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Video of the Day: ‘Star Trek: The Future Begins’ Tribute Video July 8, 2010

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Today we share a video from a Swedish composer who has composed a piece of music and put together a very nice video that is his tribute to the Star Trek saga, tying together the original and the new Star Trek.



"Star Trek: The Future Begins" Tribute Music and Video

This tribute was made by Swedish composer Christian Wolf who notes that this was his first attempt at making a video, but wanted to find a way to showcase his original music. Well done for your first time Christian.

Thanks to Ulf Norlinger of the Star Trek Databas for the tip


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1. pacimage - July 8, 2010

Very heroic! Morphs are cool.

2. .Christopher Seeley - July 8, 2010

This very well done, thanks!

3. Ben - July 8, 2010

Did the Enterprise just go to warp in reverse?

4. Steve - July 8, 2010

Really liked the transition effect from the original cast to the new cast.

5. BDSTowe - July 8, 2010

I’m sorry after waiting years for the new movie to come out, after seeing it and what they did the the ship, and the franchise, I wish they would let it die! Long live the Origional Star Trek!

6. Mark - July 8, 2010

That rocked

7. Beamer - July 8, 2010

It’s pretty amazing how little morph it took for Spock and McCoy.

8. Harry Ballz - July 8, 2010

Nice piece, except with all the clips that could have been showcased, why show Sybok?

9. "The Captain's Neck is Broken" - July 8, 2010

I still feel the actors from Star Trek 2009 did a fine job with the “acting” part. Unfortunately I also feel the writers and producers have no idea who the characters are and what Star Trek is realy about, as this was painfully evident as I watched a group of characters whom I didn’t seem to know anymore. I wish they hadn’t hijacked these characters and this franchise and just simply called it something else like “Wild Weird Space Adventures” or something.

10. Sarah - July 8, 2010


11. snugglepuff2085 - July 8, 2010

lame, why do star trek fans always think these kind of videos are so awesome?!?!?! besides the enterprise goes to warp in reverse, music sounded cheesy, and it’s got a lot of pictures. I’m surprised this site posted it at all to be honest.

12. Lancelot Narayan - July 8, 2010

#11 Agree!

13. CmdrR - July 8, 2010

Great use of music and a good basic concept.

But… O Lord, I’m agreeing with Harry. Why Sybok? If the message of the tribute is that the future begins (again, a la new cast) then why not continue the morphing from TOS-movie era action to JJ09 clips? And because I must nitpick, if I could have only one quote from TOS, it wouldn’t be “I’m your friend — arrrgh *dead*” It might be “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” That’s been used to great effect in a clip sequence before, and with Shatner’s pitch-perfect delivery it really brings on the goosebumps.

14. Ironhyde - July 8, 2010

#11 there are all kinds of fans, and all are welcome here.

The morphing effect was an interesting show for how well the new actors match the old ones in appearance… I liked that part. The rest.. eh.. lame, yeah.

15. Joel1245 - July 8, 2010

The voiceover work and the Enterprise in reverse was terrible but the music and scenes were good.

16. Cali - July 8, 2010

Cheesy?? Man! You don’t have to LIKE it to appreciate the creativity. I wasn’t a big Elvis or Beatles fan but I still recognize and respect their contributions to their art.

I *did* love this! Sue me. AWESOME effects with the character transitions!! Scotty was the only one that didn’t look right. But not due to Mr. Wolf.

I also agree though, why *just* Sybok? Khan!!!

Excellent music and video Mr. Wolf! I wish I could do half as good a one. =)

Happy Trekking all!

17. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - July 8, 2010

@ 11
Too much time on your hands?
Ignored by your family?
Alienated from your friends?
Girls sneer at you?

dude, stop trolling and become a ST fan, with those credentials you will fit right in XD

18. Praetor Shinzon II - July 8, 2010

I really like his music score.

19. Oregon Trek Geek - July 8, 2010

YOU! YOU….anti-Sybok snobs!!!!

