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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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The Orville - You'll Never Walk Alone identification

In Season 3, Episode 5 of The Orville the closing scene shows and an orchestral version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" plays. What is the performing group and/or album this is from, if it ...
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A short story where popularising math leads to people doing math like "muzak"

The story starts with two math people in an elevator, complaining about the "Muzak" that's piped in and inescapable. They complain about how trite and shallow it is, nothing like "real ...
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Why was "Caribbean Blue" by Enya edited out of the Netflix release of Deadpool 2?

The theatrical version of Deadpool 2 featured "Caribbean Blue", while Wade murdered people in a bath house. In the Netflix version, this is edited to be shorter, and "9 to 5" by ...
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Sci-fi short story about a machine composing music

I am looking for the name of a short story I read years ago. I thought it was written by Philip K. Dick, but now I'm not so sure. The story is about a music teacher who teaches students how to use a ...
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How was the band America chosen to provide the music for The Last Unicorn?

Most of the songs (all those not sung by specific characters) for the 1982 Rankin/Bass cartoon of The Last Unicorn were performed by the band America. America had been quite popular in the early and ...
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What is the instrument used to play Ahsoka's theme when she leaves the Jedi Temple?

During the emotional moment when Ahsoka Tano leaves the Jedi order at the end of season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a variety of musical themes play, one of which is her theme, and it plays on an ...
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Why do Star Trek Vulcans have art and music?

Vulcans adhere to foundations of logic. Music and art seem like emotionally driven creations.
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Are There Musical Jedi?

Are there any Jedi who are musicians in the Star Wars universe? Is playing an instrument considered acceptable within the Jedi order/lifestyle? Canon or Legends acceptable.
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What's this song in Highlander, season 6, episode 9?

In the Highlander episode titled 'Deadly Exposure' there's a song that plays in the background during the outdoor photo shoot. In the below link it plays from around 6:55 to around 7:50. Can anybody ...
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All possible music has been composed [closed]

Old story about what happens when all possible combinations of musical notes have been used and there are no more songs to compose.
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Was "Fukai Mori" only used in the Inuyasha soundtrack?

I know this song, and I remember it being part of the Naruto OST. But when I search about "Fukai Mori" in YouTube, it shows that it was part of the OST for the Inuyasha anime. Am I ...
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Is Captain Jack’s theme music ever used in Doctor Who?

So I was wondering if the theme commonly associated with Captain Jack in Torchwood is ever used in Doctor Who. I am wondering as it is part of quiz, and I didn’t want to include knowledge from ...
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What are the corresponding easter eggs for John Williams' 52 Oscar Nominations?

Not only does legendary composer John Williams have a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but director J.J. Abrams states that every single item in that scene has been very purposefully chosen ...
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Did anyone else hear Franz Liszt's Transcendental Etude no 12 (Chasse-Neige) in Frozen II?

I was watching Frozen II at the cinemas today, and I was listening to some of the background music, and I'm pretty sure that I heard Franz Liszt's 12th Transcendental Etude in some of it. It was ...
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Do any Star Trek characters play rock band instruments?

We see quite a few Star Trek characters play orchestral instruments - Riker plays the trombone (although jazz rather than classical is his thing), Data plays the violin, Kim plays the clarinet and ...
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Was "Pale Blue Eyes" an inspiration for "Burning Chrome"?

Neil Gaiman, in a piece for Lou Reed written for The Guardian in 2013 and reprinted in his non-fiction collection The View from the Cheap Seats, writes: I would see Lou's songs surface in the ...
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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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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 as ...
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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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Why did Silent Running have songs written for it?

I watched the sci-fi film Silent Running recently and noticed that the film had many songs written specifically for the movie. Was there a specific reason as to why this is so? Was it common amongst ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 camera. ...
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