Melodic Treks 62: The Voice of the New Universe / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Michael Giacchino and Star Trek


Michael Giacchino was born on October 10th, 1967 in Riverside Township, New Jersey. At the young age of 10, he began exploring music and film by creating stop-motion animation movies and putting music to the images that he created. A high school art teacher that mentored and encouraged Giacchino recommended that he attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Giacchino's first compositions were in the 16-bit universe with games for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo including the Sega Genesis game Gargoyles, the SNES game Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow and the various console versions of The Lion King. His first big break came when he was given the opportunity to score the Dreamworks video game adaptation of the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This was the first Play Station game to have a live orchestral score.

In this episode on Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Lee Hutchison, co-host of Earl Grey, to discuss Giacchino's early work in video games, television and film as well as the first score for the 2009 Kelvin Timeline film, Star Trek.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
Contests (00:01:24)
Reviews (00:03:28)
"Star Trek" (from the movie Star Trek) (00:06:51) The Kelvin Timeline Composer (00:07:44)
"Primordial Forest" (from the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park) (00:12:32)
"Into the Trees" (from the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park) (00:13:52)
"Medal of Honor" (from the video game Medal of Honor) (00:18:53)
"Panzer Attack" (from the video game Medal of Honor) (00:20:18)
"The Streets of Paris" (from the video game Medal of Honor: Underground) (00:26:12)
"The Motorcycle Attack" (from the video game Medal of Honor: Underground) (00:27:51)
"Red Hair is Better" (from the television show Alias) (00:31:22)
"Bandweiler" (from the television show Alias) (00:32:52)
"End Credits" (from movie The Incredibles) (00:39:33)
"Oceanic 815" (from the television show Lost) (00:43:27)
"Life and Death" (from the television show Lost) (00:44:57)
"Zauara" (from the video game Secret Weapons Over Normandy) (00:53:10)
"Midway" (from the video game Secret Weapons Over Normandy) (00:55:13)
"The Family Stone Suite" (from the movie The Family Stone) (01:00:34)
"Narada Boom" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:06:57)
"Labour of Love" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:13:42)
"Main Title" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:22:08)
"Jehosafats" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:26:23)
"Spock Goes Spelunking" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:29:26)
"An Endangered Species" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:33:04)
"Nero Death Experience" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:37:23)
"Black Holes Have a Lot of Pull" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:47:01)
"End Credits" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:50:49)

All music composed by M. Giacchino


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Lee Hutchicon

Production

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