Star Trek 2009 Movie Score Cues

Linking the tracks from the soundtrack by Michael Giacchino to the Star Trek movie released in May 2009

When I listen to a soundtrack, especially for a movie I really enjoyed, I like to be able to match the music to the specific scene in the movie it comes from. So I figured, hey, why not share my odd obsessions with everyone else?

This is still a work in progress. I hope to get more detail on my next viewing of the movie, and of course iron it all out with the DVD. (If you find this sort of thing interesting, you might also want to check out my breakdown of the Transformers score.)

*** Added on 2/9/10 - The DVD has been out for quite a while now, of course, but I haven't gotten around to updating this with more detail. Hopefully I will soon.

Please send any comments, questions, corrections, additions and other quibbles to If you can help me out or set me straight I'd appreciate it.

1. Star Trek (1:01)
The heroic theme of the movie. This was played during the production company sequences at the very beginning, and ends just as the movie starts.
2. Nailin' The Kelvin (2:09)
Nero's attack on the Kelvin at the beginning of the movie.
3. Labor Of Love (2:52)
This track begins after George Kirk tells his wife he won't be coming, and continues through to his death.
4. Hella Bar Talk (1:56)
This track begins after Captain Pike's conversation with Jim Kirk in the bar following the fight, as Pike stands up, and continues until Kirk boards the shuttle at Riverside Shipyards.
5. Enterprising Young Men (2:40)
This track covers the scene of the cadets boarding the Enterprise.

The beginning of this track is also used during the Star Trek title sequence after the attack on the Kelvin.

6. Nero Sighted (3:23)
This begins after the Enterprise comes out of warp above Vulcan into the debris of the other Federation ships.
7. Nice To Meld You (3:14)
I haven't been able to place most of this track. It's not all one sequential scene. I believe that the end, from 2:20-2:40 on, is when Spock Prime is marooned and forced to watch as Vulcan is destroyed. I don't have a clue about the first part of the track.
8. Run And Shoot Offense (2:05)
Again, this seems to be pieced together from different scenes, and I can't place any of it for sure. I think that some, if not all of it, may be from when Kirk and Spock beam onto the Narada.
9. Does It Still Mcfly (2:03)
This track begins when Kirk and Spock find Spock Prime's ship on the Narada.
10. Nero Death Experience (5:39)
This track is interesting, because a couple bits were stuck together in a different sequence from the movie - probably because it sounded better that way - and another couple bits I couldn't place at all. It covers the scenes of Kirk facing the Romulans on the Narada and Spock flying the future-ship.
11. Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns (2:34)
The track begins immediately after Kirk, Pike and Spock are beamed back to the Enterprise.
12. Back From Black (1:00)
This is the Enterprise's escape from the black hole.
13. That New Car Smell (4:46)
The track begins as the movie cuts to scenes of the Academy.
14. To Boldly Go (0:27)
This is, of course, played under Spock's voiceover of the famous "These are the voyages..."
15. End Credits (9:11)
This is a wonderful compilation of themes, an excellent reason to sit through the entire credits of the movie.
(As an aside, whoever came up with some of these track names should either be congratulated or slapped with a rubber chicken. I'm having a hard time deciding.)