Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast (Voyager)
The Music of Star Trek: Voyager
The music for the later Star Trek series has been described by some as 'wallpaper' music, or music that is just there as filler, without substance. While it may be challenging to come up with new music after having scored 183 episodes (Jay Chattaway) or 256 episodes (Dennis McCarthy), there were still plenty of opportunities for the composers to stretch their legs and compose some truly brilliant music, even in the third Star Trek spin off series.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala takes a look at the new 4-Disc Star Trek: Voyager soundtrack release from La La Land Records. He focuses on the music from the episodes that truly had a shining score which were composed by three different composers.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:29) 
"Scorpion" (music composed by J. Chattaway) (00:04:42) 
"Lifesigns" (music composed by P. Baillargeon) (00:11:03) 
"Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" (music composed by D. McCarthy) (00:17:13) 
"Spirit Folk" (music composed by J. Chattaway) (00:23:22) 
"Concerning Flight" (music composed by D. McCarthy) (00:29:07) 
Closing (00:34:24)
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Producer) 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-084.mp3
Category:Voyager -- posted at: 9:21pm MST

51: The Princess, the Dragon, and the BBQ

Imagining "Caretaker."

When separated from the episode, a really good score should conjure up images in the mind of the listener. These could be images from the story itself, or they could be something altogether new.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by young Trekker Aubrey Mutala and Women at Warp co-host Jarrah Hodge to listen to Jay Chattaway's score for the Star Trek: Voyager pilot “Caretaker.” Join us as one young Trekker tells you what she hears when she listens to music from a Star Trek episode that she has never seen.

Intro (00:00:00)
"The Caretaker's Hoedown" (00:01:45)
"Prologue" (00:04:13)
"70 Thousand Light Years From Home" (00:06:38)
"Beamed to the Farm" (00:09:38)
"Lifesigns in the Barn" (00:14:05)
"Paris Takes the Helm" (00:19:05)
"Escape from the Ocampa Underground" (00:24:43)
"Not Enough Time" (00:30:14)
"Battle for the Array" (00:35:42)
"Set Course for Home" (00:41:27)
"Main Title: Short" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:44:33)
We Are Back (00:44:49)
"End Credits" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:54:00)

All music from the episode "Caretaker" composed by J. Chattaway, unless otherwise noted.

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Aubrey Mutala and Jarrah Hodge

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: mt-051.mp3
Category:Voyager -- posted at: 5:32am MST

18: Wireless Mics

The Holographic, Operatic Doctor.

Previously on Melodic Treks we talked about Robert Picardo and his parody singing. But we're not always about the actors and composers, sometimes we're about the characters themselves! And since you really can't get enough holographic melodies, we're joined in this episode of Melodic Treks by Charlynn Schmiedt and Tristan Riddell of To The Journey to talk about the opera-loving Doc. Char and Tristan add their own unique flavor to the discussion as we delve into a variety of episodes covering every aspect of the EMH.


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The Doctor Sings (4:02)

Tristan In a Tux (7:46)

On the Railroad (11:01)

You Are My Sunshine (18:01)

Cheesecake (21:46)

I'm That Good (30:07)

The Last Song (34:12)

Final Thoughts (37:01)

Closing (51:40)

Direct download: mt-018.mp3
Category:Voyager -- posted at: 8:17am MST