Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
17: Hot Hands

Five Favorites.

We all have a piece of music from Star Trek that we love—an introduction, a battle scene, or a haunting melody that we listen to over and over again. And while learning more about composers and the inspirations for their music is fascinating, learning which pieces connect with a given fan is equally so. In this episode of Melodic Treks we do just that as we're joined by Matt Warwick, an avid supporter of the podcast who is also a big lover of movie and television music. Matt selects his five favorite Star Trek compositions and tells us why they mean so much to him. We also delve into his overall love of music, reaching all the way back to Glenn Miller and the big band sound.

Direct download: mt-017.mp3
Category:Five Favorites -- posted at: 8:59am MDT

16: The Prolific Composer

Brian Tyler.

Recently nominated for Film Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association, Brian Tyler has composed and conducted for over 50 films. Born and raised in California, Tyler attended UCLA and Harvard before becoming an award-winning film composer. And while he is known for his scores from The Expendables, Rambo, and Frailty, his talents have also helped to bring to life the world of Star Trek through Enterprise.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, we look at this prolific composer, his already impressive body of work, and of course his contributions to Star Trek, both on Enterprise—where he has two scores—and the trailer music for the 2009 Star Trek film.


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Tyler's Background (2:21)

Life and Work (5:26)

Composing Music for Enterprise (10:56)

In His Own Words (20:56)

Awards and Recognition (22:56)

Previously on (26:31)

Direct download: mt-016.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 7:05am MDT

15: Exile In Vegas

Jerry Fielding.

The name Jerry Fielding doesn't readily spring to mind when asked to name famous composers of film scores, yet he is a composer with a long pedigree in the industry. Having penned a large number of film scores from the 1960s onwards, Fielding composed the music for two episodes of Star Trek in 1966—both now iconic—"Spectre of the Gun" and "The Trouble with Tribbles."

In this episode of Melodic Treks we take a look at Jerry and his life, including his forced exile from Hollywood and the early radio plays, including the now famous War of the Worlds adaptation by Orson Welles, from which he drew inspiration. We also talk about his extraordinary life and struggle to create a style all his own, as well as his collaboration with a diverse group of producers and directors that included Groucho Marx, Michael Winner, and Clint Eastwood.


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Working for Clint Eastwood (3:16)

The Early Years (5:02)

The McCarthy Era (10:33)

Moving into TV Work (12:46)

Scoring the Movies (15:41)

His Epitaph (19:51)

Closing (24:51)

Direct download: mt-015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT