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Jeff Bond (born 17 November 1960; age 63) is the author of the non-fiction book The Music of Star Trek, as well as "Fracture", a short story in the anthology Constellations.

A movie magazine reporter by trade, being a Creative Writing graduate from the Bowling Green State University, (Constellations, p. 96) the The Music of Star Trek reference book title came about of Bond's interest in the scores for Hollywood productions and their creators, when he was working as senior editor for the magazine Film Score Monthly in the 1990s. (An Interview with John Ottman-special feature; The Usual Suspects (2 Disc Special Edition) DVD, 1995) For the magazine he conducted some live interviews with score composers, some of which included as special features on several DVD/Blu-ray Disc home video releases.

Bond expanded on his interest in movie scores in the 2010s as editor for GNP Crescendo Records, Varèse Sarabande Records and La-La Land Records (the latter under the supervision of David C. Fein and Michael Matessino of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director's Edition) fame), (co-)writing the extensive accompanying booklets for a multitude of Star Trek soundtrack projects for commercial release. The 2012 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (expanded soundtrack) La-La Land Records release co-earned Bond an IFMCA Award, with an additional 2012 co-nomination for Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection (which Bond also co-produced) released by the same company.

As free-lance writer Bond has also submitted articles to other magazines such as The Hollywood Reporter, Geek Monthly and Cinefantastique. It was for the latter, in its short-lived CFQ latter-day iteration and where he actually held tenure as executive editor, (Constellations, p. 96) that Bond wrote that magazine's last major Star Trek article, concerning itself with the last season of Star Trek: Enterprise, the only in-depth Enterprise one to be featured in the hitherto Star Trek friendly magazine, before it went defunct indefinitely. A major follow-up on his Star Trek writings became the reference book The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline, published in 2017, three years later followed by Bond's second major Star Trek reference work, Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Art and Visual Effects, this time as co-author.

In between, Bond had written a reference book on The Orville, Seth MacFarlane's heavily Star Trek: The Next Generation-inspired science fiction series. That book, The World of The Orville (ISBN 1785657615) was released on 16 January 2018. Aside from that title, Bond has also co-written the 2014 book Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend (ISBN 1783291982) with Joe Fordham, another Star Trek reference author.

Previously, Bond had been one of the participants on all four "Trek Roundtable" special features on the 2009 Blu-ray/DVD home media releases of The Next Generation films, alongside Larry Nemecek, Anthony Pascale and Charlene Anderson.

Aside from his contributions to the official franchise, Bond is also a contributor to Pascale's news site as a freelance reporter, submitting his articles on an irregular basis.

Bond's interest in Star Trek does not only stem from his chosen profession, but also from him being a "Trekkie", becoming addicted as a youth to the show during its 1970s reruns in syndication, driving his "family crazy by watching and rewatching every episode of the series dozens of times". (Constellations, p. 96) As fan he has participated as voice actor in the award-winning 1999 comedy Free Enterprise (featuring William Shatner) from CFQ colleague Mark A. Altman, and has made more prominent acting appearances as Leonard McCoy in James Cawley's fan series Star Trek: New Voyages.

Having moved to California shortly after his graduation from the Bowling Green State University, Bond currently resides in Winnetka, Ca. with his wife Brooke and daughter Veronica.

Star Trek bibliography[]

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IFMCA Award[]

Bond won the following International Film Music Critics Association Award win and nomination for liner notes and as producer in the category Best Archival Release of an Existing Score

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