20. Daniel - July 8, 2010

The morphing was very cool and I am wondering how he accomplished it. If anyone knows what software might have been involved, please post. I liked the opening credits as well, but at almost 30 seconds that is a bit long.

21. Jim Nightshade - July 8, 2010

I really liked the original music and the title credit and morphing of the characters was awesome….the rest was good…..but as others have mentioned with the title of the future begins and the morphing to the new characters the clips should have shown the future beginning with the new crew….

And to those who keep hating trek09—youse guys is entitled to your opinions but quite a few of us long time trek fans thought newtrek was great….and did show a good understanding of the characters, perhaps the best in many movies….star trek is fun again, exciting again….kinda new again….sure the new movie isnt perfect, no movie ever is…I found a lot to like and want to see more of in the near future…much better than NO TREK which is what so many of the haters seem to prefer??? I dunno….

I thank JJ and Orci Prime and all associated for taking on the franchise and picking up the torch for us all—–I only hope the next movie will be even better….and hope the popularity continues…..

Genes own son proclaimed the new trek great and that Gene would have approved….Everybody can quibble all they want but I am glad Trek is back and Anthony and Staff continue to do such a great job on this site! Thanks Guys!

22. Captain Conrad - July 8, 2010

Not bad

23. Brett Campbell - July 8, 2010

Nice job! Very cool! Great morphs! Great music! Kudos to all involved!

24. Dee - July 8, 2010

WOW it’s really really GOOD !!!!

25. daniel - July 8, 2010

awesome…that would be a very nice opening music for a new star trek series…

26. Cali - July 8, 2010

#21 Well said! And I agree. =)

Just one thing, the future or one we’re now seeing didn’t start with the new cast. I think that was Mr. Wolf’s point; it all *started* with TOS and now the future is beginning again because it ended with “The story continues…”

I just hate we’re looking at 2-3 yrs. more before the next movie. =(

27. Chris Wolf - July 8, 2010

Just to defend myself here.
This is the first movie I ever made in Premiere/after effects. so be patient with the enterprise going to wwarp backwards and such. I made this to preset the music and doing so I learned alot of Adobes software. Being a newbie not all is up to standards, but as I said, I am a composer not a director… :)


28. Chris Wolf - July 8, 2010

And for the sequences following, I wanted to show a reverse from the present to the past, using clips form star trek VI to star trek I.
Sybok was an essential part of star trek V so I chose that clip.

29. Jesustrek - July 8, 2010

Nice job liked !!!

30. Another Q - July 8, 2010

Wow! Great video work & music. I’ve always called
the ’09 movie “The Future Begins”, anyway. It always
seemed fitting (to me), and was obviously a continuation
after Nemesis.

31. Lukas CZ - July 8, 2010

This morphing effect nicely shows that Orci and Kurtzman did a very good job with casting, with the exception of Scotty. Scotty was probably a wrong character for their movie. Yes, Scotty was a funny character, but he was also clearly brave and authoritative, if needed. Simon Pegg was a great comedian in the film, but I can not seriously imagine him as an acting captain in the Enterprise’s command chair during a critical situation.

I think that Kurtzman and Orci have recreated only those parts of Star Trek, which were popular and important for them. The new movie is fun, exciting,… – that’s good. But something very important in this new ST is missing. The new movie is too one-dimensional. Roddenberry would have certainly approved this fun and exciting ST but certainly not this one-dimensionality of the new ST.

32. Cali - July 8, 2010

#27 and #28 Chris Wolf

You don’t *have* to defend yourself. Some people just don’t know how to be opposing or say they dislike something in a polite manner!! Overlook them.

I’m glad you knew about this post here. I tried to post my comments and this link on YouTube where you have it to let you know and it wouldn’t take my post for whatever reason.

FANTASTIC job! As I’ve already said! =)


33. Phobos - July 8, 2010

Good video. What a thrill! Woohoo!

