Being the fanboys that we are, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t take a moment acknowledge the untimely passing of Joel Goldsmith. Joel was an Emmy-nominated composer who scored a number of our favorite films and television shows. His credits include several Stargate television properties, Sanctuary, the live-action adaptation of Witchblade, along with a few Sci-Fi cult-classics from the late-70s and early 80s, such as Moon 44 and LaserBlast.
Joel also happened to be the eldest son of reknown Star Trek composer Jerry Goldsmith, whom he collaborated with on occasion — notably contributing nearly twenty minutes of music to his father’s score for Star Trek: First Contact. In light of that, his accomplishments were very much his own. Jerry passed away of cancer in 2004, he was 75 at the time. Tragically, Joel, who had also recently been diagnosed with cancer, passed at the age of 54.
He will truly be missed.