Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast

Melodic Treks is a podcast dedicated entirely to the music of Star Trek. Host Brandon-Shea Mutala explores the themes, orchestral scores, and incidental compositions that bring Star Trek episodes and films to life, as well as the composers, singers and musicians behind the sounds.


episode 93: Sound Always Dominates Pictures

Nicholas Meyer Interview. 
The director of a film guides actors and creative elements of the crew, leading them to the ultimate goal of realizing their vision on the big screen. While not something seen, one of the most important elements for a film is the score. The score is important to help guide the viewers emotions so that they know how to interpret the scenes that they ae watching. If you change to score, then the exact same visuals could have multiple different interpretations. So how does a director choose and work with a composer to get the right emotional feel for their film?

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Nicholas Meyer, writer and director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, to talk about film composing from a director's perspective. We talk about temp scores, favorite scores, Bernard Herrmann, and we also discuss his friendship with James Horner. 

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:01) 
"The Katra Ritual" (from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) (00:02:08) 
Welcome, Nicholas Meyer! (00:02:41) 
"Battle on the Ice" from Alexander Nevsky (00:04:34) 
"Overture" From Citizen Kane, composed by Bernard Herrmann (00:09:57) 
"Surprise Attack" (00:25:16) 
"Amazing Grace" (00:32:37) 
"End Credits" from Volunteers (00:36:44) 
"Master Peter's Puppet Show" (00:41:50) 
"Pas de Deux Part One" (00:46:10)
Finding Nicholas Meyer (00:48:24) 
"Main Title" from Jack the Bear (00:52:22) 
Closing (00:56:45)
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Nicholas Meyer
 Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 


 2018-10-07  1h0m