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Kirk Fu (fanvid)

by Larissa Bernstein (T'Lara)

This short fanvid is a celebration of Captain James T. Kirk's unique fighting style that has gained fame in pop culture even outside the Trek fandom. It remixes various fighting scenes from Star Trek TOS (1966-69) and combines it with the little known period-accurate song "Judo" by François de Roubaix, which was part of the soundtrack of the French film "L'homme orchestre" (1970). Kirk is known for his use of techniques usually found in martial arts, and his combining them with an old skool laymen style we know from the US Western and Crime genre. It is a very bodily approach, drawing from his larger-than-life persona; part strength, part training, part surprise. It does not lack a certain comical touch, especially as several moves would prove rather disadvantageous in a real life combat.

Kirk Fu (fanvid)

A tongue-in-cheek fanvid showcasing Captain James T. Kirk's special brand of fighting style - Kirk Fu. Premiered at Escapade 2016.

from Star Trek TOS (1966-69), Song: "Judo" by François de Roubaix (from the soundtrack of "L'homme orchestre", 1970) (2016)
Creator: T'Lara (vid)
Posted by Larissa Bernstein (T'Lara)