We had been banging on about it for while but did it live up to the hype? Yes Sir it did! We arrived at the Royal Abert Hall early so we could meet friends and get acquainted with the bar. We were thrilled to bump into our friend Michael Clark from Visionary Trek and his friend Victoria. Photo:Mclark1701 We don't want to give spoilers about exactly what they played as the show has just started its tour but here's an overview of how it went and what you can expect. The live orchestra is positioned under a large screen that plays clips from all movies and series to accompany the music. It was split into segments that is narrated by Michael Dorn. The segments included dedications to different aspects for example; each crew, to the captains, to aliens and the Enterprise. There were also themes such as wisdom, … Continue Reading ››
After our cheeky question to Ron Jones (Star Trek TNG Composer) asking what can we expect from this Sunday's concert being held at the Royal Albert Hall, we have been wondering what we'd like to hear. We were pleased and fascinated by something that Ron said when we spoke to him, that they'll be a lot of surprises and that they dug deep to find the pieces of music that aren't embedded into the fans consciousness. This makes it particularly hard to pick out the 'best musical scores' over our favourite scenes across the Star Trek franchise. But here's a few!... The Corbomite Manoeuvre [youtube=http://youtu.be/HQVsUQgZN6I#t=0m39s] This is very familiar to the fans but there is something iconic about this music. I'm not sure what feeling it was meant to evoke or what atmosphere it was trying to create but it goes wonderfully with Kirks blasé attitude towards Blalok. Star Trek The Search for Spock [youtube=http://youtu.be/mkJ3--2K7yo] Here we felt the music when Kirk … Continue Reading ››
Ahead of Sunday's trektastic concert at the Royal Albert Hall, we were kindly offered the opportunity to talk to Ron Jones who was the composer on Star Trek The Next Generation on seasons 1-4. Ron will be appearing as a guest conductor at Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage on Sunday 1st November and we understand there are still some tickets left, but be quick! TGs: You continued the theme of classical music scores in to TNG, do you know how that decision came about? RJ: There was a lot of discussion between Gene Roddenberry and Bob Justman. Paramount and the executive side were worried as TNG was so different with a bald British captain, a Klingon on the bridge, a different cast. They were worried that the TOS fans would see this and be in shock. They told us liberally to use weed out the theme from Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage's themes from … Continue Reading ››
We all know what a great influence Star Trek has had on technology and the sciences but we hadn't appreciated what a huge impact it has had on the music industry. In our first post we shared some of our favourite Star Trek bands and Fan created songs. In this post we will share with you more from our Trek Playlist including regular songs with Star Trek References and also some of the Actors from Trek who are also performers and have albums. These blog posts were inspired by a thread on the Showmasters forum. 21st Century Star Trek Songs
This category is for contemporary songs with some reference to Star Trek. There must be loads that we don't know about so please share. But these are some of our favs. See bottom of post for links to Amazon MP3s where … Continue Reading ››
You're in your bedroom fixing your latex ears or adjusting your ridges. You're driving to a Star Trek convention the other side of the country or you're wasted on Romulan Ale on Captain Picard Day. What's on your playlist?
Remarkably, there is so much to choose from, we will have to do this post in two parts. We thought we'd share with you some of our favs. Split into different categories depending on your mood. In this post we bring you, Star Trek bands and Internet creations.
24th Century Rockbands, Marooned in the 21st Century. WARP 11 Warp 11 were the first Star Trek themed Rockband we discovered and it was instant love. The band consists of Captain Karl Miller, Chief Engineer Brian Moore, Chief Science Officer … Continue Reading ››