Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
So...

There's been discussion since Beta about how much people would like Star Trek music in-game. And I know Cryptic has personally met with the music rights holders to try to negotiate a price but that it's been out of their budget so far.

Still... I don't think the music used has to be the main series titles, necessarily, to generate the emotional resonance needed. And I think those songs, being the work of big name composers, is probably behind a lot of the expense. However, it seemed rare for you to hear the main titles actually used in a show.

Personally...?

I'd like the suite from "The Visitor" to be used at Deep Space Nine. I think it would do a nice job thematically echoing how the place was brought to prominence by Sisko and how his absence casts a certain glow about the station while also evoking the idea that he still watches over it.

I'd also like the flute theme from "The Inner Light" or its orchestral arrangements to be used on non-combat missions like "Scan 5 Anomalies", "Aid the Planet" and diplomatic missions to underscore the feeling of peace and exploration we should feel.

The TOS fight music was composed by Gerald Fried, who isn't necessarily the name that a Horner or a Goldsmith or a Courage is. I think that would be great for dueling.

Beyond that, there are some themes associated with Trek that don't fall under GNP Crescendo's (apparently expensive) rights arrangements:

- Music from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, used in STIII for the theft of the Enterprise (Very epic sounding and great for Klingons and very oppressive visuals such as fighting armies or infiltrating buildings)

- Goodnight Sweetheart, by Ray Noble (Used in City on the Edge of Forever... Good for sentimental/romantic storylines. For example, beaming into a village where someone pleads with you to save their family. If you really want to impress the player with how modest and happy a village is, great choice. May be worth a few arrangements in different styles, tailored to the setting, as it's a bit heavy.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Y1hcHnUrg
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
07-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Personally, I'm looking for background music with an appropriately epic feel to it. I'm thinking about the theme music for ST: Generations or ST: First Contact.

I realize this may not be practical, given the constraints Cryptic has to deal with. So I'd be happy with just more of the same.

EB
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
07-02-2010, 12:15 PM
First Contact, Generations, Nemesis and maybe one or two tracks from the 2009 film.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
07-02-2010, 12:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
First Contact, Generations, Nemesis and maybe one or two tracks from the 2009 film.
yes to all of this

and the theme from ds9

when i enter ds9 i want to here the ds9 tune. is that too much to ask
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
07-02-2010, 12:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Revo
yes to all of this

and the theme from ds9

when i enter ds9 i want to here the ds9 tune. is that too much to ask
But if main themes were out, would you still be interested in incidental music. That's what I'm asking here.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
07-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Disco and 70's porno music.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
07-02-2010, 12:35 PM
Never, ever, ever have the Enterprise theme in game. That's my request.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
07-02-2010, 12:55 PM
We can agree to disagree on the Enterprise theme, but much of the ambient music and transitions would work great in ST:O. Not that that's likely to happen, of course.

EB
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:03 PM.