It's things like this that remind me why;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggppYfXSGdg&feature=related
a) Dr Who is the greatest fandom in the universe ever!
b) The frik don't I live in the UK so I can go to these things?
c) How great Murry Gold has consistently been as composer and omfg if my brother doesn't get me the series five soundtrack for my birthday I will kill him ;)
d) How much I can't flipping wait for series six to air April 30th here!
Having played the alto saxophone for nine years, I do love soundtracks of any kind. One of my Eastern Europe tour highlights was going to a Viennese Orchestral Concert and talking shop with another musical guy on my tour. It does surprise me though that a tv show can have such a cinematic sounding soundtrack which let's face it, is better than a lot of the stuff we hear out of Hollywood.
Karen Gillan was right in the first part of the Proms when she said that this kind of thing is something kids will remember for the rest of their lives. It's just so epic!
I haven't enjoyed Dr Who this much since I was a little kid watching dodgy VCR library copies of old Who with my Dad and brother. I love that this new new series is a fairytale of hope and that the soundtrack reflects this. I am the Doctor is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard and it and Amy's Theme can move me to tears (the only other composer who has managed that is the great Danny Elfman in films like Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow).
Oh why don't I just say it. WELCOME BACK DR WHO. WELCOME BACK.
DREAD THE 30TH GUYS. THERE WILL BE SQUEE ALL OVER THIS LJ.