Saturday At The Movies: Zero Zero

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 9 February, 2013

Saturday At The Movies: Zero Zero

The Windsor Theater in Hampton, IA. Photo by Pete Zarria

Today we present a selection of great movie and TV themes, incidental music and suites based on the original scores, going back to the very first piece of film music — a work by Saint‐Saens.

We’ll also be covering the top British film composers of the 30s and 40s like Alwyn and Addinsell, and on to more recent work by the likes of John Barry, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and many more, with perhaps a slight bias towards SF and fantasy… including an unusual treat in the form of the soundtrack to Mike Batt’s early 1980s Australian‐made sci‐fi opus, Zero Zero, which includes some marvellous pieces of music with unusual time signatures and instruments including an early Fairlight CMI.

Pick up some popcorn and settle back in the best seat in the house — your own.

ZBS Radio Hour

Then at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time / 19:00 and 03:00 GMT, join us for the latest episodes of our two adventures in the ZBS Radio Hour. We begin with the first instalment of a new Noir adventure, Fallen Angels That Bounce.

FALLFallen Angels That Bounce — A Neo Noir
Flo has been having frustrating dreams at night. In her dream, she’s trying to get somewhere, but things keep happening; she forgets her ticket, or passport, or purse, she misses her bus, or train, or plane. It keeps happening night after night. So Joe & Moe give her a tip; visualize how she’d like her dream to end, and then go back to sleep and change the dream.

As they create different endings for Flo, new characters are added to her dream: Kim, a twin sister and femme fatale; a couple of gangsters, Ricco and Little LeRoy; a cop, Sam McDuff; a detective, Nick “Knuckles” Malone; a boyfriend, “Dead End” Eddie, and even Joe & Moe.

They ask, “In your dream, where were you trying to go?” When Flo replies, “Brazil,” suddenly her dream explodes into color, it’s Carnival in Rio, people are dancing in the streets, Flo’s dream has become more real than they could ever imagine.

Then at the bottom of the hour, the latest part in our exciting intergalactic Steampunk adventure in Ruby 9 Tune in! And don’t forget, ZBS fans, if you enjoy what you hear on the ZBS Radio Hour, be sure to visit their web site at, where you can pick up these tales in full and many, many more.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:


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