Set your phasers to blast and your lightsabers to stun. Luke Skywalker’s Vulcan Katra will communicate with Commander Michael Burnham as they both watch binary stars of Tatooine set on the final frontier. Through the power of music, Star Trek and Star Wars will come together for one day. Sort of.
On Friday, December 15 the soundtracks for the biggest science fiction universe will both be released to the public. The Star Trek: Discovery score is composed and conducted by Jeff Russo, while the score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is, not shockingly, from the one and only John Williams. The biggest difference between these releases — other than the fact that the music and interstellar adventures are parsecs apart tonally — is that one soundtrack will revisit the recent past, while the other one lies in a murky future. In other words, the track-listing for the Star Trek: Discovery score is known, while the track-listing for The Last Jedi is still a secret.
On Tuesday, CBS released the full track-listing for Star Trek: Discovery: Original Series Soundtrack Season 1 Chapter 1. Here are the titles of each track in full.
1. “MAlN TITLE (AIRED VERSION)”, 2. “WE COME IN PEACE,” 3. “FIRST OFFICER’S LOG,” 4. “I’LL GO,” 5. “THE DAY IS SAVED,” 6. “TORCHBEARER,” 7. “PTSD,” 8. “PERSISTENCE,” 9. “STRANDED,” 10. “WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?,” 11. “I CAN’T DANCE,” 12. “CAPTAIN MUDD,” 13. “STELLA,”14. “FACING OFF,” 15. “UNDETERMINED,” 16. “WATCH THE STARS FALL,” 17. “WEAKENED SHIELDS,” 18.” WHAT’S HAPPENING?” ,19. “PERSONAL LOG,” 20. “THE CHARGE OF MUTINY,” 21. “MAIN TITLE (EXTENDED)”
Meanwhile, when you check out the Star Wars: The Last Jedi soundtrack on Amazon, you’ll notice not a single track has an actual title. And that’s because back in 1999, the when soundtrack of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace released ahead of the movie, one of the tracks infamously spoiled a plot detail by being titled “The Death of Qui-Gon Jinn.”
Funnily enough, even if you haven’t seen Star Trek: Discovery’s first nine episodes, the track listings don’t ruin a single thing. Not even the death of Discovery’s version of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Pre-orders for the Star Trek: Discovery soundtrack begin on Friday, December 8. The score will be released digitally on December 15, with a CD and Vinyl version to follow in early 2018.
The Last Jedi soundtrack is also out on December 15 on CD and digital download. It is available for pre-order now.