This weekend, Star Trek – The Ultimate Voyage, The 50th Anniversary Concert Tour made the voyage to Vancouver. A diverse audience of sci-fi fans, Trekers, and music lovers filled The Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver to hear and watch a trip down memory lane.
As the CineConcerts orchestra took the stage with conductor Justin Freer leading the first strains of the opening fanfare Star Trek fans have known since that first episode was broadcast in 1966. The concerts and big-screen video montages take fans on a journey from The Original Series, through the last 50 years of Star Trek voyages aboard the Enterprise, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. The clips delved into the 5 Star Trek series, the 12 films, their crews and their personal relationships that have given the franchise such longevity.
While very few won’t recognize the main theme fanfare even as it has adapted over years, there is still plenty more music to bring memories to the forefront. Music from the various series; the villains themes, the gentle music of the intimate moments, the grand anthems of the action scenes, or the music from video games. After the intermission the music of the video games were guest conducted by composer Ron Jones, before Freer took over the baton again.
Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage : The 50th Anniversary Concert Tour continues across North America until May, with Canadian dates this week in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. If you’re near a show, take a trip down memory lane and get ready for the upcoming 2017 Star Trek series coming to CBS All Access.