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Star Trek - our guide to the soundtracks
Another left-field choice for the series, Cliff Eidelman experimented with new themes and eschewed the bombast of previous composers in the series. Consequently, the music is far more muted and introspective than in earlier instalments. However, the influence of Gustav Holst's Planets Suite (which was what director Nicholas Meyer originally had in mind for the film) is clear to see in the more violent and percussive passages.