Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
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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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"The Doomsday Machine" With Dan Davidson and Andy Farber. The music of Star Trek has become such a staple of fandom and the episodes that we love, that just playing a few notes of a score can conjure up images from the episode itself. One of the most memorable score from the original series' run was the freight-train like sounds of Sol Kaplan's "The Doomsday Machine." In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Trek Geeks co-host Dan Davidson and Star Trek: Continues composer Andy Farber to discuss the music of "The Doomsday Machine." We talk about Sol Kaplan and his Hollywood exile during the McCarthy hearings, comparing the score to "The Enemy Within," and the proper pronunciation of several words. Chapters Opening (00:00:00) Welcome, Dan and Andy! (00:01:00) Our Stories (00:03:05) Sol Kaplan (00:12:21) "The Doomsday Machine" (00:16:22) "The Dead Ship" (00:17:53) "Kirk Does it Again" (00:19:15) The Commodore (00:21:40) The Releases/Hooked on Phonics (00:23:09) Scoring: Kaplan, Steiner, and Freid (00:27:23) "The Enemy Within" (00:33:24) "What is a Doomsday Machine?" (00:37:30) Final Thoughts (00:38:28) all music from "The Doomsday Machine" composed by S. Kaplan Host Brandon-Shea Mutala Guest Dan Davidson and Andy Farber Production 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)