TrekRanks Episode 99: Top 5 Main Title Themes

Originally released on December 10, 2020

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Cue the orchestra and get ready for the first-ever episode of TrekRanks tackling the great music in Star Trek that we all love so much. We are choosing our Top 5 Main Title Themes in Trek history. The entire scope of Trek music from great composers like Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Giacchino and Dennis McCarthy is too much for one episode, so we are narrowing the list to Main Title Themes from each series and film. Host Jim Moorhouse and guests Carl Wonders and Debbie Moltisanti get deep into the lore of the music of Trek in this huge episode of TrekRanks.

This week's show opens with a comprehensive Prime Directive in which our panel gets deep into defining both the topic and how they narrowed down their picks. The episode then moves into The Order of Things to reveal everyone's picks, accompanied via our usual "Five Words and a Hashtag Summary." Our panel covers everything from TV to films in making their picks and then runs through even more with some Secondary Systems picks.

After a Regeneration Cycle breakdown of everyone's selections and some interesting statistics, the episode hunkers down in a Temporal Causality Loop flashback with a voicemail for our Episode 88 topic, "Abstract H."

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Main Title Themes. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used via a Temporal Causality Loop on a future episode (and could potentially set you up as a host on an upcoming episode of TrekRanks).

And don't forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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Jim Moorhouse
Sat on the bridge of the NX-01, Star Trek trivia master and host of the TrekRanks podcast.
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Carl Wonders
Film score blogger and friend of the show!

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Debbie Moltisanti