In the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, Star Trek: Discovery cast members Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), and Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly) performed a parody of the song Seasons of Love from the award-winning musical Rent.
Rapp, who originated the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent, leads the minute-long spoof, which alters the song’s lyrics to honor the fans of the space opera franchise. “There’s one reason this franchise thrives,” the quartet sings. “The answer is: nerds! Thanks to the nerds! Shout out to nerds!” This particular segment was filmed inside the bridge of the USS Discovery with the stars wearing their iconic blue duty uniforms.
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Elsewhere in the episode, the group sings along to Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, David Bowie’s Space Oddity, and KC and The Sunshine Band’s That’s the Way (I Like It) while driving around Toronto, Canada where Star Trek: Discovery is being filmed. Jones also recalls his wild disco days and the rest of the group talks about their nerd habits and history in between the singalongs. They also give random passers-by the Vulcan salute, much to their delight.
Meanwhile, the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, which also stars Shazad Latif (Voq/Ash Tyler), Jason Isaacs (Gabriel Lorca), Wilson Cruz (Hugh Culber), and Anson Mount (Christopher Pike), is now streaming on CBS All Access.