Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
26: A Long Progression

Ron Jones Interview, Part 1.

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation know the music of Ron Jones well. He composed for 42 episodes of the series during the first four seasons, including the score considered by many to be the finest in all of TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds." By the time Jones became part of Star Trek, he had been putting notes to paper for many years—including hundreds of cartoon episodes for Hanna-Barbera. His work on TNG contributed greatly to the creative boldness of the seasons during which Picard and his crew came of age.

But before we get to Star Trek, there's a lot of Jones's story to be told. So in this episode of Melodic Treks, the composer himself joins host Brandon Mutala to discuss his introduction to music, why he decided to be a composer, how to capture the tone of a show and connect with the audience, and more—all with a focus on his non-Trek work such as DuckTales and Family Guy.

Intro (00:01:00)
Meeting Ron Jones (00:02:28)
Early Musical Interests (00:04:16)
Process, Inspiration, and Influences (00:07:12)
Mentors and Training (00:14:00)
DuckTales (00:16:27)
Family Guy and Seth MacFarlane (00:26:09)
"This House is Freakin' Sweet" Emmy Nomination (00:31:01)
Closing of Part 1 (00:34:48)

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Ron Jones

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: mt-026.mp3
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