Melodic Treks 22: Six Degrees of Separation / by Trek fm

The Unexpected Music in Star Trek.

Elvis Presley. Frank Sinatra. Billie Holiday. Some of the greatest names in music pop up in your favorite Star Trek episodes, either by association or by actually having their music featured—and it's not all classical as you might expect. Do your ears perk up? In this episode of Melodic Treks we delve into this diverse collection, which includes a dose of classical Japanese and some classic rock. So plug in your earphones and find out what Zefram Cochrane listened to on his jukebox.

Running Time: 29 minutes 59 seconds


Colin Higgins

Editor and Producer

Colin Higgins

Associate Producer

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Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


The King (00:01:56)
Vic and Frank (00:05:16)
In Passing (00:08:59)
Cochrane’s iPod (00:10:44)
The Jazz Goes On (00:12:56)
Minezaki Koto (00:15:28)
Closing (00:17:46)

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