Listen to a Preview of Star Trek: Discovery’s Main Title Theme

Here it is! CBS has released a video that includes a preview of the main title theme for Star Trek: Discovery.

After some background information from Discovery composer Jeff Russo, we hear a familiar introduction, reminiscent of the Alexander Courage’s theme from The Original Series, which then transitions into an all-new theme for the series.

“My head exploded,” Russo joked, recalling the day he was hired to compose the music for the new series.

“When I first started thinking of what I would do for a main theme, I needed to feel like I was in the world of Star Trek. Even though there’s a lot of action in our show, I wanted to play into how these characters are feeling.”

Star Trek: Discovery Main Theme Preview

Listen to a preview of Star Trek: Discovery‘s main title theme below.

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Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. Immediately following the first episode’s release, the second episode will be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes released on Sundays. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, with the series returning in January 2018.

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  • Alex Huffman

    That gave me the chills.

  • JB

    Interesting. I’ll wait for the full version. I kind of feel like there was a cut in there which makes it feel more awkward than it might actually be, maybe two, unless that’s really the desired cord progression.

  • Aaron Walker

    Yeah, Sounds wonderful and all…But, this “Sci-Fi” experience maybe ruined by reports on the internet that this version of TREK will play host to “overzealous, aggressive, Left-wing politics…Or, shall I say; Antifa , and Communism in SPACE!?” I understand that reports indicate that DNC/Liberal Progressive, CBS producers modeled the Klingons as “Trump Supporters”?! As an Independent, I find this stuff extremely distasteful…I Now understand how far the Democratic party, and IT’S Ilk have “gone off the rails.” I also understand the concerns from conservatives, and Libertarians about where these “People” are trying to take their propaganda…If DOESN’T turn out to be a good “Sci-Fi” , but instead a left-wing propaganda tool…Then I’ll boycott it , and bring many people to that fold…..

    • Bookie

      Star Trek HAS ALWAYS been about a society without prejudice and bigotry – a kind of utopia. Indeed in numerous interviews Gene Roddenberry stated that each episode of TOS was a “morality play”. It’s a shame you seem to know little about the show’s core values which are diametrically opposed to those of the current US administration