Sun, 31 July 2016
The Music of The Man Trap.
One reason that the music of The Original Series are memorable because it was only necessary to compose and record for a certain number of episodes each season. The rest would be tracked with previously recorded material. Gene Roddenberry was extremely happy with the music that Alexander Courage created for the two pilot episodes, "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Therefore it was no surprise that he didn't hesitate to enlist Courage's talents once again when it was decided that the first episode to air would be "The Man Trap."
In this special 50th episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by soundtrack producer Neil S. Bulk to discuss the score to "The Man Trap" fifty years after its first airing. We talk about the use of the electric violin and Gene Roddenberry's reaction to this interesting instrument. We also delve into the history of the TOS's title theme, as well as Neil's passion for pinpointing when the cello version of the theme was first used.
All music from "The Man Trap" composed by A. Courage.