12.06.2017

When the Tomorrowland Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album was released on May 18, 2015, it contained only 73 minutes of the original score composed by Michael Giacchino for the film. 

As frequently happens in the film music community, an anonymous source has leaked the (nearly) complete soundtrack for Michael Giacchino's original Tomorrowland score.

The full track titles were initially discovered on the ASCAP website by an observant fan on the John Williams Fan Network forums, just prior to the leaked music files appearing online as recently as last month.

Whatever vigilant insider leaked these tracks, they somewhat curiously titled their release "recording sessions", although its contents appear to more accurately reflect extractions from the editing process. While these tracks do contain most of the music featured in the film, along with some fantastic bonus mixes and alternates, there was most certainly more music recorded for the various iterations of the edit through the course of post-production. 

The soundtrack completists over at Chrono-Score have done a great job breaking down what is included across the various releases, as well as which pieces are mislabeled, remixed, and missing. The reason for a few of those mislabelings can likely be attributed to the re-recordings done for the film's reshoots, which shuffled many sequences, particularly in the first act.

Here's our (ongoing) analysis of everything included in the sessions, and how they compare to the original album release and the film itself.

UPDATE: Links removed at the request of the composer.

In researching this music, we made a surprising discovery about the film:

There are two (slightly different) versions of Tomorrowland currently in official circulation. The Theatrical and Blu-ray versions of the film use the original recording sessions version of the track "Pins of a Feather" underneath the bioluminescent tree scene, while the Digital / Streaming & DVD versions of the film use the album version. (Which features an alternate intro that is also present as a separate track on the recording sessions release.) These are entirely different compositions, each lending a different tone to the scene. To illustrate, here is our video comparison of the two versions:


Ultimately, the album version ramps more dramatically into the final suite — with a reprise of the Plus Ultra theme — while the original theatrical cut lends a more dire gravity to their predicament. Both are great pieces of music, but having two versions of the movie floating around depending on the format is ... mildly confusing. 

5.22.2017

Join Hastin and Nick as they present a feature-length audio commentary companion to Tomorrowland, including exclusive interview excerpts with Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, Jeff Jensen, Thomas Robinson, and Raffey Cassidy!

You can listen on YouTube or download the audio track from SoundCloud:



*To sync this track with the film, press "play" when the first opening logo firework bursts.

If you would like to skip to the interview excerpts, you may do so at the following timecodes:

- 00:00:59 - Damon Lindelof on the editing process.
- 00:07:13 - Brad Bird on pin variations.
- 00:13:52 - Damon Lindelof on the first draft.
- 00:19:27 - Jeff Jensen on the first draft.
- 00:27:20 - Jeff Jensen on Casey's character.
- 00:38:50 - Damon Lindelof on length.
- 00:40:45 - Damon Lindelof on Walt Disney.
- 00:51:20 - Damon Lindelof on Drummelberg.
- 00:55:48 - Damon Lindelof on Frank's holographic dog.
- 01:01:34 - Thomas Robinson & Raffey Cassidy on flashbacks.
- 01:10:18 - Jeff Jensen on "Before Tomorrowland".
- 01:28:19 - Damon Lindelof on Nix & Plus Ultra.
- 01:41:49 - Damon Lindelof on Nix's speech.
- 01:58:05 - Brad Bird on the creative process.
- 02:01:15 - Brad Bird on the end credits design.
- 02:02:03 - Brad Bird on the future of Tomorrowland.
- 02:02:45 - Damon Lindelof on the future of Tomorrowland.
- 02:04:13 - Jeff Jensen on the future of Tomorrowland.
- 02:08:39 - Final words from Damon Lindelof.

This commentary was recorded in 2016 for the first anniversary of the film "Tomorrowland" and released for its second anniversary on May 22, 2017.

4.19.2017


At the 2017 Replica Prop Forum Los Angeles Prop Party, my Tomorrowland jetpack replica took home the inaugural "Rusty Dremel" award!

Tested.com's Norm Chan was on site to interview me about the pack, and while my voice was almost entirely gone after a full day of chatting in a loud prop shop, I was happy to regale him with some of the history behind the prop!

Even after two years of tinkering, the jetpack is far from complete, but you can follow the progress in the group build thread on the RPF.

For shots of the pack in action, check out these photo galleries from San Diego Comic Con and D23 Expo in 2015.





3.08.2017


A new reading of an analysis originally published May 25, 2015 on Tomorrowland Times.

Written and Performed by Nick Tierce.

Listen to the original music track.


3.01.2017

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