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3-CD Star Trek The Motion Picture Complete Score Coming in June + Hollywood Launch Event/Screening May 17, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Merchandise,Music , trackback

The steady stream of extended soundtrack releases from the Star Trek movies continues, this time with a 3-CD set for Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar-nominated score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The new set comes out on June 5th, with a special launch event and TMP screening in Hollywood the night before. More details on the release and the event below.


press releases

the new release…

La-La Land to release 3-CD set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture Score

La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures boldly go where no soundtrack reissue has gone before with this deluxe 3-CD set of 1979‘s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.

The first big screen voyage of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock was a high budget and ambitious undertaking that introduced Goldsmith’s famous and enduring Star Trek march (later used as the main theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the cornerstone of an epic science fiction musical odyssey. Like the film’s refit starship Enterprise, La-La Land’s lavish presentation presents the score anew: fully restored, remixed and mastered from the first generation multi-track masters by Bruce Botnick, the original album co-producer and Goldsmith’s long time scoring engineer.

“To put together the complete score the decision was to go back to the original Analogue 16-track 2-inch 30 i.p.s. masters,” Botnick explains. “John Davis at Precision Audiosonics baked each of the 37 rolls in a convection oven at 110º for eight hours so that they were playable, then rolled out a marvelous 3M 56 IsoLoop 16-track machine with brand new heads. The tapes were resolved at 60Hz to maintain the original orchestral pitch and sync. The Analogue-to-Digital transfer was done from the 16-track through the latest Black Lion A/D convertors and recorded to Pro Tools X at 192kHz 24-bit.”

This 3-CD set presents the score for the 1979 theatrical release (filling disc 1 and part of disc 2) and also premieres the legendary early “rejected” cues that Goldsmith recorded prior to composing his famous main theme. The 1979 album program (much of which is performed and edited differently as compared to the film) completes disc 2, with disc 3 offering additional alternates (including those heard on the previous Sony expanded release) along with a wealth of bonus material. Among the highlights are a collection of early takes of the “Main Title” (including extensive stage chatter), isolated segments featuring Craig Huxley’s famous “blaster beam” and assorted synthesizer excerpts, the domestic CD debut of Bob James’ disco cover version of Goldsmith’s theme and Shaun Cassidy’s vocal version of the love theme, “A Star Beyond Time.”

Reissue co-producer Mike Matessino (who handled restoration and editorial efforts) collaborates with Jeff Bond on the thoroughly researched album notes which feature interview excerpts by Goldsmith, Botnick and performers Huxley and David Newman. The clamshell packaging and 40-page full color booklet are designed by Jim Titus.

“It has been an honor to be able to work with the original recordings of this music and to document its production,” Matessino says. “This is one of the greatest scores of all time and everyone involved took the responsibility very seriously and happily devoted months to see it come together. The clarity and quality we now have is truly amazing. Thanks to the efforts of La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures, the end product is an embarrassment of riches and a ‘must-have’ for every film music and Star Trek collection.”


Music by Jerry Goldsmith
LLLCD 1207
PRICE: $34.98
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 5th, 2012 (1PM at www.lalalandrecords.com – no pre-orders)

Album Reissue Produced by Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick
Album Reissue Producer for Sony Music Ent.: Didier C. Deutsch
Liner Notes by Jeff Bond and Mike Matessino
CD Art Direction by Jim Titus


the launch event…

Creature Features and La-La Land Records invited you to boldly go… to the “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” Soundtrack Celebration, June 4, 2012, 7:30pm at The Arclight Cinemas

Creature Features and La-La Land Records invited you to boldly go… to the “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” Soundtrack Celebration, June 4, 2012, 7:30pm at The Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.)

Join us in celebrating the release of the all-new, deluxe 3-disc Limited Edition soundtrack release of Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture with a one-of-a-kind, multi-media event featuring:

Panel Guests Scheduled to Attend: Original TMP soundtrack album and TMP re-issue soundtrack producer, and longtime Goldsmith recording engineer Bruce Botnick, TMP synthesizer performer Craig Huxley, TMP session violinist and renowned composer David Newman, TMP soundtrack re-issue producer and TMP “Director’s Edition” restoration supervisor Mike Mattesino, TMP director of photography Richard H. Kline and other special guests TBA!

