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.
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.
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.
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.
Fans of Michael Giacchino’s score for the 2009 Star Trek movie are in for a treat. Varese Sarabande has announced they will be releasing a limited edition 2-disc version of the film’s soundtrack in June. More details below.
Do you like 19th century musical theater and Star Trek? Are you looking for something to do in Los Angeles this weekend (or a weekend in June). Well you are luck as a local theater company is performing "USS Pinafore", a live mashup of Gilbert & Sullivan and Star Trek. See below for video and more info.
Next week Star Trek fans in and around Ontario, Canada will have a chance to hear the music of Star Trek performed live by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. And hosting the show will be veteran Trek actors John de Lancie and Robert Picardo. You can even go to an after-party with Q and The Doctor. Details below.
Dennis McCarthy, the prolific composer who scored much of Star Trek on TV and Film from 1987-2005, is being honored by ASCAP this summer with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award. More details below.
Last summer Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment released the complete soundtrack to James Horner’s classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan score. Today they have announced this summer they are releasing a 2-disk expanded edition of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack. More details below including exclusive first look at the CD art.
Often TrekMovie brings you links to the humorous trivial Trek, from LOL Cats meeting Trek to silly viral videos. Today we have links to some more serious takes on Trek. First up a recently unearthed and very thorough analysis and history of the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We also link to an interesting look at the ‘minimalism’ of Star Trek TOS.
The Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their elaborate ‘changing of the guard’ and their unflappable demeanor, but did you also know they have a band? The band accompanies the changing of the guard and often plays popular music, and one day last week they did a medley of Star Trek themes, check out video below.
Star Trek composer (and now Oscar-winner for Up) Michael Giacchino is heading back into space. Giacchino, who is expected to return for the Star Trek, has added another 2012 to his schedule, Disney’s upcoming sci-fi film John Carter of Mars.
Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino is riding high on his road to the Oscars with his score for Up. There are some new pre-Oscar interviews with the composer where he talks about Oscar and a little about the Star Trek sequel as well, see excerpts and video below.
It looks like we have one more set of awards to announce before the Oscars coming up this weekend, and this time it is some good news. Today the International Film Music Critics Association announced the winners of their 2009 Awards and Star Trek’s Michael Giacchino was the big winner with awards for both Up and Star Trek. More details below
Another day and another Awards show. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held tonight in London. Star Trek was up for two awards, but did not prevail. However, Star Trek’s Michael Giacchino won another award for his Up score. More details, plus full Star Trek Award Season scorecard below.
Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino was nominated for four Grammy awards, including one for his score for Star Trek (the only Trek film to ever be nominated for a Grammy). And tonight Giacchino picked up two Grammys, but both were for his Up score. More details below.
The International Film Music Critics must really like Michael Giacchino, because they nominated him for nine of their awards, including three for Star Trek (plus Wrath of Khan got a nod too). In other award coverage, Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana presented at Saturday night’s DGA Awards (we have pics below). Plus the Oscar Buzz is heating up on the 2009 Star Trek film with final predictions before the nominees are announced in a few days.
You have have seen the multi-city tour for Star Wars: In Concert, but there is actually a (smaller) Star Trek tour also going on. "Star Trek: The Music," hosted by Bob Picardo and John DeLancie, has been performed by a number of orchestras in North America since 2007. The next stop is next week in Calgary, Alberta. Details below, plus a guide to more January Star Trek events.
Today is a day for college football bowl games, and that means half time shows. What does this have to do with Star Trek? Well one of the signs of the impressive return of Star Trek to the mainstream in 2009, was the music of Star Trek being played by marching bands at college and high school football games. Below we have some of the examples from this season.
2009 has been a huge year for home video releases so instead of lumping them in with our Best Merchandise of 2009 they get their own article that picks the best of the various releases for the year.