Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
About This Show
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.
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70: Guys and Lals
Family Guy and "The Offspring" with John Takis. *I would like to apologize as there are some audio issues in this episode. During the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ron Jones and Dennis McCarthy alternated scoring duties on the show, and Ron ended up composing 42 episodes including "Datalore," "Q Who," "The Drumhead," and "The Best of Both Worlds" Parts One and Two. After working on The Next Generation, an avid fan of Jones names Seth MacFarlane hired him to compose for a new project called Family Guy. In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala and John Takis dive into the music from Family Guy composed by Ron Jones as well as Takis' favorite score by Jones, "The Offspring." We also discuss sound design style scoring, needle dropping, Elmer Bernstein and Airplane!, as well as scoring for comedy. We also might even bring up #ReitzellforTrek2017 Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome, John (00:01:14) Family Guy: Movement One (00:02:27) "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" (00:07:30) "Emission Impossible" (00:13:16) "Ready, Willing, and Disabled" (00:16:02) "Mister Saturday Knight" (00:20:53) "Another Day in Space" (00:29:26) "Before the Storm / Lal's Death" (00:32:55) "Opinions / Interview / What it Means to Feel" (00:37:53) "Thanks for the Memory Chips" (00:40:23) "Learning to Sense" (00:50:23) "Beloved (Alternate)" (00:56:26) "Beloved" (00:56:58) *all music from Family Guy and "The Offspring" composed by Ron Jones Host Brandon-Shea Mutala Guest John Takis Production Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Aaron Harvey (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)