Nami Melumad is the First Woman to Score a Star Trek Episode, “Q&A”

Star Trek Short Treks  “Q&A”

Star Trek Short Treks “Q&A”

While it seems the Internet is going gaga for the tasty balls of fun in this week’s Star Trek Short Treks episode “The Trouble with Edward”, it turns out that last week’s episode “Q&A” is the subject of a surprising accolade. Composer Nami Melumad is the first ever woman to score an episode of Star Trek.

Melumad, a composer with over 130 films, television series and theatre productions to her name, gave at least some credit to Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino for making it happen. On her blog, Melumad wrote, “The Short Trek I scored this summer beamed up to CBS All Access!! I’m forever grateful to composer Michael Giacchino who made my dream come true.” 

She continued, “Q&A is the first Star Trek episode ever scored by a female composer, and I’m so excited to boldly go where no woman has gone before. [...] I’ll keep you posted on a soundtrack release.”

Star Trek Short Treks “Q&A” and the latest episode, “The Trouble with Edward” are available to stream now, on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Crave in Canada.


This article was written for the podcast Daily Star Trek News.

Alison Pitt is the writer, producer, and host of Daily Star Trek News, on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. A veteran Star Trek podcaster, she started her career on the weekly show Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2015. She has appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic Con.

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