Thursday, April 24, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Unbreakable "Unbreakable"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

This may come as a surprise to you, but when I'm asked what my favorite superhero film is, I say Unbreakable. It's the best example of ultra subtle and realistic super abilities I know. It's also super hard to go wrong with James Newton Howard helming the score. This is one of those stories that I wish I'd written, and this film helped fuel my desire to include great twists in my writing - not my trademark, so no worries ...


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "they call me Mr. Glass, because I break like glass."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Terminator 2 "It's over, Good bye"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

What I consider to be the best film by James Cameron to date (sorry, Avatar), Terminator 2: Judgement Day is the perfect example of what a real sequel should be ... Outdo the original in every single way. In fact, it outdid the original so well, the others that followed haven't come close. The metallic score by Brad Fiedel rocks. Hasta la vista, baby!


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "there is no fate but what we make ..."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Sword Art Online "A Tender Feeling"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

You thought I was going to do Star Wars today, didn't you? Psych! :D

A fairly recent discovery, Sword Art Online is an Anime that follows the adventures of near-future gamers who are neurologically linked to a Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO) and can't log out. Any attempt to free themselves from the game, they die. Die in the virtual world, you die in real life. The only way to survive is to defeat the game. How's that for a high-stakes plot? I'm ten episodes into it now, so hopefully the rest is just as good. The chemistry is killer! Enjoy this track from Kajiura Yuki.



There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and don't forget to bring your teleportation crystals.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A To Z: The Return of the King "The Gray Havens"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

I have a confession to make. No film has ever made me cry the way The Return of the King did. This is the exact track when this happened. Don't judge me. I was in a real low place in my life and thankfully the local small town one-screener was playing this at the time. Howard Score became a household name ever since and I scrambled to find all of his music. This is still my favorite of his. I'm tearing up again ...


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and Frodo lost his finger, and made Samwise cry.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Quantum Leap "Main Theme"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

I knew I was in trouble once we got into the Q's. Luckily there's one old show that I can rely on. Quantum Leap truly captured my imagination as a kid, and I might add is among the more believable theories in time travel. Sometimes my siblings tuned in and cranked the volume just to see me run into the room so I could jam to the opening theme.


Come back on Monday for a new track. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "... Oh, boy ..."

Friday, April 18, 2014

A To Z Challenge: The Princess Bride "Once Upon A Time...Storybook Love"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

My wife said she'd disown me if I didn't include The Princess Bride (though I'm not exactly sure what she meant by that), so I'm playing it safe by showing some love for Mark Knopfler's score. It helps that I'm a fan of the movie. Seriously, if it weren't for the pirates, giants, and monsters, I would have given up on this "kissing" movie when my sisters introduced me to it. This introduced me to fantasy, too!



There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist *one bites me*

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A To Z Challenge: Outlaw Star "Come On!"


For my first A to Z Challenge ever, I'm highlighting a favorite track from various science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and TV shows. Feel free to press play and listen while you visit other A to Z participants.

Thanks to Cartoon Network back in the late 90's, I found Outlaw Star, a sci fi Anime that, to this day, I have yet to find another that's equally entertaining. The frequent twists and irreverent humor had a profound impact on me, so I had to tune in after school. The score by Kow Otani lived up to the premise of outlaws and pirates in space.


There will be a new track tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

I'm David, and "lay off my grappler arms, will ya, buddy?!"