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Many thanks to Star Boy for help with tracking down sources of material.


Drum & Bass

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.”
ASC – Reality Check Alice Trenton in Alice in Acidland (1969) “Everything around me became suddenly unreal …”
ASC & Mav – Sceptical Teller in Mysteries of Magic 1 – Masters of Mystery “[It’s one that] you can’t watch passively. You can’t just sit there and go ‘oh yeah, yeah, she’s floating through the air’. You just can’t. It’s in human nature to be sceptical.”
Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) “Back off man, I’m a scientist.”
Brockout – The Remains Baron Von Leppe in The Terror (1963) “What you see, lieutenant, are the remains of a noble house. Relics. Ghosts of past glories.”
Chris SU – Solaris Rheya in Solaris (2002) “Chris, what’s the matter? Don’t you love me any more? I love you so much!”
Cruel Culture & Er.iC – Rejected John in Immortal (2004) “There’s something important you should know. This planet is rejecting me, Jill. This atmosphere, this oxygen, it’s burning me up.”
Dash – Winter MactilburghThe Fifth Element (1997) “The compositional elements of his DNA chain are the same as ours, [there’s simply more of them,] tightly packed with infinite genetic knowledge, almost like this being was engineered.”
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, series 1 episode 5 “White Rabbit” “Not a big believer in “magic”. But this place is different. Special. The others don’t want to talk about it because it scares them. But we all know it. We all feel it. … What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason? …” / Jack: “That’s impossible.” / Locke: “I’ve looked into the eye of this island. And what I saw? It was beautiful.”
ICR & Autumn - Yesterday Without a Paddle (2004) “When we were kids, it didn’t matter what the song was. We weren’t wrapped up in what was cool and uncool. We just listened to the music. It should be like that now. Just listen to the song, man.”
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?”
Logistics – Thunderchild Pasadena Control in Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978) “What's that flare? See it? A green flare, coming from Mars, kind of a green mist behind it. It’s getting closer. You see it, Bermuda? Come in, Bermuda!”
Mav – Cruise Control Kris Kelvin and Moddard in Solaris (Солярис) (1972, English dub) “Ready Kelvin?” “Ready, Moddard.” “You have nothing to worry about. Have a good trip.” “My regards to the others.” “When is liftoff?” “You’re already underway. Hold tight.”
Professor Messenger and Conference Chairman in Solaris (Солярис) (1972, English dub)

Professor Messenger: “[Perhaps, but may I venture another opinion. We are on the verge of an immense discovery.] I should think it most unwise if the important decisions we shall make at this point were based on the observations furnished us [by a brave but technically qualified layman. Nevertheless we owe a debt and every explorer will envy this pilot, his discipline and presence of mind, his talents of observation. Moreover I maintain that at this present time, we are bound morally to press forward with our probes until the whole truth is uncovered.]”

Conference Chairman: “[Burton’s statements would appear to be the outward expression of a very involved hallucinatory complex induced by atmospheric influences of planetary origin plus obscure irrational symptoms to which the brain’s cortical substance contributed in some measure through the excitation of associated zones] and it would appear moreover this report in no way reflects the actual facts.”

Unidentified “Get up! On your feet, (unintelligible)!”
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 and Posh Accent Villain in Quatermass 2 “This way please. Right along will you. Quickly.” … “We’re not inside the dome are we?” “No. This is an air lock. It’s not possible to enter the dome itself but you will be taken downstairs.” … “It’s quite safe.”
Mav – Ocean Phantom Doctor Victor Stein in The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) “[Frankenstein would have been accepted as] a genius of science.”
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!”
Professor Messenger in Solaris (Солярис) (1972, English dub) “[The essential question is far more serious than the simple study of Solaristics. We are probing the very frontier of human knowledge.] I ask is it proper artificially to establish a knowledge frontier. By the very fact of doing so we limit our concept of the infinity of man’s knowledge, and if our movement is not forward, do we not risk moving backward?”
Mav – Skylines Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) “Back off man, I’m a scientist.”
Doctor Victor Stein in The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) “[Frankenstein would have been accepted as] a genius of science.”
Mav & Implex – Chasm Henri Berton (Анри Бертон) in Solaris (Солярис) (1972, English dub)

