Melodic Treks 74: Giant General Mills Bugle in Space! / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"The Doomsday Machine" With Dan Davidson and Andy Farber.


The music of Star Trek has become such a staple of fandom and the episodes that we love, that just playing a few notes of a score can conjure up images from the episode itself. One of the most memorable score from the original series' run was the freight-train like sounds of Sol Kaplan's "The Doomsday Machine."

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Trek Geeks co-host Dan Davidson and Star Trek: Continues composer Andy Farber to discuss the music of "The Doomsday Machine." We talk about Sol Kaplan and his Hollywood exile during the McCarthy hearings, comparing the score to "The Enemy Within," and the proper pronunciation of several words.

Chapters

Opening (00:00:00)
Welcome, Dan and Andy! (00:01:00)
Our Stories (00:03:05)
Sol Kaplan (00:12:21)
"The Doomsday Machine" (00:16:22)
"The Dead Ship" (00:17:53)
"Kirk Does it Again" (00:19:15)
The Commodore (00:21:40)
The Releases/Hooked on Phonics (00:23:09)
Scoring: Kaplan, Steiner, and Freid (00:27:23)
"The Enemy Within" (00:33:24)
"What is a Doomsday Machine?" (00:37:30)
Final Thoughts (00:38:28)

all music from "The Doomsday Machine" composed by S. Kaplan


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Dan Davidson and Andy Farber

Production

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