We've been checking in periodically on the progress of William Shatner's colossal new science fiction-themed cover album Seeking Major Tom, which made its debut this month. The first official video from this epic record is now online, and it's more bizarre and entertaining than you can possibly imagine... especially since this time the mighty Shat has taken on one of the greatest rock 'n' roll classics of all time: Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Seriously, no matter how crazy that concept seems in your mind, rest assured this video is even crazier. Hit the jump to see it for yourself!
The original Star Trek legend has become quite a postmodern rock star over the past decade, thanks to experimental music collaborations with artists like Ben Folds. The double-disc epic Seeking Major Tom is a much more ambitious effort, featuring musical guest appearances from some of the biggest names in rock history: including axe-master Zakk Wylde, Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore & Ian Paice, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, Scorpions' Michael Schenker, country star Brad Paisley, funk legend Bootsy Collins, '70s rock god Peter Frampton, folkster Sheryl Crow, Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, The Kinks' Dave Davies, and Yes guitarist Steve Howe.
With this amazing support, Shatner set out to cover hits like David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Steve Miller's "Space Cowboy," Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science," Elton John's "Rocket Man" (which the actor previously performed live before a stunned audience at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards), Frank Sinatra's "Lost in the Stars," Pink Floyd's "Learning to Fly," Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," The Police's "Walking on the Moon," and of course Queen's immortal classic, which you can experience in the bizarro clip below!