Melodic Treks 84: Stretching Their Legs / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

The Music of Star Trek: Voyager.

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The music for the later Star Trek series has been described by some as 'wallpaper' music, or music that is just there as filler, without substance. While it may be challenging to come up with new music after having scored 183 episodes (Jay Chattaway) or 256 episodes (Dennis McCarthy), there were still plenty of opportunities for the composers to stretch their legs and compose some truly brilliant music, even in the third Star Trek spin off series.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala takes a look at the new 4-Disc Star Trek: Voyager soundtrack release from La La Land Records. He focuses on the music from the episodes that truly had a shining score which were composed by three different composers.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:29)
"Scorpion" (music composed by J. Chattaway) (00:04:42)
"Lifesigns" (music composed by P. Baillargeon) (00:11:03)
"Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" (music composed by D. McCarthy) (00:17:13)
"Spirit Folk" (music composed by J. Chattaway) (00:23:22)
"Concerning Flight" (music composed by D. McCarthy) (00:29:07)
Closing (00:34:24)


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Matthew Hightshoe

Production

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