‘Star Trek’ soars at Hollywood Bowl

By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
As the sun set and the sky darkened, a dynamic orchestra and powerful choir took the Hollywood Bowl to warp 10.
That’s how the audience felt as live music added drama during a special screening July 9 of the 2009 “Star Trek” movie.
USS Angeles members Kat Campbell, Jackie Freeman, Lisa Sobien and I enjoyed hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the University Singers from California State University at Fullerton perform live as director J.J. Abrams’ movie played on the big screen.
It was an exciting night for fans, and George Takei, the original Sulu, waved to the audience from his seat near the stage.
He appeared on screens above the stage as Michael Giacchino, who composed the score, announced his presence. The composer encouraged the audience to cheer for the heroes and boo at the villainous Romulan, Nero (Eric Bana).
The night was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek.” What a night!
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Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
Commanding Officer, USS Angeles

Dave Mason

Commanding Officer, USS Angeles NCC-71840