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Watch Bill Nye's courageous robot dance from last night

Bill Nye, who tore 80% of his quadricep last week, was told not to participate in last night's Dancing with the Stars. But he did anyway, performing a Daft Punk-inspired robot dance with Tyne Stecklein that required him to move his injured leg as little as possible. The duo won't be returning, but they left the stage… » 10/01/13 6:20am 10/01/13 6:20am

Listen to 15 seconds of a brand new Daft Punk track—but when will we…

Your favorite music making robot duo Daft Punk is back and they've brought new tunes! Listen to a brief tease of the latest Daft Punk track (which premiered last night on SNL). The sounds are delightful, but everything else is left open. All we really know is that Daft Punk will be releasing their sweet music manna… » 3/03/13 10:30am 3/03/13 10:30am

Top 10 Albums Every Self-Respecting Science Fiction Fan Should Own

Science fiction changed music. And music saved science fiction. Most of our favorite flights of fancy and epic adventures are bound up in our minds with amazing musical scores, or epic theme songs. But some of the greatest pieces of music ever created were also inspired by science fiction and fantasy. » 4/30/12 10:00am 4/30/12 10:00am

Daft Punk's Tron theme, à la five floppy disc drives

Even if Daft Punk's score to Tron Legacy didn't melt your butter, it's hard not to appreciate their track "Derezzed" being played by five groaning and wheezing floppy drives (mp3 here). This is incontrovertible evidence that in order for Tron 3 to succeed, the film must scale back its special effects such that it… » 1/05/12 7:10am 1/05/12 7:10am