Music is a big part of everyone's lives. Whether you listen to Queen or Aerosmith, Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift, or anything in between, we all share a love of music. Most people who name their favorite musician's choice would be instantly recognized. For me the sad truth is, it isn't. I tell people about my love for the late Jerry Goldsmith, and no one has any idea what I'm talking about. The worst part of being a fan of Jerry Goldsmith is, other than the lack of recognition the man deserves (and he deserves A LOT of it), is that his work is quickly being swept under the rug. At one time his theme for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (and its various derivative themes) were synonymous with Star Trek and, for me, it is still symbolic in a very basic and subconscious way of the franchise as a whole. But in recent years, it is rare to find a concert to attend where ANY of Goldsmith's work is being played, and unlike the works of his contemporaries (such as John Williams, whose themes for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park are still just as prevalent in their respective franchises as ever) Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek theme, which is my favorite music of all time, is no longer featured in Star Trek productions. And in that way it feels like an era is ended. What I want to know is, do you think we will ever hear his distinctive themes in future Star Trek productions, or is that part of Star Trek dead along with Goldsmith? The sad truth is, I became a Star Trek fan for two reasons: at the age of four, I thought the Enterprise-D was the coolest spaceship ever, and also because of Goldsmith's music. If there is to be no further homage or usage of the themes as composed by this legend among legends, then my days as a trekkie are numbered. I want to, and need to, know that he will be honored in time. In his own words I suppose can find some measure of comfort: "If our music is to survive, which I have no doubt it will, it will be because it was good."