Originally Posted by st_newuniverse
I just don't understand why they didn't ask Joel Goldsmith. I mean he did help on the First Contact soundtrack, and I love the theme to Stargate Atlantis.
Oh well I love ST soundtracks I will love this one
Giacchino has worked with JJ many times before (M:I:III, Lost etc.), and has written highly innovative music for his projects.
M:I:III also proved that Michael Giacchino can both pay respecto to an old franchise, while creating something rich and contemporary.
First Contact was good, but basically used his father's scores.
Stargate Atlantis is also really good for television work, but Joel might not have the range to create a really great score, though he would write a good one.