Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top 4 Most Awesome Dino Doc Themes

This post was inspired by the Nostalgia Critic's "Top 11 Most Awesome Movie Themes" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlzhxVj7xck ). It's nothing formal, just a list of what I (as a non-expert dino fan) think are the most awesome dino doc themes & why. Even still, I hope that at least some you will get something out of it. As for why "Top 4", to quote Santa Claus ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KMYPsPNXQ ), "I've checked it more than once, but less than ten times, because around four I get bored."



4) "Paleoworld" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXjbcImbO-k ): This theme is great adventure music. In fact, this theme reminds me of "The Lord of the Rings" (#11 on the NC's list) in that it makes me want to stand up & yell "F*** YEAH! That was just the begining of the action! Ehh!!!!" & "F*** YEAH! I'm gonna vacation there! Mmmhhh!!!" (in combination with the footage of dino digs & museums, respectively).



3) "Evolve" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfUGBtRxmTE ): As a wrestling fan, this theme reminds me of Batista's theme ("I Walk Alone": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sSTRiv_OA8 ). Don't get me wrong as I never really liked Batista. However, I always really liked his theme because it made me think of "RAW ANIMALISTIC POWER" more than any other. That's basically what "Evolve" is about (albeit in a different context), hence why a Batista-esque theme is so fitting.



2) "Bonehead Detectives of the PaleoWorld" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GqRtc3tRE ): As a rock fan, this theme reminds me of "You Shook Me All Night Long" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWCINQn6k0s ) for obvious reasons. Specifically, these are 2 awesome rock songs with similar-sounding choruses, & everyone loves screaming the chorus of an awesome rock song.



1) "Dinosaur Revolution" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBKOxMi47-Q ): Even though DR got mixed reviews, I think everyone can agree on 2 things: Its dinos are the most anatomically-accurate of any dino doc at that point; Its theme is the most awesome of any dino doc at that point. In fact, DR's theme reminds me of "Conan" (#2 on the NC's list) in that "it's amazing, it's grand, it's epic, it's...just massive". DR's theme is so awesome that I had to provide a link to the extended version (as opposed to a DR episode, which uses a much shorter version).



Honorable Mention) "Walking with Dinosaurs" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqs5kqUwMhg ): It was kind of a toss-up between this theme & "Paleoworld". I know this theme gets a big cheer whenever the doc opens, but it's the songs in the actual doc that make me wanna stand up & roar (E.g. The "Diplodocus Herd" scene from the "Ballad of Big Al" episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1yv7Pi78Og ), hence why it didn't make the "Top 4".

3 comments:

Craig Dylke said...

I'm afraid the exclusion of any Impossible Pictures efforts, especially their Nigel Marvin entries means I can't take this list seriously. Honorable mention doesn't cut it I'm afraid.

My opinion, but I feel it strong enough to leave it on the internet here for you :P

Hadiaz said...

@Craig Dylke

1stly, last I checked, "Honorable mention counts as making the list" ( http://thelobolair.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23217&page=2 ).

2ndly, to be fair, can you honestly say that the other IP dino doc themes qualified as awesome?: TBoBA's theme is almost exactly the same as the original WWD theme (almost b/c it lacked the Howie Long-esque scream in the background & thus was slightly less awesome); CBD's theme was a 10-second snippet of the original WWD's background music; PP didn't even have a theme, just a bad narrator talking over decent background music.

P.S. I know you were kidding, but I wanted to clarify anyway. ;)

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

My fave one would be the PaleoWorld one, number 2 would go to "The Battle of the Salt Plains" from The Ballad of Big Al's soundtrack

BTW The Prehistoric Park theme was an epic one!!