Michael Giacchino Tweets Images & Videos From Star Trek Into Darkness Scoring Sessions

This week marks another big step for the post production of Star Trek Into Darkness. Composer Michael Giacchino has begun recording the score for the film. And he is sharing the experience with fans with tweets, images and even videos from the scoring stage. Check it out below.   


Michael Giacchino Tweets Images & Videos From Star Trek Into Darkness Scoring Sessions

Michael Giacchino is now recording the score for Star Trek Into Darkness. While some music was scored and recorded late last year for the IMAX preview, it actually wasn’t until last Friday that the Oscar-winning composer finished writing the full score for the film. The music is being performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony who have done the scores for dozens of major films including JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek. They also preformed some pre Giacchino Trek films including Jerry Goldsmith’s scores for Nemesis and First Contact.

Giacchino has also been sharing some videos and images that he has been tweeting from the scoring studio.

Photos (images and captions by Michael Giacchino)

End of Day One of the STID Sessions. Fun Day. More Tomorrow! (Giacchino pictured with director JJ Abrams)

Listening to playback of one of the cues (with JJ Abrams)

With Ben Burtt – discussing music vs efx – who will win????

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Engineer Joel Iwataki at the helm of the Star Trek Into Darkness sessions..


The wind section!

More Session photos from STID…

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Giacchino’s score for Star Trek Into Darkness is expected to be released by Varese Sarabande, just like with 2009’s Star Trek. The soundtrack is not yet available for pre-order.

To keep up with the scoring session, follow Giacchino on Twitter.

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This is great…

Oh gosh I hope we get to at least hear some snippets …

Heh … spoilers on the film but not on the score!


can’t wait to hear the score!!
Michael Giacchino is a genius.

I tweeted him yesterday asking if there was any word on releasing the score to the Star Trek game. According to the news surrounding it, Giacchino composed 2+ he’s of new music for it.

Anthony have you heard anything? I’m thinking it would be Varese Saraband since they distribute Bad Robot titles.

Cool @ Warner Bros.

Love that he’s sharing the scoring with us. I am also hoping we might get to hear some musical snippets.

Less repetition of main theme- if it remains as such…(hopefully NOT.)
Nevertheless, I remain a fan of MG’s work in general.

I hope his score is better than the one for ST09. His other scores have been spectacular but ST09 was disappointing. But then again so was the movie.
Has anybody heard if he is doing the new Star Wars movie?


I would imagine Disney will stay with Tradition and have John Williams.

I’m glad I follow Giacchino on Instagram….

So, even the Enterprise model has to have its lens flares while it travels?

I hope we get the original score at some point in the movie along with the classic per-amble, this time read by Chris Pine

Copper Based,

Right, exactly; I cannot imagine Star Wars w/o John Williams,. nor could legions of fans.


Agreed. Or by Bruce Greenwood if they [snif! NoOOOOooo] kill off Pike. Of course if Kirk ends up where we hope, Pine should read it … with a bit more gravitas than he did on blooper reel ;-)

Michael Giacchino will score the next “Star Wars” movies, count on it.

I’m guessing the sequels will serve as a reboot of sorts (at least in tone) of the film series, and one way to do that is by changing up the music a bit. John Williams is a genius, and his music is classic, but I imagine Disney wants new cooks in the kitchen, so to speak. Plus Williams is 80 years old. He might not be around much longer.

I’m sure the main “Star Wars” title theme will remain, but all new music will be produced by Giacchino, with maybe a few new versions of Luke’s, Leia’s and Han Solo’s themes mixed in.

I surely hope Michael gets out of his “wry title” mode with Into Darkness. I don’t want any more tracks called things like “Hack to the Future”, “Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling”, or “Matter? I Barely Know Her”.

@6 Nor can I.

Giacchino has ALREADY scored Star Wars. He adapted Williams’ themes for the recent redo of Star Tours at the Disney parks and it was VERY well done.

I’m sure Williams would get first crack but he is 81, and no question Giacchino is the heir.

Just a hint of Goldsmith’s TMP theme would be nice!!