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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Five Seventies-era Sci-Fi TV Shows Whose Music I'd Like to Have on CD - or - If Wishes Were Horses... by Neil Shurley
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2010 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN

Another series I haven't seen since it originally aired. This might - might - have aged better than the others, but I think it would be best not to tempt fate. The music is lost to me, though I dig the theme song and suspect I'd love whatever other cues would make it onto a cd. After all, I enjoy the Bionic Woman music that's been released.



SMDM's episode scores were superb at the time and they hold up tremendously well today. "The Seven Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" parts 1 and 2 are two favorites.

Also wicked cool: Dusty Springfield's "He's the Man" song. In syndication you used to hear just a few seconds of that after the announcer got done reading his promo. Very frustrating. Having the whole song is excellent.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2010 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

I'd love to see more Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers music released from the great Stu Phillips (OK cheating here slightly as it segues into the 80s too).

Would also like to see some soundtrack releases for the animated Star Trek TV series scores (and the original series for that matter).

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2010 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I would love to see an album of Star Trek-TAS and Wonder Woman.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Cadmium Red   (Member)

Fred Karlin's score to Man From Atlantis ranks near the top of my list, too! As a kid, I once taped the audio of the pilot movie directly from the tv onto a little cassette deck and played it back repeatedly until the tape wore out!

Another score I would definitely love to have released would be Jimmie Haskell's eerie soundtrack to the 1974 series Land Of The Lost! Using a strange combination of distorted electric bass, mini-Moog synthesizer and banjo, he came up with a soundtrack that was both fun and creepy. It complimented perfectly the bizarre, alien atmosphere of the series.
I recommend renting DVDs of the first season and pay particular attention to episodes like "Stranger", "The Possession" and "Circle". You'll see what I mean.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Can we venture back, a little, to the sixties??? "The Invaders"???

Who can forget the voice-over..."THE INVADERS...A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Can we venture back, a little, to the sixties??? "The Invaders"???

Who can forget the voice-over..."THE INVADERS...A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION!"


Dominic Frontiere's 3-note motif originated in the main title of the unsold pilot "The Unknown" (which itself aired as the final episode ["The Forms Of Things Unknown"] of "The Outer Limits" first season).

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't know if a lot of sci-fi television shows were made in the 70's as opposed to the previous decade. Were they? Certainly a whole bunch of really good cop television shows were, with great scoring, which are fondly remembered by millions all over till this day. Many of them were shown outside the United States. The score music of those... I would like very much to see on cd!!!
Back to topic, off hand the sci-fi ones that first come to mind are SPACE 1999 and of course the SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE BIONIC WOMAN which were VERY popular. I can't think of any others really. Comic book character driven TV shows like WONDER WOMAN already mentioned as well as HULK were very popular too. I think of WONDER WOMAN more of as fantasy rather than sci-fi per se. In any case, I would love to see a cd release with music from WONDER WOMAN as well.
This has been brought up in the past. Perhaps someone will listen. Along those lines of comic book hero worship, there was this very brief SPIDERMAN 70's television show. I think it ran for something like a couple of seasons and then just vanished. It had some cool music. Well... if wishes were horses (whatever that means), I would like a cd release with music from THAT television series... AND proper DVD releases of all the episodes. YouTube has tons of clips if you wanna check them out. Here is a preview. Music is by Stu Phillips/Dana Kaproff.







 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   vindr   (Member)

I love David Shire's theme from Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2010 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   gtzzoom   (Member)

hmmmm....what about the late 70's 1 season wonder of "Quark" with Richard Benjamin (Love at First Bite) as the space going garbage collector...? Or early 1980's "the Phoenix" which was another one season wonder staring Judson Earney Scott (Joachim ...right hand of Khan in Star Trek II). I remember that show because it was truly different but never garnered a great audience to stay around.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2010 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't know if a lot of sci-fi television shows were made in the 70's as opposed to the previous decade. Were they?

Other lesser sci-fi (or scifi-ish) shows I remember from the 70s (outside the obvious suspects listed already) include Logan's Run, Fantastic Journey, Quark, Futurecop, Gemini Man, Holmes and Yoyo, Invisible Man, Ark 2, Space Academy, Jason of Star Command -- and most of those predate Star Wars. That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure I've missed some...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2010 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't know if a lot of sci-fi television shows were made in the 70's as opposed to the previous decade. Were they?

Other lesser sci-fi (or scifi-ish) shows I remember from the 70s (outside the obvious suspects listed already) include Logan's Run, Fantastic Journey, Quark, Futurecop, Gemini Man, Holmes and Yoyo, Invisible Man, Ark 2, Space Academy, Jason of Star Command -- and most of those predate Star Wars. That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure I've missed some...


The television series adaptation of "Logan's Run" actually premiered four months after "Star Wars" was released, but lasted only four months.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2010 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I certainly would love to see an improved Galactica release from the Universal vaults since that might have the random things missing from Stu's tapes that were used for the 4-CD set (which itself was great when it came out). Stu's version of the Spiderman theme is also the one I prefer to the later sax version.

Wonder Woman S1, the ABC WW2 episodes is the only part of the show's run I enjoy and that would also be the music from that show I'd be interested in most.

Music for "Night Gallery" and "Kolchak" I'm sure would be nice too. Can someone clarify on whether all of Cobert's "Night Stalker" TV movie music was released?

 
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