Original Star Trek Soundtrack
The Original Star Trek Box features three cds, each disc containing music from two episodes from the series.
CD1 features score from the original pilot episode 'The Cage', featuring Captain Christopher Pike. Then it goes on from 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', featuring everyone's favourite Captain, James T Kirk.
CD2 features score from season one episodes 'Shore Leave' and 'The Naked Time'. Shore Leave, if you recall, was quite a light hearted episode, featuring some fun scores for each of the crew. The Naked Time mixed both drama and fun action into one, both featuring some memorable tracks.
CD3 features score from season two episodes 'The Doomsday Machine' and 'Amok Time'. 'Doomsday' was an edge of your seat episode where Captain Kirk's life hung in the balance as his ship was taken over by a crazy Commodore. The music featured worked well to set the tone and pace of the action, even if we knew Kirk was likely to win the no win scenario. 'Amok Time' features some of the best music of the series, the highlight of course being the music playing as friends Kirk and Spock are forced to fight to the death, thanks to Spock's twisted wife. Thankfully he dumps her at the end.
Most of the music you may recognize from other episodes as the score was reused again. All three CDs open with the Star Trek Theme, and end with the end credits. CD1 credits however have a slightly different sound from the two following CDs but the music is still entertaining.
If you remember how much you enjoyed the music from the series, then you should check this collection out. Definitely worth one listen.