The Wall Street Journal reports La-La Land Records has released a $225, 15-CD set, Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection. Containing every piece of music from the show’s three seasons, it delivers 17 hours of listening pleasure.
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Why have the musical scores stood the test of time? Gene Roddenberry told an interviewer in 1982:
“I thought, my God, I had better keep as many things as possible very understandable to my audience… I was afraid that if, on top of bizarre alien seascapes, I had beep-beep-beep music, then I would be in trouble.”
[Thanks to Sam Long for the story.]