Question: Who sang the Enterprise theme song, "Faith of the Heart"? It wasn't Rod Stewart, but could it have been Scott Bakula, aka Captain Jonathan Archer?
Answer: It could've been, I suppose. But it wasn't."Faith of the Heart," written by Diane Warren and originally performed by Rod Stewart for the Patch Adams soundtrack, was sung by rising U.K. opera star Russell Watson during the show's opening credits. Watson comes from humble beginnings, initially earning a living as a bolt fitter in Manchester and practicing his singing on the side. From there, "The People's Tenor" (I love that name a tenor for the rest of us) has come into his own as a best-selling singer and was even named a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.
Now, if only one could say the same for the song itself, which created quite a storm in the Trek community. It's tough to find a fan who's ambivalent about it. (Admittedly, it's tough to find a Trek fan who's ambivalent about anything.) Those who hated the song started petition drives to get it dumped, while those who championed it screamed just as loudly to have it left alone.