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The music of Star trek
Bond, Jeff, 1960-
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : Lone Eagle Publishing Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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ML2080 .B66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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A critical and historical overview of music scored for Paramount's Star Trek franchise, from the original '60s series to the highly successful Star Trek movies and the new television shows The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. The book comprises some of the finest and most memorable music ever written for television or film. Individual chapters address each of the Star Trek motion picture scores, with cue breakdowns and interviews with film composers Dennis McCarthy, Cliff Eidelman and award-winning composers Jerry Goldsmith and Leonard Rosenman.

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The first sentence of this treat for film music nuts, as well as Trekkers, asserts that more music has been produced for Star Trek than for any other series of films. Bond discusses the scores for the original TV series (music was created for some dozen episodes in each production season and reused in the others) and all the movies. Pertinent interviews with the composers (among them such movie music legends as Jerry Goldsmith and Leonard Rosenman) conclude most chapters. Music cue sheets for several episodes of the original TV series and all the movies, a listing of the instruments used in each bit of the score for the famous TV pilot episode, "The Cage," and lists of episode titles and composers for all episodes of the three recent ST TV series through the 1997^-98 season furnish fan-friendly documentation. A fascinating interview with Star Trek: Voyager music editor Garry Sackman and a very helpfully annotated discography of ST music wrap things up splendidly. --Ray Olson