Star Trek Classic episode #26 was one of the few exceptions: Devil in the Dark
[episode now being released on DVD]
That was the one with the silicon-based lifeform. This song sartirizes that episode. Although the Horta seemed like a real softie during that mind-meld, this is what I'll bet she was really thinking, if she was intelligent as all that. [Listen to the song right now on
This is a three-part song about the moral conflict among the three aliens in
The Gods Themselves
Those were truly imaginative aliens, although probably not physically possible. Asimov had an excuse: the novel required a universe in which the laws of physics were different. (I can't changes the laws of physics, Captain!)
The lyrics are all online. Just click on a song title. Just one recording is online.
Of course you'll be able to order everything you see on the screen through your
Internet account; this means that, merely by spilling beer on your keyboard,
you could become legally obligated to purchase a helicopter.
Dave Barry in Cyberspace