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Refers to musical themes, cues, or scores present in works of science fiction. Usually used in relation to film or tv series.

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Short story with pianist who has to sacrifice too-heavy piano

I'm looking a story I read as a teen back in the seventies, in an anthology no doubt. The plot point that sticks with me is this: a young pianist who is moving off-world has to sacrifice the piano, ...
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BTS fanfic where they have superpowers

This was a fan-fiction story in which members of the K-pop group BTS have superpowers. it was Yoon-gi centric, where Yoon-gi is the leader. In the story, Yoon-gi was the 2nd youngest. The rest of the ...
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Mozart becomes a rock star [duplicate]

Mozart is brought back from the dead, or recreated somehow, I no longer recall which. The man who brings him to the present expects Mozart to compose music in the same eighteenth-century style as ...
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Why did the caveman leave the future? [closed]

In the video for the electronic house song Reload (by Sebastian Ingrosso) we see a prehistoric snow land with only two people. A cosmic dragon eats a girl and her boyfriend kills it and goes into its ...
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What other MCU films have ended with existing pop songs over the credits?

Iron Man ended with the Black Sabbath song of the same name, and now Captain Marvel ended with "Celebrity Skin" over the credits. I can't recall off-hand if any other of the films have used already-...
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What do the lyrics of “2Wicky” by Hooverphonic refer to?

The lyrics to the song "2Wicky" by the band Hooverphonic seems to contain a couple of scifi references. Prophet-60091 This is the flight number of our galactic sun Prophet-60091 Before we ...
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How much Star Wars music exists in-universe?

In Solo, there is a moment when Han sees an imperial recruiting station, where the imperial march is played on speakers outside the station. While a fun Easter egg out-of-universe, the presence of ...
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What was “Gollum's Song” based on?

At the end of the movie version of The Two Towers, there's a song called "Gollum's Song". The Lord of the Rings wikia states that it was based on "a song sung by ...
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Who wrote the songs for the special edition of Return of the Jedi?

In the special edition of Return of the Jedi, various changes were made to the film, with (in my opinion) some being positive and some negative. One, or should I say two, of the changes is the new ...
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Which cue did Thomas Newman orchestrate in Return of the Jedi?

In a When John Williams Can't Go article I found: And just as Alfred Newman gave John Williams some of his first big breaks, Williams, in turn, gave Thomas Newman one of his first plum assignments ...
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Have any of the Star Trek series themes ever appeared in-universe in an episode?

Each Star Trek show has its own theme music, played during the opening credits. Have any of these theme songs appeared in-universe, e.g. as music someone is listening to or as music a character is ...
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What was the reason for the implied fantasy plot in this Square One TV music video?

Square One TV was a television show on public television in the United States from 1987-1994, designed as "an innovative way to introduce young people to the exciting world of mathematics." At least ...
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Is the SF-inspired music produced by StoOdin101 in the 1990s still available somewhere?

Back in the 1990s, I was acquainted with a fellow whose username was StoOdin101. He produced science-fiction-inspired electronic music, including works based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and (...
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Who is 'you' in “I See Fire” from “The Desolation of Smaug”?

In the song "I See Fire" from The Desolation of Smaug, who is the 'you' referring to? Specifically, in 'I hope that you remember me'. Now I see fire, inside the mountain I see fire, burning the ...
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What is the title of music played when Hermione's crying?

This is the part of Half-Blood Prince. Hermione cried after seeing Ron and Lavender kissing together in a celebration. Hermione then casted the spell oppugno which if I'm not mistaken, it made the ...
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Title of background music played in Snow's execution

First music is there's a drum beat at the first 5 or 10 seconds of Snow's execution (if I'm not mistaken). While the drums are being played, Katniss walks slowly on the aisle. Second is when Katniss ...
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What is the Hound singing?

I came across this behind-the-scenes video from Game of Thrones. What is the song Rory McCann singing? Is it a modern "pop" song or some folk song?
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SF short story identification: addictive music

In the story a computer is used to analyze all music for the perfect tune. By the end, when the tune is found, it mesmerizes the man, and he becomes near catatonic. Anyone remember the title or ...
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What existing songs, if any, was the soundtrack of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” based on?

The soundtrack to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt featured songs composed by Mikolai Stroinski, Marcin Przybyłowicz, Piotr Musiał, and the band Percival Schuttenbach (which takes its name from the character ...
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Is there music in space?

By 'in space' I mean the interstellar civilization that Guardians of the Galaxy and its characters all exist in, and the worlds that they frequent, of which Earth appears separated from. In ...
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In what order are the Awesome Mix Vol 2 songs heard in Guardians of the Galaxy?

The Awesome Mix for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has been released. Awesome Mix Vol 1 had all the songs from the mixtape we see in the movie, but we hear them in a different order in the movie ...
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Short stories with musical themes

I read a couple of stories in an old anthology with a musical theme. One was about a young pop star who is native American and uses ancient tribal themes in his music, unleashing forces he can't ...
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What is the translation of the lyrics in Moana's “We Know the Way”?

I was a bit disappointed to find out that the subtitles for the Moana Blu-ray did not include the original or translated lyrics for "We Know the Way". Here's the song in full, and the beginning of ...
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What is the name of the track that plays before the Geth Armature fight on Therum?

The other night my friend was having me listen to samples from the Mass Effect soundtrack(s) (she said there was more then 1 for the first game) that she was going to get me, making sure that I ...
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Was the opening of Rogue One designed to make you think this?

