musical have the same initials. Taking that as the starting point, I present my first mega-parody...


What do you mean when you say a "mega-parody"? Is it supposed to be a parody of high school musical?

KaiYeves
2009-May-18, 09:41 PM
Yes, essentially. All my parodies up to this point have been of single songs.

publiusr
2009-May-18, 11:08 PM
You've seen Seth Rogan, Seth Mac Farlane and Seth Green. Now let's hear it for the latest comic genius--Seth Shostack, in
---THE SETI LIFE!

"Two aliens walk into a barred spiral: the second should have seen it coming."

CRICKETS

I really need to write for Robot Chicken....or did I watch that episode in a stupor....

KaiYeves
2009-May-20, 09:24 PM
Bop to the Top

(A female tour guide leads a group of kids through a NASA Center as the music starts.)

TOUR GUIDE:
We believe in dreaming,
Shooting for the stars.

ENGINEER:
(Holds up blueprints)
And with each new mission,
We must raise the bar.

(Technicians roll a large mirror onstage, towards the training room. One pulls out a cloth to polish it a bit more.)

TECHIE 1
Polishing and scratching
Grind the lenses best.

TECHIE 2
'Cause that's what it takes to climb
The ladder of success.

ALL:
We work our tails off everyday
Got to bump the preconceptions,
Blow them all away!

(The group walks past the water tank, where the safety divers and astronauts are suiting up.)

TOUR GUIDE:
Do the Hubble-

ASTRONAUTS:
Bop, bop, bop, straight to the top
Practice 'till we've got that rhythm.

DIVERS:
We won't stop,
Not till we drop!

ALL:
Then start again!
Zip, zap, zop, up to the top.

ASTRONAUT 1:
Peek around the corners
With our special tools
Until they call time to stop.

ALL:
It's the Hubble bop, bop, bop!
Right to the top!
Don't ever stop!
Bop to the top!
Take a rest and turn around
Flash a smile in Earth's direction.

ASTRONAUT 2:
Build our muscles.

TOUR GUIDE:
Note the bustle.
Do the Hubble-

ALL:
Bop, bop, bop, bop to the top!

TECHIES:
It's a job for grand ambitions.

(Techies hand tools to astronauts)

TECHIES:
Here's the parts, parts, parts, time to start.

KIDS:
Go strut your stuff!

ALL:
It's the Hubble bop, bop, bop, straight to the top!
We're going for the glory!

ASTRONAUTS:
We'll keep stepping up and we just won't stop...

TOUR GUIDE:
Stop...

ALL:
'Till we reach the top!
Bop to the top!

Salty
2009-May-23, 08:14 PM
So, is a purple dinosaur leading all this to do, then?

KaiYeves
2009-May-24, 01:58 AM
Barney? I didn't intend to put him in, although, looking back at it, that last song does seem to suggest his TV show.

(Okay, both sides here had valid arguments, but somebody has to be the villain in this song, so, out of respect, the two Administrators involved are referred to as The Manager and The Scientist.)
Save Hubble! ("Status Quo")

(People typing on laptops sit around a cafeteria, surrounded by small groups of other people. An individual who will be known here only as The Manager looks down from a raised eating area, surrounded by a few lackeys. )

THE MANAGER (Spoken):
...Simply too dangerous. There will NOT be any future servicing missions to the Hubble by astronauts, and that's final. Maybe robots, but NO PEOPLE.

(One journalist stands up and begins reading what he has written as the music begins)

JOURNALIST:
You can bet
That all through the 'net
This announcement's caused a roll.
But I've got this confession-
My source in the profession
This guy's in Flight Control.

PEOPLE:
Everybody, gather 'round.
(His group leans in closely.)

JOURNALIST (Spoken):
Well, my source says that if they do it right, it might not be so dangerous.

PEOPLE (Spoken):
What?

JOURNALIST (Spoken):
They could do it safely! If they kept another shuttle on the pad...

LACKEYS:
Not another sound!

JOURNALIST (Spoken):
In an emergency, they could do an orbiter-to-orbiter transfer!