34. Phobos - July 8, 2010

I just watched it again in fullscreen this time.
I like that someone has finally re-spoke the full ST intro “Space, the final frontier…etc”

I notice they used a little echo effect, something like the effects when Spock prime mind melded with Kirk.

35. Tox Uthat - July 8, 2010

Excellent work.

36. Cali - July 8, 2010

#31 Lukas CZ

Really? The original Scotty was exactly the same. Definitely had his comic moments and could still kick butt! Recall especially the TOS ep “The Trouble With Tribbles” where a group of Koloth’s Klingons beam down to the space station and all end up in a bar with Scotty, Chekov, and another guy, and they all start drinking.

If you recall the Tribbles didn’t like the Klingons when they get close to them. One Klingon starts mouthing about how “earth people” are like tribbles and how he doesn’t like them because they’re softlike some kind of blood worms. Chekov gets offended but Scotty says something like “Easy lad. you should be more forgiving.”

Then the Klingon says something like “Wait! There is one man who isn’t soft. Kirk.” He may be a swaggering overbearing arrogant something something with delusions of godhood, but he’s not soft.” Chekov stands up and again, Scotty grabs his arm and say “Easy lad. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion.”

And on it continues with the Klingon blasting Kirk, the crew, etc. and each time Chekov is ready to up and pop him one but Scotty keeps saying things like “Sit down. That’s an order.” Or “Were big enough to take a few insults. It’s not worth fighting over.”

However…it wasn’t until the Klingon said they liked the Enterprise “A rust bucket of bolts…and that it should haul garbage, Scotty asked him “Son, don’t you want to rephrase that?” And of course the Klingon obliges and says “Yes. You’re right. I meant to say the Engterprise shouldn’t haul garbage – it should be *hauled* away as garbage.” Voila! Scotty stands and it is on!

Back on the ship Kirk lined everyone up and wanted to know *who* started the fight. When he finally found out and asked Scotty what started it – Scotty didn’t want to say, but eventually he did. Kirk in turn said “So you didn’t hit them when they said… about me, you didn’t hit them when…but when they called the Enterprise…*that’s* when you hit them.?” It was priceless! =)

And there were more than just a couple occasions that Kirk, Spock, and McCoy went on away missions and Scotty was left in charge and ordered to take the Enterprise out of range and if they didn’t return by, he was to leave without them…OH yeah! Scotty definitely could rock! =)

(Geez! That was rather long. Sorry about that.) =)

37. Phobos - July 8, 2010

By the way, I got a gift of the captain gold shirt.
What I found interesting is that all the yellow is actually a mosaic of thousands of tiny starfleet logos.

Does anyone know if that is true to the shows/movies or just consumer product bonus artwork?

38. Phobos - July 8, 2010

In honor of this video, and the unduly trashed Sybok (by some fans, not this video) I am watching ST 5 on blu ray right now.

39. Driver - July 8, 2010

That quote by Ghandi, sounds like exactly like what happened on 9/11. The knife cuts two ways.

40. Daniel - July 8, 2010

It’s canon now. The Big E can enter warp backwards!

41. StarFuryG7 - July 8, 2010

The voiceover at the opening was poorly done –it sounded as though he was just talking into a PC microphone over what was already recorded …and the Gandhi quote was corny, otherwise, nice morphing of the characters/actors from old to new, although it also served to highlight just how different some of the newer actors are compared to their original counterparts in terms of appearance.

Overall grade appraisal: B

42. StarFuryG7 - July 8, 2010

8. Harry Ballz
“Nice piece, except with all the clips that could have been showcased, why show Sybok?”

Good point –but it was one of the cooler Sybok Clips at least . . .

43. Buzz Cagney - July 8, 2010

Well, I gave it a look at but wouldn’t mark anything that I saw or heard very highly. Except the morphing, that was good.
But keep at it, Christian. You learn by doing. ;-)

44. Jerry Modene - July 8, 2010

Nice first effort.

BTW, the Enterprise *has* gone into warp in reverse before – see “The Corbomite Maneuver”. Warp 4 in reverse, before they blew up Balok’s probe.

