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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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Name of short sci-fi story involving a musician who is punished for listening to Bach

I read a short story a long time ago and I can neither remember the title nor the author. The main character is a musician. He is sequestered and allowed to play all day on some kind of a fantastic ...
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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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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 the Cantina music deliberately off-tune or just an artifact of cheap production?

I was discussing Star Wars: A New Hope with several of my musician friends and it seems they all agree that the Cantina music was a bit out of tune. I'm not a professional musician but I have a pretty ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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When did William Shatner have a relationship with Joan Collins in the 1930's?

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 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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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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Short story about advertising replacing music

I remember a short story about a future where advertising jingles were the only type of music still performed. If I recall, one musician rediscovered the idea that music could exist by itself and ...
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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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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 reminded ...
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Human visits aliens with advanced hearing and culture with heavy emphasis on music

The human visitor can't appreciate their music and takes a drug which allows him to hear as the aliens can hear. The drug opens his appreciation to the beauty of the alien's music, but the drug wears ...
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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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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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