“I Hate You” Star Trek IV Punk Song

Here is a remastered mix of “I Hate You.”


The punk on the bus in Star Trek: The Voyage home is the movie’s Associate Producer, Kirk Thatcher. Associate Producers are generally the top assistants for the Producer(s).

Kirk Thatcher worked as an Associate Producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Kirk Thatcher worked as an Associate Producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

He became connected with Star Trek through his job as a Technical Assistant with Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). He did some uncredited work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and puppeteering work Star Trek III: The Search for Spock like the giant worm creature Kruge has a moment with.

Kruge has a moment with the creatures that evolved from the microbes on the photon tube that landed on the Genesis Planet in Star Trek III. Christopher Lloyd pictured here.

Kruge as a moment with the creatures that evolved from the microbes on the photon tube that landed on the Genesis Planet in Star Trek III. Christopher Lloyd pictured here.



His other work with ILM included Return of the Jedi.

Kirk Thatcher was a puppet technician on Return of the Jedi

Kirk Thatcher was a puppet technician on Return of the Jedi

In any case, he worked his way up the totem pole and was able to get some creative input with Star Trek IV. He contributed some of the most memorable scenes in the movie like Scotty’s scene with the Macintosh.

"Hello, computer." This moment can be credited to Associate Producer, Kirk Thatcher.

“Hello, computer.” This moment can be credited to Associate Producer, Kirk Thatcher.

He also got to appear as the punk. The scene was shot without music. Later, Thatcher convinced Leonard Nimoy to allow him to write and record an actual punk song for the movie. He did so with his band, The Edge of Etiquette. Here are the lyrics and below are some random pictures I’ve found around the internet.

“I Hate You”
Lyrics by Kirk Thatcher

Just what is the future?
The things we’ve done and said.
Let’s just push the button.
We’d be better off dead!

And I hate you!
and I berate you !
and I can’t wait to get to you…

The sins of all the fathers,
being dumped on us – the sons
The only choice we’re given is:
How many megatons?

So I eschew you!
And I say “SCREW YOU”!
And I hope you’re blue too!

We’re all bloody worthless,
Just greedy human scum,
The numbers all add up
to a negative sum…

And I hate you!
And I hate you!
And I hate you…too!

BLOW IT ALL TO BLOODY FUCKIN’ ‘ELL!!!

Kirk Thatcher and Salacious B. Crumb during production on Return of the Jedi.

Kirk Thatcher and Salacious B. Crumb during production of Return of the Jedi.

Leonard Nimoy and Kirk Thatcher on set in San Francisco for Star Trek IV.

Leonard Nimoy and Kirk Thatcher on set in San Francisco for Star Trek IV.

 

Leonard Nimoy andKirk Thatcher having lunch on Oct. 9th 2013. Courtesy of @TheRealNimoy, Twitter.

Leonard Nimoy and Kirk Thatcher having lunch on Oct. 9th 2013. Courtesy of @TheRealNimoy, Twitter.

 

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