Commentary: Trek Stars 143: Narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne / by Mike Schindler

Horner, Part 1: Trek.

In an attempt to differentiate from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and perhaps save a little money at the same time, the producers of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan hired a new composer. James Horner was a young talent just starting to make his name in the business. No one knew that he would go on to win two Oscars, leaving  his sonic stamp on the musical landscape.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike are joined by John Tenuto to discuss Horner's work in Star Trek. We look at what led him to The Wrath of Khan, why he stayed for The Search for Spock, and why he did not return for future installments. We also review the new Star Wars novel, Dark Disciple. Because why not?

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 15 seconds


John Mills and Mike Schindler


John Tenuto

Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler

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Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen


James Horner (00:03:20)
Thoughts on The Wrath of Khan (00:17:55)
The Search for Spock (00:31:20)
Final Thoughts (00:46:33)
Wrap-up (00:52:42)

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