Melodic Treks 102: Set Phasers to Fun! / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Star Trek: Dark Remnant with Matthew Carl Earl.


Star Trek: Dark Remnant puts you in control of the U.S.S. Galileo, Starfleet’s latest and most advanced stellar research vessel, accompanying the U.S.S. Enterprise on a routine mission to evacuate a stellar observatory located in the middle of the Klingon Neutral Zone and learn more about the decaying neutron star it orbits. When the neutron star collapses prematurely it leaves the Enterprise incapacitated. It’s now up to YOU to protect her from stellar debris – and the unwelcome arrival of a Klingon ship out for vengeance.

With several completely different endings combined with other elements of variability, including subtle differences in gameplay, randomized player characters, and dialogue that responds real-time to your performance, Star Trek: Dark Remnant is never the same experience twice. You might even observe the fate of a poor redshirt ensign!

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Matthew Carl Earl, composer for Star Trek: Dark Remnant to discuss the new VR experience. We also discuss working in the video game world, Giacchino's inspiring music, the sound design, and some of Matthew's other composing works.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:00)
Matthew, Dave, and Buster (00:01:48)
Dave and Buster's Commercial (00:04:56)
Finding Matthew (00:17:13)
"Summer 2018 Login" from Kingdom Craft (00:19:35)
"Flip the World" Arena of Valor (00:21:18)
Closing (00:26:43)

all music composed by Matthew Carl Earl.

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


Brandon Shea Mutala


Matthew Carl Earl


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.