Melodic Treks is a Trek.fm 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.
James Horner. The Wrath of Khan is a favorite not only of fans but also members of film industry—and James Horner's score is a big part of that. We delve into the man behind the score, how he came to work on the project, his music history, and some of t
The Borg in Music. The dynamic trio from Earl Grey joins us to talk about the music of the Borg. Not music written by Borg composers, but rather the music created by the great Ron Jones to represent them.
Five Favorites. Everyone has their favorite Star Trek series, episodes, and characters. The elements of Star Trek connect with us each differently—and music is no exception. Sina Alvarado share with us her favorite musical moments from across the franch
Amok Time. The Vulcan marriage ritual gave us more than just epic fight scenes, it also gave us epic music that has transcended Star Trek and gone on to appear in numerous shows and films. We're joined by Drew and Mike of Standard Orbit for an exploration
Vic Fontaine and DS9's Jazz. Deep Space Nine benefited from more of a hands-off approach from the studio compared to the other series; and it's infusion of jazz was one example. We take a look at Vic Fontaine, his music, and the man who portrayed him—Ja
Five Favorites. With 728 episodes and films in all, it’s an almost impossible task to pick just five favorites. But that is exactly what we aim to do as we’re joined by writer, composer, podcaster, and Trekkie Rick Moyer.
The Klingon Battle Theme. To know that Klingons are going into battle, you don’t need to see a Bird-of-Prey swooping across the screen. No, all you need to do is use your ears. We explore the iconic musical cues of the Klingons.
Picard’s Flute Solo from The Inner Light. One of the most memorable musical elements from TNG was the beautiful flute solo from “The Inner Light.” We delve into the composer, Jay Chattaway, the performer, Brice Martin, and follow the journey of the
Alexander Courage and the TOS Theme. No one could have imagined that the ascending minor seventh that would kick off Star Trek would go on to be one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world. We explore the history of the composition and its e