Video: The secret history of Star Trek's theme music

Sci-fi author, blogger and all-around authority Robert J. Sawyer points us to this YouTube video interview with Alexander Courage, the composer who wrote (among many other things) the original Star Trek theme music. He's also responsible for a particular sound effect made famous by the show's opening sequence. Yeah, this is Geek Trivia waiting to happen.

By Jay Garmon

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