Meet Kay Hanley and Tom Polce, who are the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds musical episode, Subspace Rhapsody songwriters! (SPOILERS!) Kay and Tom discuss the process of creating the songs for Star Trek’s first ever musical episode, including working with the entire cast to fully engage everyone in the music.
Kay and Tom have a working relationship that has spanned more than 25 years, and their rapport and mutual respect are obvious. They are both part of the band “Letters to Cleo” and have both written music and performed together since the late 1990s.
Topics include the experience of getting the job (i.e., becoming the “Subspace Rhapsody” songwriters), inspirations for various songs, insights into their creative processes, and their amazing working relationship.
They also discuss the amazing talent they worked with, including both the cast of the show and the show’s writers.
If you enjoyed “Subspace Rhapsody”, and wanted to know more about the melody makers behind the daring Strange New Worlds episode, this interview is for you.
Full episode available with video on YouTube. Click the YouTube “play” icon to watch, or listen on the audio player below! Also available on all major podcast apps!
If you enjoy this episode, please listen to our other episodes with other amazing melody makers! This is the first “interview-only” format for the podcast. (Previously, our guests have brought a melody to examine with the show’s host, Arthur Breur. In this case, because it was TWO guests, and because they had not yet been interviewed regarding this impressive work, we jumped at having the Subspace Rhapsody songwriters in an interview, only. Let us know what you think of this change in format.)