Monday, April 20, 2009

Doctor Who Wins Theme Tune Poll

Total Sci-Fi Online recently conducted a poll to find out what visitors of the website thought the best science fiction theme tune was. There were ten theme tunes to choose from and Doctor Who was voted the winner of the poll with Red Dwarf coming in second place and The X-Files in third place. Total Sci-Fi Online editor, Matt McAllister had this to say:

“The poll result proves that in addition to being one of the most popular science fiction shows ever created, Doctor Who also boasts the most iconic sci-fi theme tune. Grainer and Derbyshire’s theme manages to convey the outlandish quality of the show and is instantly recognisable to fans throughout the world just by its opening bars.”

The original Doctor Who theme was composed by Ron Grainer in 1963 and was then arranged by Delia Derbyshire. The theme tune has been recreated many times since and the current version of the theme tune which was created in 2005 is composed by Murray Gold. The results of the poll can be seen below:

  • 1) Doctor Who
  • 2) Red Dwarf
  • 3) The X-Files
  • 4) Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • 5) Star Trek
  • 6) Thunderbirds
  • 7) The Twilight Zone
  • 8) Battlestar Galactica
  • 9) Quantum Leap
  • 10) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
A full article on the poll can be read by clicking here at Total Sci-Fi Online. What do you think of the results of this poll? Did you vote for the Doctor Who theme?


Outcast Timelord said...

I love the doctor who theme tune!

Conor said...

Congrats! I knew DW would win!