What brought you to Bear's music? Battlestar Galactica? Or something different? So basically... how did you end up here, in this little corner of the internet? Share some stories, if you like.
My story: I'll start at the very beginning. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. Nah wait, wrong beginning.
It was a cold summer night in 2003, when I read that somebody wants to reimagine one of my favorite childhood shows, Battlestar Galactica. Some guy named Moore. Deep Space Nine Moore? The very same.
First I thought it was a bad idea, because I loved Hatch's trailer for The Second coming and I knew this project would kill it for good. But I'm open for new things, so I watched Moore's version as soon as possible. Long story short: I completely fell in love with the mini series and when they green-lighted a whole season I was a VERY happy camper.
And then, some episodes into season one, a buddy of mine asked me if I'd help him to establish Germanys biggest, shiniest, best (and only) BSG fan page. So I became admin of Caprica City
, and therefore very involved into the show.
For me one of the coolest things of Moores reimagination was the music. It was so drastically different from the original, but sooo good. Loved the drums during space battles. I've heard of Richard Gibbs, who scored the mini series. But who's this Bear-guy who took over in Season one? This guy is my age (I always imagined composers as kind of old, don't know why) and he scores one of the coolest TV shows I've ever seen? He's good! So I bought the soundtrack and played it a lot.
And then he took over another show I really liked, Eureka. And Terminator SCC with one of my favourite actresses, Summer Glau? I HAD to become a fan of his work and get all of his CDs. Even the three horror scores were great, and I don't like horror at all.
Working on a fan page has many advantages. One is that you get the chance to talk to actors and staff
. Those are all great persons, but, hands down, the nicest one was Bear. Such a nice, friendly and open person, who really took his time and spend a whole afternoon with us and even sat down on the piano to give us a taste of the brand new Caprica main theme.
So long story short: Nice guy, great composer, that's why I'm here.