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View Poll Results: Greatest Star Trek Movie Soundtrack
The Motion Picture : Jerry Goldsmith 22 28.21%
The Wrath of Khan : James Horner 26 33.33%
The Search for Spock : James Horner 7 8.97%
The Voyage Home : Leonard Rosenman 9 11.54%
The Final Frontier : Jerry Goldsmith 7 8.97%
The Undiscovered Country : Cliff Eidelman 19 24.36%
Generations : Scott Peterson 7 8.97%
First Contact : Jerry Goldsmith 17 21.79%
Insurrection : Jerry Goldsmith 3 3.85%
Nemesis : Jery Goldsmith 6 7.69%
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:01 PM
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Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner have created some of the greatest movie compositions of all time, and Star Trek is lucky enough to have be graced with their talent. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

Is it Jerry Goldsmith's bold theme and universe-describing melodies from The Motion Picture?

James Horner's swashbuckling dark overtones from The Wrath of Khan?

Leonard Rosenman's comedic swirls from The Voyage Home?

Or any of the other great music created for Star Trek.
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Okay, goof in the poll, Denis McCarthy composed Generations, not Peterson... don't know where I got that one from.
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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It's really hard to decide between Goldsmith and Horner, Goldmsith did develop the famous fanfare from the TOS sound but I do love the rousing variety of Horner's (before he started repeating himself in the 1990s) in TWOK, especially during the battle sequences and the Enterprise trying to outrun the Genesis countdown. But I also love the main title for First Contact....decisions, decisions!
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I Like TMP And The Klingon Tune When The Klingons Were Being Killed By V'ger. I Also Like The Part Where Kirk Looks At The Ship And When They Leaved Dock. I Also Liked A Bit Of Generations
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I vote for the Motion Picture, with Khan in 2nd. Jerry Goldsmith was charged to describe an expansive universe with his music in TMP, and he did an amazing job, whether it be his bold fanfare, his building incredible tension during the Enterprise flyby, or creating the twinkling melodies for vGer. He was rightfully nominated for an Oscar for his work.

The Wrath of Khan had to be the opposite of TMP is everything. It was low budget, full of action and fast paced. The music is swirling and is reminecent of sailing ships, much like Goldsmith's original ideas for TMP. The Mutara Nebula battle is framed by the great music which really sets the mood well.

I like Nemesis too, especially the scene where Picard orders the ship to ram the Scimitar.
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James Horner was notorious for repeating his themes in other movies.

Star Trek II's themes appeared in Cocoon. Star Trek III's themes appeared in ALIENS. ALIENS themes appeared in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Star Trek II's themes also appeared in Enemy at the Gates. Some of Commando's action themes were heard in Red Heat.

And come to think of it, some minor stuff you heard in Star Trek II actually came from Battle Beyond the Stars.


Not a slam...just an observation.
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Although im not a fan of this movie ive voted for generations as i thought the score was excellent. TMP will obviously feature highly too. WOK next for me.
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James Horner was notorious for repeating his themes in other movies.

Star Trek II's themes appeared in Cocoon. Star Trek III's themes appeared in ALIENS. ALIENS themes appeared in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Star Trek II's themes also appeared in Enemy at the Gates. Some of Commando's action themes were heard in Red Heat.

And come to think of it, some minor stuff you heard in Star Trek II actually came from Battle Beyond the Stars.


Not a slam...just an observation.
Oh I know, Horner's doing this more and more. Half the films he scores I can tell where one piece has been used before, even when it's been altered a little.
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I guess I'm the only one so far who thinks Star Trek IV had the best soundtrack! It was just such a departure from the always serious music of the rest of Star Trek, yet it fit so perfectly. I rank Star Trek II up there with it, but I feel ST:IV's was more original and unique.
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