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 Posted:   Apr 30, 2022 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   Timo47   (Member)

The Intro sequence with Russos music
https://twitter.com/ansonmount/status/1520041750005493764

If you don't like it, the twitter account TimilinesTalk did a more improved and FAITHful version smile
https://twitter.com/Timelines_Talks/status/1520075169921998848


That new intro is awful. Both visually (the E looks like it's made out of iron plates they found on a junk yard) as well as musically. Discovery's theme was okay and I grew to like Picard's theme over time, but this bastardization of the original theme is the best Russo could come up with? Disappointing.
Nami Melumad's work on Prodigy so far has been very promising. They should just have let her create the theme as well.

While I've never been a fan of that "enterprising" theme (but didn't hate it either), it fits remarkably well with the visuals. That I (and others based on the YT comments) find it to be an improvement over what Russo wrote speaks volumes.

I quit watching Picard after the first season (would have quit after the 5th episode if I hadn't known in advance Riker and Troi would return later in the season), Discovery after it's third and I haven't missed any of it.
Despite the promise of weekly stories, all signs point to SNW being more of the same. And why would it be fundamentally different if it's made by the exact same people? So I'll just wait until the first episodes have aired and monitor the reviews and reactions online to know if I should bother with it or not.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2022 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

I actually like the music and the title sequence.

Looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2022 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   DaveM   (Member)

I'm not really a fan of Russo's work here. But except "Leaving The La Sirena" I kinda dislike every moment where Russo tries to arrange a pre-existing theme. Maybe spoiler for Picard S2 (don't know, didn't watch it) In one of the last tracks of the Picard S2 soundtrack he kinda manages to make Goldsmith's First Contact theme less melodic and simply bad. Some of his TMP/TNG Theme reprisals are ok but far from good imo. I think his handling of Sandy's original Trek fanfare is the best of all. But that one is surely hard to fuck up.

But this theme here is meh... too percussive and not enough theme. He should've written a new one or adapt Sandy's theme properly.

The visuals are neat though. I like them.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2022 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Really don't like it. Sounds like generic trailer music. I expect this from a fanfilm where they hire some cheap-O composer, not an actual studio production.

Sorry, maybe he's a nice guy, maybe he's done some good work on other projects, but on Trek projects, he shouldn't be the go-to composer as often as he has been. In fact, I think he shouldn't be used any further and this theme replaced. The guy who created and runs the Rejected Film Scores website is saying reject the theme.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2022 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • If there's one thing we can count on at FSM, it's someone coming into a thread for the sole purpose of telling everyone how much something sucks.

    It's how one attains a coveted "nerd card" nowadays.

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     Posted:   May 12, 2022 - 12:50 PM   
     By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

    Paramount+ put the entire first episode up on youtube (probably geolocked to the USA only)

     
     Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 2:45 PM   
     By:   ST-321   (Member)

    I have really enjoyed the first two episodes and the music has left a positive impression on me too.

     
     
     Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 4:10 PM   
     By:   jb1234   (Member)

    Yeah, both the show and Melumad's scores have been great.

     
     Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 5:50 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    I wonder if her work on this series will receive as generous of a score album as her work on Star Trek: Prodigy did (almost FOUR HOURS of music released from a ten episode first season — and these are half hour episodes!)

    Yavar

     
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