Where No Man Has Gone Before (Original Star Trek Title Theme)

~ Incidental music

Annotation

This is the Intro Theme for Star Trek: The Original Series (Originally aired under Star Trek in 1966).

The Song basicly splits in two Parts:

  1. The first Part is also ~25 Seconds long and was used in the series as a background for the voice-over Space: the final frontier. ... to boldly go where no man has gone before. Originally performed by William Shatner.
  2. The second Part is ~25 Seconds (instrumental) or ~35 Seconds (with soprano) long. In the first season of Star Trek it was Instrumental. In later seasons, and in the pilot film The Cage it was featuring a female soprano voice. Originally sung by Loulie Jean Norman.

The first part has been adopted multiple times for the Intro of main themes of later Star Trek Productions such as:

More Infos at http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Theme_from_Star_Trek

Recordings

The recording used for the first season is is ~47 seconds long while the version of later seasons is ~1 minute long. The recordings released on the soundtracks are often longer and have a different ending.

At least the 2nd season version has been re-recorded in exactly the same arrangement, in 2006 for the remastered version of Star Trek.

Annotation last modified on 2011-06-08 19:33 UTC.

Relationships

orchestrator:Mike Townend
additional lyricist:Gene Roddenberry (television writer and producer)
composer:Alexander Courage
publisher:Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody)
Wikidata:Q11590797 [info]
referred to in medleys:Medley: Star Trek TV Theme / Star Trek - The Movie / The Wrath of Khan / The Search for Spock (order: 1)
later parody versions:Star Trek
later translated parody versions:Sound Trek
later versions:Incoming Transmission
Life Is a Dream (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, end credits)
Main Theme (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Main Title (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Main Title (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
The Barrier
The Mountain
The Mountain (Main Title)
The Mountain (Main Title) (alternate)
Theme from Star Trek (Discovery Episode 115 End Credits Version)
To Boldly Go
part of:Main Theme (Star Trek Into Darkness)
Empath Finale (contains "Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)" by Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry and "Mr. Spock" by Gerald Fried) (order: 1)
is the basis for:Beyond the Rim of the Starlight
End Credits (Star Trek: First Contact)
Starship Edelweiss (Raumschiff Edelweiss)
The Final Frontier
Theme from Star Trek (first 8-10 tunes only)
arrangements:Kirk's Death
Main Title (Star Trek: Generations)
Past Glory
Space, the Final Frontier
Star Trek Generations Overture
Star Trek Main Theme
The Dreaded Rear Admiral
The Enterprise B
To Live Forever
Two Captains

