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Fearless December 25 2013 10:45 AM

ENTERPRISE "Wherever You Will Go"
 
Would have been perfect.



The Calling "Wherever You Will Go" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvEcaR9Cj7k

:bolian:

I prefer it to "Faith Of The Heart"



"Faith Of The Heart" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yijcWsLda8

:evil:

Tosk December 25 2013 10:51 AM

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A little too "Smallville" for my taste.

USS Triumphant December 25 2013 04:41 PM

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No. If we're using a pop song, THIS would have been perfect, at least for the first couple of seasons, summing up mankind's frustration in the show with the Vulcans blocking their progress, and some of mankind's frustration in the real world with bureaucrats and politicians doing so.



Later it could have changed to "Faith of the Heart", which I like, indicating that things were getting better.

"Wherever You Will Go" is a good song, but it isn't really about exploration, it is about devotion to a loved one.

rabid bat December 25 2013 07:17 PM

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Oh, neat; I haven't heard this song in years. Thank you for posting it. And, yeah, I can definitely see it.

Avro Arrow December 27 2013 09:16 AM

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The original Enterprise promos did use "Whereever You Will Go", which is why I assume the person who made the video used it. But honestly, although "Faith of the Heart" may not be a great song, its lyrics are fitting for Enterprise, so I think it's probably a better choice for the theme song.

cal_nevari January 4 2014 03:07 AM

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Avro Arrow wrote: (Post 9056245)
The original Enterprise promos did use "Whereever You Will Go", which is why I assume the person who made the video used it. But honestly, although "Faith of the Heart" may not be a great song, its lyrics are fitting for Enterprise, so I think it's probably a better choice for the theme song.

I do remember the original promos using Wherever You Will Go. And to be honest it kinda spoke to me as an old Trek fan, that knew this show was going somewhere I never begged for it to go and didn't really care it was going there, that they (the producers) knew there were fans who didn't ask for this show, or didn't necessarily ask for this era show, but being trek fans, they hoped fans like me would go wherever they took it. Anyway... I never got into the show but I saw a couple episoes online last week and I am going to watch some more of it.

USS Triumphant January 4 2014 07:37 PM

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I like what they did, but I also kinda wish they had *parodied* "Faith of the Heart" for the opening of the Mirror Universe episodes. "We took the wrong road.... getting from there to here...." ;)

Kadratis January 9 2014 12:53 AM

Re: ENTERPRISE "Wherever You Will Go"
 
I was disappointed when they didn't use this song after using it in a lot of promotional material. I wouldn't see myself fast forwarding the intro if I had to listen to that instead.

RainKing July 11 2014 07:12 AM

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For the mirror universe episodes, they should have used 'The Touch'...

"After all is said and done
You've never walked, you've never run,
You're a winner!
"

:lol:

Oso Blanco July 13 2014 04:53 PM

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Quote:

TayLaLaLa wrote: (Post 9050296)
Would have been perfect.

The Calling "Wherever You Will Go" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvEcaR9Cj7k

:bolian:

As a theme for a Star Trek show it would have been just as bad as "Faith Of The Heart".

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USS Triumphant wrote: (Post 9050671)
No. If we're using a pop song, THIS would have been perfect, at least for the first couple of seasons, summing up mankind's frustration in the show with the Vulcans blocking their progress, and some of mankind's frustration in the real world with bureaucrats and politicians doing so.

I like this song, it brings back a lot of sweet memories ... but as a theme song for a Star Trek show? No way!

trekshark July 13 2014 09:11 PM

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the instrumental used in the end credits (which I rarely heard during the initial run because they'd cut the end credits and show commercials over top of them IIRC) should have been used

2takesfrakes July 14 2014 12:14 AM

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What about the OFFICIAL Star Trek song, instead? The very same one penned by Gene Roddenberry, himself. Set to appropriate music, who knows? It might've even received an awared. At least it's not too late ... that can still happen with the next series.

trekker670 July 18 2014 10:25 PM

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trekshark wrote: (Post 9834394)
the instrumental used in the end credits (which I rarely heard during the initial run because they'd cut the end credits and show commercials over top of them IIRC) should have been used

I've posted this elsewhere, but Archer's Theme (the piece you're referring too) along with the traditional Trek monologue by Bakula as Archer, was once released on StarTrek.com back while ENT was still on the air (or shortly after it was cancelled), so I believe it was initially considered, but execs at UPN wanted a pop song to catch the attention of a new audience.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpwv1ZipTL4

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2takesfrakes wrote: (Post 9834991)
What about the OFFICIAL Star Trek song, instead? The very same one penned by Gene Roddenberry, himself. Set to appropriate music, who knows? It might've even received an awared. At least it's not too late ... that can still happen with the next series.

It was not penned by Gene Roddenberry. Alexander Courage wrote the original Star Trek Theme. Roddenberry later wrote lyrics, ensuring he received royalties for the song rather than them all going to Courage.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_trek_theme#Lyrics

Shat Happens July 19 2014 12:26 AM

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That pop song choose as theme was the single worst element in all Star Trek and a definitive factor in the poor ratings of the series Enterprise.

Elim Garakov July 19 2014 03:01 AM

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Well, it was that along with the recycled plots from Voyager.


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