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‘Stargate SG-1′ Music Composer Joel Goldsmith Dies [VIDEO]

Opening to Stargate Atlantis by Joel Goldsmith (YouTube)

Are you a fan of ‘Stargate Atlantis’?

The composer who wrote the opening theme to that TV series and many others, Joel Goldsmith, has died at 54 in Hidden Hills, California after a long battle with cancer.

He wrote the musical score to more than 300 episodes of ‘Stargate SG-1,’ ‘Stargate Atlantis’ and ‘Stargate Universe.’ 

Joel Goldsmith is the son of Jerry Goldsmith, the late composer of the ‘Star Trek First Contact’ score and winner of an Academy Award in 1977 for his score of ‘The Omen.’

The younger Goldsmith established his own musical career in the late 1970s and early 1980s, scoring sci-fi and horror films including “Laserblast,” “The Man With Two Brains” and “Moon 44.”

It was in television, however, that Goldsmith found his niche, composing the music for more than 350 episodes in the “Stargate” franchise alone, including most of “Stargate SG-1″ and all of “Stargate Atlantis” and “Stargate Universe.” He also scored the “Stargate” videos “The Ark of Truth” and “Continuum.”

He received three Emmy nominations: for an episode of “Stargate SG-1,” for the theme for “Stargate Atlantis” and for an episode of “Stargate Atlantis.”

Goldsmith’s other TV projects included the themes and episode scores forSuper Force,” the 1990s remake of “The Untouchables,” “Hawkeye” and “Witchblade.” He also scored episodes of the 1990s remake of The Outer Limits,” “H.E.L.P.” and “Diagnosis Murder.” His telepic scores included “Helen of Troy,” “Haunting Sarah” and “Fatal Desire.”

His other feature film scores included “Kull the Conqueror,” “Army of One,” “Shiloh” and “Diamonds.” He scored the videogame “Call of Duty 3,” and he contributed about 20 minutes of music (mostly for the Borg characters) to his father’s “Star Trek: First Contact” score in 1996. (Variety)

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