Few phrases resonate with Star Trek: The Next Generation fans quite like "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra." The Tamarian saying has held a special place in fan's hearts since the 1991 episode 'Darmok', which many regard to be one of the series' best outings. And now, that phrase has even been expressed through music video.
Swedish Youtuber The Lone Animator recently shared his take on 'Darmok and Jalad', a folk song composed by Tachyon Beam back in 2007. Using stop-motion animation, the video chronicles the famed fable of Darmok and Jalad, and how they ended up working together to vanquish an alien, despite their language barrier. You can check out the video below.
While the story of the two warriors is only relayed through dialogue in Star Trek: The Next Generation, this video brings it to life in quite a breathtaking way. From the video's vibrant colors to the intricately-designed alien creatures of Tanagra, it gives fans an idea at what Darmok and Jalad's encounter could have looked like.
It also provides the best quality version of Tachyon Beam's song, which many TNG fans have adored for over a decade. If you'd like to add this high-quality version of the song - which is sure to get stuck in your head - to your library, it is officially available on iTunes.
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