Sunday, December 5, 2010

*Cricket, Cricket...*

If there is one thing I'm really good at, it's forgetting things. Truly. I'm the best at it. There are days I'd forget my own name if it wasn't sewn into my underwear! (j/k -- it's not really sewn in there, that would be scratchy!)

So anyway... yeah... it's been over a year since I last posted anything. Let alone shared anything. I feel like a dolt and a bum, but you know... life is life. It's busy, and I'm impatient. And I forget. A lot. I forget what I'm doing while I'm doing it sometimes. What can I say? I take a lot of pharmaceuticals... wow I spelled that right without spell-check, awesome... and so my brain is a bit swiss-cheese. I can recall the registry of the Stargazer (NCC-2893) or the number of ships blown to bits at Wolf 359 (39, thank you) but not anything important.

So I've dropped in to give a gift, since I'm uploading it for a friend anywhom. It's the expanded edition score of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The film itself was once reviled as the worst Star Trek film ever made, up until 2002's debacle Star Trek: Nemesis which was, somehow, even worse than William Shatner hunting for god as Jim Kirk up against the laughable villain played by C-grade actor Laurence Luckinbill as Spock's never-before-mentioned long-lost half-brother-from-another-mother... yeah, seriously, they went there. Blame Shatner, he directed the farce. Poor guy, he's so passionate and yet... sometimes that passion explodes back in his face.

Oddly enough, his Star Trek books (the first six, anywhom) are awesome. I've re-read those books 2 or 3 times each, and I *do not* re-read books. So... that says that. If you hated his death in Generations, or you wanted more after Star Trek VI... yeah, good stuff. First book was post-TUC, then books 2 and 3 where post-Generations. Second trilogy was all 24th century Kirk. But this is a music blog, so I'll shut up now about books.

So yeah, the film stunk. Final Frontier. Nemesis stunk too, but I'm not talking about it's music. But the music for crappy STV... well, it was a Jerry Goldsmith score. It's about the only thing people liked about the film then, and still is now. In recent years, there have been numerous expanded official scores being released by the new CBS bosses of the Star Trek merchandise properties. They've done the expanded Star Trek's 2, 3 and now here is 5. They've also done the latest J.J. Abrams expanded score, and a massive box-set ($150!) of Ron Jones complete work for Star Trek TNG which I shelled out for, because I want to encourage more such goodies.

I'll try and stop in more often. Try, being the key word. I try to do a lot of things and fail. I tried to fly once... it ended badly... no just kidding again.

But I doubt anyone reading this actually gives a hoot. You're here, if you're here at all, for a link to a file and for me to shut up and go back into the ether of the void of cyber-space from which I came.