Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Music of Star Trek by Jeff Bond

This week's item is music related, but won't make noise by itself:

Now, this is a book about the music of Star Trek, not a book of the music of Star Trek. It was published in 1999 by Lone Eagle Publishing Company, which seems to have only published books from about 1998-2003, and, as far as I can tell, no longer exists.

This book starts with a long chapter on music from the original TV series, then has a shorter chapter for each movie from The Motion Picture all the way through Star Trek: Insurrection, and concludes with a long chapter on the music of the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager TV series. There are interesting interviews with the composers and fragments of the compositions throughout.

There are fragments of the music throughout the book,
including some pages in the composers' original writing,
such as the music for the fight scene from Amok Time on
left. Unfortunately, there are no complete songs.

There are interviews with the composers throughout the book,
such as these with Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage.

The back of the book.

This book can be found on

Next Week on Zach Trek: Stop by next Thursday for a special item, one of the very earliest Star Trek collectibles!

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