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Star Trek: Motion Picture 20th Anniv Collectors Ed
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
After a decade of nascent cult fanaticism, Star Trek was finally reborn in 1979, given new life by an epic-sized feature-film production that all but squashed the quaint humanity that had been one of the original televisio... more »
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After a decade of nascent cult fanaticism, Star Trek was finally reborn in 1979, given new life by an epic-sized feature-film production that all but squashed the quaint humanity that had been one of the original television series' most compelling elements (the producers got it right on Wrath of Khan and seldom looked back). Jerry Goldsmith's score, alternating robust heroics with alien mystique, is arguably the most memorable element of Star Trek: The Motion Picture; indeed, its main theme has heralded the voyages of the Enterprise in TV and film adventures ever since. This slipcased new edition resequences Goldsmith's music and supplements it with 25 minutes of previously unreleased, typically masterful cues. The set's "bonus" disc, Inside Star Trek with Gene Roddenberry, appeals to more polarized audiences: veteran Trekkers and shameless lovers of pop-culture kitsch. This 1976 artifact (previously unreleased on CD) was one of the first "official" efforts to address the show's burgeoning postcancellation popularity and features Trek creator Roddenberry ruminating earnestly about the show's origins and meanings with the likes of William Shatner and DeForest Kelley (who gives an eerily prescient lecture on the foibles of modern health care). Also features new narration by Nichelle "Uhuru" Nichols. Bonus points: Shatner doesn't sing! --Jerry McCulley
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Magnificent score from a master composer
A Forest Fan | USA | 08/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a magnificent soundtrack. I originally owned this on two cassette tapes, and played the tapes until they wore out. So many beautiful themes that Goldsmith and his assistant Lionel Newman came up with. It's a shame that the movie was so dull and lacked a purpose. (The aliens couldn't wipe the Voyager name off with a dust cloth?) The score evokes wonders that the movie only hints at, an amazing achievement.
One small quibble about this CD edition, they had plenty of room for the text to be wide and readable. Instead, the booklet designers (Ron Jaramillo and Pat Jerina) chose a font so small that one would need a magnifying glass to read anything. That's what happens when a CD booklet looks great on a 25' Mac monitor, and no one bothers to check if anyone can read the actual booklet. (If I take my scanner and scan each page, I might be able to read their detailed liner notes.)"
Best of Sci-Fi!
James Girardi | Virginia | 10/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jerry Goldsmith's defining moment... this score is probably the BEST sci-fi score ever recorded. ST:TMP was a theme-based film, which no one does right any more - Great examples are Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, etc. Goldsmith spoke this language natively and created a beautiful and heart-felt score which, in my opinion, was the best part of the film!"