Review: New ‘Music of Star Trek’ CD by Prague Philharmonic August 12, 2009by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise,Music,Review,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek on TV , comments closed
There are occasionally Star Trek items under the radar, released with little fanfare or promotion, and this is certainly true of the new CD "The Music of Star Trek" performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra from Silva America. TrekMovie brings all the details in this review of what is an excellent addition to Trek music aficionado collections.Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music,Review , comments closed
Last week, TrekMovie reported that Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment was releasing an expanded version of the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack by James Horner. Today we have a review, focusing on the new material, plus an interview with the producer of the new expanded soundtrack, providing some behind the scene details.Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise,Music , comments closed
TrekMovie is excited to announce some big news, especially for Star Trek soundtrack aficionados. Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment are releasing the complete soundtrack to James Horner’s classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan score. We have all the details.Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
We’ve got your first look at the cover art for Michael Giacchino’s official soundtrack to Star Trek (and track list as well). Also there are five brand new images from the film, a new IMAX poster and an update to the official model website. [UPDATE: Plus a new promo video with a bit of new footage]
We have an unprecedented second Tidbits in the same day. Firstly we have an update on dates for Countdown, it is actually not early. Plus we have some more info on the Star Trek soundtrack. Lastly, a couple of TrekMovie.com folks are going to be on the Mancow show this week (tomorrow and Friday).Merchandise,Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
We have heard about the toys, the book the comic prequel and lots of other merchandising, and today the final piece of the multimedia event of the new Star Trek is now official. The Michael Giacchino sountrack for the film is now available for pre-order at Amazon. TrekMovie has that and more details below.
Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ At Star Trek Movie Scoring Session December 19, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
One of the most highly anticipated elements of the new Star Trek movie is the score by Oscar-nominee Michael Giacchino. While we will have to wait until next year to learn and hear more about the new music of Trek, ScoringSessions.com has put up an interesting ‘sneak peek’ of their visit with Giacchino and the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Star Trek Composer Alexander Courage Dead At 88 May 28, 2008by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,TOS , comments closed
Alexander Courage, who wrote the original Star Trek title theme as well as the scores for numerous television shows and movies, died May 15 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 88. The Emmy winning and Oscar-nominated composer had over 90 film and television credits and at least one other TV theme (Judd for the Defense), but he was best known for the exotic, bongo-driven siren song he wrote for the original Star Trek TV series.
Leonard Rosenman Memorial April 29, 2008by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music , comments closed
On Sunday, April 28th, I was fortunate enough to attend the memorial for composer Leonard Rosenman (who passed away in March). It’s no secret that Rosenman was one of the composers of the Star Trek movies but this event proved to be even more Star Trek-centric than I’d anticipated.Interview,Music,Review,TNG , comments closed
Dream On Spiner Fans — Brent Spiner’s newest CD, Dreamland, was released on March 11th, to much deserved acclaimed. There are many words that could describe Dreamland, yet, like dreams, the most appropriate is pastiche. Trekmovie.com talks with Spiner about the CD and provides a look at this unique musical journey of the imagination.Music,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Just before this Passover week began, a new Shatner CD called “Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts” hit the stores. The recording is from a live performance of Shatner, accompanied by The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, dramatically reading the story of the Hebrew Exodus both from the Haggadah (text used on Passover) and the bible.
Giacchino ‘Scared’ To Begin Star Trek Score April 24, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,ST09 Creative,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino was the guest speaker at a recent ‘Zocalo Lecture’ at the LA County Museum of Art, where he talked of his path from a kid creating his own soundtracks to working with Spielberg on video game scores. Giacchino said that it was JJ Abrams who took him from games to TV and movies. He also talked a bit out how daunting it is for him to be taking on the Trek score.
Star Trek IV Composer Dies at 83 March 4, 2008by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music , comments closed
Leonard Rosenman, the composer for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, died today at the age of 83. Rosenman, a two-time Oscar and Emmy winner, died of a heart attack at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. His score for Star Trek IV received an Oscar nomination; the only other Trek music to be nominated was Goldsmith’s TMP score.
The Collective: Star Tracks – Trek Stars Sing February 24, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Music,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Actors often have to sing for their supper, yet Star Trek actors have a tendency go above and beyond that. There is something about being on Trek that brings their inner Dion and Sinatra. While easy to mock these actors for "trying" to be singers, many have extensive singing and Broadway musical experiences. The latest effort is a new album, Dreamland, from TNG’s Brent Spiner. This has inspired this special Sunday edition of ‘The Collective,’ where we take a listen to some of the more memorable efforts offered from the Trek stars turned singers.
Giacchino Wins Annie and Grammy Awards February 10, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
Star Trek (2008) composer and long-time JJ Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino is having a very good weekend. On Friday he picked up his second ‘Annie‘ award for his Ratatouille score and tonight he nabbed a Grammy award for the same. These will sit nicely alongside his Emmy and other awards on his growing trophy shelf, and in two weeks he may have to make room for an Oscar. Giacchino joins James Horner, the only other previous Trek composer who has won a Grammy.
Giacchino Excited By Challenge Of New Trek Score January 31, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
Michael Giacchino is currently at work on the score for the new Speed Racer movie, but he is already thinking ahead to how he will approach scoring JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. The 2008 Oscar and Grammy nominee talked to the LA Times about how scores for both Racer and Trek will have connections to the original sources, but also stand on their own.
Giacchino Nominated For Oscar January 22, 2008by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
Today Michael Giacchino, the composer of the JJ Abrams Star Trek, has been nominated for an Academy Award for his score of the Disney animated film Ratatouille. The composer has already picked up an Emmy, but this is his first Oscar nomination. He may be following in the footsteps of previous Trek composers Leonard Rosenman, James Horner and Jerry Goldsmith who all have won Oscars.
Giacchino: ‘Star Trek’ Score To Honor Original November 1, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
It looks the like nods to Original Series in the new Star Trek film will also extend to the music. In an interview with SciFi Wire, the longtime Abrams collaborator and Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino states he will be incorporating the original Alexander Courage Original Series theme into his score:
I think that the thing to do would be to hold on to the only thing that does speak—that says Star Trek—universally, which is the [opening theme from the original series]…To me, that fanfare, boom, that says it all right there. And this film is about everything that came before that. So, yes, I want to keep that.
TNG@20 – The Episode Guide Song September 8, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Humor,Music,TNG , comments closed
On his 2000 album "Blindsight," filk musician Blake Hodgetts has a song titled "Star Trek Next Gen Episode Guide" which is just that. Now someone called ‘the mentalist’ has put it to video…enjoy
Nimoy Treks To The Hollywood Bowl September 4, 2007by Mark A. Altman , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Music,Nimoy , comments closed
The stories of Leonard Nimoy’s feuds with Paramount are legendary, but on Sunday night America’s favorite Vulcan put Mr. Spock, beer bottles and Hollywood accounting behind and turned out to host "The Big Picture: The Films of Paramount Pictures" – a music tribute at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Despite the sweltering weather, Nimoy was classy as always and surprisingly avuncular as he introduced a litany of classic scores (and accompanying film clips) to some of Paramount’s greatest films including A Place In The Sun, Forest Gump, Chinatown, The Godfather Trilogy, Titanic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and many more.