Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we celebrate Star Wars May The 5th with a pillar of Star Wars composers, Kevin Kiner, of Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and the NEW series, Star Wars The Bad Batch (now on Disney+).
For this latest score on Star Wars The Bad Batch, Kevin is once again expanding what we consider “Star Wars music” by continuing to employ electronic music and synthesizers in his composing – a process he had used in his other scores for DC shows like 1988’s Superboy, Doom Patrol, Titans, and further experimented with in his now Annie Award-winning score for one of Star Wars greatest moments, The Clone Wars final season and episode, “Victory and Death”!
But if his Star Wars and DC cred isn’t enough for you geeks and gamers, Kevin Kiner’s work plays like a pop-culture “Jock Jams” with such work on Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Enterprise, Hell on Wheels, Transformers Robots in Disguise, NOS4A2, Making a Murderer, Jane the Virgin, Narcos: Mexico and a Saturday Morning TV connection going all the way back to Sid and Marty Kroft’s Land of the Lost reboot and DC Follies.
Join Grim Shea, Marke, and Jimmy the Gent as they sing a merry tune and celebrate a living legend all while Kevin Kiner dances around The Bad Batch spoilers.