TrekMovie commemorates Cliff Eidelman’s distinctive score to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with a review of the 2012 Intrada two-disc release. This expanded soundtrack release includes previously unreleased material, plus the original release from 1991.
Cliff Eidelman, the man who composed the score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, fondly recalls his experience working on the final Star Trek film to star the entire original cast. We sat down with the composer who discussed his thematic choices for the score, his approach to publishing the original soundtrack, and how he worked with Nicholas Meyer.
All Classical Portland the public classical radio station of Portland, Oregon produces a radio show called “The Score” which focuses on film music. Their latest episode celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, airing Saturday October 8 at 2PM PST. It can be heard in multiple cities and of course can be streamed online. Read on for more details.
Grieving over the tragic news one year ago of the untimely death of Star Trek II and III composer James Horner, fans of the musician poured onto social media to celebrate, lament and share stories of the famed composer. One of those fans just happened to be Varèse Sarabande’s Robert Townson, who as luck would have it, was able to share a very special career moment in 2013 with Horner at the Hollywood in Vienna concert. While commiserating with fans online, Townson noticed the one sliver of sunshine for everyone was his posts about the concert itself and time he spent with Horner. Thus was born, Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner project.
“Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage” is the final frontier of the concert hall experience.
You’ve seen the latest trailer and heard Rihanna’s Star Trek Beyond inspired track “Sledgehammer”. Now see the music video, just released today.
Back in May during the Star Trek Beyond fan event Rihanna was one of the faces that popped up on screen and professed her love for Trek. It turns out that was merely a snippet of a somewhat longer promo video that Paramount has now released on their official YouTube channel. Click on to see RiRi rocking her TOS t-shirt in the full video.
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond composer Michael Giacchino sat down with StarTrek.com to discuss his score for Star Trek Beyond, which just wrapped up recording last week.
Returning for a three-peat, master composer Michael Giacchino announced this week that he has begun scoring the music for Star Trek Beyond. Adding the musical score is one of the final parts of the movie-production process, in that everything needs to be done and edited before the music can be added as the final layer.
In honor of our beloved holiday, First Contact Day, listen to music from all five live action series and 12 movies of Star Trek on AccuRadio’s newest channel created especially for the occasion, Spock On: The Music of Star Trek.
Mondo is releasing a very special vinyl version of the soundtrack to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and we have images and details to share.
TrekMovie is saddened to report that Oscar and Grammy-winning film composer James Horner died in a plane crash Monday in California. He was 61.
Fans in the Ohio State University stadium were treated to an out of this world halftime show last weekend, which heavily featured music and imagery from the new Star Trek films. See the full show on video below.
Earlier this summer we reported on the US debut of ‘Star Trek Live In Concert’ series of orchestral performances of the music of Star Trek shown along with screenings of JJ Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. And now new dates have been added to the schedule, this time down under in Australia. Details below.
Composer Michael Giacchino is headed to Philadelphia this week to perform the score for Star Trek Into Darkness with a screening of the film. He is also talking about why that score is ‘darker’ than his score for 2009′ Star Trek. In addition Varèse Sarabande has just released a Deluxe Edition of the Into Darkness score. Details on that below as well.
This weekend composer Michael Giacchino brings his “Star Trek Live in Concert” screenings of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness with a full orchestra to the USA, performing with the Houston Symphony. Next weekend he does it again at San Diego Comic Con and then moves on to Philadelphia at the end of the month and more cities after that. More details below.
There is big news this week for fans of Star Trek soundtracks, is that the full soundtrack to Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: Nemesis is being released in an expanded deluxe edition by Varèse Sarabande. Also if you’ve ever wanted to play Spock’s Vulcan lyre now you can via iPad app.
