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 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I won't pretend that since I love the scoring of the show, that it's up with there the best of television scoring, but it is however highly worth mentioning.

The scoring of the series is an eclectic mix or orchestral work (both small and other times fuller sounding), plenty of Japanese percussion and musical ideas, synth work including electronica material (thankfully used sparingly).

One of the great things about the show is how it let the scoring tell the story, often with little or even no FX/SFX. It wouldn't be unusual to have stretches here it's a montage cue and viewers are treated to the artistic backgrounds. Those ideas would be carried over to Genndy Tartakovsky new show which premiered last year, called "Primal" (unfortunately, Venable was not the chosen composer; the highly annoying scoring of that show is by Tyler Bates and Joanne Higginbottom.

Some might say this would make hours of kick-ass exercising music.

The catchy, albeit annoying theme music is by Will.i.am.

Trailer music composer Paul Dinletir is credited with additional music on every episode Venable scored.
https://www.kaptainmusic.com/public/liste_resultats.php?type_search=simple&classif_236[]=17692&lang=en&page=124#searchpage124

The late Mako voiced the evil Aku.


SEASON 1:




"Episode I"
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1gi
Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xeJDPaktJ8

Highlights:
  • 0:46 in. As the mother disappears into the fog on a boat, an ehru theme can be heard; it'll make appearances throughout the series, signaling Jack's remembrance of the past and longing for home.
  • 4:57 in. Almost eight minutes long.
  • 14:21 in.
  • 14:50 in.
  • 15:51 in.
  • 16:36 in.
  • 18:50 in.

    Venable's episode score won an Annie. The other competition that year, was no competition for Venable (Guy Moon composer, Butch Hartman and Steve Marmel (lyricists), "The Fairly Odd Parents"; Van Dyke Parks, Kevin Kiner, Grant Geissman [songs], "Harold and the Purple Crayon": "Blame It on the Rain").



    "Episode II"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1gq
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtzRaziNSbE

    Highlights:
  • 0:20 in.
  • 20:15 in.



    "Episode III"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn3wn
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suMdeQjXA5g

    Highlights:
  • 1:58/2:31 in. An eight-note theme can be heard in this cue, which will also appear in the series. Six and-a-half minutes long from the second cue.
  • 7:12 in.
  • 10:18 in.
  • 12:19/13:38 in.
  • 14:25/16:10 in.



    "Episode IV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6opkgv
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMgPOifv4Gs

    Highlights:
  • 0:58 in.
  • 3:08 in.
  • 9:40 in.
  • 10:49 in.
  • 11:41 in.
  • 15:55 in.



    "Episode V"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ozk40 (in Spanish)
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-USJqS3PZU

    Highlights:
  • 1:28 in.
  • 3:38 in.
  • 6:48 in.
  • 8:59 in.
  • 16:10 in.
  • 17:29 in.
  • 20:16 in.

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     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 9:48 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    I forgot to note: All loads are slowed down to some degree.



    "Episode VI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0lfl
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glRKL9Ev3e0

    Highlights:
  • 4:55 in.
  • 6:58 in.
  • 11:35/12:28 in.
  • 18:20 in.

    This is one of my favorite episodes scores from the series.



    "Episode VII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0lel
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Bm_B0n12M

    Highlights:
  • About 1:30 in.
  • 5:06 in. It's not a theme, but this musical idea does appear again in the series.
  • 9:57 in.
  • 11:52 in.
  • 14:02 in.
  • 17:42 in.
  • 18:27 in.
  • 21:05 in.



    "Episode VIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbiie
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqEyyk0WsXo

    Highlights:
  • 1:10/3:54 in. The obvious rip of Quincy Jones...
  • 5:47 in.
  • 13:18 in. The, what I'll nick name "Jack's Longing Theme", returns.
  • 19:17 in. Short cue.



    "Episode X"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0leb
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okuficsD_DA

    Highlights:
  • 13:00 in. Over three minutes long.
  • 16:48 in.



