It’s no secret that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the rebooted Star Trek franchise. However, I can’t deny that Michael Giacchino’s score for the film was well done. I was delighted to find a short interview given by the composer regarding his work on this film as part of a “Star Trek in concert” event. Giacchino, like many, grew up watching the original Star Trek series and films, and now here he is with the task of continuing that legacy!
For anyone not familiar with the story: Star Trek takes place in an alternate universe created when the Romulan Nero travels back in time to destroy the planet Vulcan in revenge for his home planet of Romulus (which was destroyed in the future when a star went supernova). As a result, the original crew of the Enterprise that we’ve come to know so well (Kirk, Spock, McCoy and company) end up leading different lives and come together under much different circumstances. The question is, can they learn to work together quickly enough to stop Nero?
Whether you’re a fan of the new Star Trek or not, Giacchino’s music is definitely worth a few moments of your time. Here’s hoping that Star Trek Beyond also features an enjoyable score.
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