If You Could Give A Classic Film A New Soundtrack, What Would You Pick?

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. »9/11/14 2:53pm9/11/14 2:53pm

What science fiction movie soundtrack deserves heavy rotation?

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? »7/01/13 5:29pm7/01/13 5:29pm

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome's soundtrack had a human-vs.-synthetic war of its own

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… »2/11/13 4:40pm2/11/13 4:40pm

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 11-30

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… »4/27/12 5:45pm4/27/12 5:45pm

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 31-50

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… »4/26/12 5:35pm4/26/12 5:35pm

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 71-100

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… »4/24/12 5:11pm4/24/12 5:11pm

A 2-CD set of James Horner's complete Star Trek III score? Yes please.

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… »6/02/10 4:23pm6/02/10 4:23pm