Awesome Music / Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  • While most of the soundtrack is just all right, Cliff Eidelman's Overture piece, played during the opening credits qualifies simply because it builds to a climax that is topped off with Praxis exploding. The Overture was used as a temp track on the 2002 Spider-Man, for when the Green Goblin first makes his appearance over Times Square. It's a go-to temp track for picture editors who need a low ominous build. Director Nicholas Meyer had wanted James Horner to return as composer, but the production could not afford him. Meyer is reported as saying that Horner was hired for The Wrath of Khan because they couldn't afford Jerry Goldsmith, but Horner had become such an in-demand composer in the interim that they couldn't afford Horner for this film!
  • The sweeping music that plays as Kirk, McCoy, and Martia make their way across Rura Penthe.
  • "The Battle for Peace", which accompanies the entire battle over Khitomer. In particular, the slow but steady build up in the track as the Enterprise takes more and more damage, and Spock and McCoy are desperately trying to finish modifying the torpedo to take out Chang's modified Bird-of-Prey.
  • Then there's "Sign Off".