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Nine great cover versions of the theme from Star Trek Voyager

In some ways, it's one of the forgotten gems of the Star Trek universe, both musically and as a show overall. But Star Trek Voyager had a respectable seven year run and a fantastic main title theme written by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith.

CD release of the Star Trek Voyager main title theme
CD release of the Star Trek Voyager main title theme
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That theme continues to live on across the internet, inspiring musicians to create their own versions of Goldsmith's great melody - and then post the results on YouTube.

Here are nine great cover versions of Jerry Goldsmith's theme from Star Trek Voyager, performed on a variety of instruments, all of them well worth hearing.

1. Flukulele

  • This flute/ukulele duet is surprisingly perfect. It's simple, straightforward, and utterly charming.

2. Virtual Pipe Organ

  • Solemn, reverent version that sounds like it could be a prelude at a church service. Has anyone started a church of Star Trek yet?

3. Solo Piano

  • Almost a new age version, I can imagine this one fitting right in on one of those old Windham Hill sampler records.

4. Dance Remix

  • Play this one next time you're hosting a house party.

5. Strauss Waltz

  • If you're into an older style of dancing, here's a classical remix. This one comes from a collection titled Mozart TV, which also includes the theme from Friends done in the style of Vivaldi and the Jeopardy Think Music in the style of Handel.

6. With Lyrics

  • Some guy, wearing a Star Trek uniform, sings his own lyrics to the theme. Everybody join in: "Voyager, please come home."

7. Electric Guitar

  • Head banging version. One guy on an electric guitar. It's actually pretty great. Also, check out the death metal cover of Danny Elfman's Batman Theme.

8. Guitar, Ukulele and Banjo

  • With more original lyrics. Certainly a unique version.

9. 10 Hours

  • For those of you who really, really, REALLY like the theme, here is ten straight hours of it.

I love the internet.