This first-ever live event to focus on Goldsmith’s masterful Star Trek: The Motion Picture score will feature exclusive video and audio clips, as well as a rare, live demonstration by Craig Huxley of his famed, 18 foot “Blaster Beam” instrument, used prominently in Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s score and sound design.

Get the soundtrack before anybody else at the show! Star Trek: The Motion Picture (3-CD set) will be available for purchase at the event at the special price of $30 each (cash only.) Then get your CD signed by Bruce Botnick and Craig Huxley at the event! The soundtrack will be officially released at www.lalalandrecords.com on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

After the panel presentation and signing, stay for a screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition (DVD source). Event tickets are $17.50 and are available for purchase at www.creaturefeatures.com/startrek  — BUY NOW! Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 each. More info at creaturefeatures.com.


1. I'm Dead Jim! - May 17, 2012

Yeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss! I’ll buy it! First?

2. Illogical - May 17, 2012


3. Opcode - May 17, 2012

Now this is what I have been waiting for a looooonnngggg time. :D

4. mojomonkey - May 17, 2012

Cannot wait. One of my favorite scores of all time.

5. Clinton - May 17, 2012

Very cool.

6. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 17, 2012

I own the Dvd of Tmp that came out in the early 2000s. But. I may just have to get this one as well.

7. Trekologist - May 17, 2012

Any mention of how much its going to cost?

8. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 17, 2012

Hey Anthony. Any idea if they will put the Director’s Edition of Tmp on Blu-Rey.

9. Anthony Pascale - May 17, 2012

RE: Price
trying to get retail price confirmed but i expect somewhere between $35-$40 for the set.

RE: TMP DE on Blu-ray
of course if there were news on that, we would report on it

10. TrekMD - May 17, 2012

That looks amazing! I want it! I was trying to see if it could be preordered but I don’t see it on their site.

11. Ensign RedShirt - May 17, 2012

Don’t care how much it costs-it’s bought!

By far the best Trek score.

12. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 17, 2012

I know this score was nomanated for an Oscar and lost. Does anyone remember what movie tune won and does anyone really care. I don’t. This is among the greatest movie music of all time. It should have won the Oscar.

13. Remington Steele - May 17, 2012

God I LOVE the huge amount of music releases these last few years…STILL waiting for the Generations score though…

14. Ensign RedShirt - May 17, 2012

I hope they allow us to preorder it soon.

15. Bearded Riker - May 17, 2012

Awesome. I have the two disc soundtrack and would love to buy this version as well. It’s one of my favorite soundtracks.

16. Jeff Bond - May 17, 2012

George Delerue’s score to A Little Romance won that year. Anyone remember that one? :)

17. Admiral Kirk - May 17, 2012


18. Vultan - May 17, 2012


“A Little Romance” won best score for that year.
Yeah… I’ve never heard of it either. Had to look it up.

19. Majicou - May 17, 2012

The package looks good and a price of $35-40 would be fair for it. However… dagnabbit, limited edition, guys? Can’t you sell it via download as well? We all understand the trade-off: you don’t get all this cool physical stuff, but you still get the music itself at a lower price point. I mean, is it so much to ask, La-La Land?

20. George Zip - May 17, 2012


21. Tim - May 17, 2012

That’s on my list of Must Haves.

22. Sam - May 17, 2012

I’m not finding a pre-order link for this on their site. Or any listing at all.

23. Robman007 - May 17, 2012

Seriously…I mentioned this in a previous article before it was posted as an article and my posts were removed? Lame!!

24. ScottDS - May 17, 2012

^#22 Sam –

It will be available to order on June 5th at 1:00 PM P.S.T. There are no pre-orders.

25. Tarkov2008 - May 17, 2012

Is there a track listing anywhere?

26. Anthony Pascale - May 17, 2012


posts were removed as they were off topic and there was an article on this just about to be published already, i was just waiting for them to send the final artwork. If you have tips there is a tip link at the top of the site or tips@trekmovie.com.

we try to threads on topic and there is no way to move comments from one thread to another.


27. Croesus - May 17, 2012

C’mon Generations! Can’t be long now, they cant avoid you forever! ^_^

28. PEB - May 17, 2012

I gotta say, I love the direction that’s being taken for Trek products these days. Something about it feels fresher or I dont know, a little more thought out. Between the newer comics, the new video game, the very cool posters, the resurgance of good books, the re-releasing of scores, prop replicas and so much more -it’s like the franchise’s property value is being taken seriously . And let me tell you, I like it.

