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An audio preview of several clips from Michael Giacchino‘s Star Trek movie soundtrack is now online at

You can hear snippets of four of the tracks from the soundtrack, which is now available for pre-order. Of the four tracks, one of them is the “End Credits,” which notably includes the theme from the original television series!

The track I’m actually most curiously about is “Does It Still McFly?” What could that sequence be about? Can’t wait to find out! Star Trek: Music From The Motion Picture will be released on May 5, 2009, just days prior to the film’s theatrical release in conventional and IMAX theaters on May 8.

Full track listing for the soundtrack with runtimes is here below.

From producer/director J.J. Abrams (Lost, Mission: Impossible: III, and Fringe) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before. Starring Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, with Eric Bana, Winona Ryder and Leonard Nimoy.

Michael Giacchino, who has served as J.J. Abrams musical lieutenant on all his projects, follows the extraordinarily rich musical legacy of Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner, as he boards the Enterprise for her maiden voyage.

Track Listing

1 Star Trek 01:03
2 Nailin’ The Kelvin 02:09
3 Labor Of Love 02:51
4 Hella Bar Talk 01:55
5 Enterprising Young Man 02:39
6 Nero Sighted 03:23
7 Nice To Meld You 03:13
8 Run And Shoot Offense 02:04
9 Does It Still McFly? 02:03
10 Nero Death Experience 05:38
11 Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns 02:34
12 Back From Black 00:59
13 That New Car Smell 04:46
14 To Boldly Go 00:26
15 End Credits (incl. Theme From Star Trek-TV Series) 09:11

[Source: via /Film]


  1. Concerning “Does It Still McFly?”, it may be a nod to Back to the Future, dealing with some type of time displacement AND/OR simulataneously have something to do with McCoy. Giacchino often likes to throw in puns into the titles of his tracks for his soundtracks (see LOST soundtracks for seasons 1-3, but only if you are caught up with the series to that particular season, as the titles are spoilers in of themselves).

    Comment by Slipstream — April 20, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

  2. This soundtrack represents a massively squandered opportunity to present some new and dynamic themes to reintroduce our established heroes – however Giachinno appears to fixate on his new eight-bar motif and repeat it endlessly, with different permutations to suit the mood required. There doesn’t even appear to be any motifs for any other dynamic, including Vulcan, Nero and the Enterprise itself (even Goldsmith knew to acknowledge the ship as a distinct character in the Trek universe). Only the End Credits show signs of other motifs and,(admittedly, even these aren’t fully explored and come across as dismissed doodles, stuck in to fill out the credit roll.

    There isn’t even an attempt to reconcile the void between this new motif and the Original Theme (making it’s appearance in the End Credits) – they’re just lumped together awkwardly, the tones making a jarring mess. Combined with a collection of standard un-original flourishes to signify ‘drama’, ‘suspense’, ‘romance’, etc. you come away undernourished by this slight effort.

    Subsequently, you return to this soundtrack CD, hoping that perhaps you missed something on first listen, something that would expand on the limited ideas first time round. But, no. It’s the same motif, over and over, hammered put to every possible permutation. I would advise avoiding this soundtrack until you’ve seen the film – I’m hoping that now I’ve been drawn to the limited boundaries of the score, it won’t distact from the film itself. What a shame.

    Comment by Thumbsucker — April 27, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

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