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The Music of Star Trek
by Jeff Bond
A critical and historical overview of music scored for Paramount's Star Trek franchise, from the original '60s series to the highly successful Star Trek movies and the new television shows The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. The book comprises some of the finest and most memorable music ever written for television or film. Individual chapters address each of ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Lone Eagle Publishing Company
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I picked up this book from the library on impulse. Lately I've been thinking about lot about how much Gene Roddenberry "borrowed" from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Supermarionation show Fireball XL5, conceptually, visually, and sound design and I wanted to see if this book made any mention of that. Predictably, it didn't. Now when I first heard the idea that Roddenberry drew elements of his space opera from this puppet show (a childhood favorite of mine) I laughed, the idea seemed absurd. But I'v ...more
A bit of an amateurish publishing job...but the content and analysis of the movie and original series music is first rate. That said, the highs and lows of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era of music, its composers, and its behind-the-scenes information (such as the entire debacle surrounding Ron Jones' departure), remains to be addressed with far more depth. I hope someone picks up this gauntlet one day...