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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite Star Trek film score?
The Motion Picture - Jerry Goldsmith 25 34.72%
The Wrath of Khan - James Horner 15 20.83%
The Search for Spock - James Horner 5 6.94%
The Voyage Home - Leonard Rosenman 3 4.17%
The Final Frontier - Jerry Goldsmith 1 1.39%
The Undiscovered Country - Cliff Eidelman 7 9.72%
Generations - Dennis McCarthy 1 1.39%
First Contact - Jerry Goldsmith 13 18.06%
Insurrection - Jerry Goldsmith 1 1.39%
Nemesis - Jerry Goldsmith 1 1.39%
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:30 PM
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Since there have been a multitude of best of polls, I figured 'What's one more, eh?'

Anywho, IMO Star Trek has always had great music accompanied by wonderful composers. From the iconic Alexander Courage main title to Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner, but which score is your favorite?

My vote is for 'Search for Spock' by James Horner. 'Returning to Vulcan' and 'The Katra Ritual' are so moving. I'm old school, yo.
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"Why? Why must I choose? It's like asking me which child I love the most?"
Yes, I quoted your post in the fav series poll it was funny.

Before I choose, I'm really swaying to the Undiscovered Country and Voyage
Home scores...
OH! But First Contact actually had me ravaging stores' music sections for that soundtrack!

WHY?!

Dammit...
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Cliff Eidelman's 1991 score to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was inspired by the sound of The Planets by Gustav Holst, a copy of which was given to him by director Nicholas Meyer. (paraphrased from Wikipedia article - I loves me some Wiki)

If you dig that score, you should definitely check out Holst.
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Cliff Eidelman's 1991 score to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was inspired by the sound of The Planets by Gustav Holst, a copy of which was given to him by director Nicholas Meyer. (paraphrased from Wikipedia article - I loves me some Wiki)

If you dig that score, you should definitely check out Holst.
I just youtubed Gustav's Planets and holy crap. Very similar indeed.
Thank you.
I just love how dark and dramatic the music is, and really fits the movie
seeing as how it's about the treacherous, Klingons. It's as if the music
itself is telling the story...
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i just wish there was more enthusiastic music.
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TMP for introducing the famous fanfare, the Klingon theme, Enterprise flyby, and Ilia's Theme. That was unforgettably marvelous as an overture at the cineplex after waiting so long.
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It's as if the music
itself is telling the story...
Only way to do it, IMHO.

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Ilia's Theme. That was unforgettably marvelous as an overture at the cineplex after waiting so long.
One of my favorites also

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i just wish there was more enthusiastic music.
For example...?
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This was really tough to choose just one. The Classic Trek crew films rise to the top for me. Ultimately I voted for TMP. As a entire album, it offers a diversity of themes and moods that feels complete and with a minimum of waste, tho' admittedly there's a little too much of the Vejur flyover theme.

And one comment on TUC, I sensed The Planets listening to it, so while good for the movie, that fact made it less original for me.
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TMP's score still gives me chills........
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This was very tough. Just about any of them could be called the best, because they're all good or great.
I voted for Goldsmith's Star Trek V theme because this movie had the worst effects of any of the Trek features and his soaring theme almost made up for that FX weakness.
His "Mountain climbing" theme was especially majestic.
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