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Galaxy Song: A Collaberation between Monty Python and Stephen William Hawking

Many people do not know that British genius scientist Stephen William Hawking is not only involved in the film but also music. In 2015, Stephen Hawking collaborated with Monty Python to recreate the song Galaxy Song.

Stephen William Hawking is Britain’s famous physicist, cosmologist, and well-known science book author. Throughout his life, he had many important scientific works for mankind such as the fascinating singular theory in the framework of general relativity or predicting the theory of black holes. He died in 2018 because of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Stephen Hawking’s meaningful life inspired many movies and music.

In 2015, Stephen William Hawking collaborated with comedian Monty Python to recreate the song Galaxy Song. The song is likened to a brief and simple presentation about space science.

The original version of Galaxy Song was composed and sung by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. This song was chosen as the theme song in the movie The Meaning of Life (1983). Later, Monty Python invited Stephen William Hawking to re-write the lyrics based on light and fun pop music. The voice of the brilliant British genius is distributed through the computer.

In addition, Stephen William Hawking also appeared in the music video and has a funny screen with scientist Brian Cox. The record label also released the record as a CD. Galaxy Song music video has many meaningful scenes. In particular, the scene of Stephen Hawking and his wheelchair moving out into space symbolizes his great scientific and cosmic works. Galaxy Song is Step William Hawking’s effort to popularize simple and memorable knowledge of space science to a mass audience.

The lyrics contain brief and memorable scientific information about basic scientific knowledge such as the sun as the source of energy, the earth rotating 900 miles an hour or the sky star moving at speed 1 million miles per day.

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