U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A from Star Trek Beyond…

As has been the case since the 2009 release of the rebooted/re-imagined Star Trek, images and details of one of the most important characters have been scarce. I am talking about the Enterprise herself. We dont get to see enough of her in the films, and artwork has been almost non-existent. And lets not even talk about the fact that you cant get a model kit of her here in the states…

luckily, we have the internet, and the creativity of artists like Alexander Klemm (nightfever). He is giving us our best look at the refit Enterprise from the end of Star Trek Beyond. And these renders look superb!

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Jeff Russo on Bringing Back the Classic STAR TREK Theme | TrekCore Blog

Speaking with Variety, Russo detailed the inspiration for the new recording, which this time was performed by the large, 74-piece orchestra that produces Star Trek: Discovery‘s music.

“It just seemed like the right thing to do,” says composer Jeff Russo of invoking the famous eight-note “Trek” fanfare (which he also excerpts in his own “Discovery” series theme). “It is the Enterprise, so I must play the Enterprise’s theme.”

The bigger surprise was the fresh take on Courage’s ’60s “Trek” theme that played under the end credits, performed by a 74-piece orchestra – more than twice the 29 musicians that Courage had when he first recorded the “Star Trek” theme in 1965.

Like the original, it featured a wordless soprano voice. And that, in fact, is how Russo came to re-record that iconic piece of music. Late last year, studio singer Ayana Haviv was at Russo’s studio to record arias from the Kasseelian opera that figures in Episodes 12 and 13. In a moment of inspiration, he asked her to sing the famous vocal part of the ’60s theme.

“I filmed it on my iPhone,” Russo tells Variety. “I thought it sounded great, so I just texted that to [executive producer] Alex Kurtzman with a note like ‘Isn’t this the coolest thing?’ He immediately texted me back,” Russo adds, suggesting that the composer record the entire piece as the end-credits music for the season finale.

In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Russo addressed the question of ‘reimagining’ the theme, to go along with the new look of the Enterprise, which mostly came in the form of the enlarged group of performers.

I had to go and find the original scores, and then do a rearrangement and a re-imagination of that.

I didn’t want to change it too much from the original, but I wanted to sort of update it and bring into the 21st century. So, we did it with a much bigger band and a much bigger string section, and brass section then they did originally. And I think it sounds like a modern sort of version of that.

But the idea was born from just, “Check this out. Isn’t this cool?” You know? I just wanted to show him because we’re both Star Trek fans. I thought it was fun, and it turned into us doing it actually live for the end of just our finale, which is a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun to do that.

Hanging with #Klingons at the #StarTrekDiscovery #Premiere pic.twitter.com/r2zi8V0lpy

— Jeff Russo (@jeffersonrusso) September 20, 2017

Russo also spoke to IndieWire about the overall musical content of the Discovery season finale, from the goodbye between Tyler and Burnham, and the scenes at Federation Headquarters in Paris.

“I think that whole sequence [at the Federation office] and [Burnham’s] speech was a pretty pivotal moment,” Russo said. “I always felt like somewhere or another as she’s giving that speech and as we see the crew members, it would be a nice way to really drive home who we are and what our characters are and that these are the members of the crew of the Discovery. It’s their story, so what better way to drive that home than nod to our own theme?”

I’m trying to score from the perspective that these are real beings and they have their relationships and their feelings. It’s just as relevant to them as it is to the feelings that our bridge crew has. I didn’t want to play it like they were the Bad Guys and ‘Here’s the Bad Guy Theme.’

But how do they relate to themselves? Trying to thread that in has been a very small needle to thread. They do represent the nemesis of the bridge crew, and yet I still feel like I had to give them an emotional beat as well.”

“The theme from when Ash and Michael Burnham first kissed, I utilized that when they’re saying goodbye to each other. But I changed it from major to minor because all of a sudden, the thing that was bringing them together is now splitting them apart. Little details like that matter to me as a composer, and I like people to be able to see that happen and to go back and experience it,” Russo said.

via Jeff Russo on Bringing Back the Classic STAR TREK Theme | TrekCore Blog

DISCOVERY Producer Alex Kurtzman Says That Ending Is a Promise of More Answers | TREKNEWS.NET

Image result for star Trek: Discovery finale enterpriseStar Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman joined After Trek host Matt Mira and Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Anthony Rapp following the premiere of the finale to discuss the first season and that ending.

Spoilers ahead.

Discussing how the Discovery writers decided to put the Enterprise in the season finale, Kurtzman revealed that this has been the plan all along.

The whole season was reverse engineered from knowing… really the beginning where we wanted to end. From Sonequa’s arc to the bridge crew coming together as a family and knowing the the Enterprise was going to show up as the last frame… because obviously we owe the audience some answers to the question of ‘Why has Spock never mentioned his half-sister before?’.

The Enterprise promises answers to that question.

via DISCOVERY Producer Alex Kurtzman Says That Ending Is a Promise of More Answers | TREKNEWS.NET

ANOVOS Unveils Four-Figure DISCOVERY Ship Models | TrekCore Blog

via ANOVOS Unveils Four-Figure DISCOVERY Ship Models | TrekCore Blog

Sweet Bananas! Can we just get a small-scale model to put together ourselves??? please??

How Star Trek: Discovery Made the Mirror Universe Socially Relevant

 

Image result for star trek discovery mirror universevia How Star Trek: Discovery Made the Mirror Universe Socially Relevant\

this is a good read here…check it out!

Star Trekkin Sunday…

Ok time to get back in the weekly groove…and we’re gonna kick things off with some images of the U.S.S. Discovery…So apt the show is back!

Eaglemoss Star Trek: Discovery ship collection…

Well, the Federation ships that is…

http://www.eaglemoss.com/en-us/sci-fi-fantasy/star-trek-discovery/

Images have been released of each of the upcoming ships featured in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery…take a peak!

just take my money!

 

Meet the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Bridge Crew Cast | TrekCore Blog

via Meet the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Bridge Crew Cast | TrekCore Blog

 

INTERVIEW: “Star Trek: Discovery” Composer Jeff Russo | TrekCore Blog

via INTERVIEW: “Star Trek: Discovery” Composer Jeff Russo | TrekCore Blog

Enjoyed this interview, its worth the read.

I am really looking forward to hearing this score when it comes out this weekend.

Quentin Tarantino’s STAR TREK Movie Will Be R-Rated; THE REVENANT’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner To Write

via Quentin Tarantino’s STAR TREK Movie Will Be R-Rated; THE REVENANT’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner To Write

well, this should be interesting…