It must be that action cue (sometimes heard in a more brooding, mysterious low-octave-piano rendition) from Gerald Fried's quintessential second-season score, "Friday's Child."
I believe some of Fried's music from "Catspaw" also found its way into this episode, in the cave interior scenes. (How often did the music editors show enough respect to stick to the same composer for the incidental tracked-in cues?) And the tribal/Native-American-sounding stuff Fried uses here is highly reminiscent of the lovely score he wrote for the third season's "Paradise Syndrome."
Fried writes the most amusing cue-titles, by the way. A few of my favorites from this episode: "Music for Fruits," "Arm Barbecue," "Belly Feeler," "Bouncing Boulder," "Paternity Case," "New Capellan in Town," "The Mother Splits," "Road Hog," "Down the Throat," and "God Fathers." (THE MUSIC OF STAR TREK by Jeff Bond, pages 45-46)
I wonder if "Music for Fruits" was inspired by the costume designs for those Capellan tribesman. They are for all practical purposes wearing body-leotards and feather boas, and in the most outrageous colors. Theiss must have had a BALL dressing those strapping young fellows.
There is no Trek TV score that will ever surpass "The Doomsday Machine" with me. To this day, I still cannot listen to that one cue without instinctively repeating Kirk's nervous, "Gentlemen...beam me aboard" after the transporter goes out.
Second on list of favorite TV scores is Fielding's "Trouble With Troubles" and to me, not using his bar fight music totally ruined the Tribbles "Deep Space Nine" episode.
I don't any singular favorite, but in regards to the theme from "Star Trek: Voyager", funny little story:
To this day when I go to a grocery store and the open-top freezers ar particularly cold and have a layer of cold air, I run my hand threw the cold smokey air and thin of the theme, as y hand was the U.S.S. Voyager passing through the green star dust in the opening credits.
Homer Simpson:Sucks in air, then yells, "NNNNNEEEEERRRRRDDDDD!!!!!"
Favorite theme is the Main Title for the original series. But the other day I was listening to Catspaw, and was really digging Gerald Fried's theme for Kirk throughout the episode. One of my favorites.
Damn tough one for me. If I seriously had to chose I'd have to say the Main Titles from The Wrath Of Khan. There's two runner ups that are ties for me. Deep Space Nine seasons 4-7 version as well as Enterprise. I'm kidding about Enterprise. Replace Enterprise with Voyager.
Speaking of Enterprise I wished they had kept McCarthy's original Main Title music in. Instead of using the annoying "Faith Of The Heart" song. I dunno who's dumb bright idea that was.