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Star Trek (science fiction, starring William Shatner)

    (NBC Primetime, 1966 - 1969;
     Syndicated)

    [others in the ensemble cast included Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley,
     James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols;
     A number of "Star Trek" motion pictures were produced beginning 
     in 1979; The "Star Trek" franchise refused to die, and eventually 
     several sequel TV series with various other casts included:

     "Star Trek" (animated cartoon) (NBC Saturdays, 1973 - 1975),
     "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndicated, 1987 - 1994)
     "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (Syndicated, 1992), and
     "Star Trek: Voyager (Syndicated, 1995)
     "Enterprise" (Syndicated, 2001)]


Billboard Theme: "Spaceship Titles"

    [this is the famous introductory cue used behind the "billboard"
     sequence -- featuring the "Captain's Log" narration; and the
     Enterprise space ship flyby. The cue seques into two of the Main
     Title THEMEs below. This cue was adapted and arranged by
     Joseph Mullendore using 3 notes from the first 8-note phrase 
     in Alexander Courage's Main THEME, and supplying the rest of it
     himself. Mullendore also supplied the sparkling obligato background.]

     Composer: Alexander M. ("Sandy") Courage (ASCAP/BMI), and
               Joseph Mullendore (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [unknown]

     2000 Publisher: [listed without publisher, in
                      the BMI repertoire database...
                      but it is probably]:
                     Addax Music Company (ASCAP)
                       c/o Famous Music Corporation
                       of Los Angeles, CA
                     
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Main Theme 1: "Theme from 'Star Trek'"

    [aka: "Star Trek Theme"]

     Composer: music by Alexander M. ("Sandy") Courage (ASCAP/BMI), with
               lyrics added by Gene Roddenberry (Not Affiliated)

     1978 Publisher: [unknown]

     2000 Publisher: Bruin Music Company (BMI),
                        c/o Ensign Music
                        of New York, NY
                     
     Copyright Date: Dec. 27, 1966; Eu 974 447.

     Recordings:


Theme 2 (for the first episode of Season Two): "Star Trek Theme"

    [this was a secondary theme which originated as an opening cue
     for an Episode, but was not spotted in that way afterwards, but 
     showed up tracked in the series a few more times.]

     Composer: Gerald Fried (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [unknown]

     2000 Publisher: Addax Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       c/o Famous Music Corporation
                       of Los Angeles, CA
      
    [as "Star Trek Cues"]:
     Date of Creation: 1967
           
    [as "Star Trek Cues"]:
     Copyright Date: July 13, 1995; PA-771-002.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 3 (for the 1973 animated cartoon version): "Star Trek Theme (M&E) Signature"

     Composers: Yvette Blais (ASCAP), and
                Norman Prescott (ASCAP) [producer]

     1978 Publisher: Shermley Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: RHI Television Music Co. (ASCAP)
                       c/o WB Music Corp., a
                       div. of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.,
                       of Los Angeles, CA
                     
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 4 (1987): "Star Trek: Next Generation Main Title"

    [aka: "Main Title from 'Star Trek--The Motion Picture'";
     aka: "Main Theme from 'Star Trek--The Motion Picture'";

     This was the Main Title originally composed for the first movie 
     version of "Star Trek" in 1979; preceded by the introductory
    "Spaceship Titles" described above -- which was a cue adapted and 
     arranged by Joseph Mullendore from a phrase in Alexander Courage's 
     THEME for the original TV series. Mullendore used 3 of Courage's
     8 melody notes from the first phrase of the TV THEME melody.

     The rest of "Spaceship Titles" and its sparkling obligato background
     appears to be original with Mullendore. But over time, credit has
     shifted to give Alexander Courage full credit for this famous cue.    
     Mullendore's name is not credited for this Main Title, as it is
     on the original "Spaceship Titles" cue. Yet Mullendore apparently
     had more to do with it than Alexander Courage...]

     Composers: Alexander M. ("Sandy") Courage (ASCAP/BMI), and
                Jerrald K. ("Jerry") Goldsmith (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [unknown]

     2000 Publisher:  Bruin Music Company (BMI),
                        c/o Ensign Music
                        of New York, NY;
                      Ensign Music Corporation (BMI),
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date [of "Theme from 'Star Trek--the Motion Picture'"]: 
         Nov. 30, 1979, PAu 157-145.

     Recordings:


Theme 5 (1992): "Theme from 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     aka ASCAP title: "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Theme"
     aka ASCAP title: "Deep Space Nine Theme"]

     Composer: Dennis McCarthy (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Addax Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       c/o Famous Music Corporation
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Date of Creation: 1992.

     Copyright Date: April 5, 1993; PA-609-790.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 6 (1995): "Star Trek: Voyager, theme from the Paramount Television Series"

     Composer: Jerrald K. ("Jerry") Goldsmith (ASCAP/BMI)

     2000 Publisher: Bruin Music Company (BMI),
                        c/o Ensign Music
                        of New York, NY

     Creation  Date: 1994

     Copyright Date: March 6, 1995; PAu-1-952-211.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 7 (for Enterprise, 2001): "Where Will My Heart Take Me?"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Theme from 'Enterprise'";
     aka: "Enterprise Theme";
     aka: "Enterprise (Theme)"]

     Composer: Diane Eve Warren (ASCAP)

     2000 Publishers: Addax Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Famous Music Corporation
                         of Los Angeles, CA; and
                      Universal-MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP) 
                         a div. of Universal Studios, Inc.
                         of Los Angeles, CA

     Creation  Date: 2001

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Cue Composers for the Original "Star Trek" Series (1966 - 1969):

     Many veteran Hollywood Film/TV composers worked on the original
     series -- providing custom scores for specific episodes, and the
     cues from these episodes, which ended up in the library used to
     "track" some epsiodes. (A certain percentage of episodes could be
     "tracked" according to musician union contract with Desilu in the 
     1960s.)

     More details about the music for this legendary series and
     several sequel series and films can be found in Jeff Bond's 1999
     book, "The Music Of Star Trek -- Profiles In Style", published by
     Lone Eagle Publishing Co., of Los Angeles, CA. This book is also
     sold via Film Score Monthly magazine (www.filmscoremonthly.com)]

     Listed in Alphabetical order, the cue composers who scored
     the first "Star Trek" TV series were:

         Courage, Alexander M. ("Sandy")
         Ditmars, Ivan
         Duning, George
         Fielding, Jerry
         Fried, Gerald ("Gerry")
         Goldsmith, Jerrald K. ("Jerry")
         Kaplan, Sol
         Matlovsky, Samuel
         Mullendore, Joseph
         Steiner, Frederick ("Fred")

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