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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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James Horner's swashbuckling theme to The Wrath of Khan gets my vote.
I wish they's brought him back to score the new movie - Michael Giacchino has mainly only done videogame and cartoon music...
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James Horner's swashbuckling theme to The Wrath of Khan gets my vote.
I wish they's brought him back to score the new movie - Michael Giacchino has mainly only done videogame and cartoon music...
Sure, if you ignore six feature films (not including TREK), consider full-length animated features as mere "cartoons", and ignore scoring a couple hundred episodes of hit television series.
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I liked jumpy The Wrath of Khan main theme, It makes me feel like a Star Fleet Officer in a battle, climbing up and down latters.
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if you ignore six feature films, consider full-length animated features as mere "cartoons", and ignore scoring a couple hundred episodes of hit television series.
I think it's fairly obvious that I do.
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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.
Interesting... in the liner notes to 1993's Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology, Meyer notes that Williams' soundtrack for 1977's Star Wars was at least partially inspired by Holst's Planets and Richard Wagner's Ring.

I'd say that puts Eidelman in pretty good company. Though I love the Star Trek VI soundtrack, I had to put my vote with James Horner's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Right up there with Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back as one of the best soundtracks ever.
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James Horner's swashbuckling theme to The Wrath of Khan gets my vote.
I wish they's brought him back to score the new movie - Michael Giacchino has mainly only done videogame and cartoon music...
When he scored The Wrath of Khan, Horner had mainly only done B-movie and TV-movie music. Yet, he managed to write a score that, twenty-six years later, many people, including both you and me, consider Star Trek's best.

Who knows, in 26 years, there might be someone in 2034's version of a discussion forum saying "Michael Giacchino's theme to Star Trek XI gets my vote as favorite Star Trek film score. I wish they would've brought him back to score Star Trek XX."

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1- TMP love the mysterious music. the flyby music was perfect
2- II and III like somebody els said, great swashbuckling music
3- IV love the enthusiastic music
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Who knows, in 26 years, there might be someone in 2034's version of a discussion forum saying "Michael Giacchino's theme to Star Trek XI gets my vote as favorite Star Trek film score. I wish they would've brought him back to score Star Trek XX."
Unlikely, since all life in this planet will have been eradicated before then.


But besides that, I stick with the old, for the same reasons I prefer the 1960s Mustangs to the new ones. Mainly nostalgia.
Also, since Wrath of Khan has to be one of, if not the, best Star Trek themes - I'd have loved it if they'd re-used it, at least in part.
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All life in this planet will have been eradicated in 26 years?? Wow, that doesn't sound like the optimism of a Trek fan. I guess you better move to another planet. Try Earth.

Anyway... TMP has got my vote by a long shot. It is not only my favorite Trek score, but my favorite Movie score period. I never tire of listening to it. Horner's were good, but did not capture the majesty of Goldsmith's firt Trek outing.
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Unlikely, since all life in this planet will have been eradicated before then.
With your certain knowledge of future events, could you please tell me the next set of winning lottery numbers. I'd like to amass a small fortune before the world ends.

And I guess Giacchino just winning a Best Score Grammy is further proof he's a hack who's done little, even though it makes him only the 2nd TREK score composer to win that award -- the other being James Horner, composer of your favorite ST score. Utterly coincidental, I'm sure.
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