Melodic Treks 67: You Spelled "First Contact" Wrong / by Mike Schindler

Comparing Film Scores.

Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds

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When fans of Star Trek are asked what their favorite films are, an overwhelming majority will give you an odd numbered entry. These are the stories that seem to resonate the most with fans, except for one. The tenth Star Trek film, and the fourth in The Next Generation series of movies, generally doesn't make the list. The plot has many holes, and there are several story cliches that make this one of the weaker entries in the franchise. However, when looking beyond the story, how do fans feel some of the other elements of the film hold up?

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala discovered in a recent Facebook exchange that most people feel that the score to Star Trek: First Contact is considered by many to be the best of The Next Generation film scores. In an effort to plead his case that Star Trek: Nemesis is in fact the superior, he invited Erik Woods of Cinematic Sound Radio to put their top five tracks from each of these movies head to head.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)  
Contest Reminder and Feedback (00:01:22)  
"Ooby Dooby" (performed by Roy Orbison) (00:05:39)  
Erik Woods, Cinematic Sounds, and Sound Cast Stereo (00:06:33)  
The Concept (00:15:17)  
Initial Impressions on the Films (00:17:06)  
"Red Alert" (from Star Trek: First Contact, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:23:09)  
"The Mirror" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:26:36)  
"Welcome Aboard" (from Star Trek: First Contact, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:32:53)  
"Ideals" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:36:10)  
"Magic Carpet Ride" (performed by Steppenwolf) (00:41:32)  
"Flight of the Phoenix" (from Star Trek: First Contact, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:42:02)  
"The Scorpion" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:48:20)  
"First Contact" (from Star Trek: First Contact, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:54:03)  
"Remus" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:58:24)  
A Detour Through Indiana (01:00:58)  
"End Titles" (from Star Trek: First Contact, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:06:52)  
"Battle Stations" (from Star Trek: Nemesis, composed by J. Goldsmith) (01:10:53)  


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Erik Woods

Production

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