Who are your favourite composers, for sci-fi and fantasy TV or film?
I notice more with TV, and there are quite a few good ones.
Christopher Franke was brilliant doing B5. There are some really memorable tunes from there... and the one from the end of Sleeping in Light makes the hairs on the back of my neck tingle... they're even doing it right now thinking of it.
Christophe Beck did some really nice Buffy stuff... The Gift is another spine tingling momemt when Buffy dies.
But I have to say I a completely blown away by Bear McCreary of BSG. He's just amazing. His work is so multi-layered so many instruments, and moods and stories being told...
I think some music does go out of date... Trek is way too antiquated now IMO. Bear is very current. Down the line, he may be out of date who knows.