Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast


La La Land Record's 50th Anniversary Collection.

After fifty years, there have been many releases of Star Trek music from all across the franchise. La La Land Records had to create something very special in order to celebrate the monumental milestone for Star Trek, and they delivered it with their four disc set last December. Each disc is filled with rare music from all of the series including synth demo mock ups for main titles, bumpers, and new transfers of music from newly found first generation masters. Also inclusded on the set is an amazing disc of music from the animated series that many fans thought we would never get.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Neil S. Bulk, Associate Producer for La La Land Record's Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection to discuss how new masters of the music were discovered, fixing previous errors, responding to fan criticism, and creating a music selection from stems.


Chapters
Opening (00:00:00) 
News (00:01:16) 
Charles-Henri Avelange's Star Trek Track (00:02:40) 
"Act 1 Card" (from "Where No Man Has Gone Before" composed by A. Courage) (00:07:16) 
Welcome, Neil! (00:07:52) 
Scraping the Barrel (00:09:18) 
Where Were the Tapes Found? (00:11:20) 
Disc One (00:11:43) 
"Captain Playoff No. 2 (New Set)" (composed by A. Courage) (00:15:35) 
"Captain Playoff No. 2 (15 CD Set)" (composed by A. Courage) (00:15:45) 
"Bumpers" (composed by W. Hatch) (00:17:17) 
"Ship in Orbit (New Set)" (composed by A. Courage) (00:18:30) 
"Ship in Orbit (15 CD Set)" (composed by A. Courage) (00:19:10) 
Stems From the Animated Series (00:19:47) 
"Sensor Data" (composed by Y. Blais and J. Michael) (00:27:43) 
"Trouble in Engineering" (composed by Y. Blais and J. Michael) (00:28:46) 
"Spock's Analysis" (composed by Y. Blais and J. Michael) (00:29:13) 
The Rest of the Set (00:29:52) 
"Main Title Demo (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)" (composed by D. McCarthy) (00:30:32) 
"Main Title Demo (from Star Trek: Voyager)" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:31:35) 
"Communique (C)" (composed by D. Reilly) (00:38:24) 
Finding Neil and Current Projects (00:39:22) 

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Neil S. Bulk

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

Direct download: mt-073.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:00am MST

72: Another Dimension

Dust and The Invaders with Tom Elliot.

Prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith, began his composing career with television in 1954 with the television series The Lineup. Throughout the fifties, his resume slowly started to grow until it exploded in the sixties with over forty different productions that he would work on. One of the television shows that he would compose for in the early sixties was the cult classic called The Twilight Zone.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Tom Elliot, host of The Twilight Zone Podcast, to discuss Goldsmith's contributions to two classic episodes from the second season of that show. We also compare the music of "The Invaders" to Bernard Herrmann's work on Psycho, as well as the effectiveness of the score in an episode that has almost no dialogue. We also talk about Goldsmith's Mexican influenced score to the episode "Dust," and the legacy of that episode.


Chapters
In Memorial: Richard Hatch (00:00:00) 
"Colonial Anthem" (composed by B. McCreary) (00:00:45) 
Intro (00:02:25) 
Welcome, Tom! (00:03:23) 
"The Invaders" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:12:59) 
"Dust" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:28:24) 
Finding Tom (00:47:06) 

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Tom Elliot

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

Direct download: mt-072.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 3:00am MST

71: This Has to Be the Greatest Piece of Music
Nicholas Pike Interview.

One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when people think of Star Trek would be Spock.  In 2014, Adam Nimoy approached his dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. With the 50th anniverasary of the series coming up, the timing seemed right for a deeper exploration of the iconic character, Mr. Spock. 
In this episode of Melodic Treks, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Nicholas Pike, composer of the documentary For the Love of Spock to discuss the music for the film. We also discuss conducting via Skype, working with a Macedonia Symphony, working with Mick Garris on Stephen King films, and meeting Alice Krige.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
News (00:00:58) 
"Mom" (00:03:32) 
Nicholas Pike (00:04:13) 
Scoring a Documentary (00:05:21) 
Conducting Through Skype (00:10:39) 
Direction From Adam (00:12:04) 
"Burning Man" (00:13:30) 
The Thing About a Documentary (00:15:33) 
"Opening" (00:17:17) 
How Do You Write Music? (00:18:18) 
Mick Garris, Stephen King, and Alice Krige (00:20:27) 
Current Projects (00:23:06) 
Finding Nicholas (00:25:04) 
Buying the Score to For the Love of Spock (00:26:24) 
One More Story (00:27:13) 
Shatner (00:19:35) 
"The New Enterprise" (00:30:09)

*all music from For the Love of Spock composed by N. Pike

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Nicholas Pike

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: mt-071.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:00am MST

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