99 episodes

The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 1.4K Ratings

The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.

    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part IV)

    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part IV)

    Our final look at the music of Star Trek puts us in the position of the show's music editors and composers. With so many classic episodes to get through, how did they stretch their music budget to cover an entire season? The music of Sol Kaplan, Joseph Mullendore, Gerald Fried and Fred Steiner is examined, and we also look at a series of clever music edits for tracked scores.
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    • 57 min
    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part III)

    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part III)

    Music production on a full season of Star Trek begins! Our first two composers get to work, as Alexander Courage and Fred Steiner start writing and recording music at a frantic pace. We'll hear the rest of Courage's work on season one, and listen to Steiner's amazing contributions to Star Trek's musical vocabulary. We also examine the critical role played by the music editors, as they work to establish and shape the music of season one.
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    • 56 min
    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part II)

    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part II)

    Before making it to air, Star Trek had not one, but two pilots scored by Alexander Courage. Once the first season finally went into production, it took five composers to pull it off. This episode explores the musical, financial and creative realities of 1960s television music production, as we discuss the scores for these two pilots, and the creation of some of the show's musical sound effects. We are also introduced to season one's other four composers.
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    • 56 min
    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part I)

    Star Trek the Original Series - the Music (Part I)

    The history of television and the origins of Star Trek are explored through the life and career of composer/orchestrator Alexander Courage, television star Lucille Ball, and Desilu music director Wilbur Hatch. The main title melodies for Star Trek are analyzed and discussed, along with their place in the history of 20th Century television music.
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    • 49 min
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - the Music (Part III)

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - the Music (Part III)

    In our final episode on the music of E.T. we listen to the second half of the movie's incredible music, cue by cue. We also discuss the work of film editor Carol Littleton, and vocal sound designer Ben Burtt.
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    • 59 min
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - the Music (Part II)

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - the Music (Part II)

    In Part II we take it from the top, and listen to how the film score for E.T. is constructed in the first half of the movie. We examine multiple themes, and discuss the movie's emotional honesty.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

A Friend to Rabbits ,

Please make more!

David W. Collins, if you read these reviews, please know you have a large following of massive fans who love your show and would absolutely freak out if you made more episodes. Your level of analysis and sincerity is unmatched. Hopefully you not making new episodes means you're busy doing what you love, but selfishly I often check this podcast in hopes I’ll find new episodes. We miss you!

TDGarner ,

Too Infrequent to Stay Subscribed

I appreciate the musical breakdowns and look forward to episodes but the length of time between episodes now always leaves me wondering if he simply abandoned the podcast. If not, get some guest hosts to keep the momentum going if you’re too busy and pop in now and then when work slows down. Otherwise, just bring a formal end to the podcast.

Thee Mike Atkins ,

Absolutely stunning work

David Collins has the uncanny ability to make you care about not only the complexity of the soundtracks that he’s dissecting, but he also has the ability to make you appreciate the cultural impact and relevance of the pieces as well.
This has become one of my top 10 favorite podcasts, I can’t wait to hit play when I see there’s a new one!

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