The Vulcan marriage ritual gave us more than just epic fight
scenes, it also gave us epic music. The theme from "Amok Time"—"The
Ancient Battle/2nd Kroykah"—has transcended Star Trek and gone on
to appear in numerous shows and films, ranging from Futurama to The
Cable Guy. And as much as T'Pau would like to claim credit for this
success, we really have Gerald Fried to thank. It was his creative
genius and composition skills that brought the koon-ut-kal-if-fee
to life through sound.
In this episode of Melodic Treks we're joined by Drew Stewart
and Mike Schindler of Standard Orbit for a cross-show exploration
of "Amok Time." We team up to discuss the music as well as Gerald
Fried and his inspiration. Then, tune in to Standard Orbit for a
discussion and commentary of the actual episode.