Poll Most memorable musical soundtrack/theme?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by TheMadCloner, Apr 17, 2020.

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Most memorable musical soundtrack/theme/motif/cue?

  1. ST: TMP / The Enterprise / TNG (Jerry Goldsmith)

    45.0%
  2. Star Trek (Alexander Courage)

    10.0%
  3. Ilia's Theme (Jerry Goldsmith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

    5.0%
  5. The Search for Spock (James Horner)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. The Voyage Home (Leonard Rosenman)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Final Frontier (Jerry Goldsmith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Undiscovered Country (Cliff Eidelman)

    5.0%
  9. Generations (Dennis McCarthy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The Inner Light (Jay Chattaway)

    10.0%
  11. First Contact (Jerry Goldsmith)

    5.0%
  12. Insurrection (Jerry Goldsmith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Nemesis (Jerry Goldsmith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. The Animated Series (Ray Ellis)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Deep Space Nine (Dennis McCarthy)

    10.0%
  16. Voyager (Jerry Goldsmith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Enterprise (Dennis McCarthy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Starfleet Academy (Ron Jones)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Star Trek (Michael Giacchino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Into Darkness (Michael Giacchino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Beyond / Night on the Yorktown (Michael Giacchino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Discovery (Jeff Russo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Picard (Jeff Russo)

    5.0%
  24. Other (please post in thread)

    5.0%
  1. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Captain Captain

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    Memorable to you. Feel free to use whatever definition you want for that - iconic, unforgettable, most melodic, best suited to the movie/TV show, whatever you want.

    I've tried to include as much as I could on the list. Some things I separated even though they were on the same soundtrack because they're generally recognizable separately (eg. Ilia's Theme vs. The Enterprise). If I've forgotten anything, my bad!
     
  2. TheMadCloner

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    Personally, even though I love Goldsmith's themes, Eidelman's TUC theme sticks out for me. His theme is bombastically unique, suits the movie incredibly well, and stands out even more because it's sandwiched chronologically in between a bunch of Goldsmith and McCarthy works.
     
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  3. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    multi choice required...
     
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  4. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Captain Captain

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    What if you could only pick one? If the world was coming to an end, and we were building a culture capsule for humanity to send off into space, and there was only enough memory for one theme to represent Star Trek amidst the entirety of human knowledge?
     
  5. CommanderTrip

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    My first choice on instinct is the TMP/TNG theme. It is as iconic as the TOS theme and instantly recognizable. It's music thats so good, they used it twice!

    For me personally, my favorite was Voyager. The music combined with the visuals for the credits is an audiovisual treat.
     
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  6. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Let's hope that one song ain't this one:


    :guffaw:


    TNG theme. Yes, it started as TMP and has a proper majestic feel, but it felt so out of place for TMP/TOS at the time -- what happened to Courage's TOS iconic score, which is just as cinematic? (TFF also using the TMP theme feels just as out of place.)

    Somehow, the TMP motif just worked better for TNG and became properly iconic as a result.

    Runner-up: TWOK, which is Horner's re-scoring of Courage's original theme and to great effect.
     
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  7. frankieteardrop

    frankieteardrop Commander Red Shirt

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    I voted for ST: TMP/The Enterprise/TNG. Sweeping, iconic, unforgettable. That said, my favorite is the Voyager theme.

    If this were a poll for "which music gets stuck in your head the most?" then that distinction unfortunately belongs to the infernal "Where My Heart Will Take Me."
     
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  8. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I used to love "Ilia's Theme" until I recently bought the La La Records 3-disk release of the TMP extended soundtrack, and made the massive mistake of listening to "Star Beyond Time"

    Ruined forever.
     
  9. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1. Picard
    2. First Contact
    3. Deep Space Nine
     
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  10. Replica Picard

    Replica Picard Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    "I Hate You" by Edge of Etiquette ;)
     
  11. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The only choice we're given is "how many megatons??"
    :rofl:
     
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  12. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

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    If there can be only one...

     
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  13. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Based on "the Bill & Ted generation", of which I'm not a part, "69"? :guffaw:
     
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  14. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They play it at ballroom competitions and in dance stores!

     
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  15. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Commodore Premium Member

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    And I can’t hear the Voyager theme without singing along with “Flintstones, meet the Flintstones...”

    :rommie:
     
  16. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    And each episode has the SW theme at the end ;)
     
  17. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I had to go for DS9. Both versions are simply amazing pieces, if you ask me. And although the memory is bittersweet, my exgirlfriend and I had decided to use it as our weddingmusic. It's that good.