    "Episode XI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5q0dzi
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG0MQXQTE4A

    Highlights:
  • 1:14 in. Some people say the theme is close to a theme from a 1961 Japanese film "Yojimbo", but I went through that score (highly recommended, by the way) and I found something with a vague similarity, but that's all. It's another case of people with no depth to their musical knowledge, finding unequal comparisons.
  • 8:51 in.
  • 10:11/11:36 in.
  • 12:50/15:04/16:16/17:02/18:28 in.

    Scotsman: "This is a sword ... and it's bigger than yours."



    "Episode XII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5q0g2g
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyQ0CpVQlTI

    Highlights:
  • 0:57 in. Source music.
  • 6:10 in.
  • 9:33 in.
  • 11:09 in.
  • 13:33 in.



    "Episode XIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1e7
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWKiuiwej0U

    Highlights:
  • 0:17 in.
  • 1:21 in.
  • 4:17 in.
  • 7:44 in.
  • 11:11 in.

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     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 9:58 AM   
     By:   Octoberman   (Member)

    Great thread, Justin.

    This is (was) a fantastic show.
    The score to Ep. 6, "Jack And The Warrior Woman" is my favorite.
    Excellent music, particularly the desert montage.

     
     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 12:56 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 2:




    "Episode XIV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6opijl
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HONyQIt4lbA

    Highlights:
  • 0:10 in.
  • 4:09 in.
  • 4:38 in.
  • 5:07 in.
  • 7:12 in.
  • 10:14 in.
  • 12:02 in.
  • 16:03 in. Also includes that no-theme idea.

    Another one of my favorite episode scores.

    "Jack's Longing theme" is also heard in this episode, but not cited (a short cue).

    Aku: "You can fly?!"
    Jack: "No, jump good!"



    "Episode XV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1e4
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnRpgnX6Fk

    Highlights:
  • 12:30 in.
  • 15:25 in.
  • 19:36 in.

    On a set of season one scoring, I'd skip this episode score.



    "Episode XVI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0lbd
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dTImfG96xw

    Highlights:
  • 1:08 in.
  • 5:56 in.
  • 8:02 in.
  • 12:40 in.
  • 16:34 in.
  • 17:50 in.

    On a set of season one scoring, I'm not sure how much of this I'd include.



    "Episode XVII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rd517
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN-rinOkw70

    Highlights:
  • 0:36/0:58 in.
  • 3:02 in. Some Scottish flavor for the return of the Scotsman.
  • 4:28 in.
  • 8:57 in.
  • 10:48 in.
  • 17:00 in.
  • 19:25 in.

    After Jack bows to a large horde of Scotsmen.
    "What's he doin'?"
    "Don't know, maybe he dropped something."



    "Episode XVIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn16y
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBjGwyyc5qc&

    Highlights:
  • 1:44 in.
  • 7:35 in.
  • 12:58 in.
  • 16:20 in.

    Also includes that no-theme idea (cue not cited).

    Jack: "Your search is over; come and get me."



    "Episode XIX"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0lat
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW0p1w1Q9dQ

    Highlights:
  • 1:28 in.
  • 7:47 in. "Jack's Longing Theme" is heard.
  • 10:05 in.
  • 11:33 in.
  • 13:35 in.
  • 14:42 in.
  • 18:30 in.
  • 20:51 in.

    Another one of my favorite episode scores.



    "Episode XX"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1dk
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C17p4a2eLAk

    Highlights:
  • 1:00 in.
  • 5:12 in.
  • 6:58 in.
  • 17:27 in.



    "Episode XXI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6opigf
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFb4BKWjak

    Highlights:
  • 2:46 in.
  • 9:16 in.
  • 12:33 in.
  • 18:09 in.*

    * = You do realize that even though we didn't actually see, Jack got ... blown out the ass a dragon ... right? Let that sink in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Yesss, you have to enter me [...]"



