Trekking on . . .

Among the notable losses in the past couple of weeks were veteran film and television director Joseph Pevney and composer Alexander Courage.

Die-hard “Star Trek” fans may recognize both names. Pevney, who died May 18 at age 96, directed 14 episodes of the original television series (including the fondly remembered “Amok Time,” “The City of the Edge of Forever” and “The Trouble With Tribbles”).

Two-time Oscar nominee Courage died this week at age 88. He composed the classic theme — or “fanfare” — for the original television series. He was also worked as the “orchestrator” for Jerry Goldsmith, who composed the subsequent “Star Trek” movie theme music.

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