Star Trek Discovery returns this week from its brief mid-season hiatus with episode 408, "All In?
Before the SNP team reviews the episode, Star Trek Prodigy composer Nami Melumad drops by the show once again with the big announcement that she is hard at work scoring Strange New Worlds! Nami talks to the team about her excitement about scoring the series, her love for Spock, and more.
Then, the crew deep-dive Discovery's latest episode, "All In." Why was this installment such a big deal for Lt. Commander Owosekun? How differently did Michael and Book play off of each other now being on opposite sides, and what made this episode such an awesome celebration of black actors on screen? The SNP team break it all down!
All that and more this week on Strange New Pod.
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Nami Melumad is an Israeli-Dutch film composer, based in Los Angeles, California. Recent projects include Disney's Far from the Tree (2021), the HBO Max comedy An American Pickle (2020) starring Seth Rogen, the Amazon thriller-drama series Absentia (2017) with Stana Katic, and EA's VR video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (2020).
Her score for Star Trek: Short Treks: Q&A (2019) landed her the Paramount+ series, Star Trek: Prodigy (2021), making her the first female composer for the Star Trek franchise.
Nominated for Breakthrough Composer of the Year (2020) by the International Film Music Critics Association, Nami won the BMI award for her score for the Oscar-winning documentary short, Colette (2020), as well as the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her work on Passage (2018) and Best Short Score at Fimucite (2017).
Her works have been performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva and Helix Collective Ensemble.
An alumna of the ASCAP Film-Scoring Workshop, Nami graduated the Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV program at the University of Southern California. She holds a B.A. in multi-style composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where she was admitted directly to sophomore year. She is a board member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and a voting member at the Television Academy.
Nami is represented by Maria Machado at the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency.