Posted by: Mr. K <Send E-Mail> Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. IP Address: 126.96.36.199
The reviewer makes the notation that the end credits secondary theme is Shinzon's theme, but I believe it was a thematic identification for Data, although it was not used in that fashion for the film proper. The musical tone and accentuations are more appropriate for the Data character and the feelings one would feel regarding Data's fate. The electronic accents in the piece fit well for an android-like being and the strong affection fans of the franchise have for him. Goldsmith would not have written such a melancholy and heart-tugging selection for the film's antagonist, no matter how "on auto-pilot" he may or may not have been. Not even a novice composer would tag such a tender and somber piece for the film villian for an end credit reprise. It's a heartfelt farewell to Data...listen again.