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A Rejected Spin on a New 'Star Wars' Theme

Just because legendary original "Star Wars" composer John Williams has committed to once again taking to the keys (and strings and majestic horns and stuff probably) for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed new films doesn't mean the book is totally closed on space-related orchestrations. After all, Michael Giacchino, whose work soundtracked both of Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot installments and his hit TV show "LOST," has a little time on his hands.

Enter Ben Schwartz, a.k. Jean-Ralphio. Giacchino and Schwartz took to the piano for an, um, alternative update on Williams' well-known "Imperial March" piece (yes, you know, dunn dunnn dunnnnnnn dun-da-dun dun da-dunnnn). Just...watch the above clip and you'll see what we mean.

Just because Giacchino is willing to mess with tradition a little, though, doesn't mean Williams should sleep with one eye open looking for the younger composed. Giacchino says that he's had his share of space travel and if asked to score the new "Star Wars," would back away.

"I would say, 'I don't want to do it. John, you do it,'" Giacchino told Huffington Post Entertainment in a recent interview. "From day one, I have said I hope John does it. Selfishly, I want to hear more 'Star Wars' music and I want to hear what he would do with it. He's been an incredible teacher over the years to me, he's a friend and he's one of the best composers on Earth. I want him to do it. That's the way it should go."

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