Which of the films has your favourite score?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Shalashaska, May 7, 2016.

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Which of the films has your favourite score?

  1. The Motion Picture

    40 vote(s)
    37.0%
  2. The Wrath of Khan

    22 vote(s)
    20.4%
  3. The Search for Spock

    7 vote(s)
    6.5%
  4. The Voyage Home

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. The Final Frontier

    9 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. The Undiscovered Country

    9 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Generations

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. First Contact

    15 vote(s)
    13.9%
  9. Insurrection

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. Nemesis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Star Trek (2009)

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. Into Darkness

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. JediKnightButler

    JediKnightButler Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TWOK is probably my most frequently listened to ST soundtrack from TOS though TSFS is a close second due to "Stealing the Enterprise" and Klingon theme (which was slightly reused in Aliens, another JH score I love). I also enjoy the scores for FC (the theme is simply majestic and inspiring!) and INS a lot too. The Giacchino soundtracks for the reboot Trek don't grab me nearly as much as the "original" movies but I have to say that some pieces such as "Enterprising Young Men", "Nero Sighted", and "That New Car Smell" (ST 2009), "London Calling" (ID) and "Night on the Yorktown" (Beyond) were noteworthy.
     
  2. Steve Gennarelli

    Steve Gennarelli Lieutenant Newbie

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    As so many of you have already said, I love ALL the scores.
    But I have a sweet spot for "Star Trek V"...Goldsmith's score makes up for a lot of the
    films shortcomings (bad SFX, silly scenes).
    If anything was unique about "The Final Frontier" it was Luckinbill's turn as Sybok and
    Goldsmith's inspring music.
     
  3. WhomPodsDestroy

    WhomPodsDestroy Cadet Newbie

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    TMP is glorious. In fact all the Goldsmith scores are great. I have a special fondness for Generations though. Dennis McCarthy really went for it after having been shackled somewhat by the TV show's restrictions.
     
  4. Armus

    Armus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TMP and TWOK all the way. Horner's "Genesis Countdown" is what Star Trek music should be.
     
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  5. Jetboogieman

    Jetboogieman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    "Til you've heard it in the original Klingon".

    Love it.
     
  6. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd add TSFS to that list.
     
  7. Sybok Was Wrong

    Sybok Was Wrong Commander Red Shirt

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    I voted for "Undiscovered County", but give honorable mention to "The Search For Spock"-

    Wore out TSFS cassette in '83!

    Also: The music of Kirk climbing El Capitan in TFF was really, really terrific~
     
  8. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, "The Mountain" was the first of Jerry Goldsmith's lyrical Star Trek themes. It set a trend for him that lasted the rest of his association with Star Trek, and gave us the First Contact and Insurrection credit themes, which were among the best parts of both of those movies.
     
  9. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I had the TSFS cassette too man---I think it snapped during a rewind after about 1 millions plays.
     
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  10. alensatemybuick1

    alensatemybuick1 Commander Red Shirt

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    Agreed re: the score for TFF. Specific aspects of it were re-used right through the last NextGen movie, particularly the soaring "bum bum" starting off the end credits music. I recall that when I saw it in the theatre back in '89, there were cheers at the beginning over the use of the TMP / NextGen score.
     
  11. MrBnetV

    MrBnetV Ensign Red Shirt

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    The First Contact theme really stands apart for me in terms of movie themes in general. Jerry Goldsmith rarely disappointed with his scores but I remember seeing First Contact in theaters and (much like Undiscovered country -- my runner up) it established an emotional context for the film I was about to see. The First Contact theme, aside from being beautiful, strikes chords of friendship, family, and a noble dignity that embodies the crew of the starship enterprise, and Goldsmith also created a good musical language for the Borg.

    Trying to pick a favorite out of this lot is pretty hard to do since there's so many great ones, but the ones I listen to the least: Voyage Home and Generations.
     
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  12. TheAdmiralty

    TheAdmiralty Commander Red Shirt

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    Not a TMP fan at all, but it's the best score in the franchise without question, and one of the best scores of all time in general. It's beautiful music you can just put on on its own. I listen to Ilia's Theme all the time. And of course it gave us the majestic TNG theme.

    I'll give shout outs to II, III, IV, and 09 too.
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Unsung Aria Premium Member

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    I played my Star Trek V cassette so many times, The Moon's A Window to Heaven actually went to Heaven.
     
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  14. captainkirk

    captainkirk Captain Captain

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    I'm going to be the dark horse and say ST09 or STID. There's something about the way Giacchino does emotional themes that I really love.
     
  15. Tetragrammaton Invictus

    Tetragrammaton Invictus I like Ellie Bishop Premium Member

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    Same here ST 09 and Into Darkness are my favourite scores, First Contact is my 3rd favourite and The Undiscovered Country my 4th.

    I like physical media so am wondering if TMP is available at all.
     
  16. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    'sup.
     
  17. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    And also now on vinyl. http://lalalandrecords.com/Site/STMP-V.html

    Neil
     
  18. Tetragrammaton Invictus

    Tetragrammaton Invictus I like Ellie Bishop Premium Member

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  19. CutieMcWhiskers

    CutieMcWhiskers Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Generations, TWOK, TSFS, and TUC all have sublime scores. Insurrection is easily my favorite TNG-era score with some soulful interludes (even if Generations had the better battle suspense and scene music pieces).

    Hard choice. Is a 3-way tie acceptable? If so then I'd go for TWOK, TUC, and TSFS. "Stealing the Enterprise" pretty much is what elevates TSFS just above Generations, which had some phenomenal dogfight and crash music...
     
  20. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    They're called luntaics. How in the hell does one not notice a flavorful score?