Melodic Treks 101: Jaunty and Postive / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"Desert Crossing" With Jim Moorhouse.


Once a podcaster has chosen a format for their show, one eseential element that is vital to help set the tone of their show is the main theme. Some shows will have a new theme created and others will choose apiece of Royalty free music. However, every once in a while, there exists a song that perfectly encapsulates exactly what the host is looking for.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Jim Moorhouse of the Trek Ranks podcast to discuss the score to the episode "Desert Crossing" from the first season of Enterprise. We talk about composer Velton Ray Bunch, how the music fits the episode, the tone of the score, and choosing this score as the theme for Moorehouse's podcast.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:01)
Velton Ray Bunch and the TrekRanks Theme? (00:02:37)
"Warm Welcome" (00:09:06)
"Geskana Match" (00:012:52)
"Trip's Menu" (00:16:37)
"The Rescue" (00:19:24)
"Not Why We're Here" (00:24:36)
Finding Jim (00:28:30)
Closing (00:32:06)

all music composed by Velton Ray Bunch.

Intro and exit music from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country composed by Cliff Eidelman


Brandon Shea Mutala


Jim Moorehouse


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Music heard on Melodic Treks is used under license from the Performing Rights Society.