It was operatic alright albeit an incongrous exotic opera with the syncopated congo drums vrs the high legato soprano large leaps and hitting that high B flat.
What I was really upset about was TNG's mock up of TMP where the opening Kirk fanfare went up only a minor third at the end of it instead of a major one like it should have.
What made the theme foe GQ so funny was the tight intervalic baby steps it takes of the scale and struggles to find the dominant right away never travelling more than a perfect fifth the whole tune and then modulatindg up a minor third. It doesn't even cadence on a major fifth but a flat seventh that turns into a dominant fifth finally. The lyrics might have been, 'Here we go out into space again for what I have no idea'.