What would they have thought?
On my “cardio-theater” (which consists of a small DVD player on a shelf in front of my treadmill) I’m watching the first season of Heroes. It’s a good show, and each episode ends with a fast-stepping, very cool but somewhat creepy little bit of theme music.
I’ve always wondered what people would think if you went back to some historical era and played modern music (presumably with the instruments of the time). Would people in 700 AD “get” that music at all? Or the theme music from “Jurassic Park”? Anything by Philip Glass? Would it make any emotional sense at all?
Maybe Hiro Nakumura could tell us. But speaking of Hiro, while looking up his name, I noticed you can buy your very own Samurai sword just like his. It’s a real sword made of tempered steel and even has the Heroes logo on it. I hope people who buy it realize that in addition to being a nifty bit of show memorabilia, it is also a deadly weapon.