Choicest VGM - VGM #143 - The Ur-Quan Masters - Orz - *Squeezing* the *Juice*

Composed by: Eric Berge
Remixed by: Riku Nuottajärvi and Tore Aune Fjellstad

This is a remix of the music which plays whenever you meet the the race of interdimensional beings known as the Orz. The most entertaining part of this race is the peculiar way they talked, thanks to the ship's translator not being able to translate the Orz language accurately, resulting in some humourous results. Where the computer has made a best guess at what the translation is, it places asterisks around the word (hence why there are asterisks in this track's title). Here's a list of some interesting translations, courtesy of the Ultronomicon:

  • Dancing: Combat
  • Fingers: An individual
  • Frumple: To become angry
  • Happy Camper: Races the Orz have good relations with
  • Squeezing the Juice: Probably means an attempt to calm down
  • Squishy: Good/goodness

There are several more so I'd recommend checking the Ultonomicon if you're interested in reading more translations.

Riku Nuottajärvi and Tore Aune Fjellstad have managed to capture the essence of the original yet make it sound cooler and less comical.

Special thanks to The Precursors for remixing the classic Star Control II tracks and making them available for download.