Jerry Goldsmith - The Explorers (1985)
I'm always amazed at how many people I encounter that have never seen this movie. Then I'm amazed at how many people I actually bring up this movie around. In this film, often referred to as The Goonies in space, the late great Jerry Goldsmith managed to capture all kinds of awesome thematic elements in this score which grabs your inner child, drops it in a trashcan spaceship and lets you be 12 years old all over again...without getting that nasty trashcan juice on you. It was a really tough call on what track to give you guys this week, as there are several winners here with sounds ranging from adventurous overtures, atmospheric sci-fi soundscapes, and catchy rock tunes. I'm leaving you with the stereotypical 80's finale tune that wraps the whole movie up in an 8 minute track.