To Boldly Go... Discussing The Score

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by JacksonArcher, May 13, 2009.

  1. TheGodBen

    TheGodBen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There were times in the cinema when the music turned noticeably Lost-y and it was jarring. I'm a fan of his work on Lost and he has created some beautiful music on that show, but I don't want Lost's music seeping into Star Trek, they should have their own distinct sounds.

    Other than that I didn't notice the score, it probably did an adequate job but it certainly wasn't memorable. Frankly, Bear McCreary has spoiled me so much that I may never enjoy another score again. :(
     
  2. indranee

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    loved the score. ALL of it. but my favorites are Labor of Love, Hella Bar Talk, the End Credits and That New Car Smell.
     
  3. ST-One

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    'Enterprising Young Men' uses the main theme, but in the film it is used for the shuttle-journey to the Enterprise.
     
  4. Classic Fan

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    Great soundtrack.

    I bought it on the 4th may, just before the film was released, BUT..

    I didnt listen to it until i saw the movie. Obviously, i heard the clips that were online earlier. :p

    I like how Giacchino had his OWN Trek theme, much like the past composers; Horner, Goldsmith, Rosenman, Edelman, McCarthy. He incorporated his own theme throughout the movie, making a great debut in the track 'Star Trek' and intertwined throughout.





    I also like how we heard a tiny bit of the twinkle theme when we see Kirk and Spock beam onto the Enterprise together for the first time. As if he is showing us the iconic moment where the icons beam together for the first time and incorporates a tiny weeny little bit of courages theme opener as if to say "Here they are, Kirk and Spock" :) It makes an appearence as the two materialize on the pad.
    It makes its appearence right at the end of 'Nero Death Experience' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1mlc-qyLt0

    Thats the part i loved, Courage didnt just do the much parodied twinkle in monotone sound, each one twinkled three times, getting quieter. Fantastic, the sound even had the TOS feeling.


    The end credits however, is his crowning moment. Not only in the track leading into it 'To Boldly go...' does he put the twinkling and the fanfare, he almost reproduces the sound of the Courage original.

    The end credits even have a TOS esque subtle choir in the backgorund, not over powering the orchestral aspect. Fantastic. The iconic choir/female voice is there, but not too much. He also, as said, puts his own Trek theme throughout the end credits, as if his and TOS theme are playing off against each other. and its blended geniusly, if thats even a word. ;)

    Enterprising Young Men is by far one of the best tracks. It incorporates Gicchinos theme really well, and establishes it as his Trek theme, only to be outdone in the end credits.

    Giacchinos theme sounds epic on head phones, its so huge sounding. It has chimes, trumpets, bells, bass and above all, an epic sounding. Its also a very traditional sounding theme, done in the way Roddenberry actually wanted the TOS theme to go, a more of a space march than a sci-fi sounding theme. I also loive the fact that he used his Trek theme in the opening instead of shoehoring thte TOS theme in. I respect him for that, he has respect to say "Fuck it, its my theme, its opening the movie with the delta and the title card." :cool:
     
  5. Starbreaker

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    I like "New Car Smell" a lot. It's nice on it's own. The rest is a little boring, but works well with the movie.
     
  6. davidant32

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    I was kind of hoping for the classic "TMP Enterprise reveal" and "TNG opening" Star Trek theme to be snuck in there somewhere, (perhaps during the Enterprise reveal again??)

    Yet, I'm also glad it wasn't. It sounded like it almost crept into the end credits' TOS theme (which was brilliant, btw)

    I think I read one review saying that the music was only memorable because it was loud. I disagree