Favorite Star Trek Movie Score...track?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Dale Sams, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. CoveTom

    CoveTom Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 17, 2003
    I don't know. Goldsmith had quite a range. Compare his score for Planet of the Apes to his score for TMP. Totally different approaches, styles, etc. And he excelled at both.

    However, that's not to say that I think he's better than John Williams. I would be hard pressed to say I think one or the other is better. I can't imagine Goldsmith improving upon Williams' Superman score, for example. But neither can I imagine Williams improving on Goldsmith's score for TMP.
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen

    IIRC, Jerry Goldsmith liked to drop that in whenever a scene heavily involved Klingons. You can hear it in ST:FC, for example, when Worf arrives on the bridge of the Enterprise-E after being rescued from the Defiant.
  3. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

    Jul 5, 2009
    You can get a sort of taste of what he'd have done by listening to his score for Supergirl, although that theme was a little girly for the Man Of Steel....:cool:
  4. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 4, 2009
    First contact theme, and TWOK Theme are amazing, but yeah there are way too many to mention.
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 18, 2007
  6. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    Beating me to the punch, these two pieces have to be my favourites depending on the mood I'm in.
  7. trekkier

    trekkier Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 11, 2004
    outpost 41

    Completely agree, ive listened to that track so many times now, it's insane. That and Genesis Countdown are probably my 2 favorites.
  8. Stardate

    Stardate Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 16, 2006
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    Yes! They make up a one-two punch of suspense and action that's just about as good as film music gets.

    For me, those are the best two things to come out of the JJverse.
  10. mos6507

    mos6507 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 22, 2010
    We all know that Horner is a mashup artist who appropriates music in his scores, not always Trek, and more often than not his own past work. This is a point of criticism to music snobs but in TSFS it worked beautifully, both the bits from TOS, as well as the pieces from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.


    It's not a 1:1 copy, in fact I prefer Horner's straighter, sweeter harmony. Horner's rhythmic approach and dynamics also makes it sound more like a gasp or inhale followed by a scream or cry whereas Prokofiev is more staccato.
  11. Opus

    Opus Commodore Commodore

    Jun 20, 2003
    Bloom County
    One track?

    I have to choose "Stealing the Enterprise" from TSFS, with "The Mountain" from TFF as a runner-up.
  12. Danger Ace

    Danger Ace Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 20, 2013
    Favorite movie score?

    "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Part of the reason was the emotion of waiting so long for the film to come out. The highs and lows of the preceeding decade. And then to find yourself finally in the theater to enjoy it, well, the music supported it all wonderfully. It was truly a magical night.

    Favorite track?

    I'll go with track #3 "Klingon Battle." I would hum it every now and again when I was running late and racing somewhere.

    Then again, Star Trek II's "Amazing Grace" always gets me verklempt.
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