Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast

Five Favorites.

When La-La Land Records released a comprehensive collection of music from The Original Series, it required 15 CDs. And that was just the music from 80 episodes, many of which recycled elements. That’s a lot of music. So with 728 episodes and films in all, it’s an almost impossible task to pick just five favorites. But that is exactly what we aim to do in this episode of Melodic Treks as we’re joined by writer, composer, podcaster, and Trekkie Rick Moyer. Rick is the first guest to pick his five favorites compositions from across the Star Trek franchise. Some may surprise you, but there are some firm fan-favorites as well. So enjoy listening to Rick’s picks, and stick around for the end when we get to hear one of his own compositions from his parody website.

Direct download: mt-004.mp3
Category:Five Favorites -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

3: Holst the Klingon

The Klingon Battle Theme.

To know that Klingons are going into battle, you don’t need to see a Bird-of-Prey swooping across the screen or an armor-clad warrior wielding a mek’leth. No, all you need to do is use your ears. The iconic music cues of the Klingons tell you all you need to know.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, Colin Higgins delves into another iconic piece of music, the "Klingon Battle.” Originally envisaged as a stand-alone piece to convey one scene, it has become synonymous with the Klingons. We explore the piece’s composer, its influence on all Trek that came after The Motion Picture, and how Gustav Holst may have contributed to its sound.

Direct download: mt-003.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT