Trek's Courage Dead At 88

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Carpe Occasio, May 29, 2008.

  1. Carpe Occasio

    Carpe Occasio Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  2. Michael

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  3. Mistral

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    The Star Trek theme, along with the Pink Panther theme and Peter Gunn, is probably one of the most recognizable pieces of music from visual media in the world. Mr. Courage made his mark with that bit and will be remembered for a long time to come.
     
  4. Lukara

    Lukara Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    and it's not only the theme melody. Just switch off the sound next time you see TOS.- Without the music the scenes simply don't work. Just think of this agitating theme when the ship is in danger (the one that sounds a bit like the white shark theme). Or the lovely duet for lyre and umbrella-skeleton which he composed for Spock and the hippie-girl.
     
  5. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    That wasn't done by Courage. It was either Wilbur Hatch (Desilu's music director) or Fred Steiner. It's kind of a mistery actually.