Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast (Music)
The Songs of Leonard Nimoy. 
Many Star Trek actors have expanded their talents to include other areas of artistic exploration. Some have tried their hand at directing or photography. Some have gone on to write, and some have gone on to to take a stab at a singing career. Leonard Nimoy was one of the Trek celebrities to attempt the musical arts and, in fact, released five separate albums of music.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Tony Robinson to talk about the singing career of Leonard Nimoy and weather or not the record labels were taking advantage of the Spock character when they released the first album. 

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Tony and News (00:01:29) 
"The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" (00:12:18) 
"Humans Are Highly Illogical (00:17:27) 
"Proud Mary" (00:24:50) 
"If I Were a Carpenter" (00:28:23) 
"Let it Be Me" (00:35:33) 
Closing (00:41:52)
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Tony Robinson
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: mt-082.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:01am MST

61: The Dogs of War

Battle Music in Star Trek.

The Star Trek franchise tells many stories including stories of love, betrayal, exploration, mystery, and intrigue. One type of story has been told several times in Star Trek, and that story is WAR. It is a story that can be told in many ways. Sad. Melancholy. Epic. Brave.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala focuses on the militaristic side of the final frontier, and shares a special themed episode on the battle music of Star Trek.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Contests (00:01:23) 
"Bird of Prey Decloaks" (from Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, composed by J. Horner) (00:05:24) 
"Wolf 359" (from "Emissary," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:08:32) 
"Yo!" (from "The Way of the Warrior," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:11:54) 
"Battle Preparations" (from "Call to Arms," composed by J. Chattaway) (00:14:46) 
"Defiant Ending" (from "The Changing Face of Evil," composed by J. Chattaway) (00:17:06) 
"War Adagio" (from "The Siege of AR-558", composed by P. Baillargeon) (00:19:29) 
"A Swarm Reception" (from Star Trek Beyond, composed by M. Giacchino) (00:23:14) 
"The Riker Maneuver" (from Star Trek: Insurrection, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:26:08) 
"Battle Stations" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:28:32) 
"Sleep Command/Destruct Mode/Picard is Back" (from "The Best of Both Worlds Part II," composed by R. Jones) (00:31:56) 
"Battle in the Mutara Nebula" (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composed by J. Horner) (00:36:34) 

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art Creator)

Direct download: mt-061.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Unexpected Music in Star Trek.

Elvis Presley. Frank Sinatra. Billie Holiday. Some of the greatest names in music pop up in your favorite Star Trek episodes, either by association or by actually having their music featured—and it's not all classical as you might expect. Do your ears perk up? In this episode of Melodic Treks we delve into this diverse collection, which includes a dose of classical Japanese and some classic rock. So plug in your earphones and find out what Zefram Cochrane listened to on his jukebox.



Colin Higgins


Editor and Producer

Colin Higgins


Associate Producer

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Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen



The King (00:01:56)

Vic and Frank (00:05:16)

In Passing (00:08:59)

Cochrane’s iPod (00:10:44) 

The Jazz Goes On (00:12:56)

Minezaki Koto (00:15:28)

Closing (00:17:46)


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Direct download: mt-022.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:25pm MST