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1976-10 – 1976-12Theme From Star TrekcoverMaynard Ferguson6:22
1977-09Theme from "Star Trek"Geoff Love and His Orchestra2:58
1983-11-21Main Theme From Star Trek (Original TV Series)Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra3:45
1992Star Trek (Tekkno radio version)cover and instrumentalOrion3:55
1992Star Trek (The Tekkno mix)cover and instrumentalOrion6:14
“Amok Time”: Main Title (soprano version, enhanced stereo; arr. / cond. Courage)Gerald Fried1:06
“And the Children Shall Lead”: Main Title (soprano version, third season mix) (2006 recording)George W. Duning, arranged by Alexander Courage, contains "Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)" by Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry1:08
“Catspaw”: Main Title (soprano version, arr. / cond. Courage)Gerald Fried1:06
“Charlie X”: Main Title (cello version)Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry, arranged by Fred Steiner0:55
“Spectre of the Gun”: Main Title (soprano version, stereo; arr. Courage, cond. Hatch)Jerry Fielding1:06
“The Cage”: Main Title (M10)Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry1:01
“The Enterprise Incident”: Main Title (soprano version, monaural; arr. Courage, cond. Hatch)Alexander Courage1:06
“The Man Trap”: Main Title (electric violin version)Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry0:55
End CreditscoverMichael Giacchino9:11
Main Title (cello version, arr. / cond. Steiner)Alexander Courage3:04
Main Title (electric violin version; arr. / cond. Courage)Alexander Courage5:06
Main Title (cello version)Fred Steiner0:56
Main Title and Closing ThemeAlexander Courage1:21
Main Title From Star TrekAlexander Courage1:00
Main Title Theme (Star Trek)cover and instrumentalVitamin String Quartet1:04
Main TitlesFred Steiner1:03
Quasi-Sex (Theme from Star Trek, jazz version)Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry, arranged by Joseph Mullendore1:40
Raumschiff Enterprise (Titelmelodie)City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra4:06
Star TrekcoverJohn Keating4:10
Star Trek (London Starlight Orchestra)coverLondon Starlight Orchestra3:31
Star TrekcoverKoto4:45
Star TrekcoverThe Federation5:14
Star TrekAlexander Courage1:25
Star TrekRoyal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Mike Townend2:22
Star TrekinstrumentalMike Townend, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra2:22
Star TrekcoverProject: Pimento4:07
Star Trek (Main Theme)Alexander Courage1:24
Star Trek (main title) (with soprano)Alexander Courage1:04
Star Trek (main Title)Sol Kaplan0:51
Star Trek (Main Title)Alexander Courage1:04
Star Trek (Main Title)Alexander Courage1:04
Star Trek (Main Title)Gerald Fried0:51
Star Trek (Main Title)Alexander Courage0:52
Star Trek (Main Title)Fred Steiner0:51
Star Trek (original TV Theme)instrumentalAlexander Courage2:26
Star Trek (Theme)The Starlight Orchestra3:28
Star Trek (TV Theme)Alexander Courage3:30
Star Trek Main TitleAlexander Courage0:52
Star Trek ThemecoverGene Roddenberry3:28
Star Trek ThemeAlexander Courage4:06
Star Trek Theme (Main Title)Alexander Courage0:51
Star Trek: Main Title (soprano version recorded in 2006)Samuel Matlovsky1:07
Star Trek: Main Title (without soprano)Alexander Courage0:53
Star Trek: Main Title (1 min with voiceover)Alexander Courage1:00
Star Trek: Main Title (German voiceover)Alexander Courage1:00
Star Trek: Main Title (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)Jill Washington, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Mike Townend2:24
Star Trek: Original Series Main TitleAlexander Courage1:03
Star Trek: the Original Series - Main TitleThe Meridian Studio Orchestra1:02
Star Trek: The Original Series - Third Season Theme Music - Main Title/End TitleAlexander Courage1:18
Star Trek: The Television ShowJohn Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra3:42
Star Trek: TOScoverCity of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra2:23
The Cage: Star Trek Theme (main Title)Alexander Courage0:50
The Cage: Star Trek Theme: Main TitleAlexander Courage0:54
The Complete Star Trek SuitemedleyLondon Symphony Orchestra, Roy Budd8:33
The Doomsday Machine: Star Trek (main title)Alexander Courage1:00
Theme from Star TrekMaynard Ferguson5:06
Theme From Star TrekFerrante and Teicher3:18
Theme From Star TrekDeodato4:44
Theme From Star TrekcoverVan McCoy?:??
Theme From Star Trekcover and instrumentalWarp Nine2:06
Theme From Star TrekMaynard Ferguson4:57
Theme From Star TrekAndrew Allen3:12
Theme From Star TrekMontefiori Cocktail2:36
Theme From Star Trek (Season 1 Strings Arrangement)Alexander Courage0:52
Theme from Star Trek (TV Series) (Polka version)Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry0:55
Theme from Star Trek (TV Series) (Torch Song version)Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry1:34
Where No Man Has Gone Before (Star Trek Theme)coverNed Luberecki1:27
Where No Mandolin Has Gone Before [A.K.A. Star Trek]Nashville Mandolin Ensemble2:07