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 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


My compliments to whoever made this suite of Sylvester Levay music from this barely remembered sci-fi TV series that my brother and I watched first-run in 1985—the show sounded so cool, and was so dull! Great theme!



 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I remember the episode where the central family's teens introduced the planet to pop music... it tickled me that their constant pursuer (a pre-Wiseguy/Breaking Bad Jonathan Banks) liked this new sound...! Which was a nice touch.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

This is a day for cheesy tv and film getting a look in. I vaguely remember this on our UK ITV late night showings, and noticing how poor it was. At least I remember it unlike Prisoners of the Lost Dimension. Old Sam Groom seemed to be in a few low budget things. Police Surgeon was the main thing I remember him for.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I remember the episode where the central family's teens introduced the planet to pop music... it tickled me that their constant pursuer (a pre-Wiseguy/Breaking Bad Jonathan Banks) liked this new sound...! Which was a nice touch.

As I recall, they play covers of some pretty huge songs by the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, et al. Which means they'll never be able to afford to clear the rights for video or streaming!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That was pretty neat! Thanks for the heads-up, Lukas.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)



As I recall, they play covers of some pretty huge songs by the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, et al. Which means they'll never be able to afford to clear the rights for video or streaming!

Lukas

Yeah they did... and they delved into writing their own material.... Which I assume Levay came up with.. I can't imagine Shout! Factory is inundated for requests to release this show...


Blimey, Thomas Newman scored an episode!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0667368/reference

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

This is a day for cheesy tv and film getting a look in. I vaguely remember this on our UK ITV late night showings, and noticing how poor it was. At least I remember it unlike Prisoners of the Lost Dimension. Old Sam Groom seemed to be in a few low budget things. Police Surgeon was the main thing I remember him for.

I watched it while living in Barbados. (I hear London-area ITV passed on it.)

http://www.fakebands.com/wiki/index.php?title=Trace_and_Gina also has the musical episode in a YouTube video. "Special Musical Material" by show co-creator Roderick Taylor and Mikel Japp.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikel_Japp

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

What a coincidence, I started watching this show on youtube a week ago, in my mission to see everything Levay scored. I stlll have only seen two episodes.

I'm not 100 % sure that the music in that suite is really by Levay, other than the opening and ending. It doesn't really sound like him. But I'll watch all episodes. I could even email Levay about it if he cares to answer.

Looking forward to the Thomas Newman episode too.

The final episode was scored by a guy called Jim Roberts, the only thing he ever did.










 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)



As I recall, they play covers of some pretty huge songs by the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, et al. Which means they'll never be able to afford to clear the rights for video or streaming!

Lukas

Yeah they did... and they delved into writing their own material.... Which I assume Levay came up with.. I can't imagine Shout! Factory is inundated for requests to release this show...


Blimey, Thomas Newman scored an episode!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0667368/reference


Interesting! Somebody put all eight episodes on Youtube, apparently taped from the CBS broadcasts. Here's the Newman ep:


 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2021 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I just watched the Newman episode. Clearly from the composer of DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. Newman working on his Oberheims.

His score worked well, not too unlike the Levay scores really.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2021 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I just got a reply from Levay where he writes this:

Yes, it is my music from the TV Series „Otherworld“.

But someone, who put this Suite together, did a poor job; it doesn’t sound good, and the cuts are mediocre.

I discovered, that there are quite a lot of spots of „Otherworld“ online.

My original recordings sounds clean and great, they must have made copies from somewhere…

I would have been happy if the sound would be great of these spots.

 
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