Saturday At The Movies: Zero Zero

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:

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress