One of the things that J.J. Abrams and co have tried to do with their Star Trek and its alternate timeline is make something that has a fresh approach to the franchise, while still remaining familiar and respectful to what has gone before. The films are not always successful in sticking to that (at least to me), but Michael Giacchino’s music follows it to a tee, trying to be its own thing as much as possible while still being a Star Trek score, right down to including Alexander Courage’s music for the original series. Continue reading