Melodic Treks 71: This Has to Be the Greatest Piece of Music / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Nicholas Pike Interview.

One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when people think of Star Trek would be Spock. In 2014, Adam Nimoy approached his dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. With the 50th anniverasary of the series coming up, the timing seemed right for a deeper exploration of the iconic character, Mr. Spock.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Nicholas Pike, composer of the documentary For the Love of Spock to discuss the music for the film. We also discuss conducting via Skype, working with a Macedonian Symphony, working with Mick Garris on Stephen King films, and meeting Alice Krige.


Intro (00:00:00)
News (00:00:58)
"Mom" (00:03:32)
Nicholas Pike (00:04:13)
Scoring a Documentary (00:05:21)
Conducting Through Skype (00:10:39)
Direction From Adam (00:12:04)
"Burning Man" (00:13:30)
The Thing About a Documentary (00:15:33)
"Opening" (00:17:17)
How Do You Write Music? (00:18:18)
Mick Garris, Stephen King, and Alice Krige (00:20:27)
Current Projects (00:23:06)
Finding Nicholas (00:25:04)
Buying the Score to For the Love of Spock (00:26:24)
One More Story (00:27:13)
Shatner (00:19:35)
"The New Enterprise" (00:30:09)

*all music from For the Love of Spock composed by N. Pike


Brandon-Shea Mutala


Nicholas Pike


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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)