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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 1:

A 1997 FOX series that only lasted thirteen episodes.

Thanks to an FSM member (who I can't recall the name of, but I'm sure will chime in once he sees the thread) who mentioned this a few times over the years and brought it to my attention. I previously only skimmed the pilot and knew if the rest of the show's scoring was like this, it was worth owning if some label would put it out.



"Pilot"
By: David Arnold
Additional Music by: Kevin Kiner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgANkkO_wUs

This is the only episode Arnold did; the rest of the series is just Kiner.

Highlights:
  • 0:04 in.
  • About 2:50 in.
  • 5:25 in.
  • 13:19 in. Part of the "Stargate" theme right at th end.
  • 15:45 in.
  • 22:00 in.
  • 27:45 in. The must exciting computer hacking music I've ever heard.
  • 30:22 in. Goes on for over seven minutes. And after the commercial break.
  • 40:14 in. E.T.'s alive.

    The whole score should be released.



    "Fear of Flying"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVUO7S3-QvQ

    Highlights:
  • 0:30 in.
  • 2:01 in. More exciting computer hacking music.
  • 8:49/9:12 in.
  • 12:18 in.
  • 17:14 in.
  • 23:38 in.
  • 28:15 in.
  • 41:30 in.
  • 43:40 in.

    That's almost all of the score.



    "The Devil's Rainbow"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaIag4e6Ewc

    Highlights:
  • 1:40 in.
  • 7:01 in.
  • 16:50 in.
  • 1843 in.
  • 21:23 in.
  • 25:45 in. Continues after the firing.
  • 36:13 in.
  • 41:27 in.

    Again, almost all of the score.

    For the guys here: 41:50 in: Side boobs. Yeah, I'm shallow like that sometimes; I love women. Get over it.



    I'm stuck on hating the military people and liking them; not because they are military and not because they are after the good guy, but because sometimes they talk like stereotypical film morons, but on the other hands they act like they know what the hell they are doing.
    "Some days a bear squats on you."



    More Friday.

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     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 1:45 PM   
     By:   Avatarded   (Member)

    There are literally two of us who have banged the drum for this score, myself and Lokutus.

    I asked Arnold on Twitter about it and he said "I wonder where the bits are?" and tagged LLL in it but they didn't reply.

    To this day it is my favorite television score, and probably my favorite Arnold score.

    Hell it's one of my favorite scores period.

    So lovely, that pilot music.

    The show was from Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich and came out in between their movies Independence Day and Godzilla. It is to date the only unreleased score from their partnership with David Arnold.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 2:30 PM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    Yes, great, classic Arnold theme and score for the pilot. Don't remember much of Kiner's score otherwise, but it's definitely something I'd be interested to have on a soundtrack. Strange that none was released.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 2:36 PM   
     By:   Avatarded   (Member)

    The final 5 minutes or so of the pilot score....Good lord that is gorgeous perfection.
    I don't fawn over something much heaping loads of praise but damn. It's just so damned great.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 2:36 PM   
     By:   Mathew   (Member)

    I would buy it instantly. Great score!

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 2:58 PM   
     By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

    I would buy it instantly. Great score!

    We've had this one earmarked at Fox for years...just never seems to clear!

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:04 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    !!!

    The Arnold pilot score on its own, or a multi disc set like Buck Rogers, or something like JAG, with the pilot score and one other highlight score?

    Put me down as interested.

    Yavar

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:08 PM   
     By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

    Actually, there is a lot of great music arranged by Kevin Kiner, including some gorgeous variations of "The Visitor" theme that ought to be included in any CD release of the music.

    I championed this music on filmus-l way back when, and expressed surprise at a comment by Thor in 2001 asking if there hadn't been a promo CD of the music.

    Never found out if there ever was.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:17 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I see no known promos or otherwise for any episode score, or any promos containing cues.

    Though I have to believe there were FYC promos sent.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:25 PM   
     By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

    !!!

    The Arnold pilot score on its own, or a multi disc set like Buck Rogers, or something like JAG, with the pilot score and one other highlight score?

    Put me down as interested.

    Yavar


    The idea was to do everything.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:30 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "was"? So it was pssed on ultimately, or were there rights issues?