NOW all that being said, I wish there would also be an iTunes releasing of these re-released scores. When it comes to the awesome sound system I have in my car and in my pad, I just dont use cd players anymore. I’m not going to play it on my bluray player or on my xbox360. Give me a different format so I can keep it along with all my other music.

29. RollTide1017 - May 17, 2012


La La Land never releases the track list until the album goes on sale so, expect the full track list to appear on June 5th @ 1pm PST.


I’m a huge film score collector and have bought many albums from La La Land, Intrada and Film Score Monthly and have asked them that very question. They all responded pretty much the same. They say that because they are small independent labels and that film scores tend to have a small fan base, they cannot afford the digital download licensing fees the studios seek.

30. Soonerdew - May 17, 2012

I am all over this!

31. AJ - May 17, 2012

This is such a major score for cinema as a whole.

As someone who owns the original issue on CD and the re-issue (with the Roddenberry stuff), I’m curious as to exactly how much better this issue will sound on a reasonable stereo. Maybe Jeff Bond can clarify what all that baking does, as I thought we were “definitive” with the last release.

Next stop: This, plus ST5+8-10 & the incredible Voyager theme tied up as a Goldsmith Father & Son Trek box-set. I always thought the ‘Voyager’ theme was on par with Alexander Courage’s original, especially with that absolutely Trektacular opening intro montage.

32. RollTide1017 - May 17, 2012

Forgot to mention that, since a few were asking, it was stated on La La Land’s Facebook page that the retail price is $34.98.

That means, if order directly from LaLaLandRecords.com, it will be $39.48 with shipping ($42.98 for international orders).

33. OneBuckFilms - May 17, 2012

I think the price will be $34.98 + Shipping according to MV on Facebook.

I wish I could attend this event, but I have other commitments.

However, I’ll be ordering this ASAP.

34. Markus McLaughlin - May 17, 2012

I HAVE to have this album, I remember watching the TOS reruns on TV, then I heard there was a new movie! I watched TMP with my Late Dad and Mother at the cinema in December 1979; It blew me away! In hindsight, the film should’ve been much more, however, the music will always stay with me… As I write my own tales of the future…(wink)


35. Simon - May 17, 2012

#28 – Buy the CDs and rip them yourself so you can play them on those iDevices, rather than clutter up the market with lossy downgrades of these magnificent scores.

36. Anthony Pascale - May 17, 2012

Got an update email from LaLaLand and updated article w/ some new info
Price: $34.98
On sale at June 5 at 1 pm pst http://www.lalalandrecords.com
No pre-orders
Available for $30 at the Hollywood event in the 4th

trying to get track listing. There are also some videos made during the restoration that will be posted. Look for an update article between now and the 4th.

37. Rico - May 17, 2012

So very awesome! Must buy for me.

38. Garrett Goulet - May 17, 2012

Why did it take so long for the definitive edition of Goldsmith’s score (The 20th Anniversary Edition released by Columbia was missing the Fred Steiner material) to come out? I will definitely be looking into this!!

39. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 17, 2012

#18. Hey Vultan. Thank you. Still never heard of that movie. Lol. TMP had the best music of all Trek Movies.
Hear that Bob Orci. Tell Michael to get cracking on the new Music for the new Movie.

40. Kev-1 - May 17, 2012

Have to check this out. By my count this is the third “complete” edition of this score, including a CD connected with the Director’s Edition I got on Ebay. I’ll have to see what new material it has, especially music for unfilmed scenes, if any.

41. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - May 17, 2012

I listned to some music A little Romance that beat TMP for the Oscar on You Tube. The Oscar voter’s were on some pretty serious drug’s to vote for that movie over TMP.

42. OneBuckFilms - May 17, 2012

40 – The only legal editions were as follows:

– Original Soundtrack (released on LP, then on CD by Columbia/Legacy, 9 tracks, around 45 minutes).
– 20th Anniversary Edition (16 tracks on CD1 (64:50), Inside Star Trek LP expanded and presented on CD 2, Sony Legacy, gold slipcase)

Any other Complete or Expanded versions from eBay and the like were boots.

