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Dennis McCarthy
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Jay Chattaway and Dennis McCarthy
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For the costumer with the same name, see Dennis McCarthy.

Dennis McCarthy (born 1945) is a composer who has written many Star Trek-related musical scores, including the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine main title theme and the Star Trek: Enterprise end credits theme. He also composed the music for Star Trek Generations and many episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. He scored the pilots and finales of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise.

He was nominated for nine Emmy Awards for his work, winning in the "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music" category for his Deep Space Nine title theme. He also won (or shared) nine ASCAP Awards, all for "Top TV Series" except for his award for Star Trek Generations, which won in the "Top Box Office Films" category.

McCarthy also wrote and conducted the music for the Star Trek: The Experience movie Borg Invasion 4D and the computer game Star Trek: Borg.

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Star Trek credits

Awards for Star Trek

McCarthy received the following awards and nominations for his work on Star Trek:

  • 1989 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "The Child"
  • 1990 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "Yesterday's Enterprise"
  • 1991 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "Half a Life"
  • 1992 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "Unification I"
  • 1993 Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1994 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "All Good Things..."
  • 1995 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "Heroes and Demons"
  • 1995 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • 1995 ASCAP Award in the category Top Box Office Films for Star Trek Generations
  • 1996 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1997 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1998 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, shared with Jay Chattaway
  • 1999 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Voyager
  • 2000 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Voyager
  • 2001 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "Workforce"
  • 2001 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Voyager, shared with Jay Chattaway and David Bell
  • 2002 ASCAP Award in the category Top TV Series for Star Trek: Enterprise, shared with Jay Chattaway, David Bell, Paul Baillargeon, and Diane Warren
  • 2003 Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the episode "The Expanse"

Star Trek interviews

  • TNG Season 2 DVD special feature "Departmental Briefing Year Two: Production" ("Music"), interviewed on 5 October 2001
  • TNG Season 7 DVD special feature "Starfleet Moments & Memories Year Seven" ("A Unique Family"), interviewed on 5 October 2001

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