    Did you mean just the pilot score, Roger, or are you talking about the scoring as a whole (I know, seems unlikely)?

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 3:59 PM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    I see no known promos or otherwise for any episode score, or any promos containing cues.

    Though I have to believe there were FYC promos sent.


    Yes, there was. But it's been a long time, so I've forgotten any details about it. Never found it myself.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 4:13 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    The idea was to do everything.

    Oh, wow. That use of past tense does sound ominous...here's hoping it can finally clear some day.

    Yavar

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 7:16 PM   
     By:   Avatarded   (Member)

    This is the MOST attention this has ever received.

    Holy Christ I had no idea Intrada was interested!

    The pilot score was recorded in London at Air Lyndhurst, but I'm guessing the remaining episodes were scored in the U.S.

     
     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 9:08 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Even though I have the time to finish the series today, I'm going to draw it out another day so the thread comes back up and hopefully draws some more interest from those who've never heard the music before.

    In fact, I could have tagged this onto a post of reviews, but even today I decided to split it up.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 9:49 AM   
     By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

    The idea was to do everything.

    Oh, wow. That use of past tense does sound ominous...here's hoping it can finally clear some day.

    Yavar


    I just said was because it's hard to have a plan with a project that isn't cleared.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 12:19 PM   
     By:   Avatarded   (Member)


    I just said was because it's hard to have a plan with a project that isn't cleared.


    It probably falls under Disney's control now, which might be a help or additional hindrance perhaps?

     
     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 12:42 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    Thanks for the clarification, Roger.

    Yavar

     
     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 12:46 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    It's taken twenty years, but now there's some hope.


    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Dreams"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzBxS3Sk98

    Highlights:
  • 6:50 in.
  • 16:47 in.
  • 20:42 in.
  • 27:24 in.
  • 29:03 in.
  • 33:05 in.

    Congressman: "It's not every day I get to actually watch tax-payers dollars disappear into thin air."



    "Remember"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzBxS3Sk98

    Highlights:
  • 0:40 in.
  • 12:50 in.
  • 15:00 in.
  • 16:04 in.
  • About 36:25 in.
  • 42:15 in.



    "The Black Box"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rErmCf3NVU

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:20 in.
  • 7:25 in.
  • 13:09 in.
  • About 17:40 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 20:36 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 29:40 in.
  • 39:30 in.



    "Teufelsnacht"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5bVsToFWjA

    Highlights:
  • 2:40 in.
  • 557 in.???
  • 7:52 in.
  • 9:33 in.
  • 13:53 in. Short but good.
  • 18:44 in. Joining a cue already in progress for the good stuff.
  • 20:36 in.
  • 26:00 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 33:30 in.
  • 35:28 in.
  • About 44:20 in.

    Fans of "MillenniuM", watch the beginning of the video! There's a cool commercial I never saw, special made as a Halloween advertisement. Check it out.

    10:25: "Acting! (sarcasm)

    "If it helps you get up in the morning ... sure."



    "Reunion"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucB9ZoUXpqI

    Highlights:
  • 0:27/3:07 in.
  • 9:07 in.
  • 12:05/13:18 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 27:25 in.
  • 29:13 in.
  • About 39:00 in.
  • 43:58 in.

    "I believe we make out own fate; coincidences usually just lack a vision."



    "Caged"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueDMYN2w884

    Highlights:
  • 3:33 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 7:12 in.
  • 17:47 in.
  • About 23:00 in.
  • About 29:13 in.
  • 36:00 in.
  • 39:47 in.



    "Going Home"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hZVLSJPuAA

    Highlights:
  • 6:55 in.
  • 20:28 in.
  • 25:30 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 32:58 in.
  • 39:44 in.



    Honestly, it's looking to me like when I am done, I might classify this as some of the finest television scoring ever. I know, a high mark, but it's not like it's joining a short list of ten shows, and there's no room, so it's appropriate.

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     Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 1:01 PM   
     By:   Avatarded   (Member)

    It's always been the pinnacle for me personally.

    Arnold treated the pilot like one of his major films and didn't cut any corners one would have expected for television at the time.

    Kiner built on that foundation and it showed.


    I'm obviously very much a James Horner person, but "The Visitor" is my ultimate 'Holy Grail'.

     
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