Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Interstellar Overdrive

Following the 'Star Trekking' post, Peter J mentioned a Doctor Who themed song he was reminded of.

I loved watching Doctor Who as a kid, and actually it was the source of the first nightmare I can remember. I watched an episode with my dad that featured the Daleks with their robotic 'Exterminate' catchphrase. I did not sleep well at all that night.

Anyhoo...one of my favourite parts of Doctor Who is the theme music. The BBC has been kind enough to put up a web page that lets you play with samples from the Doctor Who theme and create your own. They call it the Radiophonotron and it is lots of fun to play with. Give it a try if you have a few minutes...


Oh yeah...and Pink Floyd sampled some Doctor Who theme music in "One Of These Days" when they performed it live in the Division Bell tour...

2 comments:

Kimota94 aka Matt said...

Hey, you've given me something to post about next: bad dreams and how great they are!!

Peter J. said...

Strangely, it was the Tom Baker-era opening sequence that freaked me out about Doctor Who... as soon as I saw that spinning green vortex with the creepy music I was off to another channel as fast as I could jump up to turn the knob. It wasn't until Colin Baker's stint (ah, Perpugilliam Brown) that I gave it another try.

Then again, I was the kid who was frightened by Threepio and Artoo but not Vader.