Outlander's Never-Ending Yule Log Is A Goddamn Christmas Miracle

Do you like fire, two dogs, Bear McCreary's music, and thinking about the cast of Outlander naked? Well prepare yourself because Starz has just crafted a Christmas miracle in a never-ending Outlander yule log. It's so great. » 12/15/14 8:30am 12/15/14 8:30am

Could The Europa Report be the space horror film we've been waiting for?

Here is the first ever footage from the mysterious space movie Europa Report. This tense new teaser features the first ever shots of the crew in action outside of Europa and the film's score — composed by io9 favorite Bear McCreary! » 11/12/12 10:22am 11/12/12 10:22am

Bear McCreary reveals the physics behind your favorite science fiction…

When you think about science fiction theme tunes, chances are there are a few that are especially stirring and heroic. Star Wars. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Superman: The Movie. And all of these theme tunes have something in common: they rely on the same basic intervals. » 2/08/12 11:57am 2/08/12 11:57am

And now, Bear McCreary playing Battlestar Galactica à la accordion

Without further ado, here's the ever-rad Bear McCreary scoring "Prelude to War" entirely with accordion. He even uses it for percussion. If Battlestar was a turn-of-the-century silent-film serial, this would be the unofficial soundtrack. Also, it would be called Battlenought Galacticrantz, star Laurel and Hardy as… » 11/12/11 11:00am 11/12/11 11:00am

Knights of Badassdom footage shows off Peter Dinklage's drugged up,…

Last night's Knights of Badassdom panel didn't just unveil the movie's trailer; we also got to see a clip showcasing Peter Dinklage's fake sword-fighting prowess. We also learned just who all the characters are in this faux-medieval adventure comedy. » 7/24/11 1:00pm 7/24/11 1:00pm

Composer Bear McCreary jumps from Battlestar Galactica to videogames

io9 caught up with the great Bear McCreary at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. Bear told us about his new soundtrack for Sony PlayStation's SOCOM 4, his favorite piece from BSG, and why he'll never compose a porno. » 6/07/10 3:00pm 6/07/10 3:00pm

Congrats to the winner of io9's Bear McCreary contest!

Congratulations to Kris (a.k.a. txtphile) for winning an all-expense-paid trip to see Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary create the score for Sony PlayStation's SOCOM 4 at the palatial Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. Read Kris' paean to Bear below. » 5/29/10 4:30pm 5/29/10 4:30pm

Win a chance to watch Bear McCreary record his next soundtrack

You may remember Bear McCreary from his amazing soundtrack to the recent Battlestar Galactica television series. Now you can meet him and watch him record his next soundtrack at an ultra-awesome, secret location in Northern California. » 5/27/10 11:30am 5/27/10 11:30am

Lost Has Already Given Us More Answers Than Battlestar

Tomorrow's the last episode of Lost before the big-blow-out finale, and some people feel like the island-castaway show hasn't explained enough. Is Lost another answers-averse show like Battlestar Galactica? No. In fact, Lost has already provided more answers than BSG. » 5/17/10 3:20pm 5/17/10 3:20pm

5 Things You Didn't Know About BSG Season 4

What's the secret connection between Quentin Tarantino and Felix Gaeta? What relationship between Bear McCreary (in person) and Starbuck did we almost see? We've got the exclusive answers, from Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion Season Four. » 10/28/09 12:30pm 10/28/09 12:30pm

The Battlestar Galactica Orchestra Rocked The Frak Out

One of Comic Con's most intriguing offerings was at the House of Blues, where the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra performed on all the nights of Con. We were there last Friday, to see a nerdy obsession morph into something else entirely. » 7/29/09 2:20pm 7/29/09 2:20pm

The Composers That Make Space Adventures Epic

Space is silent and vast, but we can't feel the awe and terror of epic space battles without great music. Here's our list of the ten composers without whom science fiction would feel as empty as the void. (With samples.) » 6/11/09 4:30pm 6/11/09 4:30pm

5 Things I Won't Miss About BSG

I admit it; I was blown away by Battlestar Galactica's almost-perfect series finale. But that doesn't mean that there aren't some things that I won't miss about the show. Spoilers! » 3/25/09 11:42am 3/25/09 11:42am

Everything Is Going to Frak on Battlestar Galactica

Friday night's episode of Battlestar Galatica, "Someone to Watch Over Me," was so disturbing and yet (weirdly) schmaltzy that it divided the fans over the question of brilliant or not. Spoilers ahead! » 3/02/09 12:00pm 3/02/09 12:00pm