Ann Wells is an elementary music teacher by day and a nerd all the time. Her fandoms include Star Wars (the original three, thank-you-very-much), Doctor Who (10 is her doctor), and great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Neil Gaiman, among others. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing an instrument, singing show tunes, being crafty with yarn, or doing the bidding of her cat.
What is that organ music that has become synonymous with phantoms, vampires, and all manner of other spooky situations? Because of its use in creating dark and sinister atmospheres, it is probably the most famous piece that Bach ever wrote: the Toccata Read More
The Cape was not a very well-received show when it aired on NBC in January and February of 2011. Despite the show's general failure, however, the producers did make at least one excellent decision when they hired Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, Read More
Being a child of the 1980s, I love the music of that decade and I was looking forward to hearing track after track of upbeat, synthesized accompaniments and big hair sounds. There are plenty of examples of the classic '80s sound on the album, but it's Read More
This is the first article in a series in which I will tell you about some of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy podcasts on the Internet. Each article will describe some of the great podcasts that I have found related to a particular category or Read More
Mixed in with Watchmen's soundtrack of popular songs from the various eras being portrayed were several significant scenes that were backed up with famous works of classical music, so here we are with another Geek's Guide to take a look at this Read More
Shortly after The Return of the King came out, composer Howard Shore took on the daunting task of reducing three movies' worth of music into one concert-length work. Now, just in time for the tenth anniversary of the first film's release, it has finally Read More
After watching Torchwood: Miracle Day, one question in particular that lingers in my mind is this: just who is this Captain Jack guy, anyway, especially in light of the events of Miracle Day? Read More
Thanks for joining us as we finish up our look at classical music in the world of Star Trek: The Next Generation. To guide us, we'll take a look at two more of YouTube user johannalaforge's Star Trek music montage videos. Read More
The soundtrack of this fourth installment of the Spy Kids movie franchise might be described as Mission: Impossible meets The Pink Panther, with a bit of James Bond thrown in for good measure. In addition to directing the movie, Robert Rodriguez Read More
In this installment in the Geek's Guide's look at examples of classical music as found in Star Trek: The Next Generation, we're going to look at another one of YouTube user johannalaforge's Star Trek music videos, followed by more information on the Read More
While classical music appears occasionally in the Star Trek: The Original Series and its various spin-offs, it is in The Next Generation that examples of Western classical music appear most frequently. Today, we are going to begin a tour of Picard's Read More
The Ood Cast is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts out there, and the things that make it so great are all of the original skits and music that the four Oods write and perform to go with their commentary on each new Doctor Who episode. No matter what Read More
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