Star Trek VI

Melodic Treks 94: Do I Have the Job? by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Cliff Eidelman Interview.  We are joined by Cliff Eidelman to discuss his career as a composer. We talk about his new works that were inspired by art, working with the Londonand Munich Symphony Orchestras, his vocal album, and getting the job as the composer for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Melodic Treks 93: Sound Always Dominates Pictures by Brandon-Shea Mutala

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.

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Melodic Treks 20: The Discovered Composer by Trek fm

Cliff Eidelman.

Sometimes to get a break you need a few things to go in your favor. Cliff Eidelman had more than a few things go the right way for him. Fortune was indeed smiling on this relatively unknown composer when he landed the job of scoring Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. In this episode of Melodic Treks we look at how Cliff managed to land this prestigious assignment and how a sequence of events worked in his favor. We also delve into his work prior to Star Trek, including his first movie score, composed at the age of just 22. Still, what happened after Star Trek may surprise you despite the score being a rounding success his career did not follow a path most would have assumed.

Running Time: 44 minutes 28 seconds


Colin Higgins

Editor and Producer

Colin Higgins

Associate Producers

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Magdalene (3:00)
Early Break (7:30)
The Discovered Country (11:08)
Dodging Holst (18:50)
Post Star Trek (23:16)
Closing (31:07)

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