Well this one is just silly.
Because of my continuing tendencies to try to incorporate the Theme from Halo into every song I hear, I noticed that the (classic) theme from the British Sci Fi series Doctor Who is written in a similar rhythm as that of the main theme from the videogame Halo.
I thought it would be fun to pit the two songs against each other. Over many years of re-arrangements of the song, the Theme from Doctor Who traditionally has relied heavily on synthesized sound, and the program’s eponymous hero rarely uses a gun to solve his problems, instead relying on his wit and vast knowledge to save the day. Halo, in contrast, being a first person shooter game, is all about guns and blowing things up, and in particular features in-game marines that hoot and holler to get you psyched up to shoot and blow stuff up! The Halo Soundtrack has some virtual instruments, but mostly features orchestral sound and relies heavily on world instruments and tribal beats.
All I know is that If Master Chief had a sonic screwdriver built into his armor, he would totally rock! ...more!
PS: Am I a Doctor Who fan? Of course! My favorite classic Doctor was Tom Baker, but I am really enjoying the newer Doctors.
Disclaimers and Credits:
Theme from Doctor Who composed by Ron Grainer
Theme from Halo composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori
Halo Sound bites from the Halo and Halo 2 in-game dialogue databank at http://halo.bungie.org
Doctor Who sound bites from the BBC Doctor Who sound download page at http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/sounds/
Arrangement by Elnea, with reference to the 1964 Erie Music Piano arrangement of the Theme from Doctor Who and the Piano arrangement of the Halo Main Theme by Devin Eastman.