I know embarrassingly little about Dr Who, except that it's British, it's on my Netflix list, and time travel is involved. So I thought it advisable to avail myself of an 8-CD early BBC radio version we have in stock to get myself a bit up to speed. The first one flew by on a 2-hour car trip, and I'm all geared up to listen to the rest. I especially liked the level of the language; for example, one villain described the contemplated pleasures of evildoing as the joy of hearing several dozen violins sawing away out of tune.
The theme song to Doctor Who was declared the winner of a poll conducted by totalscifionline.com to find the best sci-fi TV theme tune of all time, beating out Red Dwarf, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap, and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. The theme was composed by Australian composer Ron Grainer in 1963 and arranged by Delia Derbyshire. She produced it by combining a tape loop of a struck piano string with the sound of test oscillators and filters.
I don't know, somehow I have a special feeling for Twilight Zone.... especially the way The Manhattan Transfer does it!