The Orb 115: Kind of Like a Jazzcat / by Trek fm

Music and DS9.

Running Time: 1 hour 1 minute 12 seconds
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When you think of Deep Space Nine, of course the Dominion War, the Bajoran religious and political tug-o-war, and the complex character relationships come to mind. But another thing that is really hard to shake is the music. The most prominent style of music on DS9 is jazz, and it’s a part of the show that adds a layer of depth that is key to making DS9 seem more real than any of the other Star Trek series.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing take both a serious and fun look at the music of Deep Space Nine, including why Star Trek rarely uses current pop music, why jazz fits the series so well, and what it might be like if today’s artists provided the sounds of the show.


Intro (00:00:00)
Pulling Away from Pop (00:05:13)
Alien Composers (00:11:52)
Jazz on Deep Space Nine (00:17:57)
Why Jazz? (00:26:55)
Pop Music Matchmaking (00:37:56)
Musical Obstacles (00:46:42)
Closing (00:51:41)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)