45. Alfonso - July 8, 2010

Kinda cool. I have seen better on YouTube before though.

46. Pull Your Chute! Olson! - July 8, 2010

Utterly wretched

47. Shamelord - July 9, 2010

From Kirk’s appearance I would have love to see the characters grow old – i.e. morph the other way round.

However nice work. Thanks.

48. SciFiMetalGirl - July 9, 2010

Yes sir, I like it!

49. Brett Campbell - July 9, 2010

32 – In full agreement with you!

Nice work, Mr. Wolf.

And for those of you knocking it — do better! ‘Nuff said.

50. nuKirk - July 9, 2010

The CGI: aside from the E warping in reverse, they were amazing:) this goes up there on par with that fanmade Smallville Season 10 opening credits sequence that went viral on youtube:)

51. captain_neill - July 9, 2010

I know this is a little off topic but here is a music video I created.

The footage is from the DS9 episode Our Man Bashir.

52. Jim Nightshade - July 9, 2010

37 phobos-i may be wrong but i think that starfleet pattern gold shirt was done for trek09 but not before-1 of several subtle but similar to tos outfits that were newly designed–if anybody else knows let us know-

53. Douglas - July 9, 2010

There is an fun Star Trek mash-up on You Tube with a song, “Ke$ha Tik-Tok”

54. William Kirk - July 9, 2010

Honestly, I like this music. Much much much more then the Giacchino one…

55. John Gill - July 9, 2010

Like it, except for when the music dips down too far during the voice over in the beginning.

56. Sir William - July 9, 2010

Exceptional music with a different style compared to what we are used to, when its about operning music for Star Trek. I hope someone from Paramount will watch this! :-)

57. JimJ - July 9, 2010

I enjoyed the morphing a lot more than the music. I mean, the music would be fine for an episode, but not for any kind of main titles, IMO. Those that are hammering Giacchino just really don’t appreciate what he accomplished and the circumstances/parameters he was under (not allowed to use the original theme until the very end).

Before the backlash starts on me, Giacchino has LOTS of awards and I happen to be a 21 year veteran music teacher. I like Goldsmith’s work the best, Giacchino & Horner tie for second in my book. 3rd goes to the Star Trek 6 score, then a tie for 4th for Star Trek’s 4 & 7.

58. Paulaner - July 9, 2010

I like the way the music changes pace in the middle section. Well done.

59. Tom Hill - July 9, 2010

I love the music! That was great. I love film music as well as classical, and this ranks right up there. Bravo!!!

60. Buzz Cagney - July 9, 2010

#48 or possible too much said!
I really don’t understand why, if somebody presents something to be viewed by others, we aren’t allowed to say we didn’t particularly rate it without somebody saying the ubiquitous ‘you do better’. Its such a lame response to people’s honest opinions.
I agree there is no need for malicious and unpleaslant comment but simply saying I didn’t much rate it is hardly the height of unfairness!
Or do we all simply say yeh, thats great to everything?
I hope Christian goes on to do more stuff. He clearly has talent. But I reckon he can do better. ;-)

61. Spectrum of the Spock - July 9, 2010

Sybok for President!

Slogan: He doesn’t feel your pain – he removes it!

62. Symar - July 9, 2010

Interesting how the Nimoy/Quinto morph changes hardly at all.

63. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - July 9, 2010

not impressed…

64. Praetor Shinzon II - July 9, 2010

Mr. Wolf-
Please ignore these ‘critics’ of all things they don’t understand or want to understand. I’ve never tried anything like this and I doubt any of your detractors have either. I like your music which was what I watched the video for not a groundbreaking new ‘Star Trek’ whatever.
Best of luck to you.

65. RobertZ - July 9, 2010

Outstanding. I enjoyed this.
Please continue to share this artists work.

66. captain_neill - July 9, 2010

In regards to my post in number 50 I hope people like my music video. First one I did.

