Connecting William Shatner and John Lithgow Musically.
Have you ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? In this episode
of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala head into the Star Trek
universe to play the classic game of Six Degrees of Separation… but
with a musical twist. We challenged the members of Trek.fm’s
Facebook listeners’ group, The Babel Conference, to come up with
the name of an actor to connect to William Shatner. The winning
choice, submitted by listener Carl Morries, was John Lithgow. These
two actors have been in many films and television productions, so
we decided to use only movies whose scores were composed by Star
Trek composers. Listen on to trace a path back to Lithgow to
Shatner. And how does Jamie Lee Curtis fit into all of this?
“Surprise Attack” (Excerpt from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
(Composed by J. Horner) (00:03:16)
“The Katra Ritual” (Excerpt from Star Trek III:The Search for
Spock) (Composed by J. Horner) (00:06:36)
“Main Title” (Excerpt from Escape From the Planet of the Apes)
(Composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:09:09)
“Overture” (Excerpt from Star Trek: The Motion Picture) (Composed
by J. Goldsmith) (00:11:33)
“A Simple Gift” (Excerpt from Christmas with The Kranks) (Composed
by J. Debney) (00:13:11)
“The Discovery” (Excerpt from “The Pegasus”) (Composed by J.
“Theme” (Excerpt from My Girl 2) (Composed by C. Eidelman)
“Escape From Rura Penthe” (Excerpt from Star Trek VI: The
Undiscovered Country) (Composed by C. Eidelman) (00:21:16)
“Cabin Fever” (Excerpt from Twilight Zone: The Movie) (Composed by
J. Goldsmith) (00:24:48)
“The Scorpion” (Excerpt from Star Trek: Nemesis) (Composed by J.
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)