The Doctor Strange theme is oddly similar to 2009’s Star Trek theme

I love Michael Giacchino's music, but the similarities between the two can't be ignored. Judge for yourself.

I went to go see Doctor Strange last night and enjoyed it immensely, but there was one aspect of the movie that pulled me out of the experience repeatedly, and that was the music. Don’t get me wrong, the score is great, but the theme that was conjured up for Doctor Strange (yeah, I just did that) is oddly similar to the theme of 2009’s Star Trek. Every time I heard it I couldn’t help but think of the similarity, and then I understood why when I saw Michael Giacchino’s name appear in the credits, as he served as the composer of both Doctor Strange and Star Trek. I’m certainly no expert in music, so maybe I’m off base here, but I’ll let you be the judge.

Here are some examples of the similarities I heard. First, the main theme of Star Trek

Then, compare that to these two tracks from the Doctor Strange soundtrack that highlight the main theme…

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(start around 0:30 if the video doesn’t jump there)

Are you hearing what I’m hearing? Please tell me I’m not crazy.

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About Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all… a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a graphic designer, a newbie in the Boston comedy scene, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.