How Star Trek Into Darkness’ Epic Score Came To Life

They hear it through the entire movie, but most moviegoers don’t pay close attention to one of the most important supporting players in a film: the soundtrack. It’s as important for building tension and excitement as the actors’ performances, and the Soundworks Collection took a closer look at what went into the music behind Star Trek Into Darkness.

As much as Star Trek fans are endlessly devoted to characters like Kirk and Spock, they’d be hard pressed to feel any connection at all to the franchise if it wasn’t for the work that composer Michael Giacchino — and those who’ve scored past Trek adventures — put into the films and series. [Soundworks Collection]