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 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Kentishsax   (Member)

As it says on the tin. Here are mine:-

Star Trek the original series - Sandy Courage's theme is so iconic, it's been adapted for use in all films and some series since. The scores themselves are so memorable and very golden age-ish in places. Top flight composers such as Fred Steiner, George Duning, Gerald Fried and so on, were on board and the skilled music editors established a musical identity for the series, in the use of the library music and adaptations of other episodic scores.

Quantum Leap the original series - Mike Post came up with a great catchy theme, both light hearted and dramatic, like the series itself and Velton Ray Bunch picked up the ball and ran with it, when he took over the scoring duties. He even paid for the orchestra himself for the two parter about Lee Harvey Oswald. Glad to have the CD of some scores and Scott Bakula's great singing. We'll ignore the fifth season arrangement of the theme - though they reinstated the original version, for the final episode.

Little House On The Prairie - David Rose fashioned great opening and end title themes and his episodic scoring was beautiful, dramatic and humorous.

Highway to Heaven - David Rose again and my thoughts on Prairie apply here. There's one episode where Landon and French are masquerading as cops and the music is more 1980s cop show in style and Rose adapts his lovely main theme into that vernacular.

Starsky & Hutch - Lalo did the first season theme, Tom Scott took over with his more famous theme, 'Gotcha', then Mark Snow did one and then they reurned to Tom's. The interior scoring had some great funky music, including by trombonist J J Johnson, he was one who stood out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Wacky Races
Hong Kong Phooey
The Hair Beat Bunch
Batfink
The Banana Splits, just for the song.


 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

MIAMI VICE
AIRWOLF
OTHERWORLD
STREETHAWK
TALES FROM THE CRYPT

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)


TOP FIVE
The Wild Wild West
Mission: Impossible
Mannix
Hawaii Five-O
The Streets of San Francisco

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

TWIN PEAKS -- nothing comes even remotely close.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

1. Hawaii Five-0 (Original series) - theme and scores
2. The Twilight Zone (Original series) - more the scores than the theme
3. Star Trek (Original series) - theme and scores
4. Mission: Impossible (Original series) - more the theme, some good scores
5. The Rat Patrol - theme and scores

(And):

6. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - theme and scores


SCOTT

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

1. Lost
2. LOTR: The Rings of Power
3. Star Trek
4. Twin Peaks
5. The Orville

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

1963-1964 The Outer Limits by Dominic Frontiere

1969-1970 Randall & Hopkirk (deceased) by Edwin Astley

January 1972 A come Andromeda by Mario Migliardi
An Italian 5-part version of the British TV serial A for Andromeda from 10 years prior.



1974 Planet of the Apes by Lalo Schifrin, with Earl Hagen & Richard LaSalle

1974-1975 Legacy For The Future (Mirai Eno Isan) by Tôru Takemitsu



[Japan's first television documentary miniseries which ran for seventeen installments March 1974 through December 1975.]

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

1. Battlestar Galactica (1978)
2. Star Trek ('60s)
3. Cosmos (1980)
4. Twilight Zone/Outer Limits/Thriller
5. The Orville


How did I forget Batman: The Animated Series? I think I'll replace Cosmos with that. What an omission.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)


Little House On The Prairie - David Rose fashioned great opening and end title themes and his episodic scoring was beautiful, dramatic and humorous.


What an inspired choice! This thread is going to throw a glaring spotlight on the massive wealth of television scores that sadly may never be released. I would never want all, what 15 seasons? Of Little House on the Prairie. But a 2 or 3 disc compilation? Take my money!

Star Trek TOS
There will never be anything to beat this one.

Battlestar Galactica
Stu Phillips hit a home run with an infectious theme, and lots of memorable individual episode scores. The quality is consistent for the entire season.

Batman
Any kid playing Batman in the back yard singing Nana Nana Nana Nana Batmaaaannn can tell you how effective this is. The scores may not be a great listen on their own, but boy do they establish an undeniable indelible tone for the series.

The A-Team
The theme song good enough for parody or montage. But genuinely rousing. I don’t know if I listen to the soundtrack that much, but again Mike Lost established an amazing rock based musical vocabulary that just screams muscle and action.

The Incredible Hulk
Joe Harnell kills it with a theme that is tragic and full of sympathy, when the obvious route would be more like Conan. The episodic music is pretty good. Several repeating motifs for Hulk’s transformations and rampages, as well as romantic love themes.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Special mention to the Orville for being the lone pillar of how it can and should be done.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

1. Perry Mason
2. Doctor Who
3. The Wild Wild West
4. Hawaii Five-O
5. Miss Marple (the Hickson series)

Tomorrow, might have a different list!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

1) Jeeves and Wooster (Anne Dudley) Absolutely first-rate theme and a couple of dozen scores with many appropriate variations of the jaunty theme.

2) Sherlock Holmes (Patrick Gowers) Great Holmes violin theme with evocative scores to match.

3) Man From Uncle (Goldsmith, etc.) The FSM CDs showcase so many variations of the theme arranged by several composers. Fried, Schifrin, Drasnin, etc. wrote very good score.

4) Mission: Impossible (Schifrin, etc.)

5) Poirot (Christopher Gunning).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Star Trek TOS Theme and oh what scores
Twilight Zone TOS Theme and scores
Wild Wild West TOS Theme and Scores
Any of the 60’s Irwin Allen
Blakes Seven at least the theme

Runner up. Man from Uncle Scores and themes

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Star Trek TOS
There will never be anything to beat this one.

Possibly not. but Barry Gray's music from Thunderbirds comes very close.

The repeated use of various cues throughout both shows really embeds the music into your head.

Star Trek is only slightly better from the point of view that a lot of the cues in Thunderbirds are from
previous Anderson shows.

Beam me up Mr Scott. FAB Virgil.

1 more vote for wacky races and Jeeves and Wooster.

Stay Well
CC

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Larry847   (Member)

Jonny Quest
Lost in Space
Star Trek TOS
Land of the Giants
The Man from UNCLE

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

NORTH AND SOUTH
NORTH AND SOUTH BOOK II
DYNASTY
FALCON CREST
NAPOLEON & JOSEPHINE: A LOVE STORY

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Staccato
Riverboat
The Loner
Man From Uncle
Peter Gunn

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Twilight Zone
Star Trek TOS
Route 66
Batman
Winds Of War/War And Remembrance

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

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