I couldn’t find a decent topic to add this to, so I figured maybe some kinda catch all for these types of questions would be fun. Or not. We’ll see if this dies after 8 posts. While listening to the Original Series Soundtrack collection, I was enjoying the preview music Alexander Courage composed specifically for The Man Trap. It got me wondering if this preview was ever seen on the network in any form. We know the music was composed at the same time as the episodic score, but since this was the first episode to air and didn’t have a network repeat (right?), did they create the preview before deciding which episode to run first and then shelve it? Or did NBC happen to run it as an ad for the series during the summer? ABC did that for some shows. Previews for a season premiere probably wound up at the end of the last rerun of the prior season, but for the series premiere it would be a different story. My guess is that since they didn’t know what episode was gonna run first until late in the game, the preview for The Man Trap was put together just in case it was going to be the second episode or so (also other countries could run them in whatever order). It was only one of two previews with its own dedicated score, the other being Mudd’s Women. One of the things about the 1984 VHS/Laserdisc releases I liked was the addition of the previews. They weren’t always in the right order, starting out in production and then airdate (and some were just weird), but other than a few Connecticut broadcasts which kept them, I didn’t see most of them before the home video releases.