Melodic Treks 43: Androids and Aliens / by Trek fm

Goldsmith vs. Jones.

Running Time: 40 minutes 32 seconds
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Ron Jones has said that one of the major influencers on his work was Jerry Goldsmith. The latter brought fans incredible scores for film’s such as Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Final Frontier, and First Contact, as well as the Emmy Award-winning theme from Star Trek: Voyager. The former was a prolific composer of the music that brought TNG to life.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala compares the plots of and scores for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Datalore” and the 1979 Sci-Fi/Horror film Alien, which was scored by Goldsmith. He also conducts an in-depth analysis of the themes and motifs used by Ron Jones in the music of “Datalore.”


Intro (00:00:00)
Alien vs ”Datalore” (00:01:48)
”Data's Beginning” (00:04:02)
”Hypersleep” (00:05:21)
”Sleepy Alien” (00:06:46)
”Knock Out” (00:07:15)
”Welcome Home” (00:10:23)
”Omicron Arrival” (00:10:54)
”The Lab” (00:12:40)
”Data's Brother” (00:14:00)
”Trick Question” (00:15:12)
”Suspicion” (00:15:30)
”Perfect Android” (00:16:48)
”Bad Champagne” (00:18:01)
”Deception” (00:19:53)
”Head Kick” (00:21:36)
”Crystal Attacks” (00:22:15)
”Knock Out” (00:23:14)
”Droid Battle” (00:24:03)

(All tracks composed by R. Jones except ”Hypersleep” and ”Sleepy Alien,” composed by J. Goldsmith)


Brandon-Shea Mutala


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)