Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
70: Guys and Lals

Family Guy and "The Offspring" with John Takis.

*I would like to apologize as there are some audio issues in this episode.

During the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ron Jones and Dennis McCarthy alternated scoring duties on the show, and Ron ended up composing 42 episodes including "Datalore," "Q Who," "The Drumhead," and "The Best of Both Worlds" Parts One and Two. After working on The Next Generation, an avid fan of Jones names Seth MacFarlane hired him to compose for a new project called Family Guy.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala and John Takis dive into the music from Family Guy composed by Ron Jones as well as Takis' favorite score by Jones, "The Offspring." We also discuss sound design style scoring, needle dropping, Elmer Bernstein and Airplane!, as well as scoring for comedy. We also might even bring up #ReitzellforTrek2017

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, John (00:01:14) 
Family Guy: Movement One
(00:02:27) 
"A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" (00:07:30) 
"Emission Impossible" (00:13:16) 
"Ready, Willing, and Disabled" (00:16:02) 
"Mister Saturday Knight" (00:20:53) 
"Another Day in Space" (00:29:26) 
"Before the Storm / Lal's Death" (00:32:55) 
"Opinions / Interview / What it Means to Feel" (00:37:53) 
"Thanks for the Memory Chips" (00:40:23) 
"Learning to Sense" (00:50:23) 
"Beloved (Alternate)" (00:56:26) 
"Beloved" (00:56:58) 



*all music from Family Guy and "The Offspring" composed by Ron Jones

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
John Takis

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Aaron Harvey (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: mt-070.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 3:00am MST

69: Jerry Gold-Liszt

The Mephisto Waltz with John Takis.

*I would like to apologize as there are some audio issues in this episode.

Released in 1971, The Mephisto Waltz was almost a response to the cult hit Rosemary's Baby. In this film,  Alan Alda plays a music journalist named Myles Clarkson, whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received terrible reviews. Then, Clarkson and his wife find themselves on the path of the Macabre when an aging pianist wants to trade souls with Myles so that he can become immortal.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by film score journalist Jon Takis to take a deep dive into Jerry Goldsmith's score to the film The Mephisto Waltz. We compare it to two of his other scores, Planet of the Apes and "The Invaders," an episode of The Twilight Zone. We talk about his techniques used for this score, including over dubbing, playing cues backwards, and the unique sound known as "The Lion's Roar," and determine that this is a strong contender for Goldsmith's creepiest score.

Chapters
In Memorial (00:00:00) 
"Princess Leia's Theme" (from Star Wars composed by J. Williams) (00:00:39) 
Melodic Treks Intro (00:03:04) 
Contest and Happy New Year! (00:04:02) 
"Part of the Bargain" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:06:23) 
Welcome, John! (00:08:04) 
Let's Jump In (00:19:04) 
The Mephisto Waltz Trailer (00:24:16) 
"Main Title" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (00:27:52) 
"The Mephisto Waltz" (F. Liszt) (00:31:09) 
"Main Title" (from Planet of the Apes composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:36:25) 
"The Invaders" (from The Twilight Zone composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:40:00)
"End Title" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (00:45:09)
"Dogfight" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (00:50:34) 
"A New Miles" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (00:53:20) 
"The Search Continues" (from Planet of the Apes, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:55:58) 
"The Hospital" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (00:59:58) 
Spoilers! (01:02:53) 
"One Night in Mexico" (from The Mephisto Waltz composed by J. Goldsmith)  (01:05:11) 
Clip from "The Last Day of Scoring The Mephisto Waltz" (01:09:21) 

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
John Takis

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: mt-069.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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