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The random ramblings of a Star Trek-obsessed schools ICT Systems Manager who likes a good moan.
This is a place where I can whinge about life, and express my love of my family, 80's music, retro computer gaming (especially on my Commodore 64),
 oh and Star Trek. I'm very open with my opinions and I like a good moan. If you don't like what I say, then you might want to consider not reading this blog.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 36 - Battle in the Mutura Nebula (James Horner)

I was going to write a post today to celebrate the one month anniversary of us being in our new house, but that was before I woke up and heard on the news about the tragic death of James Horner (composer to many of my favourite movies) who died in a plane accident yesterday.

James Horner wrote and composed a number of scores that rank highly as some of the best written, including of course Titanic, Apollo 13, Cocoon and Aliens, but to me he will always be remembered for writing the music to the best Star Trek film ever...  Star Trek II : The Wrath Of Khan.

Listening to this score always brings back memories of me and my friend Steve pretending to be in command of the Starship Enterprise in his parents living room, battling Khan in the hijacked USS Reliant whilst pretending his coffee table was the helm of the Enterprise, and Star Trek II playing on the TV...  Hey, we were only 9 years old!  We must have worn out that old VHS video!

I actually think it was his score to this great movie that got me interested in movie soundtracks.

It's a tragic loss, but he always be remembered through his wonderful music.

Battle in the Mutara Nebula (Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan - James Horner)

It has made me think how easy it is for any one of us to go.....   Scary thought.

 James Horner in an uncredited acting cameo in Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan