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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old February 11 2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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Generations Overture

I just wanted to post a thread to voice my appreciation of the Star Trek Generations soundtrack. I think it's a great CD, and the Generations overture is a magnificent piece of music.

Regardless of what people think of the movie (although I enjoyed it), I think everyone can appreciate the magnificent Generations overture. It's bold, it's glorious and it's a fitting theme to connect one generation of Star Trek to the next.
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Old February 11 2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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I don't care for it. Too melodramatic and overdone.
Sounds like Archer's theme from ENT. Similarly trying too hard, as I find most of McCarthy's work. Just my opinion.
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Old February 11 2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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when i saw Prometheus i thought the opening score sounded like Generations

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Old February 11 2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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I just wanted to post a thread to voice my appreciation of the Star Trek Generations soundtrack. I think it's a great CD, and the Generations overture is a magnificent piece of music.

Regardless of what people think of the movie (although I enjoyed it), I think everyone can appreciate the magnificent Generations overture. It's bold, it's glorious and it's a fitting theme to connect one generation of Star Trek to the next.
I'm with you. I loved it. That and the opening sequence track. Loved. And what can I say, I'm also a fan of Archer's Theme and the theme from DS9.
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Old February 11 2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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Yes, the Generations score is massively underappreciated. I highly recommend the GNP Crescendo expanded edition from 2012 if you can still get hold of it.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:14 PM   #6
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It's still available from GNP and other outlets. And I also feel the Generations score is very under appreciated. It's a very good piece of work by McCarthy and full of mysticism and heart. Plus some great action riffs. I was thrilled when this got an expansion.

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Old February 11 2014, 11:11 PM   #7
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I've always found the overture extremely similar to his Deep Space 9 theme. It even directly quotes a few phrases, at least to my ear.
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That wouldn't be that suprusing given that it's the same composer. Sometimes when listening to peices of music by the same composer you can hear similar elements but perhaps that's just my mind playing tricks on me.
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Old February 11 2014, 11:48 PM   #9
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I've always found the overture extremely similar to his Deep Space 9 theme. It even directly quotes a few phrases, at least to my ear.
They are very similar but the melodies are different.

I don't know if this is so much of a slight McCarthy because, from my understanding, he was always under very strict guidelines.

But the point still stands: GEN score is really the same 90s TV mediocrity with a movie budget.
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I've always found the overture extremely similar to his Deep Space 9 theme. It even directly quotes a few phrases, at least to my ear.
It's good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks this.
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Old February 14 2014, 09:28 PM   #11
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Loved it! One of the best score I've heard.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:52 PM   #12
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I dont like it, comparimg to the other (previous) movies.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:02 AM   #13
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garak1 wrote: View Post
I just wanted to post a thread to voice my appreciation of the Star Trek Generations soundtrack. I think it's a great CD, and the Generations overture is a magnificent piece of music.

Regardless of what people think of the movie (although I enjoyed it), I think everyone can appreciate the magnificent Generations overture. It's bold, it's glorious and it's a fitting theme to connect one generation of Star Trek to the next.
I'm like Pavlov's dog. I am immediately filled with disgust when I hear the music. The movie was that bad (and it's still not the worst TNG movie).
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