They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!


Blood on the Tracks Episode 30: Bastard Alien(s) Part 1.

December 31st, 2019


"Alien" (1979) and its sequel "Aliens" (1986) have influenced countless films in their wake. They both have possibly created, and definitely have made previously existing tropes popular, cementing them into pop culture to the extent that one can easily recognise an "'Alien' formula" in many different films, regardless of setting. In this episode Lee explores the soundtracks and scores of films that clearly display this formula. Considering the vast amount of films out there to choose from, there will at least be a part 2.

--Main Title from "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Main Title from "Planet of the Vampires" (1965) --Gino Marinuzzi Jr.
--Communication #1D35E1 from "Dark Star" (1974) --John Carpenter
--Connexion & Fright from "Contamination" (1980) --Goblin
--Main Title from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1980) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Sandy Kills from "Inseminoid" (1981) --John Scott
--Theme from "Forbidden World" (1982) --Susan Justin
--End Credits from "Star Crystal" (1986) --Stefanianna Christopherson
--Main Theme from "Creepozoids" (1987) --Guy Moon
--Theme from "Deep Space" (1988) --Alan Oldfield & Robert O. Ragland
--Discovery from "Leviathan" (1989) --Jerry Goldsmith
--Suite from "Harbinger Down" (2015) --Christopher Drake
--The Long Way Back from "Life" (2017) --Jon Ekstrand

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

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