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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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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 background music played at snows execution [duplicate]

I really enjoy the music and would like to know what it’s called to look at it in my free time
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In what order do the Awesome Mix Vol 1 songs appear in Guardians of the Galaxy?

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie features several songs from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol 1 mixtape, compiled for him by his mother. This mixtape (or near enough) is available as one of the official ...
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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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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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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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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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Did the sci-fi glam rock era inspire any direct novel or short story spinoffs?

There was a lot of great sci-fi inspired rock coming out in the late 70s and early 80s from Bowie (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, etc), Styx (Mr Roboto, Come Sale Away), Pink Floyd (Interstellar Overdrive)...
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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 is filk music?

I recently heard that there was a sci-fi related music form called "Filk." What is Filk? Where can I find out about it?
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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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How did they determine the music for the songs sung in Peter Jackson's “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film trilogies?

The novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien both contain a number of songs, mostly sung by Hobbits, with fully fleshed out lyrics. A few of these songs even made it into the ...
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Musical themes carried over from the Highlander film to TV series

In "The Gathering", the pilot episode of Highlander, there are several parts of songs used from the movie: Princes of the Universe, which plays over the film credits, is the show's theme song, and is ...
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What are the lyrics and translation for the Nazgûl theme music?

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy we often hear the Nazgûl theme music: What are the lyrics and translation for the words the choir sings repeatedly throughout the ...
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Did JRR Tolkien ever write any music for the many songs in The Lord of the Rings?

Due to the number of songs in The Lord of the Rings, I have recently been wondering if Tolkien had any musical training and if any "official" music was written (by him or anyone else on his behalf) to ...
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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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How did “Weird Al” Yankovic predict “The Phantom Menace”?

In the "Weird Al" Yankovic song The Saga Begins, he makes a bunch of predictions about Episode One that all seem to be valid, and unless I'm mistaken wrote the majority of the song before the film was ...
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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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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 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 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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Why did Star Trek: Insurrection feature HMS Pinafore?

In Star Trek: Insurrection, Captain Picard and Worf sing A British Tar from HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan in an attempt to distract Data. As Picard mentions in that scene, Data was rehearsing ...
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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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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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In-universe, is there an Imperial marching theme?

In-universe, during the time of Palpatine's reign over the Empire, was there a preferred musical theme designed to accompany Imperial troop displays and marches?
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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 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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What are the lyrics to The Children from Game of Thrones S04E10?

At the end of episode 10 of series 4, a beautiful choral version of the Game of Thrones theme plays. It's called "The Children" by Ramin Djawadi. I can't find the lyrics for this song anywhere though. ...
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What episodes do Chameleon Circuit reference in their first two albums?

Chameleon Circuit is a british band who sing songs about Doctor Who. I've recently bought their first two albums but I'm struggling to pull apart the lyrics and figure out which if any episodes and ...
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Was there a saxophone in the orchestra at Yule Ball in Harry Potter?

I just rewatched the movie of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and I stumbled upon something strange. In the orchestra at the Yule Ball you can clearly see a saxophone being played at 1:19:08, but ...
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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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Why do we hear Leia's Theme during Kenobi's death?

This was an interesting point brought up by a music professor; by the second third of Star Wars, John Williams has introduced and reinforced a number of musical themes: the "Force theme", Luke's theme,...
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What is the reason John Williams did not compose more for the Harry Potter Movies?

I understand that he had four major projects come out in 2005 - all of which got nominated for major awards, so I understand why he did not do Goblet of Fire. However, was there any particular reason ...
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Which songs on the Star Wars soundtracks have vocals?

I was watching an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and Skinner battle to the tune of Obi-Wan and Anakin's fight on Mustafar from Revenge of the Sith. It ...
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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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In which episode of Star Trek did Kirk read the Constitution?

As a Rude Boy in high school, my favorite Ska band was The Scofflaws. One of the most popular songs of their live sets was William Shatner, during which the band and the audience would run back and ...
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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 does the song “Iron Man” have to do with the Marvel superhero?

No matter how many times I hear it, it seems confused. Was Black Sabbath singing about the Marvel comic book hero and got it wrong, or was the song based on some other Iron Man?
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What does the line “Take me where I cannot stand” mean?

From Firefly's theme song: Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don't care, I'm still free You can't take the sky from me. Everything's meaning seems pretty obvious, ...
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Where is this missing part to the “Tron: Legacy” soundtrack?

I finally bought the Tron: Legacy original soundtrack. I have listened to the soundtrack a lot since then and realized something: Where is the part of the song from the scene above the Sea 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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What is the name of the song that plays during the attack on the Jedi Temple?

I've been looking everywhere for the name of the song that plays during the march on the Jedi temple in Revenge of the Sith: I can't find it on the official ...
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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 ...