Speaking of ripping off, anyone else notice how Star Wars Rogue One basically uses the same main theme as Starcrash? See here:
Well, I probably shouldn't go so far as to call it a rip-off-- since Starcrash is basically a rip-off of Star Wars, we could say the Rogue One theme is an homage. Some background: Michael Giacchino (pronounced 'jah-KEEN-oh' for those of you wondering) wasn't the original composer for Rogue One, and was brought on to the film late in the game. He had something like 4 weeks to come up with a score. Now, I'm not saying he took an easy way out and just tweaked the theme from Starcrash to get him through the day. Giacchino has said he's a fan of John Barry (the composer for Starcrash), and given that Rogue One was the first of the outrigger Star Wars stories, I can see Giacchino having a little bit of fun in "paying homage" to one of the more notorious Star Wars rip-offs. So, in the end, maybe not so much of a rip-off of the theme, but man... the side by side comparison of the two themes blows my mind. I was at the live show and really considered doing a Second Opinions song about it, but my singing chops are pretty much non-existent and some of the other people there ended up doing a much better job than I ever could have.