While Star Trek films have had 8 different directors (Wise, Meyer, Nimoy, Shatner, Carson, Frakes, Baird, and Abrams), the composer club is slightly more exclusive with six (Goldsmith, Horner, Rosenman, Eidelman, McCarthy, and Giacchino). It is arguable that amongst all the behind the scenes artists, the composer has the most power to influence the emotional energy of a film, perhaps even more than the director or cinematographer. The music influences what the audience feels, and when it is done right, it enhances the actor’s performances, the director’s vision, and the cinematographer’s created mood. When the music fails to resonate, it harms a film through distraction or obvious manipulation. Michael Giacchino’s music for Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the former soundtracks, helping to enhance the story and giving STID additional emotional life. Hit the jump for our full review of the Star Trek Into Darkness sound track.
Star Trek Into Darkness composer Michael Giachino shared 22-minutes of music from his score during a great hour-long interview on WQXR radio. You can listen to the whole thing below. We also have an update on the soundtrack availability.
With the North American release of Star Trek into Darkness now less than two weeks away, details have now surface regarding the movie’s soundtrack release, including the album art, track list and even samples. We also have news regarding a special broadcast premiere of several tracks.
Speaking at the concert performances of "Star Trek Live" in Lucerne, Switzerland over the weekend, composer Michael Giacchino has talked in detail about his score for Star Trek Into Darkness including giving insights into the characters of the film. We have all the details below plus a short clip of music from this Star Trek Into Darkness score which was preformed at the event and an a bonus interview too! Beware of minor spoilers. [UPDATE: Added longer clip from STID]
On Friday night composer Michael Giacchino was in Switzerland for the debut "Star Trek – Live To Projection" concert. We have exclusive pictures and video clips including Giacchino talking about if he will do the score for JJ Abrams Star Wars movie. We also have links to pre-order MG’s Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack on CD and Vinyl. Plus news on another concert in Los Angeles celebrating Varese Sarabande music – which will include Giacchino and Into Darkness.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino continues to tease out bits from his March recording session of the score for Star Trek Into Darkness. Today he sent out a video with actual music from the film. You can watch (and listen) to the below. Plus if you are in Switzerland (or nearby) next week you can see Giacchino perform the score to the 2009 Star Trek move live along with a projection of the movie. Details below. [UPDATE: Now with 4 clips + Soundtrack now available for pre-order]
If you want to get the full Star Trek Into Darkness experience, then you will want to read the novelization by Alan Dean Foster. Or if you prefer you can listen to the audiobook version and it was just announced that Into Darkness actress Alice Eve will be doing the narrating. See below for more details on the book and audiobook, plus news on the post-Into Darkness comics and the movie’s soundtrack.
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.
La-La Land Records is continuing their series of great Star Trek music releases. Today they officially released details for a new 4-CD collection of music from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The set includes selected music from all all seven seasons along with some previously unreleased music. The DS9 music collection comes out next week. We have full details and an image of the cover below.
One of the highlights of the 2009 Star Trek movie (and hopefully the 2013 sequel Into Darkness) is the music of Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino. The composer is the subject of a new video interview where he discusses his various projects, including Star Trek. Watch it below to get to know Trek’s composer.
Back in August we announced that LaLaLand Records was releasing the ultimate original Star Trek soundtrack with all the music from the series in a giant 15-disc box set. We now have more images of the set and the track listing for the first disc. They have also announced a special free Star Trek event in Hollywood, CA on December 3rd (the night before release). Get all the details below.
Tonight during the "Renaissance of Star Trek Music" panel at the Las Vegas convention, the guys from La-La Land Records announced they are developing a 15-CD complete box set of the music from the original Star Trek series. More details on this exciting new set below, including a special video they made to announce the set. We also have a little bit of details on a DS9 La-La Land is also working on.
“There is no comparison!” was the tagline for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, presumably a reference to 1977’s Star Wars. While certainly debatable whether true, the tagline is arguably applicable to the treatment given to Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack with the new LaLa Land Records’ Star Trek: The Motion Picture Limited Edition 3CD set. TrekMovie details the release in this new review.