Original Theme Songs: 20, 19

20. Doogie Howser, M.D.

Composer: Mike Post

Iconic, silly show benefited from a great theme and also introducing the world to Neil Patrick Harris, who would become great to have around about 15 years later. This is the second entry from Mike Post on the list.

19. Star Trek: Voyager

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith was one of Hollywood’s most prolific composers, doing the music for Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown, Alien, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Total Recall, L.A. Confidential, and on and on and on. He was nominated 18 times for an Oscar. He doesn’t let down here either.

8 thoughts on “Original Theme Songs: 20, 19”

  1. I watched Doogie religiously. Like with most of my childhood I’ve forgotten most of it, but I do remember some of the surprisingly serious stuff later on. They couldn’t have him be the young prodigy anymore because he was getting older and wasn’t going to be novel to those around him anymore. The show did a great job of transitioning from camp trifle to edgier dramedy, but like usual with TV, especially at that time, the fanbase was unprepared for the smallest change to anything and it didn’t work for long.

    Excellent Voyager theme. Space dramas typically never screw up the theme music, it seems.

      1. Listening now.


        Me, going in: “How bad can it be? What if I disagree?”
        Me, three seconds in: “Oh, dear God.”
        Me, thirty seconds in: *laughing pretty hard now*

      1. Casella’s had a pretty good voice acting career. He’s Daxter in the Jak & Daxter games, so I’ve heard quite a bit of him.

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