Melodic Treks 85: Melodic Treks Part IV: The Final Chapter / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Jefferson Russo and Erich Kunzel.


Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes 48 seconds
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An omnipotent entity once was quoted as saying "All good things must come to an end," and the time has come to say good bye to Trek FM's podcast on the music of Star Trek after 85 episodes and three supplemental releases. With the arrival of the newest Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Discovery, the baton has been passed to a young mind with fresh ideas, and in this episode, your hosts try and examine where these ideas will take us.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, hosts Colin Higgins and Brandon-Shea Mutala discuss several projects in the career of Jefferson Russo, the new composer for Star Trek: Discovery.

In the second part of the episode, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by film score expert Erik Woods to discuss conductor Erich Kunzel, and how he contributed to the rise of the home media release of film scores.


Intro (00:00:00)
Part 1: Welcome to the Final Episode/Welcome Back, Colin (00:01:28)
"If You Could Only See Me" (performed by Tonic) (00:14:45)
Fargo Main Title (00:21:18)
Tut Main Title (00:24:51)
The Night Of Main Title (00:29:01)
"Caper One" from Legion (00:33:50)
"Milton's Tower" from What Remains of Edith Finch (00:42:58)
"Edith's Theme" from What Remains of Edith Finch (00:44:02)
Star Trek: Discovery Main Title (00:49:05)
Messages (01:00:44)
"Into the Final Frontier" (01:07:20)
Part 2: Erich Kunzel (01:08:23)
"Cybergenesis"/"Terminator: Theme" (01:15:19)
"The Raiders' March" (01:22:25)
"The Imperial March" (01:29:00)
Star Trek: Voyager Main Title (01:35:31)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Main Title (01:43:19)
Closing (01:45:48) "Farewell" (composed by D. McCarthy) (01:49:43)

(all music in Part One composed by J. Russo, except "If You Could Only See Me") (all music in Part Two conducted by E. Kunzel, except "Farewell")


Colin Higgins and Brandon-Shea Mutala


Erik Woods


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) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager))