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Obituary: Composer Fred Steiner Dead At 88 June 27, 2011

by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Celebrity,History,Music,TNG,TOS , comments closed

Fred Steiner, who wrote numerous scores for the original Star Trek series and created the memorable theme music to the Perry Mason TV series and the beloved cartoon series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, died of natural causes in Mexico at his home in the Mexican state of Jalisco at the age of 88.


Watch: Leonard Nimoy Gets “Lazy” In Bruno Mars Music Video [UPDATED] May 26, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,Nimoy,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Leonard Nimoy’s non-retirement continues with a surprising new addition. Today Electra Records released an "official alternative" music video from Bruno Mars hit "The Lazy Song," starring Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy having a very lazy day. It will definately be the coolest thing you see all day (all week?, all year?). [UPDATE: Nimoy explains how he got involved with Mars]


Nichelle Nichols (& Star Trek) Part Of NASA’s Musical Celebration Of Human Spaceflight Next Week May 19, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Next Wednesday NASA is holding a special musical event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC celebrating 50 years of American spaceflight. On hand will be Star Trek’s original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, who will be accompanying an orchestra playing the original Star Trek theme. Details below. 


The Music Of Leonard Nimoy Reborn In Animated Music Videos May 5, 2011

by Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,Nimoy,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

In the late 60s Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy dabbled in music releasing a number of albums. Now some of that music has been reborn with a series of animated videos created by a fan. Today Nimoy tweeted a link to one of these videos, check it out and more below.


Photos Of William Shatner Receiving Honorary Headbanger Award April 21, 2011

by Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,Shatner , comments closed

Last night Star Trek’s William Shatner added another award to his bookcase to sit alongside his Emmys and lifetime achievement awards. This time Bill was being honored at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards as an "Honorary Headbanger." Pictures from the event below, plus details on this year’s Shatner Charity Horse Show.


Full Track List & Collaborators For William Shatners New Album – Will Be Redoing “Rocket Man” April 12, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,Shatner , comments closed

In addition to the earlier Shatner NASA news, Star Trek’s original Kirk also has news in the world of music. The final track listing for his upcoming album "Searching For Major Tom" has been released, along with the list of collaborators. The album is full of space/science themed music, including Bill returning to do "Rocket Man" one more time. See below for full list.


Videos of the Day: Star Trek v Star Wars v Lady Gaga at German Carnival + Trek Theme On Saw In NY Subway March 16, 2011

by Staff , Filed under: Music,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Today we have another musically themed video to share, this one a rather bizarre bit of street theater from a Carnival in Germany last week featuring a battle between Star Trek and Star Wars and Lady Gaga…hard to explain so just check it out, plus more Star Trek street music from the New York Subway.


Viral Video Double Feature: Trekkie Dances To Kinect + Federation v Klingons Dance Battle March 14, 2011

by Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Fandom,Humor,Music,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both out below.


AUDIO: NASA Wakes Up Discovery Astronauts With Star Trek “Amok Time” Fight Music March 4, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Music,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Today the astronauts on Shuttle Discovery got a special bonus Star Trek wakeup call. We have previously reported that the original Star Trek theme was voted to be one of the final wakeup calls, but that wont be until next week, but this morning NASA sent up the fight song from Amok Time. Take a listen below.


Viral Video: “Star Trek Girl” A Big Internet Hit February 11, 2011

by Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Music,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

In the last couple of weeks a Star Trek-themed song and video are going viral in a big way. "Star Trek Girl" my Meekakitty is a fun celebration of girl Trekking. Check it out below. 


Limited Edition 2-CD Star Trek V Soundtrack Coming Out Next Week November 26, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise,Music , comments closed

Today La-La Land Records announced they will be releasing a limited edition 2 CD set of Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which includes 45 minutes of previously unreleased material. More details below.


Video of the Day: Theme To Star Trek: TNG’s “The Inner Light” Played On A Theremin November 18, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Music,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Our video of the day is a musical interlude from a fan who has recorded his version of the theme from the fan favorite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Inner Light" on a Theremin. Check it out below.


VIDEO & Highlights: Michael Giacchino On Star Trek Music, Sequel, & more September 8, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Over the weekend Star Trek composer (and Oscar-winner) Michael Giacchino was the guest speaker for a screening of the movie in West Los Angeles. The discussion covered his approach to the first Star Trek, the Klingon music that didn’t make it into the film, possible ideas for the sequel and more. We have full video from the event, plus some highlight bullet points on what he had to say.


Reminder: See Star Trek 2009 w/ Michael Giacchino Tonight in West LA September 4, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

The STAR TREK Simply Spectacular Saturdays Summer Series at the Royal Theater in West LA comes to an end tonight with the JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie. And the special guest for the night will be Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino.


First Look at FSM Ron Jones Project 14 CD TNG Music Box Set (Now Available For Pre-order) August 31, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,TNG , comments closed

In September Film Score Monthly is taking on their most ambitious Star Trek project yet, and today the 14 CD "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ron Jones Project" is available for pre-order. We have more details and an exclusive look at some of the artwork from the set below.


Vote For Star Trek Theme To Be Final Shuttle Wakeup Music August 22, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Science/Technology,TOS , comments closed

NASA is holding an online poll for what will be some of the final wakeup songs for the Space Shuttle program, and the original Star Trek theme is currently in second place. More info (including how you can vote) below. Plus we have a full history of NASA’s Star Trek wakeup songs (including audio clips). 


Star Trek Composer Michael Giacchino Scoring New Star Wars Ride August 20, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,ST09 Creative , comments closed

Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino, composer of the 2009 Star Trek movie, is now working on that that other ‘Star’ franchise. Giacchino is headed to a galaxy far far away to compose the music for the latest Star Wars-themed attraction opening at Disney parks in 2011.


Exclusive Details On FSM Ron Jones TNG 14-CD Box Set August 7, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Merchandise,Music,TNG , comments closed

Film Score Monthly, producers of the expanded Star Trek II and III soundtrack albums, have recently announced they are working on a big box set of Ron Jones music from Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie has now got some more excusive details on this exciting upcoming set. 


George Takei to Perform with Indianapolis Symphony in “Sci-Fi Spectacular” Concerts July 16-17 July 15, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Music , comments closed

If you are looking for something to do in the Indianapolis area this weekend, you may want to take in some culture with the original Sulu. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert of music from Sci-Fi TV and movies (including Star Trek), with special guest George Takei who will be proving a "dramatic narration"…oh my. More details below.


Review: Expanded Star Trek III Soundtrack June 17, 2010

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music,Review , comments closed

Following on from their excellent Expanded Star Trek II score from last year, FilmScore Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment have just released the expanded score for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by Oscar-winner James Horner. TrekMovie gets into the groove with this review of TSFS expanded soundtrack, available now.

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