Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
52: One Minute Anticipated

Discovering Fil Eisler.

On July 23rd, 2016, the world got a sneak peak at the newest addition to the Star Trek franchise in the form of a trailer for Star Trek: Discovery. Rarely has one minute of footage been met with such anticipation. Along with images of our newest hero ship, we were treated to a magnificent audio piece composed by Fil Eisler.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Andy Farber, composer for Star Trek Continues, to discuss four scores on which Eisler has worked, and to speculate on what approach he might take should he be chosen to score the new series. We also try to determine whether or not synth scores become dated, and if the main title for The Terminator was an influence on him.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Star Trek: Discovery (00:01:00)
On the Ice (00:17:44)
How to Be Single (00:31:30)
Revenge (00:37:27)
Natural Selection (00:55:07)

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Andy Farber

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: mt-052.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 6:07am MST

S1: A Las Vegas Quartet

Star Trek Las Vegas 2016 Interviews.

One of Star Trek's biggest celebrations takes place each year at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Organized by Creation Entertainment, the event brings together producers, actors, writers, and others to discuss Star Trek—past, present, and future. This year, the STLV convention was extended to a fifth day in honor of the 50th anniversary.

In this Melodic Treks away mission, host Brandon-Shea Mutala sits down with a few familiar faces to discuss their musical careers outside of Star Trek. J.G Hertzler (Martok) and Robert O'Reilly (Gowron) talk about their Klingon- and Blues Brothers-inspired group. James Darren (Vic Fontaine) discusses how he came to Deep Space Nine. And Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) talks about working with Duke Ellington and shares details of her newest album. Also presented here is composer Jay Chattaway's panel and a chat with Andy Farber—composer for episodes four, five, and six of Star Trek: Continues—in which we discuss the score for "The Man Trap."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
J.G Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly Interview (00:03:03)
Jay Chattaway Panel (00:17:10)
Andy Farber Interview (00:42:32)
James Darren Interview (01:04:54)
Nichelle Nichols Interview (01:11:24)

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests
Jay Chattaway, James Darren, Andy Farber, J.G. Hertzler, Adam Malin, Nichelle Nichols, Robert O'Reilly

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: mt-s1.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:10pm MST

51: The Princess, the Dragon, and the BBQ

Imagining "Caretaker."

When separated from the episode, a really good score should conjure up images in the mind of the listener. These could be images from the story itself, or they could be something altogether new.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by young Trekker Aubrey Mutala and Women at Warp co-host Jarrah Hodge to listen to Jay Chattaway's score for the Star Trek: Voyager pilot “Caretaker.” Join us as one young Trekker tells you what she hears when she listens to music from a Star Trek episode that she has never seen.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
"The Caretaker's Hoedown" (00:01:45)
"Prologue" (00:04:13)
"70 Thousand Light Years From Home" (00:06:38)
"Beamed to the Farm" (00:09:38)
"Lifesigns in the Barn" (00:14:05)
"Paris Takes the Helm" (00:19:05)
"Escape from the Ocampa Underground" (00:24:43)
"Not Enough Time" (00:30:14)
"Battle for the Array" (00:35:42)
"Set Course for Home" (00:41:27)
"Main Title: Short" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:44:33)
We Are Back (00:44:49)
"End Credits" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:54:00)

All music from the episode "Caretaker" composed by J. Chattaway, unless otherwise noted.

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests
Aubrey Mutala and Jarrah Hodge

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: mt-051.mp3
Category:Voyager -- posted at: 5:32am MST

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