Zev News – July 2010

At the beginning of July, Jackie, Marc and Jonathan (Benjamin was still at camp) went to see "USS Pinafore" which was Gilbert and Sullivan’s "HMS Pinafore" recast to a Star Trek setting.  It was hysterical.  They had to rewrite many of the songs, e.g., "I am the monarch of the seas"  became "I am the Admiral of all space," and "if you please" (which rhymes with "seas") became "by your grace" (to rhyme with "space.")  It had references to the fact that on Star Trek, the red-shirted yeoman always seems to die when they beam down to the planet at the beginning of the show and a phone call between Josephine and Princess Leia.