Listen to the Full ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Title Theme Right Now!
It looks like Star Trek, but will CBS’ Discovery sound like Star Trek? Very much so by its full score, as CBS releases the classic-tinged title theme that will christen Star Trek: Discovery when the new series premieres in late September.
The above video treats us to the full Star Trek: Discovery title theme from composer Jeff Russo, minus the starry graphics that presumably accompany it. The tune borrows more than a few notes from the iconic Trek theme (not to mention some hints of Michael Giacchino’s Trek reboot score, and makes an otherwise fine addition to the library of Trek themes.
Discovery features Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, along with Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Doug Jones as an alien science officer, Adam Rapp as the TV franchise’s first openly-gay character and multiple Klingon roles. And while the series may have lost showrunner Bryan Fuller, Trek favorites Nicholas Meyer, Rod Roddenberry, Kirsten Beyer and Joe Menosky are all on board.
We’ll see if the September 24 premiere lives up to Star Trek as we know it, so stay tuned.