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See also Drum 'n' Bass Sample List (under Samples from movies and TV), although clearly he is not a Mav fan. For psytrance and goa, see PsyDB.

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Antibreak – Traveling Gnome Palmer Joss in Contact (1997) “As a person of faith I’m bound by a different covenant than Doctor Arroway. But our goal is one and the same: the pursuit of Truth. I for one believe her.”
Chris SU – Solaris Solaris (2002?) “Chris, what’s the matter? Don’t you love me any more? I love you so much!”
Dom & Roland – Imagination Leonardo da Vinci in Star Trek: Voyager #3.26 “Scorpion: Part 1” (1997) “[There are times, Katarina, when I find myself] transfixed by a shadow on the wall, [or the splashing of water against a stone]. I stare at it, [the hours pass,] the world around me drops away, replaced by worlds being created and destroyed by my imagination.”
Exocet – Demon Seed Apocalypse Now
Future Engineers – Eden John Locke, Lost, episode 5 “White Rabbit” “I’m not a big believer in magic. But this place is different. It’s special. The others don’t want to talk about it because it scares them. But we all know it. We all feel it … I’ve looked into the eye of this island. And what I saw was beautiful.” (Also: “What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason?”, unspecified episode.)
Implex – Pi Maximillian Cohen in Pi (1998) “… One, mathematics is the language of nature. Two, everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. Three, if you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature.” / “You see, there’s math everywhere.” / “The number is nothing! It’s the meaning, the syntax. It’s between the numbers. If you haven’t understood it, it’s because it’s not for you.” (This movie is consistently mistranscribed, and I have tried to transcribe it as accurately as I can in spite of the actor’s imprecise diction.)
Lenzman & Jubei – Room 237 Forest ranger in The Shining (1980) “KDK 1 calling KDK 12. Are you receiving me? This is KDK 1 calling KDK 12. KDK 1 calling KDK 12. Do you read me?”
Mav – God of Speed Franklin Story Musgrave interviewed for Space episode 6, “Boldly Go” (2001) “When you see a launch from the outside, it’s a rather glorious, magnificent thing. Inside, it’s the absolute opposite of that. It’s 137 decibels. It’s shaking. Everything is shaking.”
Mav – Northern Lights Professor Quatermass in Quatermass 2
Mav – Scientific Way David Filby in The Time Machine (1960) “George, I speak to you as a friend, more, as a brother: if that machine can do what you say it can, destroy it. Destroy it George, before it destroys you!”
Mav & Implex – Chasm Solaris (2002?)
The Militia – 1999 Class of 1999 (1990) “The year is 1999. The gang controlled areas have become known as Free-Fire Zones. The police will not enter. There is no law.” [1]
Motive One – Life Han in Enter the Dragon (1973) “We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life.”
Pendulum vs the Freestylers – Fasten Your Seatbelt Dr Otto Octavius (Dr Octopus) in Spider-Man 2 (2004) “Ladies and gentleman, fasten your seatbelts.”
Photek – U.F.O. Rendlesham Forest UFO: Col. Halt’s tape (1980) “There is no doubt about it – there is some type of strange flashing red light ahead.” “It’s yellow” / “Right on this position here. Straight ahead, in between the trees – there it is again. Watch – straight ahead, off my flashlight there, sir. There it is.” etc.
Pleasure – Utopia The alien, in Contact (1997) “You’re an interesting species. … You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. … [The] only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.”
Probe One – Orion Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982) “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”
Probe-One – Strata [Cartridge remix] Gaff in Blade Runner (1982) “It’s too bad she won’t live! But then again, who does?”
Raiden – Infection [E-Sassin remix] Red Queen in Resident Evil (2002) “One of the Hive’s early experiments, produced by injecting the T-virus directly into living tissue. The results were unstable.” / “Now that it has fed on fresh DNA, it will mutate, becoming a stronger, faster hunter.” / “I didn’t think any of you would make it this far. Not without infection.” / “You’re all going to die down here.”
Shakka & Diamond – Word of God Maximillian Cohen in Pi (1998) “… the number in my head is the true name of God?” (Preceding lines can be heard faintly, including Rabbi Cohen saying “216 letters long”)
Rabbi Cohen in Pi (1998) “… and with their deaths, they destroyed our greatest secret.”
Stray – Silver From the Sky Philippe Petit in Man On Wire (2008) “… and suddenly, I freeze … and I see something magnificent, something that inspire me … Now, I need to have that, this little tangible, uh, start of my dream, but everybody is watching, and but I need that page, and so what I do is under the cover of sneeze … I tear the page, put it under my jacket, and go out. Now, of course I would have a toothache for a week, but what’s the pain in comparison that now I have acquired my dream.”
Total Science – Where Are We Maximillian Cohen in Pi (1998) “9:13, personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did.” (There is another indistinct speech sample at 3:16 that cannot be positively traced back to the film.)

