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Old October 5 2012, 04:18 PM   #30
Bob Morton
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Re: the use of music in scifi & fantasy

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And, of course, there's always The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


I don't know if you're interested in books as well as movies and TV, but there are plenty of fantasy novels in which music has magical properties. Like The Armageddon Rag by George R. R. Martin or The Black Opera by Mary Gentle.
In the Trek novels, whenever the crew come across a musical species it is always the most amazing thing they have ever heard - anyone know if they have every encountered an alien race who's singing sounds like someone who has their gonads trapped in a vice?
There's the Voyager Episode where they come across the species that has never heard singing. The Doctor becomes an opera star until they make their own singer that sounds like its (holographic) gonads are trapped in a vice.
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