This release is the only legal release to feature the complete score, and it looks like it contains a lot of material even the boots do not.

43. Jonboc - May 17, 2012

One of the finest scores ever. Im so looking forward to putting this on repeat!

44. PEB - May 17, 2012

#29 -Thanks for answering my question/gripe. It does make sense, but it’s still a bummer. Oh well, I’ll just do what #35 suggested.

45. Ran - May 17, 2012

I wish they will release this in 24bit 96KHz. This music is too damn good for red book audio.

46. New Horizon - May 17, 2012

If Bob Orci is reading, perhaps the current Trek team could put in a good word for the guys who worked on the Directors Edition of The Motion Picture and help them get the funding to finally do a proper upgrade for Blu-Ray. The Directors Edition certainly deserves a proper Blu-Ray upgrade after all of these years.

What do you say Bob? You guys should have some sway with the higher ups at Paramount.

47. Jeyl - May 17, 2012

Engineering, stand by for warp drive!

48. Basement Blogger - May 17, 2012

Wow. Did not know that jazz pianist Bob James did a disco version. Of course, Jerry Goldsmith’s score was majestic, beautiful and emotional. Get goose bumps every time I see the Enterprise dry dock scene.

49. Allen - May 17, 2012

I wonder if the blaster beam video will be included in the box set. I’ve seen some clips, but I want more. I love that thing. It has such an epic sound to it.

50. Bill Hiro - May 17, 2012

Exceedingly happy

51. CarlG - May 17, 2012

Wow… I’d go just to see the blaster beam played live — that thing is insane!

52. ziplock9000 - May 17, 2012

ST:TMP has possibly the best sound track of any movie ever. First Contact is second.

53. John in Canada, eh? - May 17, 2012

Dang!! I just bought the previous ‘Extended’ CD soundtrack around Christmas. So now I have the original soundtrack (on CD and audio tape), and the extended soundtrack… hard to justify a fourth purchase. (But somehow I’ll find a way.)

54. Sebastian S. - May 17, 2012

I already have the 2 disc CD soundtrack from before (and I love it; it’s my favorite ST soundtrack), but I’d love to see ST-TMP on the big screen once again. It was the “2001: A Space Odyssey/Solaris” of ST; more of a genuine science fiction film than space opera (not to denigrate space opera in any way, but it’s a different genre). It’s not as warm or character-driven as later entries (a bit of a shame in that respect), but it’s still a magnificent achievement; especially the director’s cut that came to DVD ten years ago (the minor nip/tucking really helped). ST-TMP is a thought provoking experience; filled with images and sounds that stay in your head days after seeing it (like the ‘beam blaster’ music used to convey the stark, alien nature of V’ger).

ST-TMP was a daring experiment (probably never to be repeated in this age). And when I first saw it at age 12 or so? It blew me away. It really made me feel like I’d been in outer space. It had a scale, scope and production value unmatched in a ST movie until ST09. I can understand where the criticisms of it being dull are coming from (people said the same about 2001), but I (for one) really enjoyed it….

The Human Adventure is Just Beginning…


55. General Zod - May 17, 2012

It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.

56. MJ - May 17, 2012

@54 “but I’d love to see ST-TMP on the big screen once again”

Be aware, they are showing it on DVD on a 50-foot screen. Don’t expect much.

Nevertheless, I may try to make it to this.

57. Justai - May 17, 2012

Wowwwww. Pricey for a soundtrack album. I’ll have to wait until someone uploads it to a torrent site to hear it.

58. MJ - May 17, 2012

@57. Nothing like and intellectual property theft to make the day in your house I guess.

59. Thomas Jensen - May 17, 2012

Wonderful, now please made the Directors Edition live up to the audio…

60. "Check the Circuit!" - May 17, 2012

Shaun Cassidy recorded a vocal version of the love theme?! Holy smokes! I’ve been following Star Trek closely for 40 years…and it amazes me how much I don’t know about it.

61. OneBuckFilms - May 17, 2012

I had no idea there was a disco version of the main theme, until I read the press release. (elsewhere on the web. Sorry, TrekMovie wasn’t first this time)

This is something I’ve been wantin to see complete for a while.

And this set looks absolutely difinitive.

Out there … thataway.

