Ever since the fifth STAR TREK series debuted two years ago, one of the most contentious points of debate among fans and casual viewers has been the show's theme song. Penned by prolific songwriter Dianne Warren
and performed by opera star Russell Watson
, "Faith of the Heart" has been lambasted by many fans for injecting pop music into the annals of STAR TREK history.
Fan petitions even sprung up in the months following the premiere of ENTERPRISE expressing displeasure with what many describe as an inappropriate "ballad" at the head of this latest TREK adventure (story), and many preferred music by The Calling used in early UPN promos during the summer of 2001. Producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga have stood behind their selection, arguing that the song's lyrics blended well with the spirit of the series.
With ENTERPRISE heading in a new direction for season three in an attempt to reclaim ratings deficits, TrekWeb has learned that "Faith of the Heart" may be on the chopping block as well. Details are scant, but sources suggest that when "The Xindi" premieres next Wednesday, the show may at the very least use a new, "more energetic" arrangement of the song.
However, an entirely new piece could be in the works as well. Electronica/rock band Woven was approached to submit a brand new, original theme song for the series, according to a spokesperson for the band reached for comment. Woven's representative told TrekWeb that the band became aware of the opportunity through InterScope Records and that ENTERPRISE's producers received the new song just last week. A decision on whether it will replace "Faith of the Heart" has not yet been made or communicated to the band, but we're told that the new song includes vocals and is not an instrumental composition.
You can learn more about Woven at their official web site, www.wovenmusic.com.
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