Star Trek end credits and soundtrack discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by SalvorHardin, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. OneBuckFilms

    OneBuckFilms Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I believe it'll be available on both iTunes and Amazon MP3.
     
  2. Jolaris

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    Indeed, the beginning of the End Credits made me cry too... The movie can't come fast enough :drool:
     
  3. ST-One

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    The is some really good Giacchino.

    I hope we will get some more music from the film (again they released only a measly 45 minutes from a two-hour-movie).
     
  4. 22 Stars

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    Saw it last Thursday, and the closing credits to rank up there with the best parts of the movie! One could compare it to the opening credits of Superman Returns.
     
  5. Lythia

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    Thanks :) Looking forward to it.
     
  6. TheBrew

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    Considering that was the best part of Returns, I'm glad they didn't bow their wad until the end. :p
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    Now THOSE credits kicked ass.
     
  8. ST-One

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    And Ottman's version of the main-theme is even a little better than Williams' original.
     
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  10. ST-One

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    :D

    about the Ottman/Williams comparison?
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    Actually, yes. You're right. They're close to being the same and similarly awesome but the Ottman take on the classic 1978 fanfare added something really special.
     
  12. ST-One

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    And the ending of the opening-credits has a little more... I don't know... awesomeness to it.
    Only the opening-fanfare (that piece of music that - as Richard Donner describes it - says 'Superman') is a little weak, but the rest is on par or better than Williams original, IMO.

    As for the end credits piece for Star Trek, there is a really good counterpoint moment when the two themes (Courage's and Giaccino's) are played against each other :techman:
     
  13. Hoshi_Mayweather

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    End Credits Music Score {SPOILERS}

    Out of curiousity, I wanted to hear the music theme.

    For me personally, Michael Giacchino doesn't disappoint. (And no, I haven't seen the film yet...or at least, as of this posting).

    I like how the 'classic' theme becomes new again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sd1pjWLh48&feature=related

    Note: I forget the forum rules on posting links to music from Youtube, so if there is another route, tweak the posting to do so.
     
  14. trekkiedane

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    Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    I've been listening to it most of yesterday and most of today (even brought it with me to theatre)

    It's growing on me, but it took several times before I accepted it. The trailers all sounded very good, but I still find the OST as a whole a bit lacking.

    Where are the grand themes? We've got the Klingon theme, the Trek fight music, a Star Trek theme, a TNG theme... but I can't seem to find anything but ordinary grandiose movie noise in Michael Giacchino's score!

    Is it just me?
     
  15. spoonunseptium

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    Hm. I was a bit dissappointed with the score at the beginning, but I liked the sound overall.
     
  16. dougkeenan

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    Yeah, it took awhile before being able to whistle the theme.

    But "Labor of Love" was great even before seeing the movie.
     
  17. USS Gettysburg

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    The score goes great with the movie. We miss quite a few cues that are present in the movie full score in the soundtrack. However, I enjoy the three themes presented on the soundtrack. I think that they avoided the use of a lot of the 'Courage' or 'Klingon' themes because those haven't happened yet.

    I think that Giacchinno's is trying to establish this Star Trek's own themes (1) because it is a new universe and (2) those themes haven't happened yet. (Batman Begins approach). That's why we get 'Courage' at the end. Although if your attentive you will hear the hints of the harps and trumpet fanfares at times. Those are certainly distinct Trek elements. Also, in 'Enterprising Young Men' we get that staccato intro that is present in so many other Trek themes. I think what you have to look for in this soundtrack is the "beginning" of our Star Trek music collection. The elements are what are being emphasized, broken down, and used to create new themes.

    Of course Giacchinno's use of percussions can never be questioned. That guy can bang some drums. To me the percussions really reminded me of TOS at times, especially in 'End Credits.' People will probably call this nothing but loud, summer music! But, actually percussion in movies is a lost art that Giacchinno is kind of the up and comer in.

    However, once you see the movie pay attention to the stuff that's not in the soundtrack. There are a lot of wonderful cues at least. I hope we get in an expanded release. Also, he has a lot to build from in upcoming movies.

    Just getting the 'End Credits' as a 9 minute full suite was fantastic. That was certainly the most creative part of the score. Particularly after the drab rehash of Insurrection, FC, and Nemesis in the ending credits. Here we get full fledge integration of themes and 'Courage' as well as new material. The CD is worth the buy just for those 9.5 minutes.

    B+
     
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  18. Zeppster

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    I didn't like it so much at the beginning, but as the movie went on the music was good. The end putting in Alexander Courage's theme was a great touch.
     
  19. davejames

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    It sounds great in the movie, but I agree it doesn't work quite as well on it's own.
     
  20. Starbreaker

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    Re: Soundtrack -what do you think about it?

    I wasn't very impressed at first, but I found myself singing the theme after a couple of days. :)