"My feeling was this," said Roddenberry in a 1982 interview, "that for the first time on television I was going to have situations and life forms that were totally unlike what the audience was accustomed to. And I thought, 'My God, I had better keep as many things as possible very understandable to my audience.' I was afraid that if, on top of bizarre alien seascapes, I had beep-beep-beep
music, then I would be in trouble. And so I wanted music that said adventure, courage, boldness – all the things we talked about in the opening words of, 'To boldly go,'
and so on."