    "Episode XXII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn1da
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9zMvXNtQUg

    Highlights:
  • 2:13 in.
  • 5:35/7:39 in.
  • 9:26 in.
  • 10:47 in.
  • 12:15/13:42/13:56/14:05 in. 12:56: That Aku statue is peeing.
  • 15:24 in.
  • 16:48 in.
  • 19:38 in.

    That's all but one or two cues.
    One of my favorite episode scores and one of my favorite episodes.

    Lionor: "You have given us the greatest hunt. You have earned your freedom. It is our way, the Imakandi way! Run free, Samurai Jack, run free."

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     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:57 PM   
     By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

    There's a bunch of cues on Venables' website.

    https://www.venablemusic.com/samurai-jack

     
     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 2:01 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Oh, thanks -- I stopped going there since there was pretty much no updates and the last time I checked, it only had like one to three cues. This is great news!



    EDIT:
    Appears most, if not all, of the cues on his site are from the first episode.

     
     Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 2:36 PM   
     By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

    Oh, thanks -- I stopped going there since there was pretty much no updates and the last time I checked, it only had like one to three cues. This is great news!

    I went looking for info on his new JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT score and was pleasantly surprised to find an expanded JERSEY GIRL section that looks to be complete.

     
     Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 8:12 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 2:




    "Episode XXIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbi4j
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abQOyn0okE

    Highlights:
  • 3:19/19:10 in. The falsely-proclaims "Yojimbo" theme makes another appearance.
  • 6:03 in. There are some brief lulls and the music continues on for about over four minutes.
  • 10:46 in.
  • 11:48 in. Continues after the commercial break.
  • 14:19 in.*
  • 18:24 in.

    15:07/15:55 in: Fat TMNT.


    NO [GOOD] LOAD FOUND.
    "Episode XXIV"

    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIhoHPbkOFQ



    "Episode XXV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn11m
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTUglOxY1I

    Highlights:
  • 1:40 in. About three minutes of battle music.
  • 7:04 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 9:10 in.
  • 13:02 in.
  • 19:16 in.



    "Episode XXVI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbjw
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pds21gAVglo

    Highlights:
  • 1:07 in.
  • 2:15 in.
  • 9:15 in.
  • 13:44 in.
  • 15:30 in.
  • 17:24 in.

    Jack: "My sandals don't like to be laughed at."

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     Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 11:52 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 3:

    This s all of season three.



    "Episode XXVII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbh1p
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyLma_DVhqc

    Highlights:
  • 1:16 in.
  • 6:53 in.
  • 9:28 in.
  • 12:02 in.
  • 15:42 in.
  • 18:57 in.

    I hate this episode.
    17:31 in: That's how I feel when watching this episode.



    "Episode XXVIII" (Rave
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6opi39
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7gOFni5qc

    Highlights:
  • 6:08 in.
  • 20:05 in. Short cue.

    I hate this episode.
    And the hate goes toward the Godawful trance rave music, too, which a certain portion of the SJ base seem to go crazy for!



    "Episode XXIX"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6opi0m
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjOGpR5RroQ

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. A western/country combo with a beat. Westry? Countern?
  • 0:57 in.
  • 1:16 in.
  • 2:32 in. 2:03 in could probably be an opening tag to it.
  • 3:25 in.
  • 4:29 in.
  • 5:19 in.
  • 6:20 in.
  • 9:16 in. Continues after a short lull after the commercial break. Then there's another lull.
  • 14:04 in.
  • 16:15 in.
  • 18:49 in.

    That's pretty much every cue.
    One of my favorite episode scores.

    1:40 in: That's too long a focus on a fat guy's butt crack.



    "Episode XXX"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbgv0
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLbl5PTl9Pc

    Highlights:
  • 7:30 in.
  • 11:57 in.
  • 13:29 in.
  • 18:40 in.



