Commentary: Trek Stars 145: The Voice of Star Trek / by Mike Schindler

Goldsmith, Part 1: Trek.

When Star Trek made the jump to the big screen in 1979, it was important to the filmmakers that Star Trek: The Motion Picture was not just a big episode of the television show. It had to be a MOVIE. In order to reinforce this concept, Oscar winner Jerry Goldsmith was hired to compose the film's music.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike are joined by John Tenuto to look at Jerry Goldsmith's work on Star Trek. We discuss his score for The Motion Picture, his return to the franchise with The Final Frontier, his theme for Voyager, and his work on the Next Generation movies. We also talk a little bit about Generations. Because why wouldn't we?

Running Time: 1 hour 16 minutes 34 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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The Motion Picture (00:01:53)
The Final Frontier (00:23:35)
Voyager (00:37:43)
The Next Generation Films (00:42:45)
Wrap-up (01:02:39)

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