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"Science Fiction / Double Feature" is a song from the musical productions of The Rocky Horror Show since 1973, from the 1975 movie, from the 2010 Glee episode "The Rocky Horror Glee Show", from the 2015 tribute production celebrating 40 years, and from the 2016 reimagining movie. It was composed by Richard O'Brien with musical arrangements by Richard Hartley.

Lyrics

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Raines was the invisible man

Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outerspace
And this is how the message ran

Science Fiction - double-feature
Dr X will build a creature
See Androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh, at the late night
Double Feature, Picture Show

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Jeanette Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes give him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills

Science Fiction Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh, at the late night
Double Feature, Picture Show

I wanna go, oh
To the late night Double Feature Picture Show
By R.K.O, oh
To the late night Double Feature Picture Show
In the back row oh oh oh oh
To the late night Double Feature Picture Show

Trivia

  • It would appear that, if you look at the script version of the song, Richard O'Brien was planning on doing a montage during the credits;[1] an explanation for this would be appreciated.
  • Lyrics and a alternate opening sequence include many movie references like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Flash Gordon (1936), The Invisible Man (1933), King Kong (1933),  It Came from Outer Space (1953), Doctor X (1932), Forbidden Planet (1956), Tarantula (1955), The Day of the Triffids (1962), Night of the Demon (1957),  When Worlds Collide (1951)

References

  1. http://www.imsdb.com/Movie%20Scripts/Rocky%20Horror%20Picture%20Show,%20The%20Script.html

Click the logo to listen or buy on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Groove Music or Amazon Music:

  • Original London Cast Recording (1973) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Spotify 16 Groove Amazon-logo
  • Original Roxy Cast Recording (1974) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Spotify 16 Groove Amazon-logo
  • Original Movie Cast Recording (1975) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Spotify 16 Groove Amazon-logo
  • New Broadway Cast Recording (2001) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Spotify 16 Groove Amazon-logo
  • Glee Cast Recording (2010) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Spotify 16 Groove Amazon-logo
  • Reimagining Cast Recording (2016) ITunes icon Kingnee - PlayStore Groove Amazon-logo

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