    "Episode XXXI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ophpd
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMS4hRsD8ww

    Highlights:
  • 0:24 in.
  • 9:00 in.
  • 11:56 in.
  • 13:35 in.
  • 15:50 in.
  • 19:14 in.



    "Episode XXXII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbnbm
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpzIfaSWAlQ

    Highlights:
  • 8:28 in.
  • 9:28 in.
  • 11:47 in.
  • 14:59 in.
  • 18:49 in.

    Final season spoilers:
    The prophecy the guardian refers to, was obviously wrong, as Jack stumbles upon the place the time portal is at again 50 years later in the final season. It's in ruins, the portal is gone, and the broken glasses of the Guardian lie on the floor; obviously killed by Aku (who went about destroying all time portals so Jack was stuck).



    "Episode XXXIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ophr0
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QZwPFIE5I8

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. Another variation of the falsely-claimed "Yojimbo" theme. Over a minute long.
  • 8:00 in.
  • 9:13 in.
  • 11:14 in.
  • 12:15 in.
  • 14:57 in.

    Very mediocre episode.



    "Episode XXXIV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn3kj
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Hckeb_cTU

    Highlights:
  • 5:19 in.
  • 6:54 in.
  • 10:33 in.
  • 14:49 in.
  • 16:50 in.



    "Episode XXXV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbgj8
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3pnq4mRsvE

    Highlights:
  • 7:25 in.
  • 9:45 in.
  • 18:17 in. "Jacks' Longing Theme" is heard.
  • 18:57 in.

    Something to watch on Halloween.



    "Episode XXXVI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0wj
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IYBSkU9hqg

    Highlights:
  • 1:32 in.
  • 4:16 in.
  • 6:40 in.
  • 9:36 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 14:30 in.
  • 17:44 in.

    This is one of my favorite episodes.



    "Episode XXXVII" / "The Birth of Evil"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0yz
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqyZnabqYJo

    The only episodes (so far) to have a title on screen.

    Highlights:
  • 0:29 in.
  • 9:58 in. Continues after the commercial break.
  • 13:04 in.



    "Episode XXXVIII" / "The Birth of Evil: Part II"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0xz
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efNmbnRapA

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 4:40 in.
  • 8:29 in.
  • 9:56/11:18 in.
  • 12:44 in.
  • 17:15 in.
  • 19:35 in.



    "Episode XXXIX"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ophhz
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHaezusaCBQ

    Highlights:
  • 2:03 in.
  • 3:02 in.
  • 11:03 in.
  • 13:08 in.
  • 17:15 in.
  • 17:49 in.
  • 18:41 in.
  • 19:18 in.

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     Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 8:12 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 4:

    This is all of season four.



    "Episode XL"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0xm
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGcPC818nXU

    Highlights:
  • 4:00 in.
  • 5:38 in.
  • 8:47 in.
  • 9:47 in.
  • 10:35 in.
  • 12:15 in.
  • 13:15 in.
  • 19:27 in.

    I think that's all but two cues.

    This is one of my favorite episodes, but it's mainly for the long artsy, stylish, and mental battle for the last six minutes of the episode. What a wonderful musical playground Venable was given on so many episodes!



    "Episode XLI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ophku
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voy_dUtdqxc

    Highlights:
  • 3:02 in.
  • 5:20 in.
  • 10:08 in.
  • 18:30 in.

    I hate this episode.
    Still better than the Jack Chicken and rave episodes.



    "Episode XLII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbgam
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAFQe7IQVAg

    Highlights:
  • 6:11 in.
  • 14:01 in.
  • 15:53 in.

    This is one of my favorite episodes.
    Yes, that guy is annoying when it starts, but it's a build up to a bigger point.
    I also love the looks of the red robbed bounty hunters. And that slow-mo battle and music is just awesome.

    Jack: "You have not yet earned the right to face my blade."

    "Jack: "He who runs with aggression, walks without dignity."



