Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python’s ‘Galaxy Song,’ Turns Wheelchair Into Rocket Ship

Apr 13, 2015 at 11:48 am |

Just because you’re one of the smartest people on the planet doesn’t mean that you’re not entitled to some creative flair, too.

Just ask Stephen Hawking, the world-famous cosmologist known for his important theories about the universe. Though he’s no stranger to having his iconic “voice” used in music and art, his latest artistic endeavor really takes the cake.

The 73-year-old has just released a cover of himself performing Monty Python’s 1983 “Galaxy Song,” originally from The Meaning of Life. There is a limited number of vinyl copies of the new single, but you can download the song digitally starting today, April 14.

To compliment the release of the song and its very trippy music video, Hawking and Monty Python have also revamped the classic arcade game Asteroids, complete with an armed-and-dangerous Hawking. It’s like all things good and geeky from the ’80s rolled into one! Happy Monday indeed.

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