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Old January 15 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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TOS Director Tells All

In case it isn't universally known around here, I want to recommend Ralph Senensky's online memoir of his experiences directing STAR TREK.

He directed six and a half TOS episodes, plus eps of a slew of other series. I just checked back for the first time in a while, and he has finally written up "Return to Tomorrow."

I don't think I 'm allowed to post links yet. So it's at senensky dot com (no www).
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Old January 15 2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

Thanks for posting. A very good read indeed. Such a shame, the way he was treated when sacked from "The Tholian Web".
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Old January 15 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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I can't get enough of the behinds the scene stuff.

This as good a place to ask as any....who determines the musical cues? or if brand new music can be produced for an ep?
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Old January 15 2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

Here is a link for you:

http://senensky.com/table-of-contents/

Interesting stuff.



ETA: I checked the FAQ and it doesn't say anything about links (that I could find, anyway). Did you try and post a link and it didn't work?
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Old January 15 2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

Thanks for link. Interesting reading as he did several of my favorite episodes, including both Diana Muldaur ones.
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Old January 15 2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

Interestingly I turned on Space just now and they're showing "The Tholian Web".
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Old January 15 2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Dale Sams wrote: View Post
I can't get enough of the behinds the scene stuff.
This is exactly how I feel.
Thanks for posting this link. I see a long, very enjoyable period of my life reading all these.
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Old January 15 2013, 08:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link. "Obsession" is one of my favorites, but it's sad learning the fate of Stephen Brooks.
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Old January 15 2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

Dale Sams wrote: View Post
I can't get enough of the behinds the scene stuff.

This as good a place to ask as any....who determines the musical cues? or if brand new music can be produced for an ep?
From what I understand, the music and dubbing management responsibilities were Bob Justman's. It was probably easy in the beginning of the season: "The first 5 or 6 episodes need music." After that, some shows seemed to get new music based on the type of episode, such as "this episode is unique and deserves a new score," which is something I could have sworn I read to that effect regarding "Plato's Stepchildren" in one of the books.

As for tracking, the music editor (Jim Henrikson for one) would most likely be in charge of selecting library cues for tracking.
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Old January 15 2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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Re: TOS Director Tells All

If you're interested in TOS music, there's a wealth of discussion of it in this thread about the recently released box set containing literally all the music from TOS. Or if you're interested enough to invest $225 plus shipping, you can buy the set yourself and read its extensive notes.
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Old January 16 2013, 02:32 AM   #11
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ETA: I checked the FAQ and it doesn't say anything about links (that I could find, anyway). Did you try and post a link and it didn't work?
I didn't actually try to post the link. I was just under the impression I can't yet. Can't have an avatar, can't use the nice washroom, can't park near the building...

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Old January 16 2013, 02:46 AM   #12
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If you're interested in TOS music, there's a wealth of discussion of it in this thread about the recently released box set containing literally all the music from TOS. Or if you're interested enough to invest $225 plus shipping, you can buy the set yourself and read its extensive notes.
Like my multi-bboard pal Ssosmcin, I'm as much a film music fan as a STAR TREK fan, and I bought the box set. It's a big investment, strictly for those of us who really love the episode scores. But if that's you, you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
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Old January 16 2013, 03:21 AM   #13
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ZapBrannigan wrote: View Post
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ETA: I checked the FAQ and it doesn't say anything about links (that I could find, anyway). Did you try and post a link and it didn't work?
I didn't actually try to post the link. I was just under the impression I can't yet. Can't have an avatar, can't use the nice washroom, can't park near the building...

I was under the same impression when I joined, Zap, in November. I was wanting to enter an avatar contest, though wasn't sure if I could post image links, but was assured I could, and it was so. It takes two weeks from your join date to get an avatar as long as you have at least 50 posts. I got the 50 posts soon enough, but still had to wait out the 2 weeks for the avatar.
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Old January 16 2013, 03:40 AM   #14
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Dangit, you all are making me close to buying the set. I SO applaud LaLa and the producers -- no begrudging them their income. It's just that I know I would listen once or twice just to hear all the cues, and then I've got a dust catcher on the shelf like all my other CDs. But it's so tempting.
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Old January 16 2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Great stuff, thanks for posting Zap. I just read through two of his entries and it's so cool to hear about these behind-the-scenes moments.
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