Melodic Treks 56: Star Trek: The Musical / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Singing in Star Trek.

Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds
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The music of Star Trek is known for its diversity to convey many emotions and feelings. It can be sad, happy, bombastic, action filled, tense, and melancholy. The music has filled the viewers with a sense of adventure and longing; but every once in a while, the script calls for something else. There are many instances of singing in Star Trek. These have been portrayed in holodeck adventures, down time in a rec room, wedding ceremonies, and love-ins.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Bobby Tucker to examine sixteen instances of singing in Star Trek. While discussing the music, we determine if it fits the story and the portrayal of the character. We visit the first four television series and three motion pictures. So pull up a comfy chair and sit back and relax. Do you reach, brother?

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
"Charlie is My Darling" (from "Charlie X," arranged by F. Steiner) (00:10:33)
"Hey Out There" (from "The Way to Eden," written by A. Heinemann, C. Napier, C. Robertson) (00:15:31)
"Headin' Out to Eden" (from "The Way to Eden," written by A. Heinemann, C. Napier, C. Robertson) (00:18:20)
"Like Hail" (from "The Way to Eden," written by A. Heinemann, C. Napier, C. Robertson) (00:19:25)
"Looking For a New Land" (from "The Way to Eden," written by A. Heinemann, C. Napier, C. Robertson) (00:19:40)
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" (from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, traditional) (00:23:55)
"The Moon's a Window to Heaven" (from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, written by J. Goldsmith, J. Bettis) (00:24:49)
"Aktuh and Maylota" (from "Unification II" written by D. McCarthy) (00:30:44)
"A British Tar" (from Star Trek: Insurrection, written by W. S. Gilbert, A. Sullivan) (00:32:55)
"Blue Skies" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, written by I. Berlin) (00:34:36)
"You Are My Sunshine" (from "Someone to Watch Over Me," written by J. Davis) (00:39:46)
"La Donna e Mobile" (from "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy," written by G. Verdi) (00:42:19)
"Do Re Mi" (from "Chrysalis," written by J. Chattaway) (00:47:28)
"Fever" (from "His Way," written by J. Davenport, E. Cooley, arranged by J. Chattaway) (00:52:32)
"The Best is Yet to Come" (from "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang," written by C. Leigh and C. Coleman) (00:55:00)
"The Way You Look Tonight" (from "What You Leave Behind," written by J. Kern) (00:57:34)
"The Moon's a Window to Heaven" (from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, written by J. Goldsmith, J. Bettis) (01:05:26)


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Bobby Tucker

Production

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