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  • Star Trek: The Original Series:
    • The main theme. Majestic, surreal, futuristic, adventurous and deserving its iconic status.
    • The tense music in the closing moments of the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Doomsday Machine" is kickass, as is the swirling arrangement of the main theme used at the beginning of the teaser.
    • Vina's Dance is an Indian oriental sounding theme and original anthem for the Green-Skinned Space Babe.
    • Gerald Fried's brooding cello theme first heard in "Amok Time" (also played on electric guitar) does as much as anything else in defining the character of Spock. The iconic "Kirk Fight Music" was composed for the same episode and is probably the second most famous music cue for the series, after the main theme itself, having popped up in numerous other media.
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    • Any episode scored by George Duning (e.g. "The Empath"). In fact, it can be argued that what salvages the generally weak third season is the lush, mystical music contributed both by Duning and primary composer Fred Steiner (whose eerie score for "Spock's Brain" is so much better than the episode itself it's almost tragic).
    • The two contributions by Sol Kaplan (the sinister "The Enemy Within" and the thrilling "The Doomsday Machine") stand as some of the finest music ever composed for Star Trek. Both scores were constantly reused in later episodes, such was their potency and effectiveness.
  • The theme of Star Trek: The Animated Series might be the most upbeat theme Star Trek have ever had.
  • The Klingon Battle Theme heard throughout the movies and, on occasion, in the series as well. It's so epic, you'd want to say "QAPLA!"
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation:
    • The main theme is basically the theme to Star Trek: The Motion Picture preceded by a beautiful rendition of the Alexander Courage fanfare.
    • Ron Jones' score for the epic "The Best of Both Worlds" is some of the best Trek music ever composed.
    • The moment when Picard says "magnify" cues the creepiest, most-spine-chilling music ever heard in a Star Trek production. Gene Roddenberry's dream, say hello to George Orwell's nightmare. And it will never be topped...ever: they even made Wesley just another character who you'd pity if he was Assimilated Into The Hive Mind.
    • His theme for the Romulans is deliciously sinister.
    • "Mister Worf. Fire." Add in the fan rumors that Patrick Stewart was looking to leave the show at the time, and you had one of the biggest "Oh, shit is ON!" moments of all time. (They completely torpedoed it at the start of the second half, but... there's a reason it's called the best cliffhanger of the series.)
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    • One of the most touching episodes of TNG, "The Inner Light", has a beautiful flute score composed by Jay Chattaway. The music by itself is almost enough to make you cry on its own, but when combined with the story, it's overwhelming. A fan-created 40th anniversary tribute video used the "Inner Light" music very effectively.
  • The (first) DS9 (here) and Voyager (here) themes are contemplative yet memorable. As a matter of fact, they won the 1993 and 1995 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, respectively, and Voyager's has been called the most beautiful opening theme of the whole franchise.
  • All the fan hate aside, "Faith of the Heart" (the Star Trek: Enterprise theme song) is a brilliant song.
  • Star Trek: Discovery:
  • Star Trek: Picard:
    • The low-key, beautiful reprise of the TNG theme perfectly sets the mood for the show.
    • The dark, modernized take on the Romulan theme from the TOS episode "Balance of Terror" that's first heard during the final scene of "Remembrance" is dark and epic.
    • When La Sirena warps away from Earth, the BGM is a huge "He's Back" for Jean-Luc Picard, especially as the familiar Star Trek theme plays when Picard gives his trademark hand gesture and catchphrase: "Engage."
    • The triumphant reprise of the TNG theme that plays when Starfleet warps in to stop the Romulan assault on Coppelius. It sets the stage perfectly for the shot that follows: Captain William T. Riker in the center seat of the USS Zheng He, commanding the fleet and ready to kick some treacherous Tal Shiar ass.
    • The beautiful, haunting cover version of "Blue Skies" by Isa Briones is the mourning song when Data's consciousness dies in "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2", and it's arguably the saddest, most touching scene of Season 1 for longtime Trek fans.
    • The end credits for the season finale are an incredible Triumphant Reprise of the main theme, perfect for warping off into another adventure.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: Despite being an Animated Work Com parody, the theme song isn't any less epic than others.

Alternative Title(s): Star Trek The Series


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