As curators of the world’s only full time geek culture radio station and loyal Doctor Who fans, we just couldn’t not talk about this. YouTuber GeorgeCMusic gives us his ideation of the Doctor Who theme might sound if legendary director and composer John Carpenter took a shot at it. In his films, Carpenter frequently took a hand in writing important music for them. Noteworthy are his themes for Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China.
GeorgeCMusic is quite the scholar on music and musical style. He commented: “Continuing my loose series of “What If”s, here’s how I imagine John Carpenter (in association with Alan Howarth, circa 1981) might have done a Doctor Who theme. Synths used were: Arturia Prophet VS, ARP Odyssey VSTi, LinnDrum samples, Amore Grand Piano, NI FM7. Also used was the Ferric Classic Tape simulator to give the mix a bit of a retro crunch.”
Here’s his take on the theme. Be sure to pause the Krypton Radio stream while you listen (dueling soundtracks is no fun).
You can find the extended mix on his Soundcloud channel.
12 new episodes of Doctor Who are currently filming in Cardiff and will premiere on BBC One in April 2017.