Just watched Starship
and... I'm speechless. I am really surprised how good that really was. Not that Star Kid
has ever done anything outright bad, but I think their completely original works (Little White Lie
and Me and My Dick
) are their least good ones. I've always thought they're really good at parodying
and deconstructing the shit out of the original work. But here everything just works so well
Of course, saying that Starship is an original work might be a bit of a strech, since it so openly mixes plot elements of The Little Mermaid
. Some songs also were clearly placeholders for TLM songs, like "Beauty" for "Kiss the Girl" and "Kick it Up A Notch" for "Poor Unfortunate Souls". Despite the obvious parallels everything was very well executed. The jokes were funny, the songs were catchy and the characters very well-written. Plus the acting was surprisingly good. Star Kid
has always had great actors, but here everyone brought their A-game to the stage. It's great to see Brian Holden not to be the nice guy for once and actually pulling it off. And Meredith Stepien, good Dead God. She was good Hermione in AVPSY (obviously she was, if she hadn't been there would have been Replacement Scrappy
entry on AVPM page faster than a lightbulb explodes) but her Mega-Girl just steals the show. That robot intonation is perfect and she keeps it even while singing
. Overall one of the best if not the best Star Kid
It seems that I wasn't quite speechless after all.
Also, I had "To Be A Man" playing in my head my whole working shift. It's really unfortunate one to sing along to.