Star Trek Soundtrack3.05.09 # Soundtrack # 12 Comments
Boldy going where many have been before is the Star Trek soundtrack.
Composer Michael Giacchino started in video games, with the likes of Lost World: Jurassic Park and the Medal Of Honor series. His work on the Alias game got him noticed by J.J. Abrams who transferred him to the show. Giacchino has been Abrams’ go to guy ever since, scoring Lost, Fringe and Abrams’ first feature Mission Impossible III.
When it comes to Star Trek there are some very big composer boots to fill. The late, great Jerry Goldsmith scored five of the movies (I, V, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis), while James Horner took on II and III. In fact Nemesis was Jerry Goldsmith’s penultimate movie score and stands well above the film it was attached to.
From what’s in evidence here the new Star Trek soundtrack is epic, modern and keeps both the original TV theme and Goldsmith’s movie theme, at least for the end credits.
Rarely do you notice a soundtrack more than when it’s accompanying a vast vista of infinite space, and so this is virtually the biggest stage a film composer can have. If the movie is as successful as advance buzz suggests, it will be down in no small part to Giacchino’s work.
Star Trek Soundtrack (OST) – Track Listing
1. Star Trek (1:03) – Star Trek Soundtrack
2. Nailin’ the Kelvin (2:09) – Star Trek Soundtrack
3. Labor of Love (2:51) – Star Trek Soundtrack
4. Hella Bar Talk (1:55) – Star Trek Soundtrack
5. Enterprising Young Men (2:39) – Star Trek Soundtrack
6. Nero Sighted (3:23) – Star Trek Soundtrack
7. Nice To Meld You (3:13) – Star Trek Soundtrack
8. Run and Shoot Offense (2:04) – Star Trek Soundtrack
9. Does It Still McFly? (2:03) – Star Trek Soundtrack
10. Nero Death Experience (5:38) – Star Trek Soundtrack
11. Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns (2:34) – Star Trek Soundtrack
12. Back From Black (:59) – Star Trek Soundtrack
13. That New Car Smell (4:46) – Star Trek Soundtrack
14. To Boldly Go (:26) – Star Trek Soundtrack
15. End Credits (incl. Theme From Star Trek TV Series) (9:11) – Star Trek Soundtrack
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