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(Deadline)   Composer Joel Goldsmith, best known for his work in the Star Trek and Stargate franchises, died yesterday of cancer   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2012-05-01 12:05:23 AM  
:( I saw this in Dave Hewlett's (Rodney McKay) Twitter stream today. I listened to the"Stargate: Continuum" and "Atlantis" soundtracks in his honor. His music is excellent.
 
2012-05-01 12:30:01 AM  
As a life-long Trek junkie, this gives me a sad.
 
2012-05-01 12:39:09 AM  
What makes me sadder is that Jerry Goldsmith (Joel's father who actually composed for Star Trek) died in 2004. How did I miss that?
 
2012-05-01 01:32:45 AM  
Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.
 
2012-05-01 01:33:30 AM  
Oh hells. :(
 
2012-05-01 01:44:36 AM  

LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.


So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.
 
2012-05-01 01:53:38 AM  

AntonChigger: LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.

So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.


just wait till you see the end. my god the last 10 are some of the best film i've ever seen. hands down.

/rip joel, here's hoping they release an sgu soundtrack in your honor!
 
2012-05-01 01:56:22 AM  

AntonChigger: LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.

So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.


See, I loved the hopelessness and going against the odds feel of SGU, same reason I loved the BSG remake. I think sci fi and depressing situations go hand in hand. Hell, even Caprica was nice for that, although some of the religious stuff was a bit too silly.

Sucks that they ended the show the way they did, which I won't spoil for you. It's not disappointing, it's just you NEED to know what happened afterward. FFS someone write a novel at least.
 
2012-05-01 02:14:08 AM  
Gods speed.

Cancer sucks, seems to take all the good ones, while the unimaginative and evil are left to propagate.
 
2012-05-01 02:15:51 AM  

themeatcleaver: AntonChigger: LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.

So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.

just wait till you see the end. my god the last 10 are some of the best film i've ever seen. hands down.

/rip joel, here's hoping they release an sgu soundtrack in your honor!


Good to know, thanks. Also, Sgt. Greer kinda scares me. Its like he's a caged, rabid dog ALL the time, and he's just waiting for the moment to be set loose.
 
2012-05-01 02:31:55 AM  

The Bad Astronomer: :( I saw this in Dave Hewlett's (Rodney McKay) Twitter stream today. I listened to the"Stargate: Continuum" and "Atlantis" soundtracks in his honor. His music is excellent.


Nice. The Stargate theme is one of my favorites of all time. Up there with the Doctor Who theme.

Though I must have stopped watching at some point because I never noticed they changed the opening later in the series (my mom's watching it now, is how I noticed). It's just the camera panning across the gate symbols. All the shots of the cast are gone. Looks really boring. Anyone know why they changed it?
 
2012-05-01 02:33:58 AM  
I'll reveal my ignorance by stating that I was heretofore unaware that Jerry had a son who was a composer. I honestly had to click to link to make sure subby wasn't confusedly (or jokingly) posting an old link about Jerry passing on.

R.I.P. sir.

I'm sad that my first time learning of you was through your obituary.

Your father's scores were quite often the very best (and too often the only good) things about a lot of really bad movies. I have many of those scores in my collection.

I'll have to research up some of your own works now.

Someone please release the cancer cure now. Please. Please Please. Thank you.
 
2012-05-01 02:40:03 AM  
This is a bad omen for two other film composers.
 
2012-05-01 03:06:31 AM  
54!

This really is too young. When I see "Dead at 71 from cancer" I don't think it's a bad run. But 54... He could have done another decade easy.
 
2012-05-01 03:06:49 AM  

fusillade762: Though I must have stopped watching at some point because I never noticed they changed the opening later in the series (my mom's watching it now, is how I noticed). It's just the camera panning across the gate symbols. All the shots of the cast are gone. Looks really boring. Anyone know why they changed it?


They changed it several times. The worst was the one where they're just tracing lines on an Egyptian artifact. I think they changed it for a season and then changed it back because everyone biatched. The one you're talking about, I think, was a transitional one - some of the actors on the title changed. I don't remember that one for more than an episode or two. Could be wrong. Probably are.
 
2012-05-01 03:16:25 AM  
Odd and sad his father lived (and worked) so much longer.

Also weird that the complete Star Trek: First Contact was released last month and it featured a lot of Joel's compositions. He stepped in when scheduling conflicts cut into the time Jerry was able to spend on the film that year (1996). This is probably his most famous and listened to work.

RIP Joel Goldsmith.

/Jerry is my favorite composer of all-time
 
2012-05-01 03:19:18 AM  
What?? No!!!

I farking loved his work. Damn, this sucks.
 
2012-05-01 03:32:37 AM  
I loved the orchestral SG1 & SGA score. When SGU started I was worried they might go minimalist with synth instruments instead of their usual MO. By "Air Part 3" where they were trekking the desert planet looking for gypsum-rich soil to repair their CO2 scrubbers, I was totally sold on the score. The synth piano cue at the end of the series finale was magnificient too.
 
