James Horner's score for Aliens. We are joined by Carl Wonders to discuss James Horner's Academy Award nominated score to the 1986 film Aliens. We talk about working with director James Cameron, self plagiarism, chopping up the score, and Die Hard.Read More
Five Favorites with Zach Moore. We talk about Zach's five favorite tracks from the score to Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, composed by James Horner. We also discuss why this is his favorite Trek film, and, as always, we have a few tangents along the way.
Nicholas Meyer Interview. We are joined by Nicholas Meyer, writer and director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, to talk about film composing from a director's perspective. We talk about temp scores, favorite scores, Bernard Herrmann, and we also discuss his friendship with James Horner.Read More
James Horner's Clear and Present Danger. We are joined by film score expert John Takis to discuss James Horner's score to the 1994 film Clear and Present Danger.Read More
The Patriot Games score with John Takis. In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by film score specialist John Takis to discuss the score for Patriot Games and how it would influence Horner's work. We also discuss Horner's ability to write extended tracks, synth elements in scores, and fully synthesized scores for films.Read More
In Memoriam of James Horner. He was one of the most successful film composers of the past half century, and earned a special place in the hearts of Star Trek fans. Sadly, his melodic vision was taken from us too soon. Join us for a musical tribute.Read More
One of the film favorites for many people is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Its story, action, and acting are all held in wide regard not just by fans, but by other members of the film industry. The music of The Wrath of Khan plays no small part in its success, and the man who created that music is none other than James Horner. In this episode of Melodic Treks we delve into the man behind the score, how he came to work on the project, his music history, and some of the other projects he has undertaken.
Running Time: 33 minutes 50 seconds
James Horner Education (2:32)
Movie Composition and Projects (4:01)
Kirk and Khan's Theme (7:30)
Horner's Brief (10:30)
The Battle of the Mutura Nebula (16:00)
Horner Trivia (19:15)
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