62. Driver - May 17, 2012

Looking closely at the uniforms in the pics with the CDs. They do seem a different color-very grey and a purple collar on Spock-than on the DVD of TMP.

63. Shilliam Watner (Click Name for Trek Poster) - May 17, 2012

I STILL think this movie is better than a lot of fans think it is, and the soundtrack is positively regal.

64. sean - May 17, 2012

Very reasonable price for this, can’t wait to pick it up

65. 1R0N*H3L1X (formerly Sean4000) - May 17, 2012

So, now we have 1-6, an 8 completely remastered? Am i correct?

66. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - May 17, 2012

Greatest Movie score of all time
No Contest

67. captain_neill - May 18, 2012

I was going to pick up Star Trek’s V and VI on CD from Intrada, but I think I can hold off as I already have a download copy of the 2 from a friend and they are not limited and I can get them anytime

However, as this one is limited I think I would def like to pick this one up first. Shame there is no pre order but will be putting my order in next month.

68. jed - May 18, 2012

So still No news on a STTMP DE Blu-Ray Release, we have everything but! it makes no sense at all, there is demand for it, Paramount just doesn’t seem to want to make money…………perhaps they shouldn’t have been so cheap in the first place and allowed the restoration team to do the new sfx in high def as they wanted…………

69. JoeM - May 18, 2012

This should be screening at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, seeing how that was where the movie first opened up back in 79 to lines wrapped around the block, following the west coast premiere, not the arclight scientology theatre

70. JoeM - May 18, 2012

Although seeing as how its merely the dvd being used as the source for the screening perhaps the Arclight Scientology theatre is the best venue for it.
17.50 is definately not worth seeing a DVD screened on one of the Arclight screens, the people that go to this dont even get to see it in the cinerama dome, but rather one of the smaller auditoriums in the scientology multiplex.

Though i do want the CD, Ill wait the extra day and get it from LaLa Land

71. JoeM - May 18, 2012

the link is to a photo from the Los Angeles public library historical archives, look at the line along the fence in the background past the parking lot.
the line started at the chinese front door and went down holllywood blvd to orange st up orange to franklin down franklin to orchid around orchid and back on to hollywood blvd.


72. RichyG1701 - May 18, 2012

Brilliant news. The penultimate remastered CD in my list of Trek movie wish list. (Generations, please hurry up!- Insurrection and Nemesis, not that fussed)
Can’t wait to get this, it ranks as one of the best movie soundtracks ever and I never tire of listening to it.

73. Digginjim - May 18, 2012

Day 1 purchase… assuming it doesn’t sell out. 10,000 copies limited edition? Please don’t sell out (crosses fingers)……

74. Loran Alan Davis - May 18, 2012

Will the Alexander Courage and Fred Steiner cues be included in this set?

75. Jeyl - May 18, 2012

@74 “Will the Alexander Courage and Fred Steiner cues be included in this set?”

Jason LeBlanc over at filmscroremonthly.com posted a zoomed in picture of the tack listings on the back of the CD Packaging. While I can’t name them all, it looks like the tracks in question will be on the soundtrack. For example, on the original Sony expanded album, “Spock’s Arrival” used to go straight into “The Cloud”, which skipped over the second warp drive attempt and the approach to the V’Ger cloud. If you can spot “Spock’s Arrival” on the soundtrack, you will see that there are two tracks that are in-between that and “The Cloud”. First one being the second warp drive attempt and encountering the cloud.

I think this release will have everything. :D

76. AmorphousBlob - May 18, 2012

Shaun Cassidy… how did I not know this?

77. Jeyl - May 18, 2012

Stumbled across this today.


I hope there’s more!

78. Wes - May 18, 2012

I spoke to Darren Dochterman (who was in charge of the TMP refit) regarding TMP the director’s edition on Blu-Ray about a year ago at a showing of STTMP at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood. (during their weekend of Trek showing trek1-6 and various guests like Takei, Koenig, etc., which I was surprised was not covered here!) Anyway, he said that they would have to go in and redo ALL of their redone special effects, because the upload to Blu Ray is not possible as the graphics they used 12 years ago would look very bad and blu ray would simply destroy them. The same crew is lobbying Paramount to let them do another round of digital effects. I will tell you that I have seen in the past ten years TMP on the big screen 3 times. Two times were with an original print and once the director’s edition. I will tell you that the director’s edition looks bad on the big screen. The graphics do not hold up like they do on your tv set.

79. Squire Of Gothos - May 18, 2012

Outstanding! I am trying to keep up with all of the Trek cd reissues!

80. Mark Lynch - May 18, 2012

If there is ever a Blu-Ray release of STTMP:TDE I will be first in line to buy it!

81. ebinrock - May 18, 2012

I’m just wondering what was missing from the 20th Anniversary edition? (Besides the outtakes, etc.)

82. Christopher - May 18, 2012

They say it’s limited but they also said that about Star Trek 5 and now it’s got a wide release with packaging that matches the previous releases. I should have waited with that so that the packaging is all uniform. I bet the same happens with this and the packaging gets redone to match the other 5 releases.

83. New Horizon - May 18, 2012

I’m pretty sure Darren said that they still have all of the project files, so it’s not really ‘re-creating’ the effects, so much as re-rendering them at a higher output. Probably need to tweak some lighting and fix some broken links since the footage was created using older versions of the programs, but it should be quite doable.

84. captain_neill - May 18, 2012

The track when they approach the cloud, Alexander Courage’s theme over the Captain’s Logs and the moment after V’Ger fires the plasma bolts around Earth are some I can think off.

This is an instant must for me as this sounds awesome. The fact that it is limited means a order on the day. TMP is one of my favourite scores.

I am just glad the reissue TFF and TUC are not limited asI might have to wait a bit longer to get them.

85. supervisor047 - May 18, 2012

This a real Star Trek movie, Wrath of Khan sucks!!!!

86. drapera - May 18, 2012

How about this..Will this album feature the use of the actual main theme that was in the original release of the film vs. the reworked version that was on the original soundtrack release, TMP DE DVD and 20th Anniversary soundtrack?

I watched the original cut of the film on DVD recently, and the mix of the drums at the start gives it a more military feel. I still remember getting the LP after watching the film back in 1979, and noticing that the mix on the album was different than what I heard on screen.

La-La will still get my money, if just for the great looking packaging alone.

87. jed - May 18, 2012


I emailed Daren Doc about a month ago regarding re-rendering the SFX of TMP for Blu-Ray and he said that as time goes by the process would actually become more expensive, I’m not sure why that would be and he didn’t fully explain, but perhaps that gives even more reason for doing it sooner rather than later!

88. Caesar - May 18, 2012

#75: Sweet, thanks for that! That seals the deal, I’m buying!

89. ScottDS - May 18, 2012

^#81 –

Here’s what’s missing from the 20th anniversary Sony album:

(h/t Indysolo on the TrekBBS):

Overture (the Sony album uses the album recording of “Ilia’s Theme”)
Goodbye Klingons
Goodbye Epsilon 9
TV Theme
Warp Point Eight
No Goodbyes
TV Theme (different take than the earlier one)
Warp Point Nine
Meet Vejur
Micro Exam
Spock Walk (the first part of it)
Inner Workings (the end of it)

Also, Goldsmith wrote about 20 minutes of music that was all thrown out and not used. That’s all on this album and has never been officially available before. And then there’s the fact that the original album and the 1999 Sony album used all sorts of different takes and rarely the takes used in the actual film, which this release does.

90. Anthony Pascale - May 18, 2012

TrekMovie will be doing an update article with full track listing, bts video, etc. so stay tuned.

91. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 18, 2012


92. Majicou - May 18, 2012

@29: So Paramount’s to blame? Bloody typical. I know the reason they (the record labels) only do these limited runs on disc is because they can’t produce way more of them than they can expect to sell, but digital distribution is supposed to alleviate, not compound, those costs–until someone starts introducing ridiculous fees into the process.

93. darendoc - May 18, 2012

re: 87, Jed

The process actually becomes more and more expensive because all the software is updated and sometimes legacy functions found in earlier versions of programs are just not supported anymore, and shots that had worked before can not simply be re-opened and re-rendered… but they need to be re worked so that they work equally well in the new software… or even re-made from scratch if it comes down to it…

The bottom line is, we would love to do the TMP:DE in HD. We wanted to. We still do. Some things are easier now to do, some things are harder… but it’s not gonna be just a plug and play scenario… it’s gonna have to be done right.

