The theme song for Star Trek: Enterprise wasn’t well-liked
There are plenty of stories about how disliked the Star Trek: Enterprise theme song, Where My Heart Will Take Me by Russell Watson, was. Many fans talk of how it put them off the series at first and how they would fast-forward through the intro just to get to the show. Yes, there are those few who liked the song (and still do), but it remains a controversial topic for Enterprise fans which is why it’s surprising that one vidder decided #trekkies needed even more of the song…a lot more.
A video was uploaded by the Youtube channel #antonfaster on December 28th, as maybe a late Christmas gift. But it’s not really a present for those who abhor Enterprise’s theme song as it’s ten solid hours of that song extended. No, I’m not joking. Ten hours of Where My Heart Will Take Me.
How long would you listen to the theme song for Star Trek: Enterprise?
Over the years, some fans have softened towards this song and may even listen to it on occasion. But when the series originally aired, petitions were signed in an attempt to get the song replaced. There was even a protest at Paramount Studios. One particular petition, as reported by Entertaintment Weekly in 2001, held nothing back when describing how the petitioners felt about the ballad.
"”We wish to express our unmitigated disgust with the theme song that has been selected for the new ‘Enterprise’ series,. It is not fit to be scraped off the bottom of a Klingon’s boot.”"
Many people like background music while they work. (This Youtuber provides ten hours of various other theme songs as well, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.) So perhaps this is a present to those who enjoy a power ballad while they’re putting in their eight hours a day. To other #trekkies, it’s their version of pain and suffering.