Catching up with Data

Not Next Gen android Data. (For once...geez, I can't stop talking about that guy. Aw, you think I'm kidding, don't you? I think he's in at least a dozen blog entries here alone.)

But no, I'm talking about actor Ke Huy Quan who played a different Data in "The Goonies" and also Short Round in "The Temple of Doom". I was thinking of him because I hear "Data's Theme" from the film every time I run my sweeper, it's this little geek trigger in my brain. Anytime I'm working with something mechanical, I immediately start humming the theme. I have a few like that. For example, every time I go to the airport I hear the theme from "Airplane". But I'm really starting to make myself sound insane here.

So enjoy this interview with Quan from YouTuber The Original Goonie, and may you find yourself humming Data's theme when you need a little mechanical help. Of course, I'll also post a suite that includes Data's theme below the interview. (Skip ahead to 2:30 if you want to hear a snippet of the theme and you don't feel like waiting through the Fratelli Chase scene music. But honestly...who wouldn't want to hear that?)

Man I miss the eighties...Dave Grusin's music from this film makes my heart hurt in that kind of happy sentimental way, you know the feeling. The ache of nostalgia that reminds you, there's no going back...but man, what an awesome time of your life. (And just for funsies...I've included some more of Brent Spiner singing as the last video.)