Letters to Calendar: 'Star Trek' music, Au Fudge and sending off Garry Shandling

tFamiliar sound to that 'Trek' motif

Regarding the music of "Star Trek" as discussed in the article by John Burlingame ["'Ultimate Voyage' Concert Goes Where Few Have Gone Before," March 27], there can be no doubt that much original music has been composed for the series and its various spin-offs and feature film descendants, but it is questionable whether Alexander Courage's familiar fanfare is among them. The interested reader would do well to listen to the score for Raoul Walsh's "Captain Horatio Hornblower," whose music by English composer Robert Farnon eerily resembles Courage's "Star Trek" motif. You don't have to...