A Musical Journey to the Sadder Side of Trek.
The Star Trek franchise is filled with epic heroes who overcome conflict and battles—even when the odds are stacked against them. It is a universe filled with hope and optimism in which humanity can achieve anything. Every once in a while, however, they are called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.
In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala takes a look at the music that transports us to the sadder side of Star Trek, focusing on the ways in which composers honor fallen heroes.
"Tasha's Goodbye" (from "Skin of Evil," composed by R. Jones) (00:02:19)
"He's Toast" (from "Life Support," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:05:59)
"Spock (Dies)" (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composed by J. Horner) (00:08:41)
"Amazing Grace" (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composed by J. Horner) (00:10:30)
"Picard's Nightmare" (from "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II,” composed by R. Jones) (00:12:20)
"Labour of Love" (from Star Trek, composed by M. Giacchino) (00:13:32)
"The Death of Gorkon" (from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, composed by C. Eidleman) (00:15:19)
"Sarek Drifts Away" (from "Unification, Part I," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:17:38)
"Painful Revelations" (from "Dark Page," composed by J. Chattaway) (00:20:38)
"The Captain of the Enterprise (Kirk's Death)" (from Star Trek Generations, composed by D. McCarthy) (00:24:45)
"A New Friend" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:27:40)
"Trip Hurt" (from "These Are the Voyages…" composed by D. Mccarthy and K. Kiner) (00:30:24)
"One Last Visit" (from "The Visitor," composed by D. McCarthy) (00:33:29)
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)
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