Interviews with people directly involved with the production of Star Trek from behind and in front of the camera, all by our Dave Rohlf.
An interview with Jeff Bond Star Trek had "drama and dialog punctuated by huge pieces of music!," according to Jeff Bond, an American magazine editor and writer, who is perhaps best known for the many reviews and columns he wrote for "Film Score Monthly" in the 1990's. More recently, he served as Producer of the 15 CD set "Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Soundtrack" for La-La Land Records.
With Jeff's thorough research on the composers and the music they created we thought it would make for an interesting interview with questions that dug a little deeper into the minutia of Star Trek. Our Dave R. had the opportunity to talk to Jeff by phone.
Music cues add emotional resonance to scenes. Gene Roddenberry once told composer Alexander Courage, "Don't give us electronic beep-beep-beep- music; give us Captain Blood!" Courage and fellow composers Steiner, Fried, Kaplan, Matlovsky, Duning, Fielding, Mullendore and Hatch delivered.
An unused cue has been restored for a scene from "The City on the Edge of Forever" and can be heard on our deleted scenes page for that episode.
The Mission:Impossible music cue heard in this intervue is not included in the 15 disc set of the original series music scores.
An interview with Ralph Senensky Ralph
Senensky is a director whose career began in 1947 and
continued into the mid 1980's. During that time, he directed the episodes
of many television series including those from The Twilight Zone, The
Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, and, of course,
Star Trek. Here are some of his candid recollections of Star Trek.
to visit Ralph's websitefor
an insiders view of the world of episodic television. Also, see his interview at the Archive of American Television.