Michael Giacchino to Compose Star Trek Beyond and Other Star Trek News


Ending much speculation that the composer wouldn’t be composing the score for the third installment in J.J. Abrams Nu-Trek franchise, Michael Giacchino confirmed via Twitter that he was indeed on board:

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I personally fell in love with Giacchino’s sweeping orchestral music for the first two installments of Nu-Trek and I can’t wait for the third! For most of 2009 and 2010, I had my CD player set to wake me up to track 5 of the soundtrack, “Enterprising Young Men.” I also may or may not have (but definitely did!) make up lyrics to the tune at the moment in the piece where in the film, McCoy and Kirk see the Enterprise for the first time. It goes something like this:

“Here’s the Enterprise, now it’s Star Trek time! Here’s the Eh-ehn-ter-prise!”

(If you are a Star Trek fan, you know you totally just sang along to the tune as you read those words…)

In other Trek news, there has been much conjecture as to whether or not Idris Elba, star of the BBC series Luther, would be appearing in Star Trek Beyond. He more less confirmed this by comments he made to TV3 Xposé, saying:

“Almost everyone was a Trekkie, really, weren’t they? I wouldn’t say I was a hardcore one but I definitely watched that show a million times. Spock was probably my favourite character – and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto.”

No word on the character he is playing, but rumor has it that he is slated to be the villain of the piece.

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Idris Elba

And finally in Star Trek Beyond news, everyone’s favorite tiny, grey, mostly silent engineer will be back at work on the Enterprise’s warp core as Deep Roy (aka Keenser), will be returning to the fabled Starship in his diminutively endearing role, as apparently he had to cancel a convention appearance due to being busy shooting on the 50th anniversary film!

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Deep Roy in and out of his character as “Keenser”


Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, and is scheduled to hit theatres on July 8, 2016 ahead of the venerable sci-fi franchise’s golden anniversary in September.

About the author

Tim Piland

Timothy Piland is a classically trained tenor and opera singer. He was born and raised in the Springfield, Mo. Area.

He has performed Roles for Springfield Little Theater, Vandivort Theater, Springfield Regional Opera and Mobile Opera. He has also worked for the Puccini Festival, and the Kansas City Lyric Opera.

In his performing career he has performed roles in: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Man of La Mancha, Die Fledermouse, La Fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi and many other shows.

In 2007, he toured the United Kingdom with the Church of the Incarnation out of Dallas, Texas. This included a week long engagement at Westminster Abbey, as well as a 9 day engagement at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2009 he originated the role of the Priest in "Frankenstein, Monster" by Le Wlhelm at the Gilloiz Theater.

He appeared onstage as Rupert Giles for, "A Class Act productions," in their ongoing presentation of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Reader’s Theatre Parody, from March 2010-July 2013.

In November 2011, he made his directoral debut, directing "Star Trek Live Onstage: The Trouble with Tribbles," also for "A Class Act." He went on to direct 14 of the next 17 episodes of that live stage show.

Each Christmas you can also catch him at the historic Pythian Castle where he performs in a, "Night of the Dueling Santas," a Christmas dinner show of his own writing. He has been the Ghost Tour Guide for the castle since 2010.

He has been featured on The Discovery Channel, SYFY Channel, The History Channel, NPR.

He is the founder of Harvest Moon Productions and oversees events ranging from concerts to straight plays. He is currently writing a book called "Ghostly Tales From Pythian Castle," which hopefully will see production at some point in 2014.

In 2013 he was cast as Dr. Howard Lagrasse in the 5 episode silent Horror web series SHADOW BOUND, for Arcane Productions. Most recently he was cast in a role in the feature film EVERYTHING, for Parallax Studio.

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