Star Trek: The Original Music for the Original Series
Saturday, December 08, 2012
The original "Star Trek" television series ran for just three seasons (1966-1969), but it made an indelible impact on viewers, fans and American culture. Along with the stories, characters, and visuals of the series, the music composed for the show contributed to the power and magic of "Star Trek."
La-La Land, a west coast record company, has just released a 15-CD box set of every note of music composed for the original "Star Trek." This compendium was a labor of love for its producers, and one of them, Jeff Bond, joins David Garland to present selections from this treasure trove of dynamic, dramatic, evocative music composed by some of the most imaginative composers working in television at that time. They include Alexander Courage, George Duning, Gerald Fried, Fred Steiner, Jerry Fielding and Sol Kaplan.