Trance

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Aria – Dido [Armin van Buuren’s Universal Religion mix] NASA ground control crewman Cecil B. de Stafford, Apollo 7 (1968) “Yeah… some of the reproductions here are real good, I can look out through Wally’s rendezvous window” etc. (More details)
Bamboo Forest – Backspace Logan’s Run (1976) (based on the transcript) “Sit facing the screen” / “The question has been answered” / “That is the name of the object”
Imperative Reaction – Compressed/Terror 1) Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979) “Horror and moral terror are your friends.”
2) Mick Travis in if.... (1968) “One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.”
3) Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971) “This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.”
4) Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981) “Tina! Bring me the axe!”
Man With No Name – Own the World Blanche Walters in The Devil Commands (1941) “If you can do what you’re trying to do, you’ll own the world. You know that, don’t you?”
Man With No Name – Teleport Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986) “… human teleportation, molecular decimation, breakdown and reformation is inherently purging. It makes a man a king.”
Modular1 – Falling Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Donna Hayward: “Do you think that if you were falling in space, that you would slow down after a while, or go faster and faster?” / Laura Palmer: “Faster and faster, and for a long time you wouldn’t feel anything, and then you’d burst into fire, forever.”
Solar Stone – Solarcoaster Alabama Whitman in True Romance (1993) “I look back and am amazed that my thoughts were so clear and true. That three words went through my mind endlessly. Repeating themselves like a broken record. You’re so cool. You’re so cool. You’re so cool.”

House

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12th Street – Brain Damage Jip in Human Traffic (1999) “Present is gone. Fantasy is a part of reality, and we take the brakes off. We’re thinking clearly yet not thinking at all. And this feels right. We stop trying to control things. Warm rush of chemicals through us. We’re fluctuating. Is this brain damage? We forget all the pain and the hurt in life. We want to go somewhere else. We’re not threatened by people anymore. All our insecurities have evaporated. We’re in the clouds now, wide open. We’re spacemen, orbiting the Earth. Yeah, the world looks beautiful from here, man. We’re nympholeptics, desiring for the unobtainable. We risk sanity for moments of temporary enlightenment. So many ideas, so little memory. The last thought killed by anticipation of the next. We embrace an overwhelming feeling of love. We flow in unison. We’re together. … We wave goodbye.”
Jamez presents Tatoine – Music [Da Lounge mix] 1) Theodore Arroway in Contact (1997) “But I guess I’d say if it is just us… seems like an awful waste of space.”
2) Palmer Joss in Contact (1997) “We shop at home, we surf the Web…but at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier, and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history. We’re becoming a synthesized society.”

Breaks

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Quivver – Space Manoeuvres Part 3 Dr. Schreber in Dark City (1998) “First there was darkness. Then came the strangers. They were a race as old as time itself. They had mastered the ultimate technology. The ability to alter physical reality … They called this ability ‘Tuning’.”
Leuroj – Warriors Luther in The Warriors (1979) “Warriors – come out to play”

Ambient

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Bassic – Sleeper Duke Leto Atreides in Dune (1984) “… something sleeps inside us …” / “The sleeper must awaken.”

Other

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Blue Planet Corporation – Stalker Maximillian Cohen in Pi (1998) “… adrenalin injections, high dose ibuprofen, steroids, Trager Mentastics, violent exercise, cafergot suppositories, caffeine, acupuncture, marijuana, Percodan, Midrine, Tenormin, Sansert, homeopathics. No results.”