Pick a New Theme Song

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by marlboro, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. marlboro

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    On the special features they mention that U2's Beautiful Day was proposed as the show's theme song but was too expensive to use. Not a song that exactly exemplifies space travel in my mind but whatever.

    Anyway, if you could pick a new Enterprise theme, what song would you use? Answers funny or serious are ok.

    My pick: "Jupiter" by Gustov Holst. Not only does it work well with the opening montage, imo, it's also in the public domain. What's more, you could switch to Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War" for the mirror universe episodes.

    Starting around rhe 3 minute mark:








    Another song that I think would be great for In a Mirror Darkly:



    ^ Starting at the 1:15 mark
     
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  2. Agony_Boothb

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    The Shat doing a spoken word version of 'Faith of the heart'
     
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    "Blue Blue Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project.
     
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    I was thinking this would be a fun theme for a Star Trek series (I was thinking more Enterprise-C). It's possibly a bit too militaristic for Star Trek but maybe something like "Enterprise: The Romulan War". I feel a sense of wonder mixed with duty in these themes.

     
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    In AD 2151 Temporal Cold War was beginning....
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    Descriptive of the emotions Archer and his crew cause in the various aliens they meet.
     
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    Start around min 13, end of first movement.
     
  8. ChristopherPike

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    A completely different arrangement of "Where My Heart Will Take Me" with a female vocalist. Staying true to the mid-2000's, I'd go with Evanescence - a metal band with crossover mainstream chart success. The lead singer of Evanescence would've been my suggestion. Almost classical range, slower tempo, spooky and ethereal take on the same lyrics. Enterprise's cigarette lighter waving anthem starts to move more toward the Original Series theme, if its lyrics had ever been similarly sung.

    I've always liked the theme song but it was time to tweak it again, and more radically. There are ways of reinterpreting it, in other styles that sound less like country music.
     
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  10. Admiral Archer

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    To me, this song always had a very Naval/Nautical feel to it, so it might work better with a plot more resembling TWOK, but it could still work with a story dealing with mankind's first steps into deep space. BTW, it's the orchestra that really sells it, as there are two versions of this song and the 1989 orchestral version is the BEST.

     
  11. Paul755

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    I would have just used the song they play over the end credits.

    But I like either version that they did use over the opening credits.
     
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    The instrumental they used for the MU episodes could have been used for the whole show. I don't hate the opening song, I just think that Star Trek shows should have an instrumental theme. YMMV.
     
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    I used to think this would have rocked. But sadly it didn't exist until 2 years after ENT's cancellation
     
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    Sorry to be the party pooper, but I actually really grew to like the title song we got, especially when it got a little more upbeat in season three. It's somewhat cheesy and the lyrics are a bit on the esoteric side, but other than that it's actually a perfect fit for the visuals of the title sequence as well as the show and its themes themselves. “Archer's Theme” from the end titles is nice too, but lacks the punch to be a good main theme, I think.
     
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    I like to believe the theme song was something Archer and an amateur band comprised of the members of the senior stuff performed each time during the Enterprise's talent nights. And T'Pol had to play the tambourine.

    But to be honest, it's not a terrible song, really, I do like it, but I think it's just jarring when compared to the other, instrumental themes.
     
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    Completely agree, except I liked the slower version better (I didn't like when they added fanfare to the DS9 theme either, though).

    The Enterprise version of FOTH is now THE version to me, rather than the Rod Stewart one. lol. And I forever associate it with space travel imagery.
     
  20. RandyS

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    FAITH OF THE HEART is fine, but they should have used the instrumental version from BROKEN BOW's end credits. The tune itself is fine. It's only the lyrics that make it cheesy.