Few would argue with the fact that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the best film in the Trek franchise. It’s got action, suspense, huge twists, an amazing villain, and perhaps most importantly for the matter at hand, an iconic score by the late, great James Horner.
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
It's unusual for old movies to get a brand new soundtrack, years after their release. The only example I can think of offhand is Metropolis, which got Freddy Mercury and Giorgio Moroder tunes. But over at The Stranger, there are some fascinating suggestions for present-day artists who should score classic SF films.
Books have typically missed out on getting the soundtrack treatment that movies have. But more books than ever are getting their own soundtracks now, and that's a good thing.
Does your favorite novel have a secret soundtrack, a series of songs that the author listened to (or thought about the novel's characters listening to) while they were writing?
We can't stop listening to the incredibly badass Pacific Rim soundtrack. But there are so many great movie soundtracks in science fiction and fantasy, that can psyche you up to deal with the awfulness of Monday and stir your soul to greatness. What's the movie score that you want to have as the soundtrack to your life?
The Battlestar Galactica web series Blood and Chrome finally aired on the Syfy Channel yesterday, but the franchise isn't quite finished yet — at least if you're interested in hearing composer Bear McCreary explain how he made the prequel series' fantastic score in this vlog. It's actually a fascinating look at the…
We're on the penultimate day of our countdown of the 100 albums every science fiction and fantasy fan must experience once in this lifetime. Or particular corner of the multiverse. Whatever! What tunes are lined up for this beautiful Friday? We've got devil horns, lightcycles, the pharaoh master of jazz, and John…
Music can tell a story, or split your head open like a guava. So it's no surprise the love affair between music and science fiction/fantasy has been a fruitful and tempestuous one, full of drama and strange creations. We're counting down the 100 CDs that every self-respecting genre lover should have on his/her spinner…
It's the second day of our massive music countdown, in which we gesticulate wildly at the 100 albums that tickle our dendrites.
Science fiction and fantasy have colonized every corner of pop culture — especially the world of music. From awesome movie soundtracks to science fiction-inspired rock operas, genre stories have always gone along with sonic landscapes. You can't really know science fiction and fantasy without knowing the music these…
What's better than a mixtape of John Carpenter's finest movie themes? How about a mixtape curated by his longtime musical collaborator Alan Howarth, who co-composed the soundtracks for Escape From New York, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China?
Good news, soundtrack aficionados! Pi and Moon composer Clint Mansell will be scoring The Source Code, Duncan Jones' upcoming flick about a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose consciousness is transferred into the body of a commuter who's witnessed a train bombing.
For those of us who played the LP version of the Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack until it was just a mass of scratches, there's a bold new hope. James Horner's full score, never before released in its entirety, just came out on CD. (Good thing too — according to Amazon, the previous CD release of this…
Yes, it's a very elaborate ad for AC/DC's Iron Man 2 soundtrack, but this video in which the Great Keep of England's Rochester Castle is the backdrop for a display of architectural projection mapping is totally wicked.
Back in the '90s, there was almost a Star Wars compilation album with The Chemical Brothers and Massive Attack on it. Almost.
Today (3/14) is Pi Day, a hallowed celebration in which radius and circumference lovers everywhere convene to eat circular pastries and challenge each other to decimal-reciting contests. Score your festivities with the awesomely underrated soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky's Pi.