    "Episode XLIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rbn3r
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28vHocCt-UA

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:08 in.
  • 6:18 in.
  • 9:04 in.
  • 16:40 in.
  • 19:40 in.



    "Episode XLIV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0wv
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5pgAQmf3_c

    Highlights:
  • 1:55 in.
  • 8:57 in.
  • 9:36/10:14 in.
  • 12:10 in.
  • 15:16 in.
  • 18:57 in.

    This is one of my favorite episodes.
    It's a long build up of the arrogance the assassins, with the release of what Jack does at the end.



    "Episode XLV"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ophf9
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LdRtVt8pg

    Highlights:
  • 3:55 in.
  • 5:05 in.
  • 8:48 in.
  • 11:19 in.
  • 12:22 in. More after the commercial break.
  • 13:34 in.
  • 14:33 in.
  • 19:44 in.

    The Scotsman returns again.



    "Episode XLVI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tn0w8
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln40HD0UJOk

    Highlights:
  • 0:05 in.
  • 0:42 in.
  • 3:00 in. Some obvious influence from Elfman's main title theme to "Mars Attacks!". About five minutes long.
  • 8:09 in.
  • 9:15 in.
  • 11:45 in.
  • 12:40 in.
  • 16:12 in.
  • 18:30 in.

    Final season spoilers:
    The final season is set fifty years after this season. The Scotsman makes two more appearances, but he is skilled off in the first one, only to come back as a ghost.

    Jack: "Jump good."
    Scotsman: "Yeah, yeah."



    "Episode XLVII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0kse
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTBnsSKVrM

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:42 in.
  • 7:30 in.
  • 8:16 in.
  • 11:31 in.
  • 13:07 in.
  • 16:38/17:34 in.
  • 21:04 in.

    A rather bad episode. Boring as hell, and too many Star Wars references.



    "Episode XLVIII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0ks2
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfbSjfpVKVg

    Highlights:
  • 2:30 in.
  • 8:26 in. And the cue after the commercial break would of course be the ending to the cue.
  • 11:46/13:29 in.
  • 13:56/17:14 in.
  • 20:00 in.

    This is one of my favorite episodes. It's not terribly complex, but Aku and Jack face off on more equal terms, which is very entertaining.

    3:25 in: Aku's reaction is what I have seeing some of the posts people make online.

    8:25 in: The face people make trying to not say anything to the stupid people and their stupid posts.

    "You are so lucky, samurai; most of us have to live with our mistakes, but you get to DIIIIIEEE by yours!!!"



    "Episode XLIX" / "Seasons of Death"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vlmns (load is sped up; volume is lower)
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgZAJwHGDC4

    Highlights:
  • 2:20 in.
  • 9:29/10:49 in.
  • 12:05 in.
  • 13:56/17:29 in.

    A favorite episode, but to a lesser degree. Gotta say I like the creepy midget evil scientist. The original minion-looking thing, about six years before "Despicable Me".

    Another episode with a title on screen.



    "Episode L"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6v0kt2
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPV80fRMQU

    Highlights:
  • 0:50 in. Almost eight minutes long.
  • 9:39 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 20:32 in.

    A favorite episode. It's also a favorite, not only the episodes but the score, amongst the fan base.



    "Episode LI"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6t2up4 (load is sped up; volume is lower)
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZvPfGy9Wm8

    Highlights:
  • 1:03 in. Sounds like part of a cue from the first episode of the series was tracked here.
  • 2:27 in.
  • 5:58 in.
  • 7:17 in.
  • 9:35 in.
  • 12:06/12:33/12:58 in.
  • 15:18 in.



    "Episode LII"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vlja1 (load is sped up; volume is lower)
    Cartoon Network purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVPWxV_SUFk

    Highlights:
  • 2:00 in.
  • About 3:20 in.
  • 4:22 in.
  • 5:27 in.
  • 9:02 in.
  • 10:55 in.
  • 12:32 in.
  • 14:47/17:07 in.*

    Sadly, this is the episode season four ended on.

