Sat, 7 June 2014
The Deep Space Nine Theme Variations.
One series that departed from the traditional Star Trek fare was Deep Space Nine. Now a firm fan favorite, this particular incarnation of Trek had two opening themes. The first, which began each episode during Seasons One through Three, was a beautifully haunting and majestic piece. Beginning with Season Four and running through to the end of the series was a pepped up, driving version of the original whose mismatched bass line and melody somehow captured the spirit of DS9. In this episode of Melodic Treks we delve into these two variations, the imagery behind them, how the composition played into what was occurring on the station, and also into some of the thoughts behind the sounds as seen by composer Dennis McCarthy himself.