“[… All my efforts were required in operating the ship, in checking instruments.] I wasn’t watching outside. As a result, I unknowingly entered the fog bank. … It was like nothing I’d ever seen before. It seemed to be a colloidal substance, a gluey mass. All the windows were coated. The fog reduced the lift to the rotor blades, and then once more I began slowly to lose altitude. I couldn’t see the sun, where I supposed it would be. [The fog looked like fire.] I emerged about an hour later into a large open space. The patch was round like a dome and about 300 feet across. [Uh …] At that moment, I observed phenomenal changes in the ocean. The water became strangely still, and the surface looked transparent yet somehow troubled. A sort of mucus started to congeal. It rose up from the depths in long veins. It emerged from the waters boiling and turning in circles. [After a while, a crust appeared on top. The crust solidified; uh, the surface was brown, like burnt sugar syrup. (Un-dubbed section in Russian.) I turned back to my controls for a moment, [and] when I looked out again I saw a below me, a kind of garden. … Well, I could see vegetation and plants of this colloidal substance, acacia trees, and everything seemed to be in miniature. … [Oh, they weren’t real leaves,] they were made of some sort of plastic material. All of a sudden, cracks started to appear. [The boiling began again, and the crust began to break up. The camera was on part of the time; you’ll be able to judge better from the picture. … ]”

(This is a transcript of the English dub, of the lines spoken by Berton; in Chasm, the lines are not sampled in order that they are spoken.)

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.”
Noisia & Mayhem – Moonway Renegade Iron Claw and Chun Te Se in Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick (1982) Iron Claw: “Now you are a great fighter. You have mastered the special moonway technique. You will go on to take revenge, for yourself and for your poor father … Fifteen years ago, Chun Te killed the great master in cold blood, then he ran away, and became a renegade, killing people and taking their money wherever he could. Chun was and still is very evil. … Chun has become rich from the skills of the great master that he murdered … and the techniques that I have taken the time to teach you: use them for good.” / “Chun Te, I have sought you for a long time. You killed my beloved instructor and then you adopted his technique … You have used it only for destruction. Your time has come.”
Chun Te Se: “So, my weaker friend, you have come to the place where you will finally die!”
(thanks to Kryptopex for finding this)
Nookie – Heaven Colin Powell news conference, 14th September 2011 “I was raised a soldier, and you’re trained, there is the enemy occupying a piece of ground. We can define it in time, space and other dimensions, and you can assemble forces and go after it. … The enemy is in many places. … The enemy is hidden. The enemy is very often right here within our own country.” (Adapted from the Washington Post transcript.)
Om Unit – Sleepwalkers Bearded Man in They Live (1988) “Our impulses are being redirected. We are living in an artificially-induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep. They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. That is their primary method of survival: to keep us asleep, keep us selfish, keep us sedated.”
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.)


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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.”
Space Manoeuvres – Stage One Trailer for Event Horizon (1997) “[After seven years] in deep space … [it came back] abandoned.” “Any crew?” “Negative.”
Thomas P. Heckmann & Marc Romboy – Ultra Vixens The narrator from Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979) “Smalltown, USA. Average people. Ordinary people. The folks next door. Walk down any street, knock on any door, and who will you meet? Your neighbors. That’s what it’s all about. Friendly people, getting to know one another, pulling together for the mutual good. At work and at play, giving new meanings to the word ‘democracy’. People like Mr. Peterbuilt, a man for the name born. His obsession: garbage. His profession: sanitary engineer. His avocation …”


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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.”


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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”


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


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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.”
Dan HabarNam – One Pinball Playing Man in Waking Life (2001) “Actually, there’s only one instant, and it’s right now …”
DJ Zen – I Believe Malcolm Reynolds and the Operative in Serenity (2005)

Disjointed dialogue taken from Serenity, between Mal and the Operative, played back at a higher pitch:

The Operative: “It's not my place to ask. I believe in something greater than myself. A better world.” / “There's no place for me there, any more than there is for you.” / “Malcolm …” / “You're not a Reaver, Mal.”
Mal: “So me and mine gotta lay down and die... so you can live in your better world?”
The Operative: “I have no illusions about it, but it must be done.”
Mal: “Keep talking.”
The Operative: “You're a human man, and you will never understand …” / “Of course you care.” / “Of course …”
The Operative: “I believe in something greater than myself. A better world. A world without sin.”

Sam KDC – Selfless Dr Paul Ruth in Scanners (1981) “It’s not surprising. With all those other voices in your head, how can you hear your own voice? … How can you develop a self …?”