Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
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James Horner: Ten Best Movie Soundtracks
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
With a smallish budget to play with for second Star Trek movie, director Nicholas Meyer turned for the music to the unknown Horner whose work he had heard on Battle Beyond the Stars. The young composer jumped at the challenge and delivered a career-making score, treating outer space in the same way as he would a high-energy nautical adventure. It’s a fantastic soundtrack in which Horner first showcased the musical style and motifs that have characterized his extraordinarily lucrative career.