Star Trek: The Motion Pictures

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The original "Star Trek" TV show ran just three seasons, from 1966 until 1969. During the next ten years the show gained fans while in syndication, and in 1979, this television phenomenon decided to boldly go where it hadn't gone before: the silver screen. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was the first of many films to enlarge on the characters and stories, and to increase the budget for special effects and music.

Scores from the original series have a charm of their own, but the "Star Trek" film scores allowed a big orchestral sound to enter the Trek universe. David Garland presents music from the first six "Star Trek" movies, plus the 2009 cinematic re-launch of the franchise, including scores by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman and Michael Giacchino.

Comments [6]

pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Hi again (probably early morning your time)
Thanks for speedy feedback…is there any chance you could repeat the odd show? Perhaps based on some sort of voting? Or on Saturdays when you are otherwise engaged? I note abfried suggested "return to other Trek scores in the not too distant future". Couldn't agree more!
Paul Pettigrew

Jun. 25 2012 12:38 AM
David Garland

Thanks for your comments! Star Trek TV and movies have commissioned a lot of good music, so I will return to this treasure trove again.

@Paul Pettigrew, there has been a change in archiving policy, and each new show will be archived for only a few weeks, so listen while the shows are available! I'm glad to know you value the playlists. If folks want 'em, I'll resume posting playlists.

Jun. 24 2012 11:19 PM
pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Hi David
I really enjoy your show and have occasionally referred back to your archives. For some reason, nothing is now available to listen to past June 9, 2012. Is this temporary or a necessary budget constraint?
Also, you rarely – if ever – provide playlists. This makes it difficult cross-reference items as well as follow-up on likely sources for CDs, etc.
Many thanks for many hours of enjoyment!
Paul Pettigrew

Jun. 24 2012 09:03 PM

Great show tonight - hope you return to other Trek scores in the not too distant future.

Jun. 23 2012 09:58 PM
LES from WDC

Next Generation is sublime.

Jun. 23 2012 09:54 PM
Ian Liuzzi-Fedun

Definitely some of the most moving and well-thought-out music in science fiction.

Jun. 23 2012 02:04 PM

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