    * = Why do robots have to be hairy all over? Even armpit hair?



    That's it for Venable.
    The series was cancelled in 2004. For many years fans wanted the series back or at least a proper ending to it. Then in about 2016 it was announced the show would come back and end the saga. In 2017 we got tend episodes to bring the series to a conclusion.

    I was excited to not only see the show again, but to hopefully have Venable back. Month after month passed and there was no composer announcement. Then finally in a video at some event (maybe a Comic Con), Genndy said he was seeking another composer; he gave one bullshit excuse after another: he wanted something different (Venable has done cartoons, comedies, this show, lighter work, orchestral stuff, electronica, etc.) and other nonsensical bullshit.

    Then the terrible news hit: Brian Tyler was hired to score the final season. And when it aired we found out he couldn't even do it with one additional composer, with something like three to five on each episode. And the end product: A third-rate poor man's page of Venable, lacking all the heart, the creativity, the memorability, and soul of [v]Venable's work. The IMDb Trivia page states Tyler incorporated some of Venable's themes, but was unable to identify a single one. I won't spoil anything, but believe me I extremely disappointed to not hear "Jack's Longing Theme" when it would have been extremely not only appropriate by wanted.

    Then over a year ago a new Genndy series was announced: "Primal".
    The show turned out to be about a pre-historic caveman and a T-Rex that partner together after tragic loses, in an unforgiving violent kill or be killed land where every day is a struggle to survive. No dialogue (not language exists anyway) and more chances for Genndy's preferred style of artistic scenes and music only to tell stories.

    Hoped for Venable, but instead got Tyler Bates fucking again. This time with one of the additional composers from the final season of SJ doing co-composing duties.
    Not a ingle cue worth mentioning. Often the bland generic music just pisses me off. I often imagine score from episodes of "Samurai Jack" that Venable composed, to scenes from "Primal". If ever there was a match made in heaven, it would have been James L. Venable and "Primal".

    For almost two decades fans have clamored for an official release of the scoring of "Samurai Jack" and finally a release was announced ... of the fucking Tyler Bates final season scoring only. They heard us and flipped us off.

    Years ago here at FSM I inquired about it and MV replied that Adult Swim was not interested. Perhaps that has changed since then (MV, can you comment on the current possibility?).

    A short promo with something like twelve cues leaked, but I don't think a single fan favorite was on it. Paul Dinletir never had any cues on the old Robert Etoll Productions website, but the new site that I linked to in an above post, appears to have at least one cue from the show on it; I'll peruse it later for more.


    The promo contents:
    1. The Story Of The Past (01:30)
    2. Aku Battle (01:02)
    3. Rave In The Forest (02:49)
    4. Jack Does Some Chopping (00:33)
    5. Arabia (02:00)
    6. Africa (01:04)
    7. Egypt-Greece-England (01:26)
    8. Norway To Russia (00:31)
    9. Mongolia To China (00:46)
    10. Tibet, Where Jack Ends (02:08)

    Total running time: 13:47



    A live-action feature film has been in development for years with Genndy at the helm, but I honestly don't want to see it, especially since it will undoubtedly be scored by Tyler Bates and five other equally generic-contributing composers.



    Tomorrow I will the video game score and then move on to another series.

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     Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 9:40 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

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     Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 11:46 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    All episodes are added to the post now. Also, a lot of commentary and some information.

     
     Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 8:38 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    VIDEO GAME:




    "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku" (2004)
    Music by: James L. Venable and Paul Dinletir
    "Cut Scene Music By" and "Additional Music By": Mark Yeend

    As there has been no release, all this score is ripped from the game.