2012-05-01 03:37:41 AM  
Too young to go. On the other hand, I looked up his credits on IMDB, and I don't think I've heard any of his work. (I liked the original Stargate movie, but didn't want to start watching the TV shows in the middle, and never did start watching)
 
2012-05-01 04:23:16 AM  
I was a fan, but I never knew he was only four years younger than my old man. That's scary.

Thoughts and well wishes to his family.
 
2012-05-01 07:32:01 AM  

LincolnLogolas: AntonChigger: LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.

So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.

See, I loved the hopelessness and going against the odds feel of SGU, same reason I loved the BSG remake. I think sci fi and depressing situations go hand in hand. Hell, even Caprica was nice for that, although some of the religious stuff was a bit too silly.

Sucks that they ended the show the way they did, which I won't spoil for you. It's not disappointing, it's just you NEED to know what happened afterward. FFS someone write a novel at least.


SGU was ok, but until it took the writers until the 2nd half of season 2 to stop writing the characters like they were functional retards. So many of the early plots revolved around the characters being willfully stupid. I will however agree that the last few episodes were solid.
 
2012-05-01 08:33:20 AM  
They weren't just solid, they we're beautiful. The viewers being left behind from a rapidly disappearing Destiny is one of the saddest images in Fandom.

RIP Joel, I was a fan of your work and you've been taken from us to soon.
 
2012-05-01 09:50:08 AM  
I shall sing the lyrics to the Stargate theme in his memory.

Stargate,
It's a great big world,
With a great big swirl that you step inside to another world.

We're talking Stargate,
It's a crazy trip,
You can go quite far and you don't need a car or even a ship.

There's Colonel O'Neill and Carter and Daniel and Teal'c.

Look out for that G-g-g-goa'uld!


(from the Season 4, Episode 19 DVD commentary)
 
2012-05-01 10:42:15 AM  

gadian: They changed it several times. The worst was the one where they're just tracing lines on an Egyptian artifact. I think they changed it for a season and then changed it back because everyone biatched. The one you're talking about, I think, was a transitional one - some of the actors on the title changed. I don't remember that one for more than an episode or two. Could be wrong. Probably are.


You're not wrong. The intro where they are tracing the lines over Ra's head was stolen from the movie and Showtime used it as the opening. The seasons 1-5 opening that most people see was used in syndication runs.

The opening that was just a camera passing over a spinning Stargate was used for the first few episodes of season 6 (when Michael Shanks first left the cast and was replaced by Corin Nemec). Season 6 got a proper opening later on, and then the opening literally changed every season (and sometimes mid-season) until the end.
 
2012-05-01 10:43:09 AM  
Oh shiat. I forgot:

Joel Goldsmith, RIP. I've been entranced by your work for over a decade now.

/listens to Star Trek: First Contact and Stargate soundtracks for the rest of the day
 
2012-05-01 11:07:36 AM  
Loved his work in First Contact.

Rest in peace.
 
2012-05-01 11:56:50 AM  
goddammitsomuch
 
2012-05-01 12:41:26 PM  
Oh man, space cancer is the worst
 
2012-05-01 01:08:06 PM  
Well ... poop :(
 
2012-05-01 04:10:06 PM  

rickycal78: LincolnLogolas: AntonChigger: LincolnLogolas: Well, at least he outlived the Stargate franchise.

A thousand plagues on the assholes who cancelled SGU.

So much this, I just got into season 2 on netflix. The acting and character development were superb, in my opinion. I think it failed because people were expecting more A-team in space, instead of something closer to Battlestar Galactica.

See, I loved the hopelessness and going against the odds feel of SGU, same reason I loved the BSG remake. I think sci fi and depressing situations go hand in hand. Hell, even Caprica was nice for that, although some of the religious stuff was a bit too silly.

Sucks that they ended the show the way they did, which I won't spoil for you. It's not disappointing, it's just you NEED to know what happened afterward. FFS someone write a novel at least.

SGU was ok, but until it took the writers until the 2nd half of season 2 to stop writing the characters like they were functional retards. So many of the early plots revolved around the characters being willfully stupid. I will however agree that the last few episodes were solid.


I really hated SGU. To be fair I quit after the first episode of season 2 so it may have gotten better. I was the only one in my family to make it that far, as we were SG-1 and SG:A fans and the change in tone was utterly jarring. The stupid character decisions and the "sexy sex sex look at all the sex" stuff turned me off. If I want to watch people having sex I have the internet for that. Plus those dumb communication stones... If they were actually cut off I would have found it more interesting. The constant connection was a bit of a cop-out designed to let them have guest stars.
 
2012-05-01 07:39:46 PM  
...and then the brass went quiet.

We'll miss you, Joel.
 
2012-05-02 07:20:26 AM  
The "Stargate" theme was actually written by David Arnold for the original film.

/sorry
//devotion to nerdly accuracy
 
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