Melodic Connections: Avery Brooks and Kevin Conroy.
Have you ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It's a now-classic game based on the idea that any two people on Earth are just six or fewer acquaintance links apart. While Kevin Bacon has become the game's bundled playing piece, it works with other people too … even in the 24th century.
In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala casts galactic distances aside to put a Star Trek twist on Six Degrees. We challenged the members of The Babel Conference, Trek.fm's listeners' group on Facebook, to come up with the name of an actor to connect to Avery Brooks. The winning choice, submitted by listener Davis Grayson, was Kevin Conroy. These two actors have been in many films and television productions, so we decided to use only movies whose scores were composed by Star Trek composers. Listen on to trace a path from Brooks to Conroy.
"Suspicions" (from Dynasty "Suspicions," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:03:12)
"Haven/Harpies/Gifts" (from Star Trek: The Next Generation "Haven," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:04:56)
"Happy Ending" (from Roots: The Next Generations, composed by G. Fried) (00:06:46)
"Thicker Fog/Witches" (from Star Trek "Catspaw," composed by G. Fried) (00:07:57)
"Suite from The Leap Home" (from Quantum Leap "The Leap Home," composed by V.R. Bunch) (00:09:47)
"Pathogen Bomb" (from Star Trek: Enterprise "The Augments," composed by V.R. Bunch) (00:11:35)
"End Titles" (from Air Force One, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:13:33)
"Main Titles" (from Star Trek: Voyager, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:15:29)
"End Titles (from Apollo 13, composed by J. Horner) (00:17:35)
"Stealing the Enterprise" (from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, composed by J. Horner) (00:19:32)
"Farewell" (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "What You Leave Behind," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:22:35)
"Revelation/Poloiusized" (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "Duet," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:24:28)
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)