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Phantom of the Opera, by Hoshissis

Phantom of the Opera is probably my favourite music of all time and when I saw the MU episodes with MU Trip and MU T'Pol, I just knew doing scenes to that music in a video would be perfect. With Trip's scared face he makes a perfect phantom and the way he interacted with T'Pol certainly makes you think that he was attracted to her and had hidden feelings. She also makes a perfect Christine because even though she is quite evil, she still has that vulnerability about her which came through.

This song is basically the phantom first admitting his feelings towards Christine, even after she betrays him.


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Phantom of the Opera, words and music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, sung by Sarah Brightman and Steve Barton.

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Half a dozen of you have made comments

That is really well done!

Awesome. Thanks!

Very professinally done. I really enjoyed it. T.

I was watching "The 9" on Yahoo for August 28th, (http://9.yahoo.com/ - under Archives) and #4 of "The 9" discussed a site for the best and worst sci-fi TV intros.

Well, I went to the BEST list and found that #7, #6, and #5 were all Star Treks! Yay! TNG, DS9, and Voy.

Then I started the WORST list, and as I crept downward toward #1, I thought *please don't be enterprise, please don't be...*


Thanks. Simply because of that *song*, too! (The author loved the montage and esp. the mirror universe intro). I don't know what's wrong with MY ears, but I don't think the song was bad enough to destroy the whole show. Whatever. I'm in the minority.

A lot of people responded, agreeing with the fact that the song was an odd (ok, crappy) choice. And many responders recalled the early, early golden days on 2001 when Paramount was actually TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO WATCH THE SHOW (hard to picture, 'eh?). And the commercials used "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling, interspersed with Enterprise clips.

So I found and put that song on.

And watch out guys, 'cause if you haven't heard it much yourself since those early commercials, you will find yourself literally gutpunched with childlike nostalgia for those sweet hopeful days of yore. When we actually had *new episodes*. We were so blessed. I felt like crying and laughing. The faces and noises I made were weird and involuntary.

So I had to write to all of you here and share my touching and confusing experience, since anyone else on the planet would have committed me. But you guys understand. Now, get that song and listen to it.

My final note:
Someone please, PLEASE! If you make music videos for this site, I BESEECH you!

Create for us lesser mortals a gossamer thing of visual beauty; set Trip and T'Pol against this song (which I used to hate hearing on the radio, and I never could remember why).

Actually, the song itself is simply adequate as songs go, but the thing that makes it so very poignant for me is that part of my subconscious which firmly and inextricably married the melody to images of my favourite show. I feel like a POW or something looking at pictures of his old barracks. Well, maybe. You can tell I have had a rather sheltered, peacetime existence.

Look up the lyrics, anyone, they are perfect. So many bits of footage would work for each line. I would do it myself, but my video-editing software is in the mail. (It really is... Amazon is so slow!)

Each of your subconsciousnesses my have done the same thing mine did! I believe, in watching it, each of us would die a little, each would shed a private tear, yet each would be rejuvenated for the DVD fight. This will end up being your favourite music video.

Write your letters. Stain them with your tears. Leslie is hoping we'll quietly give up, but he doesn't know us very well at all, does he?

Download the song/lyrics. You'll see what I mean.

PS - Posted this in a couple of spots to catch potential video-creators. I want to see this song in video form so bad!

This was very beautiful. Loved the effects and the music is so powerful. Phantom is my favorite play and I have seen it with the original cast. Excellent work. T.

GRRRR!!! It won't work! Wahhh!!!!