    Highlights (game score):
  • Showdown (also used as the end credits for the game): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOL7Ivf6AEY
  • Through the Stronghold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX2st98D_B8
  • Root of Evil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgvEuP1YYOA
  • Soldiers of Aku: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghK7h5ONFww
  • Enter the City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYsNDrHI10k
  • Ro Kra Ka Don: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnFQsSul9l8
  • Moments Paused: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbypWuSwJMo
  • Fighting Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h6Tgcp4WX8
  • The Foreman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmaR2EqlwAw

    I can't tell you how many cues are in the game; the channel I got these from had twenty -five cues.



    Mark Yeend cut scenes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq606ju8dUU

    Highlights:
  • 1:00 in.
  • 2:05 in.
  • 3:37 in.
  • 8:20 in.
  • 9:04 in.

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     Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    ADDITIONAL/UNCREDITED/STOCK MUSIC COMPOSERS:

    Culled from BMI and ASCAP. In no particular order:

  • Timothy Q. Johnson.
  • Michael Tavera.

    ASCP/BMI says Dinletir's first name is Birol. Guess he thought Paul was better.



    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

  • "The Orville": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=119661&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Rockford Files": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135198&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Private Eye": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=115755&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134150&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130392&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Dan August": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124310&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Markham": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130158&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "T.H.E. Cat": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134975&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Name of the Game": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134989&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "McCloud": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126978&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Hart to Hart": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=133995&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "T.J. Hooker": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=132875&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=127052&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored): https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124520&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Christy": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=132600&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=131641&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Rawhide": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129690&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Cover Up": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130567&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130329&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130269&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124398&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129345&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Untouchables" (1993): https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=65884&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Gunsmoke": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=121137&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=127009&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Flying High": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126877&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=115953&forumID=7&archive=0 (complete)

  • "FX: The Series": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=111069&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Seaquest: DSV": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=56958&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=117673&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "CHiPs": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124428&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=121574&forumID=7&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=4&threadID=120754&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=110864&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Police Story": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135221&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Longstreet": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135263&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Vega$": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135267&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Crazy Like a Fox": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135286&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Voyagers!": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135374&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Gemini Man": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135391&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Automan": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135429&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Manimal": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135441&forumID=1&archive=0 ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135443&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Matlock": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135527&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Black Saddle": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135537&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Dark Justice": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135579&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Mannix": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135590&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Jake and the Fatman": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135612&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Murder, She Wrote": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135649&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Miami Vice": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=1&threadID=105333&archive=0

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135519&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Matlock": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135527&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Magnum, pi": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135743&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The A-Team": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135763&forumID=1&archive=0

  • The Random TV Pilots Thread: https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135755&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Wiseguy": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135893&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Cagney & Lacey": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136021&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Visitor" (1997): https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135992&forumID=1&archive=0

  • The Random TV Movies & Miniseries Thread: https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136052&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Paper Dolls": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136127&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • The Random Westerns Score Thread: https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136138&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "From the Earth to the Moon": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136168&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Nowhere Man": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136246&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Starsky and Hutch": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136266&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Vengeance Unlimited": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136307&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Hawk": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136343&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Remington Steele": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136348&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "King of the Hill": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136449&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Ghost Whisperer": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136391&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Baretta": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135966&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Dynasty": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136509&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Colbys": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136756&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Moonlighting": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136771&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Falcon Crest": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136815&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Dallas": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=137022&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Petrocelli": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138286&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Mrs. Columbo": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138292&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Police Woman": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138309&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Madigan": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=111160&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Salvage-1": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138349&forumID=1&archive=0 (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (completed)

  • "Charlie's Angels": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138371&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Emerald Point, N.A.S.": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138504&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Wagon Train": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138522&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Muary Laws Odyssey Thread": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=138742&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Cimarron Strip": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139024&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Born Free": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139062&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "Father Dowling Mysteries": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139075&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed) (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link)

  • "Pasadena": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139106&forumID=1&archive=0 (completed)

  • "The Six Million Dollar Man": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=136992&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Mod Squad": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139225&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Samurai Jack": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139282&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Lady Blue":




    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

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