Sadly, your dedicated fanboy has no more episodes of Doctor Who to watch until the 50th anniversary in November, though I am very much looking forward to seeing Frazer Hines this weekend at Comicpalooza. In an effort to stave off the madness of a Who-less existence, today I want to talk to you about trock, or Time Lord Rock, which is music inspired by Doctor Who.
It's like Harry Potter Wizard Rock, except it's not universally awful.
Before we begin, there is a person you need to know the name of. It's Delia Derbyshire, and she was literally doing every cool ambient-electronica bit you love way back before it was cool. It was her that turned Ron Grainer's score for Doctor Who into that iconic synthesized arrangement that has become so influential, an arrangement that was so brilliant Grainer himself said, 'Did I write that?"
The BBC screwed her out of co-composer credits, though we'll at least see an homage to her in the upcoming docudrama An Adventure In Space and Time where she's played by Sarah Winter.