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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ron Jones Project
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Guy   (Member)

Autographed copies, sold out...

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

When the Paramount floodgates opened and I said anyone releasing Star Trek music would get my money, I had no idea so much of it would be coming in ever-perfect FSM presentations. Nor did I expect anyone to devote so much to TNG music, but having gone back to my "Best of Both Worlds" disc and the notes/samples for this set in the last week, I can definitely see much more interesting music than I'd anticipated. So bring it on this September!

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Aaaaand autographs are now gone.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

And gone.

Any bets of how many people will come and bitch that they missed it?

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Guy   (Member)

And gone.

Any bets of how many people will come and bitch that they missed it?


The music is still available.... :-)

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

You can still order a signed copy via darkdel.com. And given the fact that they are doing the signing at september 19th, logic dictates the boxset will be ready for that date wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Lukas,
Great job on this release. Look forward to hearing this. FSM is rapidly become the label for Star Trek music. Any plans for similar boxsets? Voyager, DS9 or Enterprise?


I believe this question was addressed in an earlier thread and Lukas noted that the Ron Jones set specifically was his sole focus, a labor of love to produce this set, but it was not the start of forthcoming set for other Trek series.


That's a pity. I'd love to get more music from Star Trek:Enterprise.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Yes, and this also means that people have NO WAY of knowing and making arrangements.

This is 'brilliant'?


Yeah. Kind of rewards regular visitors :-)


I think I'm regular enough, but I'm much too late-- unless by "regular visitors" you mean "people spending night and day refreshing FSM & SAE's pages" :\ razz

I'm not biter about it and can live without it, but I wish there had been a fairer chance of getting a signed copy.
(Pre-)Releasing at an undertermined date & time saves the servers from crashing from overload, but when there are such bonuses, everyine should be given a fair chance.

This has nothing to do with being a "regular visitor" nor a faithful supporter of the labels and being rewarded for it;it's mere luck.

My humble suggestion for the next such big release would be to simply say when the next title will be available for ordering, without any hints of it being any bigger or signed.

Let me repeat it: though disappointed, I'm not angry with FSM & SAE.
I have missed out on other autographed releases, yet have also been among the lucky ones getting some before they sold out very fast; I hope those who were unlucky with other signed CD opportunities have been able to get one of these.

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

I don't mind I missed out on the autographed copy. A big thanks again to Lukas and FSM/SAE for this excellent release! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Count me in!

(He wrote, while pondering just how the hell he was going to organize this in iTunes.) smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

I was on the fence until I read the notes and checked out the samples....

Me, too. What a superb production. Lovely job -- particularly Lukas's heartfelt notes, here.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/box05_afterword.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Beachhead   (Member)

To those who ask why this is worth $150, good question. It is worth the money to those of us who grew up watching TNG and wondered why the "cool" music stopped at Season 4. Star Trek TNG was not just another show, it was a cultural phenomenon, and to many people even more than that. It is those people that this score is for.

Watching these episodes since 1987 countless times on reruns, recorded VHS tapes, and DVD, these themes have become implanted in our brains just as much as any other part of the show.

The Romulan warbird chasing the scout ship in "The Defector" would not be nearly as good of a scene if it were not for Ron Jones's music. Skin Of Evil would not have been the same campy but memorable episode without Ron Jones's score backing up the line "Data Something's Got Me!" as Riker is pulled into the pit, and Tasha's errie farewell music.

I could go on about each episode and why it was memorable to me, and each person has his or her own memorable scene. The melody's from this music are as memorable as the story and characters and that is what makes this music worthy for release.

On top of that, you are getting 40 complete episode scores, alternate and rejected takes, and two video game soundtracks, all remastered to their full potential.

If you are a TNG fan to the level of myself and many others, simply put it is worth it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

To those who ask why this is worth $150, good question. It is worth the money to those of us who grew up watching TNG and wondered why the "cool" music stopped at Season 4. Star Trek TNG was not just another show, it was a cultural phenomenon, and to many people even more than that. It is those people that this score is for.

I agree - the "cool" music sadly ended at season 4. This set is something I definitely never thought would materialize. Thank you Lukas, for the hard work in putting this collection together and of course, thanks to Ron Jones for scoring such great music. Can't wait to get this!

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

You can still order a signed copy via darkdel.com. And given the fact that they are doing the signing at september 19th, logic dictates the boxset will be ready for that date wink

Awesome. Go Dark Del for doing this. I will SO be trying to order this.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

I wonder if it was discussed to make it $17.01 per disc, rather than $10.71

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Ron Jones' music from TNG and the music from Batman: The Animated Series have pretty much been my 2 main holy grails when it came to TV scores. It's amazing to me that I will be able to have them both on disc to listen to whenever I choose! I'm grateful for the 2CD set of music from BTAS and so even if this TNG release had only been 2 CDs worth of select Ron Jones scores, I would have still been grateful and overjoyed. Now it's just an embarrassment of riches! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I completely agree with you about the two holy grails. I wish LaLaLand had gone the FSM route with their TAS releases...

Yavar

P.S. If Disney ever opens up their animated stuff there's not only more Ron Jones awesomeness (Duck Tales), but also what might constitute my personal third holy grail of TV scoring: Carl Johnson's Gargoyles (but I'll also be ecstatic if LaLaLand includes his Grey Ghost episode of Batman:TAS in an upcoming volume whenever they are able).

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

In Soviet Russia, album buy you.

Ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Lukas,
Great job on this release. Look forward to hearing this. FSM is rapidly become the label for Star Trek music. Any plans for similar boxsets? Voyager, DS9 or Enterprise?


I certainly wouldn't expect that if you ever read LK's opinions of the Trek music of McCarthy, Chattaway etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Well, just for laughs and giggles I looked over at aint-it-cool-news.com to see what the folks over there were saying about this release...


http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/46342#comment_3536750


If you take a moment, you'll find their take on this set is a bit different then what you have seen here..

:-)



Ford A. Thaxton

 
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