Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
36: A 24th-Century Production

Ford A. Thaxton Interview.

With a hand in producing soundtracks going back to GNP Crescendo's first-ever Star Trek release, Ford A. Thaxton has worked on more albums than he can count, including: the expanded soundtrack to "Encounter at Farpoint," Star Trek: The Next Generation, Volumes One and Two; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume One; Star Trek: Enterprise, Volume One; Battlestar Galactica; and Frankenhooker.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Ford to discuss some of the memorable film and television soundtracks he has produced, such as those for Blade Runner, The Twilight Zone, and Zulu Dawn. Ford also talks about becoming a radio DJ at the age of 16, creating his own record label, his dream composer for the new Trek series, and his opinion on the possibility of Brian Reitzell getting that gig.

News (00:03:21)
"Daniels Arrives" (excerpt from "Shockwave, Part 1") (Composed by D. McCarthy and K. Kiner) (00:05:01)
Meeting Ford (00:06:36)
Special Projects (00:12:28)
Blade Runner (00:15:41)
Zulu Dawn (00:18:40)
The Twilight Zone (00:20:23)
Let's Talk Trek Music (00:23:50)
It Depends on What Your Goal Is (00:28:15)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Volume One (00:31:07)
Fleshing Out the "Conspiracy" Score for Volume Two (00:33:55)
The Enterprise Box Set (00:38:47)
The Same But Different (00:42:34)
Other Projects (00:45:20)
Trek 2017 Dream Composer (00:52:16)
"Warm Welcome" (from "Desert Crossing") (Composed by V.R. Bunch) (00:57:01)

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Ford A. Thaxton

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-036.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:30am MDT