In honor of the late Leonard Nimoy, who compellingly played the character Mr. Spock, David Garland presents music from the first six "Star Trek" movies, plus music from the original series, including scores by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman and Gerald Fried. Nimoy died Feb. 27 at age 83.
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, and the "Star Trek" film scores allowed a big orchestral sound to enter the Trek universe.
This episode features material from a previous show that ran in June 2012.