Jump to content

Star Trek: Discovery Soundtrack


Pellaeon
 Share

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Bryant Burnette said:

The most boring main theme of any series in the franchise.  And that's a surprise, given how boring the DS9 main theme is.

 

It’s obviously trying to be Game of Thrones. But unfortunately it comes off more like “Lothar of the Hill People.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I heard some interesting background score here and there

but I already forgot most of it outside of that Torchbringer theme from chapter 1 release

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I disagree.  The series is a frontier-set adventure where everyone is just hanging on by the skin of their teeth all the time, so the music sounds like ... a graduation ceremony?  And not even for a notable school?

 

Everyone knew it sucked, which is why they tried to spice it up in season four by adding drums to it.  It didn't work; it just made it worse.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Bryant Burnette said:

Everyone knew it sucked, which is why they tried to spice it up in season four by adding drums to it.  It didn't work; it just made it worse.

 

7 hours ago, Woj said:

 

Uh, laddie, don'tcha think ya should rephrase that? 

 

Seconded!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Discovery main theme sounds like three different ideas cut together. It starts out with a statement of the new theme which I think is quite nice, then it turns into something that doesn't sound like 'Trek' at all, finally ending with an awkward statement of the TOS theme.

 

I think the series needed the punch that Giacchino brought with his scores, it needed to be loud enough to hear and with propulsive music for the action scenes.

 

Who did CBS turn down for this? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Austin Wintory is the other big one we know of. I like his stuff better than Eidelman's demos, personally (it sounded like Eidelman had actually been given similar instructions to Russo...nowhere near as good music as the samples of his new symphony he's let out from the LSO sessions): 

 

https://medium.com/@awintory/star-trek-discovery-in-a-parallel-universe-94695577457a

 

Yavar

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Part of the appeal and charm of Trek is the romanticism of space and this profound sense of adventure and going into the unknown. Courage, Goldsmith, Horner et al. brought lyricism to the music that gave The Enterprise and her crew a soul, something Discovery lacks.

 

For that I think Giacchino's Yorktown Theme from Beyond could've been a compelling main theme for a tv series, it's majestic, stoic, lyrical, and conveys that sense of wonder and idealism of what humans can accomplish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Woj said:

The question is not whether it sucked, Bryant. The question is, what can you do about it twenty years later? 

 

Point it out whenever I feel like pointing it out?  Beyond that, nothing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Trent B said:

  The score for this series is largely unforgettable. 

I think you mean 'forgettable'. I made the same mistake the other day much to the amusement of my asshole family. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's not just the score that's forgettable, either -- the series is mediocre at best, and rarely at its best.  Whichever of the previous Treks is my least favorite (there are a few candidates, though I like them all), it's dynamite compared to the hogwash that is Discovery.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 03/04/2018 at 12:22 PM, Pellaeon said:

 

It’s obviously trying to be Game of Thrones.

 

The one thing Game of Thrones has is a catchy theme arranged in a straightforward way that means it's still catchy after 100 plays even though it's really nothing but the theme on repeat with barely a variation.

 

STD doesn't even have a memorable melody, and what theme is there is arranged in such a meandering fashion that it's forgotten before the Courage fanfare has stopped playing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To me, the Discovery theme could have been developed into something good; it is okay at the beginning, and then builds, and then ... nothing.  I'm reminded less of Game of Thrones than I am of Westworld, which also kind of seems pointless at first but then builds and finally actually DOES go someplace.  It threatens not to, but then does.

 

It's like Russo listened to that and said, "Hmm, how could I take that approach but then FAIL to resolve it?"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That would require rewatching the episodes. Are the episodes rewatchable? They seem to rely on “shock” value (though you can see all the “surprises” coming after the first few episodes).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, John Takis said:

Anyone break down what tracks belong to what episodes (and a chronological order within those episodes) yet?

 

I think this soundtrack, unlike the first one, is chronological

It would be divided across the 6 episodes like: 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15, 16-22 (give or take)

 

(and I'd say the mirror dimension episodes are at least watchable)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.