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The first two lines should be pretty obvious; Kirk is the captain, and can definitely hold his own in a fight. The third line is a reference to "The City on the Edge of Forever", which involved Kirk, Spock, and McCoy travelling back in time to 19301. Joan Collins guest-starred as Edith Keeler, a woman of the time who Kirk falls in love with. ...


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Billy Murray - Come Take a Trip in my Airship (1905) The Billboard 100 didn't exist at the time of its release, but from the small amount of information I can find online, I understand that this was a popular phonograph recording. Certainly Billy Murray was a very popular artist at that time, but I don't have hard information ...


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Joss Whedon wrote the theme song, which is called The Ballad of Serenity. But I have found nothing official that explicitly states a meaning behind the song. The Battle of Serenity Valley was an important battle the Browncoats lost, in the Unification War. It was literally where they could not hold their position, or 'stand'. I believe the first verse is '...


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From John Williams his own liner notes for the original SW OST. "For "Ben‘s Death" I used part of the Princess Theme in the beginning. l felt it had the most sweeping melody of all the themes in the score. This wildly romantic music in this tragic setting represents Luke's and the Princess' reaction to leaving Ben behind."


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An artist is unlikely to give a “one true interpretation” of their work, and I am aware of no official statements as to the specific meaning of any aspect of the song, this line or any other, and I strongly suspect there isn’t and won’t be any. CR Drost has found a partial quote indicating that there is possibly some discussion of the song, but it is very ...


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There are a few examples of in-universe music in the films and the Rebels tv show (unsure if there are examples in Clone Wars but I would suspect there are) Cantina Band The band in the Mos Eisley cantina plays at least two songs that are heard on screen: - Cantina Band (in-universe title "Mad About Me") ...


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Unnamed holographic musician Electric Guitar Depending on your definition of 'Star Trek character' - we do see a presumably holographic member of Vic Fontaine's band playing an electric guitar in the DS9 episode "His Way". There is also a 'modern' (period) drum kit in the band. LQ "Sonny" Clemmonds ...


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According to Wookieepedia, referenced to Star Wars Rebels, the answer is yes: The Imperial anthem was a patriotic musical piece adopted by the Galactic Empire. During Empire Day parades, an upbeat version of the anthem was played, representing everything that the Empire stood for. By 3272 LY, on the Outer Rim planet of Lothal, the Imperial anthem was also ...


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TL;DR: I can think of two early Science Fiction songs - one made the Hot 100 charts; the other predates the Hot 100 charts, but was recorded by one of the most successful musicians of the early 20th century. Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, and Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer by Ella Fitzgerald. Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley This one ...


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It's likely a continuity error on the part of the film makers. As a parent to a saxophone player, I can attest that it is universally impossible for any person to blow into a saxophone and not have some sort of sound come out. Saxophones are very loud in person. Very.


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Nils Lofgren sang I'm gonna take you to see Star Wars tonight on the live version of Take you to the Movies on the album Night After Night. The Discogs page says that the record was released in 1977. It doesn't mention a recording date.


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According to this that would be Chopin's Nocturne Op.72 No.1 in E minor. It was the first nocturne he composed (1827) but it was not published until 1855. With "only" 57 bars it is rather short, since it's played in Andante (~70 bpm) It was not only used in that episode but also in the movie "Tombstone" and as the main theme in "The Secret Garden".


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Ozzy discusses the meaning of the song, and the posted answer above is true. Fast forward to around 22:50 in the interview: Question: What's the real story behind Iron Man? Ozzy: Well, it was Geezer Butler, the bass player of Sabbath who brought me the lyric. And what it was about, was a guy who travels through time, and he ...


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From the official Ian Gillan website Hello Tamas, ... Yes, The Mule was inspired by Asimov. It's been a while but I'm sure you've made the right connection...Asimov was required reading in the 60's.


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TVTropes has a page about this: Theme Tune Cameo. It lists several Star Trek examples. For example, here's the DS9 theme being played in Quark's bar, in the episode "Sanctuary":


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Well, I found this Reddit thread in which Mr. Djawadi answers (kind of) a similar question: Auren91 : Hello Mr. Djawadi! Just curious here, in which language the choir sings "Mhysa" and "The Children"? Is valyrian? And where is possible to find the lyrics (and translation)? rdjawadi : They are Valyrian-influenced. Since the composer did not ...