67. captain_neill - July 9, 2010

Mr Wolf

Your video is very good

Excellent Morphs

68. Commander Keen - July 9, 2010

The Morphs and music was awesome! Excelent Job Christian!! Can’t wait to see more from you

69. stealing the enterprise - July 9, 2010

great job man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i love the music and the morphing effects. star trek fans are the most creative.

70. BringBackTrek - July 9, 2010

Love it! The reverse-warp drive can serve as yet another explanation for the Klingon foreheads as it left them all knitting their brows when first implemented. Also, I don’t mind the ST V images, I’m much more relieved that the video did not show the engineering (cough *brewery* cough) set or nuEnterprise exterior. I really hope that in the opening scenes of the next movie we see the NCC-1701 in space dock undergoing a massive refit – interior and exterior.

71. Scott Gammans - July 9, 2010

OMG, people are still bitching about the 2009 “Star Trek”?!

Let. It. Go.

72. THX-1138 - July 9, 2010

Does anyone remember the unofficial trailer that Anthony posted to the site before there were any images or details regarding the NuTrek movie?

To me, it PERFECTLY summed up what I wanted to see in the new movie and it completely had the right vibe. Total goosebumps.

You should repost that, AP.

73. G - July 9, 2010

That was gay. And, why was Sybok in it??? Weird.

An “A” for effort, though. It was well done. Just gay from a Star Trek standpoint.

74. Jerry Modene - July 9, 2010

I suspect, judging by the use of other shots from STV, that Sybok’s inclusion may simply have been a case of Mr. Wolf using what source material he had available… but then, on second thought, he *did* have a couple of shots from STII, so Khan certainly could have been included…

Well, it could have been worse – he could have had a shot of “Bob”, the aquarium manager from STIV (the closest that movie had to having a bad guy). ;-)

75. Vultan - July 9, 2010


Bob was such an SOB. He deserved that slap.

76. Anthony Pascale - July 9, 2010

You know what ‘G’

THis site doesn’t condone that kind of langauge

77. Anthony Pascale - July 9, 2010


nice of you to remember. As it turns out that was three years ago this week, i had almost forgotten.

Here is the link

And i have just starting thinking of creating my own Star Trek sequel teaser, but going to need some help on that one to do it right.

78. Lukas CZ - July 9, 2010

#36. Cali

I think the new Scotty is very different from the original. I think that Orci and Kurtzman wanted to have a fully comical character in the film and their priority was to find a good comic. Not an actor who looks like James Doohan and can play like Doohan.
New Kirk is like a younger version of the original Kirk. New Spock is like a younger version of the original Spock. But new Scotty is in many ways deliberately different character, both in appearance and in character.

79. Jim Nightshade - July 9, 2010

Thanks for reposting that Anthony that was excellent!

And I wonder why the word gay has morphed yet again…when i was growing up and for a loooong time before it just meant being happy

Then somehow in the late 60s it turned into being a word that meant people who prefer same sex encounters/relationships etc….

Now its suddenly devolved into something that is a negative connotation for maybe teens, young adults?? Kids? Meaning bad somehow?

To me when it is used like that just makes me think that the user is prejudiced against same sex relationships since they are using it in this negative connotation?

I think I remember seeing the South Park kids use this term in this way….Not good…..It really is used like a language swear word now a days…hmmm….
Cant we all just git along….IDIC look it up! Thank you….

80. Richard the Lionhearted - July 9, 2010

All I can say is “I delighted, any chane to go aboard the Enterprise!”

81. Richard the Lionhearted - July 9, 2010

sorry chance

82. captain_neill - July 10, 2010


I think the problem was that Simon Pegg was too comedic as Scotty. He was just not Scotty to me.

83. TJ Trek - July 10, 2010

(I don’t know if anyone will read this all the way down here but…)

Being a composer myself, I would like to think that I can certainly do much better then this guy did, but to anyone who wants to say that it’s totally lame, and is wondering why there are fans you are in to it. I say shut th f*** up. Star Trek is about taking diverse peoples (people you liked this video, and people who didn’t, and, etc.) and getting them together, and enjoying each other. That’s what Star Trek is about. so, shut up. By the way, do you think you could do better?

