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View Poll Results: Best one timer, musically speaking?
Leonard Rosenman (The Voyage Home) 6 31.58%
Cliff Eidelman (The Undiscovered Country) 11 57.89%
Dennis McCarthy (Generations) 2 10.53%
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:02 PM
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I think I just like the opening titles from FC because the theme wasn't overblown. It had dignity.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:32 PM
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After listening to McCarthy's theme to Generations, I think it's a bit overstated, and never really develops withing the overture. It is certainly beautiful music, but as far as movie themes goes it's pretty lacklustre, especially when compared to Goldsmith or even the other two composers mentioned here. The reason I revisited this thread was that we are now playing this and two other Star Trek pieces in our high school band for a concert! I'm very excited, and I can say that I have been waiting for 5 years in band for us to play Trek! We're playing the theme from Generations, Star Trek Finale (the TOS and TNG themes), and The Inner Light (Picard's flute song). I honestly couldn't believe it when I saw it written on the board!

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:36 PM
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I thought The Voyage Home was great, my next one would be Generations which is another amazing one. So its hard to choose, so all of them are great!
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jla1987 View Post
The whole Generations soundtrack is underrated. A shame, because it really is quite beautiful.
Very true! The Generations Overture was beautiful. The Voyage Home's soundtrack fit the movie's story so that's good. The Undiscovered Country's Overture was great too! But the one i've hummed out loud the most out of the 3 is Undiscovered Country's. So that's my favourite.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:45 PM
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Definitely Cliff Eidelman's The Undiscovered Country score. My favorite out of all eleven soundtracks (TMP and STII are close behind).

IV is nice because the composer was smart enough to realize the film didn't even need that much of a score. However music-wise it is my least favorite next to Generations and Insurrection.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:23 AM
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Out of the one timers I would probably go (sometimes I switch but mostly) I tend to return to Rosenman's score for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

It wasn't a typical Star Trek score yet managed to evoke the mood of the film very well, and while I like Eidelmann as well his score was more dramatic and tense because of the general mood of TUC.

Dennis McCarthy I just can't get enthused about. He did some nice bits here and there but I thought his Generations work was very dull most of the time.

To be honest I would probably rate his work the poorest all round score for any Star Trek film personally. I wasn't keen on his flat 'incidental' music on the TV shows either - I always preferred Ron Jones myself.
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