Favorite Science Fiction Music: Theme from Star Trek – Deep Space Nine

There is some film music that is not just enjoyable because it sets the right mood for a scene, or announces that your favorite show is about to begin. It is simply wonderful musically, for whatever reason – whether emotional power, catchiness, or most likely both. I’m going to share a few of my favorites in coming days. Here’s the first – the opening theme from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, composed by Dennis McCarthy.

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  • http://theskippyreview.wordpress.com/ Skippy

    I think the theme from Season 4-7 is quite an improvement.  

    • Shandrillar

      I have to disagree. I found the first season version much most awe inspiring.
      The is something about a “lone” trumpet that really gets me!

  • Pseudonym

     I was at the Doctor Who concert in Melbourne (based on the 2010 Proms concert) a few weeks ago. I’m going to remember the life performance of Murray Gold’s Pandorica Suitefor the rest of my life.

    The other highlight was when Gold came out to perform the piano part Song of Freedom. He said it was from Planet of the Ood, but I believe they actually played the arrangement from Journey’s End.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      There is some really wonderful music on Doctor Who! That goes back to the history of the show, from pioneering electronic music to incidental music scored for string quartet. Some of it has been very striking.

      Have you seen the video of an a capella group doing sci-fi music, including some from Doctor Who?

  • Pseudonym

    I agree with you about that. Delia Derbyshire is probably the best pioneer electronic musicians that almost nobody has heard of.

    No, I haven’t seen that video.

  • http://twitter.com/SocialReptile Brent Pope

    Main Title from LOST, hands down my fav.

  • Pseudonym