Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
20: The Discovered Composer

Cliff Eidelman.

Sometimes to get a break you need a few things to go in your favor. Cliff Eidelman had more than a few things go the right way for him. Fortune was indeed smiling on this relatively unknown composer when he landed the job of scoring Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. In this episode of Melodic Treks we look at how Cliff managed to land this prestigious assignment and how a sequence of events worked in his favor. We also delve into his work prior to Star Trek, including his first movie score, composed at the age of just 22. Still, what happened after Star Trek may surprise you despite the score being a rounding success his career did not follow a path most would have assumed.



Colin Higgins


Editor and Producer

Colin Higgins


Associate Producers

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Magdalene (3:00)

Early Break (7:30)

The Discovered Country (11:08)

Dodging Holst (18:50)

Post Star Trek (23:16)

Closing (31:07)


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Category:Composers -- posted at: 1:11am MDT