Which show has the best music in the opening?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by arasam22, Jun 22, 2009.


Which show has the best theme?

  1. Star Trek--TOS

  2. The Next Generation

  3. Deep Space Nine

  4. Voyager

  5. Enterprise

  1. arasam22

    arasam22 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 27, 2009
    william and mary, loved of old
    I searched and didn't find a thread like this... sorry if it already exists...

    IMHO, voyager has the best theme music, even if i'm not that much of a fan of the show (haven't seen much but i haven't really liked what i've seen). i like the song in Enterprise's opening, but it's just not star trek to me, you know?

    so what do you guys think? which show has the best opening music?
  2. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    The original.
  3. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

    Oct 14, 2004
    TOS by miles and miles. TNG has a few well-scored eps, and I think ENT had a couple too, but the oft-reused TOS cues are often amazing (the one-offs are pretty cool too, like the ELAAN OF TROYIUS stuff, which sounds like it could be VICTORY AT SEA, it so evokes WWII for me.)
  4. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2001
    San Antonio, Texas
    I voted TNG as having the best opening theme.

    Although, I must admit that this fan made opening theme for TNG is cool.

    Edited to add: I know some of the scenes used are not from TNG but it cool.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  5. Spocktapus

    Spocktapus Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2008
    I think TNG, DS9, and Voyager all have wonderful themes. The TNG/TMP theme will always be THE Star Trek theme to me, but I'll have to go with Voyager. TNG's theme is good, but I think the Voyager theme was more effectively presented in the intro than the TNG theme was.
  6. Vulcan Princess

    Vulcan Princess Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 13, 2009
    Vulcan Princess is in the Badlands
    DS9 and Voyager are pretty close, and it's hard for me to pick one as being better than the other, but they're both ahead of all the others. At first I really hated the music for TOS, but it's growing on me. TNG is pretty decent, but not fabulous. I would put it solidly in the middle. I like the music for Enterprise as a song, but it fails as a TV theme because it doesn't say Star Trek like the others.
  7. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 5, 2009
    Voyager, by light-years.
  8. Captain Fine

    Captain Fine Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 1, 2002
    Toronto, ON
    Voyager for sure. That's one show that I could watch the credits every time. They're better than the show itself sometimes :)

    But seriously, it had the benefit of TOS, TNG and DS9 to learn from, so of course VOY's credits looks fabulous. Love the music too.
  9. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

    Apr 29, 2005
  10. Anika Hanson

    Anika Hanson Captain Captain

    Aug 30, 2008
    TNG is the best and I just love to speak along with Picard during it lol
    TOS, VOY and DS9 are all pretty good too.
    I guess I eventually got used to ENT but I dont think it's very good.
  11. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    TOS and TNG. They used to really get me exited for the episode. DS9 and Voyager are quite pretty, but in some ways also quite dull.
  12. Too Much Fun

    Too Much Fun Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2009
    This belongs in another thread that does exist...I remember a thread about which series had the best music throughout, I participated in it. This one is just about best opening credits music. I agree about the original series having the best opening theme. I used to think it was cheesy, but now I love it and enjoy watching it every time.

    I always thought the TNG one was too over-the-top for the opening credits of a TV show and the narration was kinda corny. Great music, just not suitable for the opening of a TV show which I think should be faster-paced and more catchy.

    DS9's theme is all right, but just sort of a more low key version of the TNG theme, which annoyed be when I first heard it, though it's since grown on me. Like the show itself, I think Voyager's theme is just a cheap knock-off of previous Star Trek. To me it sounds like a lamer version of the DS9 theme. I can't believe people actually prefer it over the others. I think it's like the previous three Star Trek themes except not as good, just like the show. :p

    P.S. I agree about that Dallas Star Trek fan edit...hilarious AND awesome! I especially love the specific poses chosen for the characters, particularly Geordi's "coolant leak!", Data laughing his ass off, Worf, Picard, and Dr. Crusher in various costumes (I don't even recognize the uniform Crusher is wearing on the right, what the hell is that?), and Tasha looking sexy for once! They should have had one shot of Wesley in his Starfleet uniform, just for variety's sake. :cool:
  13. Thor Damar

    Thor Damar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2009
    Thor Damar, God of thunder and monologue..
    Deep Space Nine for me. There is a majesty to it that isn't found in any of the other themes.
  14. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 1, 2001
    Seven of Five
    NOT Enterprise. *shudder*

    TOS is iconic, so that just about wins for me, but the TNG theme is the frikkin' TMP theme, and is also damn good. DS9's first theme was, for me, much more appropriate for the series than the second one, but both were good. VOY's theme also rocks.
  15. Mach5

    Mach5 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 23, 2008
    The early DS9 theme still gives me goosebumps.

    I like them all, though (even "Faith of the heart")
  16. Xerxes1979

    Xerxes1979 Captain Captain

    Apr 18, 2009
    Gamma Hydra Section 10
    Voyager, that theme won an emmy for a reason.
  17. EnsignRicky

    EnsignRicky Commodore Commodore

    Jan 22, 2008
    Pre-Apocalyptic Earth
    So the question is which show had the best opening theme?

    1 VOY
    2 TNG
    3 TOS
    4 DS9

    5 ENT
  18. SFRabid

    SFRabid Commodore Commodore

    Feb 5, 2008
    TOS - The opening theme has held up very well over the years. Better than the show itself.
  19. dave_R_treker

    dave_R_treker Captain Captain

    Mar 10, 2008
    Upstate New York
  20. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 22, 2009
    Great Britain
    Tough choice between TOS and Voyager but I picked Voyager. Incredible title sequence.

    I love all of 'em though, even Faith of the Heart.