LACKEYS: (Glaring at the Journalist)
No, no, no, noooooo!
No, no, no.
The Manager better knows.
If you wanna be cool
Then his plan is the rule.
Don't mess with the flow, no, no.
Stick to the status quo!

(The journalist goes back to typing, while a woman holding a small model robot written on it in large letters stands up to read her piece.)

ROBOTICIST:
Look at she (Holds up robot)
I like what I see.
Her AI is beyond compare.
And this news sure is stirring,
But with all that's occurring
There's something that I must share

PEOPLE:
Open up, dig way down deep.

ROBOTICIST (Spoken):
But Hubble is complicated, too! There's simply too many ways a robot could get in a jam.

PERSON 1 (Spoken):
But then how are they supposed to fix it?

LACKEYS:
Not another peep!

ROBOTICIST (Spoken):
The job's too hard for a robot. This is just something you need a human for.

LACKEYS: (Facing the Roboticist)
No, no, no, nooo!
No, no, no!
Seriously, don't you know?
That it's better by far
To keep things as they are?
Don't mess with the flow, no, no.
Stick to the status quo!

LACKEY 1 (Spoken):
Re-check your calculations, lady!

(The woman sits down, doing just that, while a regular-looking person stands up to read his part.)

FAN:
Listen well,
I'm ready to tell.
There's something that I cannot deny.
It's not about information
But my heartfelt sensation
Is that Hubble just cannot die!

PEOPLE:
Speak your mind and you'll be heard.

FAN (Spoken):
Okay, so I'm no rocket scientist or anything, but I LOVE the Hubble and I can't just see them abandoning it!

PERSON 2 (Spoken):
You're right!

PERSON 3 (Spoken):
But how?

PERSON 4 (Spoken):
A monkey?

FAN (Spoken):
No, dude, they can send astronauts!

LACKEYS:
Not another word!

PERSON 2 (Spoken):
Would it be safe?

FAN (Spoken, points to Journalist):
That guy thinks so.

LACKEYS (Facing the Fan and his group):
No, no, no, nooo!
No, no, no!
The Manager better knows!
If you wanna be cool,
Then the plan is the rule.
Don't mess with the flow. No, no.
Stick to the status quooo!

LACKEYS: (Facing everyone)
No, no, no!
The Manager better knows!
It is better by far
To keep things as they are
Don't mess with the flow. No, no.
Stick to the status quo!

(The people all rush together and begin talking loudly about the possiblity of another servicing mission. The Manager stands up and angrily paces his area.)

THE MANAGER:
This is not what I wanted.
This is not what I planned.
And I've just got to say.
I do not understand.
Someting is really...

FAN:
Maybe we need a NEW Manager!

LACKEY 2:
Something's not right.

THE MANAGER:
Really wrong.

LACKEYS AND MANAGER:
And we've got to get things
Back where they belong.
We can do it!

FAN:
SM4 will fly!

LACKEYS: (Point to The Manager)
Oh, he better knows.

JOURNALIST:
WE can do it!

ROBOTICIST:
'Study nebulae!

LACKEYS:
She has got to go.

PERSON 1:
We can do it!

JOURNALIST:
We can find out why!

LACKEYS:
Not another peep!
No, not another word!
No, not another sound!
No.

THE MANAGER:
Everybody, QUIET!

(An individual who will be referred to here only as The Scientist is standing next to the Journalist, Fan and Roboticist)

THE SCIENTIST (Spoken, to the Roboticist):
They want you to be in charge of NASA now?

ROBOTICIST (Spoken):
Not me, YOU.

THE SCIENTIST (Spoken):
Because of the Hubble? We have to go back, we just have to!

LACKEYS:
Nooo! No, no, no!
What do you think you know?
If you want to be cool,
Then the plan is the rule
Don't mess with the flow, oh no.
Stick to the status quoooo!

No, no, no!
The Manager better knows.
It is better by far
To keep things as they are.
Don't mess with the flow. No, no.
Stick to the status-
Stick to the status-
Stick to the status quo!