Monday, 15 May 2017

v’ger or codified likeness utility

Clever musician and filmmaker Patrick Collins has rescored Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Daft Punk’s soundscape for Tron: Legacy and the result is really satisfying. Thematically similar on some levels, I think both Star Trek’s premiere on the big screen—which was ultimately not the story first-pitched to the studios—and the original Tron (not even considered for an Academy Award since using computerised generated landscapes were considered cheating in 1982—1979’s release was also panned for its over-reliance on special effects) were both really ahead of their time but received lack-lustre acclaim from contemporaries.