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A New Golden Age by Rudy Rucker? See Mathematical Fiction for a summary. A few of the details don't match but most of it does: “The music …” he began. “The music most people listen to is not good.” I didn’t see what he was getting at, and started my usual defense of rock music. “Muzak,” Mies interrupted. “Isn’t that what you call it…what they play in ...


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The piece played by Seven of Nine in that episode, at Chakotay's request and where he asks her to play without the metronome, is Robert Schumann's "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" (variously translated as Of foreign lands and people or Of foreign countries and people) from Scenes Of Childhood (Opus 15, No. 1). That is according to this link and ...


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Music from the Star Wars films with vocals: I - The Phantom Menace Duel of the Fates - Epic choral music during the duel between, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Darth Maul on Naboo. From Wikipedia: Featuring choral interjections derived from the archaic Celtic poem "Cad Goddeu" ("Battle of the Trees") translated into Sanskrit, the theme is used to represent the ...


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Bill Murray sang the Star Wars theme during The January 28th, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live. The episode included a sketch with Bill Murray playing Nick the Lounge Singer, a parody of a lounge singer. The sketch opens with Nick singing the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nick goes on to schmooze with the audience, sing bits of other songs, interview ...


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The official "Concert Suite for Full Orchestra" sheet music, written by Patrick Doyle and published by Warner Brothers is scored for a range of instruments (see below) but not the saxophone or alto-saxophone. The most likely explanation therefore is that the presence of the saxophones in the band was either an oversight on the part of the film's Editor, ...


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Johnny Cash - Hurt1 Released in 2002 for his album American IV: The Man Comes Around. Originally written and performed by Nine Inch Nails. Director James Mangold did an interview with Empire magazine, where he explained his choice of music as "standing out": Obviously I have a connection and a fondness for Johnny Cash, and his tone and his message ...


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Following the horizontal rule is a lot of research I did and some possible lyrics, that now seem made up. I am leaving this in for completeness though it isn't really needed anymore. However, after having a discussion with Elio and Linda on twitter they linked David Peterson in, the language creator (Dothraki in particular), and he has said the following. ...


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According to an excerpt from "The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s", the Widow Orwell refused the rights on the grounds that she had no intention of allowing 1984 to be turned into a musical. It would seem that his estate was broadly in favour, but she had final refusal: There was a certain irony in Bowie’s attempting to translate ...


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I think this is Ray Bradbury's "The Murderer": A psychologist exits the noisy environment to confront a patient confined to a small safe-room. The psychologist notes that the man has ripped the radio out of the wall to silence it. The room seems unnaturally quiet to the psychologist, yet the patient seems perfectly at ease, even happy.


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Padawan Cal Kestis plays the Seven-stringed hallikset in the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It apparently belongs to another former Jedi Knight, Cere Junda. In the Jedi Academy series of books (and graphic novel) we encounter Tionne Solusar, one of Luke's pupils. She plays a wide variety of instruments. Star Wars: ...


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Yes, music does exist off-earth. For example, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, when Drax tells the story of how he first met his wife, he describes music that everyone was dancing to except her. This was his home planet, showing that other planets had their own musical traditions. It should also be noted that while some characters are perplexed by earth ...


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Largely cribbed from this site. I'm Not In Love - 10CC (Track 6 on the soundtrack) Come And Get Your Love - Redbone (Track 8 on the soundtrack) Go All The Way - Raspberries (Track 2 on the soundtrack) Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede (Track 1 on the soundtrack) Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes (Track 10 on the soundtrack) Moonage Daydream -...


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It was an original work, albeit one based on a comic book that Steve Barron had read as a child, and animated by Mike Patterson. A concept was devised by Steve Barron, based on a comic book he read as a young child featuring "guys racing against each other on motorbikes and sidecars". A girl reading a comic book in a greasy spoon cafe - played by ...


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