Melodic Treks 53: Clash of the Titans / by Trek fm

Jerry Goldsmith vs. John Williams.

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes 58 seconds
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Science Fiction fans tend to be a polarized bunch when it comes to the two biggest franchises: Star Trek and Star Wars. Both have huge fan followings and both have had an enormous impact on pop culture. While Star Trek has featured many different composers, the legendary Jerry Goldsmith is responsible in large part for the film scores. Meanwhile, to date, all of the Star Wars films have been composed by John Williams. Both of these composers are outstanding, but when the fan debate turns to these two men, the question often asked is "Who is a better composer: Jerry Goldsmith or John Williams?"

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Jason Cullimore, Suzanne Williamson, and Davis Grayson to determine—in game-show style—which best conveys the desired feelings in their music. We take a look at nine different categories of film scoring and rate them. Who will win? Listen and find out!

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
Jason Cullimore (00:01:17)
"The Sparrow and the Hawk" (J. Cullimore) (00:09:19)
"All That We Leave Behind" (J. Cullimore) (00:15:22)
"Remus" (from Star Trek Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:19:40)
The Judges (00:21:11)
"The Battle of Endor III" (from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, composed by J. Williams) (00:25:15)
The Format of the Game (00:29:42)
Round One: Patriotic (00:30:47)
"Equality Under the Law" (from Lincoln, composed by J. Williams) (00:31:53)
"Main Title" (from Air Force One, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:34:15)
Round One: Scariest (00:38:00)
"The Eggs" (from Alien, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:39:37)
"Barry's Kidnapping" (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, composed by J. Williams) (00:44:50)
Round One: Happiest (00:49:06)
"Our Town" (from Dennis the Menace, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:49:28)
"Raider's March" (from Raiders of the Lost Ark, composed by J. Williams) (00:52:46)
Round Two: Love Theme (00:56:07)
"Superman Love Theme" (from Superman, by J. Williams) (00:57:36)
"Love Theme (1)" (from The Blue Max, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:00:43)
Round Two: Saddest (01:03:10)
"Quiet Isolation" (from Seconds, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:03:53)
"Binary Sunset" (from Star Wars, composed by J. Williams) (01:07:15)
Round Two: Battle (01:10:19)
"Anakan versus Obi-Wan" (from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, composed by John Williams) (01:11:32)
"Klingon Battle" (from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:15:22)
Round Three: Disco (01:20:22)
"Main Title (Pop Version)" (from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:20:42)
"Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk" (from Star Wars: A New Hope, composed by J. Williams) (01:22:44)
Round Three: Strangest (01:25:56)
"The Luau Dance" (from Diamond Head, composed by J. Williams) (01:26:52)
"Fatal Games" (from Logan's Run, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:29:45)
Round Three: Favorite (01:33:12)
"Main Title" (from Planet of the Apes, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:33:59)
"End Credits" (from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, composed by J. Williams) (01:38:09)
"Theme From Jurassic Park" (from Jurassic Park, composed by J. Williams) (01:43:23)


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guests

Jason Cullimore, Suzanne Williamson, and David Grayson

Production

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)