It was well publicised before release that Rogue One did not have the traditional Star Wars opening crawl (and by extension, the theme tune). When I saw it, the opening scene after the "galaxy far, ...
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In TOS, what's the origin and name of the clarinet comedy sound effect found in “A Private Little War” and other episodes

Title explains the question, but I was wondering about the origins and name of the 5-second sting used after humorous or whimsical occurrences in The Original Series. Found at 35:12 in the remastered ...
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Which guitarists does Marty imitate?

"All right, guys, uh, listen. This is a blues riff in B, watch me for the changes, and try and keep up, okay?" When asked for "another one", "something that really ...
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Which Star Trek: TNG episodes are sampled in the song “Data & Picard” from artist Pogo?

The musician Pogo has a new song called "Data & Picard" (spotify link) on the album "Weightless". (spotify link) Pogo is famous for sampling elements of movies, tv, music to create his tracks. I ...
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What is the first mention of Star Wars in a hit song?

Jaws was never my scene And I don't like Star Wars "Bicycle Race" (1978) by Queen In the 1978 song "Bicycle Race" by Queen, off their album Jazz, the films Star Wars and Jaws are mentioned. ...
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What is the track in the Logan (2017) trailer?

Here's the trailer in question: What is this compelling song?
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Which version of the Imperial March plays just after Vader gets his new suit?

At the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, while Anakin/Darth Vader is getting his new "suit", what song is playing? It is like a slowed down version of the Imperial March. Here's a ...
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Story where music is played non-stop

I've been trying for a long time to remember the author and title of a short story I read many years ago about a society where there's non-stop music played everywhere - much like nowadays. The main ...
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Was Riker's holodeck jazz trio actually playing the music we hear?

This is about the production of Star Trek TNG episode "11001001". Riker fires up a holodeck program to recreate a jazz club. On stage there are 3 musicians. At one point in the episode, he briefly ...
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Why should god bless Lili St. Cyr?

In the song Don't Dream It, Be It, Janet (Susan Sarandon) finishes the number with the line God bless Lili St. Cyr! Lili St. Cyr was essentially famous for getting naked a lot, especially on ...
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Why was Rocky's verse of “Rose Tint My World” replaced?

As most Rocky Horror fans are aware, the actor who played Rocky (Peter Hinwood) couldn't sing, so he would lip-sync his lines in songs, and the vocals were recorded by Trevor White. However, there ...
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

When Joker is speaking to Gordon over the intercom in Batman: The Killing Joke, the enunciation and rhyming scheme (and the fact that he asks for music) make it pretty obvious that the Joker is ...
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Has Marvel ever referenced the song “Catch Me Now I'm Falling?”

"Catch Me Now I'm Falling," by the Kinks is written from the perspective of Captain America. I remember, when you were down And you needed a helping hand ...
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Why were the pines roaring?

The following line appears in the second song of the dwarves in The Hobbit: The pines were roaring on the heights I've never been near a forest fire or a pine forest that wasn't on fire, so I'm ...
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Is the comic book in the Take On Me music video real?

Take On Me may very well have the greatest music video of all time. This music video prominently features a comic book. Was this comic book a real, previously ...
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Which Star Wars locations does the song “In the Empire” portray?

The song In the Empire from Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars shows several locations that stormtroopers can visit by serving the Empire. Some, like Coruscant and Burbank are obvious. Are the others pre-...
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Which soundtrack edition contains the bar songs from Maz's castle?

I just bought the Original Soundtrack for The Force Awakens and much to my disappointment and disgust it does not include the tracks "Jabba Flow" and "Dobra Doompa" from Maz's castle. I checked with ...
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Who performed this Star Trek promotional song?

In the early 1990s, local television network affiliates across North America aired this promotional advertisement for The Next Generation, featuring a song sung to the tune of Billy Joel's "We Didn't ...
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Why were the lyrics of “Let It Go” different in the “Frozen” movie compared to the Demi Lovato single?

The lyrics of the "Let It Go" song differ quite a bit in the movie and in the single: Movie (Idina Menzel) : http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/idinamenzel/letitgo.html Single (Demi Lovato): http://www....
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Why does the Star Trek theme appear in the Zelda Symphony?

In "Ballad of the Wind Fish - Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" at 3:47 we randomly hear the main theme from Star Trek for just a short moment. Why? Why is there a Star Trek reference in the ...
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How was music handled in The Hobbit / LOTR novels?

I think it's Pippin that sings in the second The Lord Of The Rings movie, while the dwarves and Goblin King sing in The Hobbit. Do these same characters sing in the books, and if so, how was it ...
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Did Star Trek VI ever have a soundtrack on vinyl?

Was the soundtrack to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country ever released on a vinyl record?
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What was the first sci-fi themed hit song?

Over the years, there have been many sci-fi themed hit songs, such as Mr. Roboto and The Final Countdown. Which was the first? I would define "hit" as appearing on the Billboard Hot 100, or other ...
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How do the Weird Sisters' Instruments Work? [duplicate]

This picture, which I found on the Harry Potter wiki, is of the Weird Sisters, the wizarding band from the Yule Ball. In the picture, you can see that one of them at least is playing what seems to be ...
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Why didn't Alan Menken compose the music for Frozen?

Winner of eight Academy Awards, film composer Alan Menken has composed the songs and score for nearly all of Disney's musicals. He didn't do the Lion King only because he was busy with Pocahontas. He ...
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What is short story of man stranded on planet with a musical alien

Man is stranded on planet and there is an alien that makes noises with its body he starts doing improv music with. Becomes a dream life of pleasant duo music. Rescuers come and kill the scary ...