Bear McCreary reveals the physics behind your favorite science fiction theme tunes

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 2:57pm2/08/12 2:57pm

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 2:00pm11/12/11 2:00pm