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The Best Star Trek Theme

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Simple Topic, of all the main themes for Star Trek floating around out there, which is the best? I'll be posting examples of all the ones that come quickly to mind

 

 

Star Trek: The Original Series (By Alexander Courage)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zalQv1bpdw

 

Star Trek: The Motion Picture/Star Trek: The Next Generation/etc (By Jerry Goldsmith)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhoa7oWPPhk

 

Star Trek: First Contact (By Jerry Goldsmith)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlHyt_I1rFc

 

Star Trek Abramsverse (By Michael Giacchino)

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My personal choice is Goldsmith's theme for The Motion Picture, though I like how other films do incorporate a reference to Courage's theme as a nod to what started it all.

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For something a little bit different I always enjoyed The Undiscovered Country

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Zb-fHaH8A&list=PL5988DE30A9D8F521

 

Yeah Undiscovered Country has strong music, though my impression is that its "main theme" is what plays during the youtube vid I posted for it (Sign Off) since that's the big cue for when all the film shows the signatures of all the main actors right before the credits.

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For something a little bit different I always enjoyed The Undiscovered Country

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Zb-fHaH8A&list=PL5988DE30A9D8F521

 

 

That's my favorite theme as well. Although I love Horner's overall work best, Eidelman's theme is just so scrumptiously dark. It's too bad he didn't get more work. He and Joel McNeely(Terminal Velocity and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire) immediately spring to mind when it comes to criminally underused composers from the 90's.

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Yeah Undiscovered Country has strong music, though my impression is that its "main theme" is what plays during the youtube vid I posted for it (Sign Off) since that's the big cue for when all the film shows the signatures of all the main actors right before the credits.

 

I've just always considered the song that plays over the opening titles is the 'main theme'

 

To be honest I missed your post when I posted mine :P

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I've just always considered the song that plays over the opening titles is the 'main theme'

 

To be honest I missed your post when I posted mine :P

 

Usually, but IMO the theme for Star Trek is the one associated with the Enterprise and Undiscovered Country is one of the few Trek films that doesn't have the opening titles music be its Enterprise music.

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Usually, but IMO the theme for Star Trek is the one associated with the Enterprise and Undiscovered Country is one of the few Trek films that doesn't have the opening titles music be its Enterprise music.

 

Yeah, neither did The Search for Spock(We used to call it "In Search of Spock" when I was a kid, a nod to Nimoy's spooky docu-series). They used Spock's theme for that.

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My top 5 in no particular order:

 

- Voyager theme

- DS9 theme (seasons 4-7 version)

- TMP/TNG theme

- Abrams-verse theme

- First Contact theme

 

Runner-up: Generations has a very underrated soundtrack, IMO. The overture is glorious.

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Runner-up: Generations has a very underrated soundtrack, IMO. The overture is glorious.

 

Yeah, I've always liked Generations' score. 

 

In fact, there isn't one ST film soundtrack that is "bad". Even Goldsmith's Star Trek V score is a good listen. Here is how I rank the film scores(in their entirety):

 

1. Wrath of Khan(Horner)

2. The Motion Picture(Goldsmith)

3. First Contact(Goldsmith)

4. Undiscovered Country(Eidelman)

5. Star Trek '09(Giacchino)

6. Search for Spock(Horner)

7. Star Trek into Darkness(Giacchino)

8. Generations(McCarthy)

9. Nemesis(Goldsmith)

10. Final Frontier(Goldsmith)

11. Insurrection(Goldsmith)

12. Voyage Home(Rosenman)

 

I liken Star Trek to Bond when it comes to scores, they are usually excellent.

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