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3.0 out of 5 stars
NEMESIS - A Generations Final Soundtrack?!, 2 Dec 2002
STAR TREK: NEMESIS
Anxiously awaiting the new Star Trek Original Movie Soundtrack for many weeks, I was relieved to have received it in the post today. Straight after lectures, I went back to my appartment and slided the disc into the drive and put the volume up to get the full experience. Oh yes, it felt good to hear the fanfare of Jerry Goldsmith's and Alexander Courage's Star Trek theme once more!
The last few films in particular have had a very specific theme running parallel to the story; Insurrection with its blissfull and relaxing Baku theme, First Contact with its 'Borgified' composure etc. However Nemesis seems to use a mixture of these previous themes, rather than having a unique theme created for itself. Agreed there are three or four unique tracks on the Nemesis CD, but on the whole, it sounded very familiar.
Agreed, the past soundtracks have been exceptional and so it might seem like a good idea to re-use certain chords and melodies for Nemesis, but i was hoping to hear an entirely new soundtrack. For any major Trek fan, i guess the parellel would be to highlight the Hirogen period from Voyager. From those episodes on, all Voyager episodes had the same dark melody- every episode!
However, this is a very modern sounding compilation of songs, and i think they will suit the films' dark plot very well.
Although i gave the CD rating 3 out of 5, i think maybe that is a bit harsh. I guess i was just let down at the fact there is not much individuality in this soundtrack. It also lacks any bonus features (like the FIrst Contact CD). But i do recommend this CD to anyone who is an avid trek fan or anyone who sees the film and enjoys the soundtrack.
It is an excellent quality score, very well structured and it has certainly got me looking forward to the release of the film!