What are your favorite Sci-Fi sounds.

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    The old sci-fi movies were full of delightful promises for the future.
    Today's science has surpassed 1950s' sci-fi predictions on many
    aspects (thinking computers here) but some other aspects were
    left unachieved. (thinking flying cars here).

    One other aspect on which sci-fi movies showed superior technology
    to what has been achieved today, is the sound effects! How come
    our modern technology sounds sooo boring. Come on! The old sci-fi
    is chuck full of neat sounds.

    Here are some of my personal favorites:

    1- Basically anything coming out of an original War of the Worlds
    movie "hovering" alien craft:

    - Heat rays: Listen

    - Green rays: Listen

    - The alien probe: Listen
    (That one scared the Space-Pope out of me when I was a kid) :D

    2- Star Trek had some cool stuff.

    - Communicators: Listen

    - The bridge: Listen

    - The sliding doors: Listen

    3- Star Wars had tons of cool sounds but my favorites are:

    - Gonk Droids.

    - Tie Fighter engines. Listen

    - Dart Vador's breather.

    4 - Honorable mentions go to Goldorak (Grandizer, Goldrake, Shogun Warrior, etc…)

    - Vega's saucer sound: Listen

    - Vega's starship background sounds: Listen


    What are your favorites? :)
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    The TARDIS sound from Doctor Who :)
     
  3. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    The moving eye on the Cylons from the original Battlestar Galactica.
     
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    If we're talking Sci-Fi, we've got to be talking about Doctor Who. :cool:

    I'm thinking the famous battle cry of the Daleks, or the distinctive sound of the TARDIS – I've got that one looped as the ringtone on my mobile. :D

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    Bugger! :mad: ;)
     
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    Lightsaber, when they go on, and when they clash
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Light-sabres and the heavy breathing of Darth Vader are classics.

    Also like the 5 notes from Close Encounters... and the atonal spooky slab music from 2001; is it Ligeti?

    The tripod's foghorns from Spielberg's War of the Worlds were good too.
     
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    Alien probe...classic and I always liked the bridge.








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    The background sounds of the empire's ships including the death star and the imperial cruisers... (its the low humming noise) ... euhh for the non initiated, this is Star Wars the 80ies version
     
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    The squeaking sound of that small animal being crushed in the vial of Baron Harkonnen's drink in Dune.




    :p
     
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    I will never cease being amazed by how the the adverts at the bottom of these threads can be topical for just about any thread (or so it seems!).

    Along with those mentioned above, I like the sound of the Vipers launching in Battlestar, the sound of the staff weapons in Stargate, and the sound of silence in Space 1999.
     
  13. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The sound when Kane breaks the blue fog in the alien ship in Alien.
     
  14. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good submission guys. Kuddos for Silons' optics and Alien sounds.

    Will I dare mention the "Mr-Radar" sound from Spaceballs ^_^
     
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  17. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Is that from: The Day The Earth Stood Still? :eek:
     
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    No, but you have the right studio.

    LOL!
     
  20. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Forbidden Planet? :(
     
  21. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    No...Forbidden Planet was MGM.

    I've gotta take a short break, but if no one gets it I'll be back with the answer later.

    Hint: the studio in question used that sound effect a lot back then. I've heard it in at least one movie and three TV series. Of those four, I think it's best known as the sound effect of the aforementioned spaceship.
     
  22. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    The doors to the holodeck in TNG.
     
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    does anybody have the sliding door sound from the hitchhikers guide movie?
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Is it the one where the spaceship is underground and the kid watches it land?

    I can't remember the name of the film.:(
     
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