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Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 70: Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green & Composer Jeff Russo

Boldly going into Discovery's final season with it's Captain, plus composer Jeff Russo talks about Discovery and his million other projects!

by Dave Elliott

As it was Easter, Dave gave the co-hosts the week off, but we do have a brilliant Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast, especially for those of you who are fans of Star Trek: Discovery‘, as we interview the Discovery captain herself, Sonequa Martin-Green, and prolific composer Jeff Russo, who not only scores Discovery, but a million other amazing shows!

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ returns on Thursday, 4th April 2024 for its 5th and final season, as Sonequa Martin-Green takes the helm one last time in an epic adventure. Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncover a mystery that will send them across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.

In the interview, Sonequa discusses her feelings about the series coming to a close, the journey of her character, Michael, and whether we may see more of her in a Starfleet uniform at some point in the future…

In the second interview, Dave catches up with composer Jeff Russo, the man who not only scored ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, the first two seasons of Star Trek: Picard‘, and the upcoming Star Trek: Section 31 film starring Michelle Yeoh, but is also something of an overseer for the music across the current Star Trek franchise.

In addition to ‘Discovery’, Jeff has a second show dropping on Thursday, 4th April 2024, which is Netflix’s much anticipated Ripley, a new adaptation of ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ starring Andrew Scott, which re-teams Jeff with the brilliant director Steven Zaillian, who he previously worked with on incredible mini-series ‘The Night Of’.

The series follows Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.

Jeff is a prolific composer and has worked on such a ridiculous number of shows it is hard to keep track. In the interview, we not only talk about his work on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Ripley’, but also FX’s Fargo, which recently concluded its 5th Season, Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy which returns for its final season in August, and CBS dramedy So Help Me Todd.

There are also hundreds of other projects we could have touched on such as Bosch: Legacy, Legion‘, ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ ‘Love & Death’, ‘Mrs. Davis’, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, and ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’, or his previous works such asLucifer’, ‘Altered Carbon’, andWarrior Nun, plus many, many more!

Star Trek: Discovery‘ Season 5 premieres Thursday, 4th April 2024 on Paramount+, whilst ‘Ripley’ premieres the same day on Netflix UK and around the world.

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