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August 25, 2008

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EegahInc

My list would have to include the original Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Space 1999, Twin Peaks, and... Wonder Woman. No, seriously. Wonder Woman.

Morjana

Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Star Trek: Voyager.

Janice in GA

I love the drums in the BG themes.

But totally agree with you re Enterprise. Jeezopete.

Jerry

I digged it for you! Great list!

David A.M. Wilensky

I totally agree about the music to Enterprise, but I love the visuals. I like the tour of earth space history.

Totally disagree about BSG though. Love that theme.

Laura Smith

Let me chime in to disagree with your choice of BSG as one of the worst. If you had but done a little research and gone to IMDB you would know that the "unspecified language" is Hindu and is a famous mantra from the Rig Veda.

But seriously. I almost died when I watched the first episode of Enterprise and the music had WORDS! And was some silly adult pop song that was played over and over on the mall loudspeaker. But it did fit the tenor of the show. It was just as bad as that song.

Elliot

Doctor Who music = SO AWESOME.
I've never watched a full episode, but that theme has always entranced me.

Michael_GR

Gotta agree with veryone who showed their love of the BSG theme, drums and all.

My own two favorite SF themes are not on the list:
The first is the Aeon Flux theme song. The opening sequence was just as strange and awesome as the series itself.
The second is a recent addition - the opening sequence of British time travel show "Primeval" which you can catch here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3Gf-WYYRk
It's a very catchy, SFnal tune, much better than the show it precedes, actually.
I wanted to add Farscape but listening to the Alien Nation theme I think it was more or less copied from there.

David Moisan

SF themes I like:

The Prisoner. Ron Grainier did this too, so there's the tie with Doctor Who.
Space: 1999 (both seasons)

Lourdes

In regards to the speeded up tempo of the knight rider theme, you have the opener there from season 3 around the time of super pursuit omg, lets nullify gravity mode. The first season and second season theme was much slower and cooler :)

And I must go now and get my scarlet letter (with LED that goes from side to side) for being privvy to this bit of informata :)

Saturn

I think that the original Robotech opening was better, with scenes of all three generations (the remastered edition uses the japanese series' original openings)

Christiaan

Had to add these 2:

1) From my childhood, the theme to Star Blazers. Basically made me a total scifi geek at age 7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oniErmeuE

2) How come no love for Babylon 5? The best was probably the music to the fifth season (it changed every season).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WiZsLGdjXQ&feature=related

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Space: 1999 (both seasons)

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