I got to listening to some of the Trek soundtracks and these are among my favorites. Soaring, majestic, sad, introspective, romantic, nerve-wracking, triumphant. In other words, everything a great score should be! I’m so happy to see that the Abrams reboots have carried on this tradition of excellent music.
Picnic- From The Cage (I can hear Pike saying “Tango! You old devil!”)
Technically this is Ruth’s Theme from Shore Leave, but to me it’s always Leila saying goodbye in This Side of Paradise
Remorse/Marriage Council II
The Ritual/Ancient Battle/2nd Kroykah (Da-da DAH DAH
DAH DAH DAH Da-da-da-da…)
A splendid tribute to every episode by Lawrence Whitehurst , with a great orchestration of the Original Theme by Alexander Courage:
“Enterprising Young Men” (2009 Theme) (I love this, it is so exhilarating)
Ilia’s Theme “There’s a star beyond time” (ST:TMP) (Truly sublime)
Closing theme from Star Trek (2009) (and everything old is new again)
I’ll take coffee with Spock anytime (and I hate coffee!)
Just think of your agent
I was envious of Nichelle here…
I remember having a magazine pin-up of this exact shot, but I accidentally left it in the copier at the post office…
Seriously what are they doing with those stage lights?
The basic stage direction for most of these shots was “Just stand dramatically and stare…” I wonder what was going through their heads while posing, and if they ever cracked up while trying to appear so serious!
Having another jab at a Trek/Beatle crossover If you think this looks different form what I posted earlier, you’re right! I upgraded to better shading and a much better picture of Scotty!
Here’s today’s flashback: From Starlog September 1979, David Gerrold (of Tribble fame) compares Star Trek to Space:1999 and Battlestar Galactica. Guess who wins? I remember watching S-1999 and Battlestar... and yeah, they definitely weren’t Trek, but they did fill my need to watch bright, shiny people in the future. Gerrold rightly points out the absurdity of the 1999 premise, which I agree with, but it was still fun to watch. However, 1999 doesn’t hold up as well today as TOS, and of course Battlestar Galactica was remade into a wonderfully gritty, intense reboot.
Here’s today’s flashback: From Parade Magazine in 1979, a rare and delightful conversation between renowned real-life pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock and Leonard Nimoy. They discuss influence, politics, and the awful state of Television.
Here’s this week’s Fan Art – “Blame it on the Transporter” by aritst lamamama. See if you can guess which cat is Kirk, Spock, or McCoy…(It’s pretty and delightfully obvious!) These are some cuddly crewman!
Don’t do it, Areel! He’s the Don Draper of outer space!
As I pointed out the other week, the first Star Trek bubble gum cards were produced by the Leaf company in 1967 — and they were a pretty bizarre collection. Loaded with rehearsal outtake photos with odd titles and truly false plot summaries, the Leaf cards obviously didn’t take Trek too seriously. Spock becomes everything from a senator to a teeny-bopper! Here’s some more Crazy–enjoy!