You know him as a Shakespearean master thespian, a Star Trek Captain, and a professor of mutation. But did you know Patrick Stewart‘s real career all these years has been as a country and western singer, and the greatest one in England, no less? Think Autry and Rogers at the Rio Grande….Or Crockett, when the Alamo fell.
We certainly didn’t, and we’re not entirely sure it’s all true. But we do know that that’s really him belting out classic western tunes in the alleged infomercial above, found via Bonnie Burton on Twitter. Stewart, of course, follows in a long and proud tradition of Star Trek actors hilariously transitioning to music, from William Shatner yelling “MISTER TAMBOURINE MAAAAAAAN!” in an inexplicable Irish accent, to Leonard Nimoy crooning alongside a tuba solo about Bilbo Baggins, and Brent Spiner singing Sinatra.
While the full-length albums shown in the video exist only in our wildest fantasies, a five-track EP is available at CDBaby, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee, which helps crisis-affected families around the world. It is currently sold out as of this writing, but more are expected and you can get on the waiting list right now. Do we really have to tell you to “Make it so”? Order a “T-bone, medium pink, hot” and git down to the strains of a Southern-sounding Stewart like you’ve never heard him before.
What should Sir Pat sing next? And when can we expect Chris Pine to get the music bug? Trek down to comments and engage us with your thoughts.
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