I think that since the bulk of the 2nd half of the movie is devoted to the Vejur thematic material, a condensed album of highlights is better able to capture the gist of it.
That Vejur material that you'd like condensed is my favorite part of the score!
(But I love all of it.)
(But if you prefer TFF, enjoy! But I will sit here grumbling.)
I can never choose between the two! I certainly didn't mean to cast aspersions on the Vejur thematic material from TMP, it's so evocative and compelling. Just that if you're forced to make a 40 minute album of highlights, from 100+ minute score, there are some choice highlights from that part of TMP's score.
There's no better for me. Both are spectacular in their own way.
I don´t even get the necessity of determining what is better.
This is not like sports where the winning team is the better one. This is art. And therefore subjective in itself.
Love both scores instead. They are surely deserving of it.
It's just innocuous fun.
Or just a dumb thread !
So in a way TFF felt more like what I was hoping to get out of the whole Star Trek movie experience.
Right. We've both been at this place for so long, JB. Forget about the music for a second; you know that I know that you know that I know your precise sentiment here has been expressed eons ago within the context of the entire film series, as in take out the abominable lame humor and Numero Cinco becomes a wonderful return-to-its-roots production, JG's score serving as a marvelous complement to the film unto itself AND to the overarching essence of the entire ST zeitgeist.
I just never could warm to Jerry's ST Theme. And there is alot of it in TMP.
This could definitely be a problem with any score. I so love Rozsa's music, but the theme and general score didn't do much for me (the movie wasn't exactly Shadow of a Doubt, or Vertigo, but excellent imo).