Monday, March 23, 2009

Star Trek Soundtrack Announced (Updated) is reporting that Amazon has posted a pre-order page for the soundtrack to the upcoming Star Trek movie. The score will be released on May 5, 2009 by composer Michael Giacchino (wiki, official website). Currently the price sits at $17.98 with not saving (unusual for Amazon) so I would wait before ordering to see if can get a better price later. The picture to the left is a sketch of JJ Abrams and Michael as they worked on the music. More pictures can be found at

This will be the first time Michael Giacchoino has composed for the Star Trek franchise but he has been doing video games, TV, and film for years now. He is a favorite of Star Trek director JJ Abrams, getting his big break to provide the soundtrack for Alias. He later did Lost, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, and Speed Racer. His current work includes scoring Abrams Fringe TV series and Pixar's next movie Up.

A question long time trekkers will ask is how much of the old themes through the years will be used for this relaunch of the franchise. Based on the sample below at least one is from James Horner in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

In a related note, click here for an interview with Composer Brian Tyler whose music was used in the recent Star Trek trailer.

As for the music that was used in the trailers, that will probably not be part of the score. Fortunately identified the source of the music as from the 1985 movie "Legend" (yeah the one with Tom Cruise). One is "Down With the Enterprise" and the second is "Freedom Fighters". They can be found here.

Update: It turns out that the music is not from Legend but a mixture of music from composer Brian Tyler from Children of Dune and orginial piece from Two Steps From Hell. It is all a bit confusing, may point is the music is only for the trailers and not part of the soundtrack coming out in May. AICN breaks the whole thing down here.


  1. starfleet_dropout3/24/2009 7:21 AM

    Thanks for the links!

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