This double CD contains the soundtracks of four of the early episodes of
the original TV series. The first CD features the music scores of the two
The Cage and
Where No Man Has Gone Before,
on the second,
The Doomsday Machine and
There is no bonus material contained on these CDs.
Although the music is more than 30 years old, this double CD is still a very good choice, especially at its low price. If you loved TOS, you'll love this CD!
This double CD is not simply the soundtrack of the first Star Trek movie,
but it's a special edition honoring the great works of Gene Roddenberry.
The first CD contains the complete soundtrack of
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
including some tracks that have never been published before.
The second CD,
Inside Star Trek with Gene Roddenberry, first published
in 1976, had been unavailable for a long time. Many of the actors share their
memories of the original
Star Trek production and other interesting
facts from their lives. This CD is a piece of history! Every Star Trek fan should
have listened to it. It's a great chance to experience con appearances of Gene
Roddenberry, Mark Lenard and DeForest Kelley talking, when they were still alive.
This double CD is well worth its high price. It's one of my favorite CDs and I've never regretted that I spent a lot of money for it.
Well, this one is surely not one of the best Star Trek scores. I like the main title and some other tracks, but it's just not Star Trek like. It's a pity that one of the best movies has one of the worst soundtracks...
Compared to other soundtracks it is a very short one!
There are two bonus tracks performed by the Yellowjackets (perhaps you remember the jazz music when the Enterprise crew first walk through San Francisco and Kirk almost collided with a car), which are a highlight on the CD.
Like all soundtracks by Jerry Goldsmith, this one is an excellent one too. I really like the music in Star Trek V. There's an excellent MIDI file from this soundtrack in the download section!
It's just the opposite to Star Trek IV here: One of the worst Star Trek movies has one of the best soundtracks. Unfortunately, it's very short too; and especially as it's such an excellent score, it seems to be even shorter. But considering the relatively low price, it's a rather good choice.
There's one bonus track on the CD:
The Moon's A Window To Heaven
Hiroshima. It's the song that Uhura sang to attract
Sybok's guards in the desert.
Well, it's not the best, nor the worst soundtrack. At least it's not so short as its two predecessors. The score is very dramatic and nothing you should be listening to while eating or studying... But I really like and recommend it.
What is very interesting about this score is the fact that the single tracks
run fluently from one into another. I've only got the MC and often can't find
out when one track ends and the next one starts, which makes it a
There are no bonuses contained on the CD.
Whereas Dennis McCarthy created many excellent scores for the
Deep Space Nine, this soundtrack by him is
rather average. As the price is a little bit higher than the price of
older (and better) soundtracks, I'd not recommend to buy this one, unless
you're a fan of McCarthy's music, or this is one of the few missing CDs
in your libary.
The CD contains some excellent bonus materials: A collection of sound effects from the movie. They're at a very high quality, and it's fun using them for your Windows sound effects.
This CD is also a very good choice. As usual, Jerry Goldsmith made a brilliant score for the second movie with the Next Generation crew. The music is as dark as the topic of the film, the Borg. This CD is one of my favorites and worth the price, which is slightly above average.
The CD contains two bonus tracks: Steppenwolf's
Magic Carpet Ride and
Ooby Dooby. It also contains a data track with a Macromedia
tour on board Enterprise E with Quick Time movies of interviews with Jonathan Frakes
and Jerry and Joel Goldsmith. Both bonuses make the CD a much more interesting buy.
Like the soundtrack before, this one was also created by Jerry Goldsmith, the master of SciFi and especially Star Trek scores. This one's even better than its precedessor, but unforunately there are no bonuses, and it has the same old problem that it is too short.
Nevertheless, it's an excellent score, soft and emotional, like the movie; also one of my favorites.
My absolute favorite! See full review in the Vic Fontaine section.
This CD contains extracts from the scores of Star Trek I, II, III, IV and V. Well, that's all about it. No bonuses, no extras. If you don't want to buy all the single soundtracks, this could be your choice, but if you already own some of these, you don't need this CD any more.
This is a collection of scores from all four TV series. The CD contains
the music from TOS's
The Trouble With Tribbles, TNG's
Heart Of Glory, DS9's
The Visitor and Voyager's
Heroes And Demons. There's one bonus
track with an orchchestral version of the Ressikan flute music from
The Inner Light and
Lessons, as well as a data track with a
really useless Macromedia tour.
Of the four scores, the one from
The Visitor, is my favorite. I don't
know if the memory of this episode makes the score so sad or if the episode
is so sad because of this score... It is perhaps the most emotional score of all
This CD is also one of my favorites and worth its price.
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