94. drapera - May 18, 2012


Hello Daren!

While working with Mr. Goldsmith on TMP:DE (oh, to have been a fly on the wall), did he ever talk about why the remix of the main title was used for your DVD as opposed to what was in the original film?

95. Magic_Al - May 18, 2012

I’d love to see TMP:DE in HD with the CG upgraded, but I’d settle for a less expensive compromise of using the original effects footage in a cut that conforms to Wise’s approved editing changes in the DE and the DE sound mix.

96. New Horizon - May 18, 2012

Hey Daren,

Nice to see you dropping in. We would ALL love to have a copy of the Directors Edition on Blu-Ray. Perhaps you could have a chat with Mr. Orci if he drops in here, to see if he could put a bug in someone’s ear at Paramount to get the ball rolling? This really does need to be done sooner than later.

97. Anthony Pascale - May 18, 2012

as promised

98. New Horizon - May 18, 2012

Oh, and Daren….I’ll bet that there is one scene in particular…involving an observation lounge that you would like to fix.

99. Robert Bernardo - May 18, 2012

Ooo, I just got my ticket for the show in Hollywood! It will be a great evening.

100. James T. West - May 18, 2012

Now if we can get the Robert Wise special edition re-edit on BluRay

101. Sebastian S. - May 18, 2012

# 54

MJ, thanks for the tip. My wife and I got ripped off two years ago seeing Wrath of Khan at a theatrical screening downtown. It was sourced from a DVD onto a screen that couldn’t have been bigger than 15′. They didn’t even set the aspect ratios correctly (it looked squished from top to bottom). My LCD TV at home looked worlds better….

# 78

Wow, thanks for sharing that. :-)
I wonder if CBS/Paramount would be willing to make such an investment. I have my director’s cut DVD from 11 years ago, and I just love it I thought they got the movie just right in that version, and showed it the love and care it long deserved. I was glad that the late Robert Wise FINALLY got his chance to fix it after having it wrestled from his grip in time to make the (arbitrary) December 7th 1979 deadline. Too bad the DVD’s FX can’t upconvert to 1080p somehow. A shame… :-(

102. New Horizon - May 18, 2012

Too bad the DVD’s FX can’t upconvert to 1080p somehow. A shame… :-(

It can, if Paramount would give Daren and his team the funds to do it properly. I simply can’t understand the thinking at Paramount back when they made the directors edition. Why they wouldn’t have let Daren and his team future proof the directors edition by make it hi def I can not understand…very short sighted.

103. Sebastian S. - May 18, 2012

# 102

Read Wes’ post # 78.
And I’ve heard Daren Dochterman saying this in panels as well. The new FX made for ST-TMP’s 2001 SE were made for 480p resolution. Upconverting will not make them look anywhere near as good as a modern 2K scan.

I have 1080p HDMI connections for my DVDs, and even through a 1080p upconverted filter, the movie still looks DVD quality; no better (not to dismiss the director’s cut itself, however; it’s my preferred version of the film and I will gladly go ‘low-res’ for an evening to watch it). ;-)

104. New Horizon - May 18, 2012

103. Sebastian S. – May 18, 2012

I wasn’t talking about a simple ‘upconversion’ I fully understand that the effects need to be ‘re-rendered’ at 1080. That’s what I meant when I said ‘if paramount would give Daren and his team the funds to do it properly’.

105. Sebastian S. - May 18, 2012

# 104 NH

Oops; my mistake. Sorry about that. ;-)

106. darendoc - May 19, 2012

I think what we’d really love to do is to do the whole thing at 4K and get a new film negative made… that would be lovely.

107. New Horizon - May 19, 2012

I sincerely hope you get to do that Daren.

108. OneBuckFilms - May 21, 2012

106 – Then please, get the studio to do this.

For Robert Wise.

109. "The Captain's Neck Is Broken" - May 22, 2012

I wish someone would do a COMPLETE set of ALL the music used from the original television series (hint,hint)

110. John - June 8, 2012

I ordered mine day one and it was shipped to me the next day :) It will arrive next week, hopefully, but that may be a bit optimistic (it has to travel all the way to Norway, and not exactly on impulse speed …) I wish I were an American citizen, for then it would already be in my greedily groping little hands :)

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