84. Hat Rick - July 10, 2010

It’s a very good effort, in my opinion. As a fan, I wish I had the talent and energy to do such a nice tribute. (It’s much easier to criticize than to create, I’ve found. And nitpicking is much more fun.)

Speaking of nitpicking, I know that Phil Farrand has moved on to other things, but I sort of miss his take on Trek. Always done with a lot of love.

85. Victor Hugo - July 10, 2010

This would be a good fresh, space theme for “Green Lantern”.

86. NTH - July 10, 2010

Well done Christian.Your musical composition is absolutely wonderful as it captures the spirit of adventure in Star Trek.The video with it’s morphing effects creates a wonderful visual connection between the original crew members and the new ones and as it says the journey continues.Thank you Christian and thank you also Anthony for showcasing this uplifting video.

87. Ulf Norlinger - July 10, 2010

Christian is a fan of Star Trek (no surprise there maybe :-), but he doesn’t know how to reach all the Star Trek fans out there.

His hope is that this video will be known by many Star Trek fans around the globe, as he has done the video also for you, the fans (not only as a tribute to the franchise). :-)

88. Chris Wolf - July 11, 2010

If you look at it as an Anthology, you see that there is a few seconds of every movie from Star Trek VI to Star Trek the motion picture. Sybok was a part of Star Trek V and that was my favorite shot from that movie. Using Khan woufd have disturbed the timeline I intended for the short sequence. Showing Kirk screaming was my favorite of that picture.

I am not expecting everyone to like this, I value people speaking their mind and telling me what they dont like about it.

I recent name calling and cheap attacks though.
If you dont like it, its ok, but then tell me what you dont like about it.
Just not quick remarks.

How else can I do better??

As of Trek 09, I did like it a lot myself. There was a chemistry between kirk and spock that fit well with the original.


89. Victor Hugo - July 11, 2010


I apologize, in behalf of many of us untalented trekkies, for the lack of tact on commenting a nice piece of music.

Maybe is the excessive information from the internet that turns unprepared people into anxious and angry people quick to dismiss an artistical work.

I´m an illustrator myself and my brother is a musician, and i´m witness of the gigantic and sophisticated amount of work that is necessary for a musical composition.

So, don´t waste your brains and your talent by allowing yourself to be offended by jealous klingon wannabes.

Aside of that, nice work and keep on rocking!

90. John in Canada, eh? - July 18, 2010

Nice work. Music was definitely in the same vein as ‘Trek’, though fully original. Character morphs were great – surprised that hasn’t been done as of yet.

91. Cali - July 19, 2010

# 77 Lukas CZ

HUGE Apologies!!! I actually misread one little bit of your post! (That’s what I get for posting when I’d only had 3 hrs. sleep in 2 1/2 days! =D) You were referring to Pegg, the NEW Scotty not being able to act as acting Capt. in a crisis NOT the old Scotty! Darn! Darn! Darn! Hmm…well I’ll have to give that some thought though. I don’t think we really saw enough of Pegg to know just yet. =)

# 76 Anthony Pascale

Ooh!! Another good one! =)

I have to admit the “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by” came to mind in Mr. Wolf’s video where Spock said “I have and always shall be – your friend!”

I just wish your images had been a wee bit clearer or on screen a bit longer. But Thank You for re-posting the link! I didn’t get to see it the first time around.! =)

Happy Trekking! =)

92. Chris Wolf - July 20, 2010

@ 77. Anthony Pascale

That is a nice trailer.
Isnt that the music from Star Trek Generations?

We will see what the producers have next for us in the Star Trek saga.

And as for Pegg, I wouldnt count him out yet. He did have a small comic part in the last Trek movie, but he could still prove his worth if the script allows it.

Scotty did some comic relief in the past though.
I remember him in Star Trek IV talking to the mouse… hillarious… :) is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.