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 Posted:   Mar 28, 2021 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I just ordered 10x Star Trek - The Motion Picture Scores, along with other scores, altogether 17.

Probably will be a big box.

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2021 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Read the Starlog column here (August 1978 issue):


Wow! That Twilight Zone episode guide! Thanks for posting the link.

 Posted:   Mar 28, 2021 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Read the Starlog column here (August 1978 issue):


Certainly brings back memories. Surprisingly, this is one of the issues I actually have in my (minimal) collection (remember the Gerry Anderson Space Report?)

As for "Star Trek," does anyone know if "Phase 2" had gotten developed to the point where composers were being discussed? I assume Courage's involvement, because of his commitment to "The Waltons," would have been at best, minimal. Fred Steiner, because of Bob Justman's fondness of him/admiration of his work, would have been the logical choice as principal composer with people like Robert Prince (who scored "The Fantastic Journey"), Jerrold Immel and Bruce Broughton (both of whom worked on the series "Logan's Run") likely scoring the odd episode. Dick DeBenedictis, Mark Snow and Pat Williams (who had an association with Paramount via "The Magician") are other possibilities and, of course, Gerry Fried (who had just won the Emmy for "Roots" and was doing more and more TV movies) might have come back for some shows.

Who do you think would have scored "Phase 2" (or who would have been your choices)?

That would be an interesting exercise! Of course there's no way to theory all of the TOS composers were still alive circa 1978, although some were not working (Mullendore), barely working (Kaplan, Matlovsky) or not really working in episode television (Fielding). Looking at the roster of other sci-fi shows of the time is probably the best way to guess, as you have, above.


 Posted:   Mar 29, 2021 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Let's crowdfund an orchestra!


 Posted:   Apr 14, 2021 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   erepel   (Member)

Go to this thread -- -- to hear a rendition of the alternate "unrecorded" version of "Body Meld".

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2021 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   mducharme   (Member)

I am a bit late to the game on this, having just purchased it. It is really excellent - great work!

I did have a few questions about the cue "The Enterprise", specifically about changes made during the session that were not reflected in the original manuscript, but all seem to be reflected here, so that this matches the original recording. This is probably not an exhaustive list, but simply the things that I had noticed:

Observation 1. What was originally in the manuscript as an english horn in bar 21 was changed out to a french horn in the session. Near the end of that passage, the french horns (all six) erupted into a fanfare-like chord progression in the original, but obviously this isn't possible for all six with one in use playing what was originally the english horn part.

Observation 2. In bar 59, the theme had the wrong ending at first - it was the second statement and it should have had the second ending, but it was in the score with the first ending repeated. During the session they seem to have caught this and replaced it with the second ending.

Observation 3. In the cellos bar 78, there was at first a very ugly wrong note just before the halfpoint of the measure, which was corrected in the session to the much better sounding E4.

Observation 4. There seemed to be many places in the handwritten manuscript that seem to be missing dynamics that should be there. For instance, no dynamics at all are written in bar 102. This seems to have been an error, although maybe it was just in the handwritten copy that I had.

Based on those four observations, I have a few questions:

Q1. How did you determine these changes? I was only able to pick things out by ear, but I'm wondering if the original parts were studied to determine where the in-session changes were?

Q2. Related to this, in the passage described in observation #1 above, I'm wondering how you determined the quantity of horns being used for that fanfare. I wasn't 100% sure if five were used, or it went down to three. Your version shows three. I'm wondering whether this was determined by ear, or whether materials from the session show this (audio recordings, etc)

Q3. The Omni engraving seems to contain all relevant dynamics. I am wondering if these were also obtained from the session and are therefore the official dynamics, or whether they are editorial dynamics that added because the originals were missing?

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