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magarity November 6 2012 04:13 AM

Great opening sequence
So over in the forum for Enterprise the opening sequence is regularly bashed and defended so I'm curious in general, what's your favorite TV opening sequence? The one that best captures the essense of, and sets the mood for the show? And I mean the whole of it; not "the song was great but the imagery was dumb" or vice versa.

I have to say "Sledge Hammer" or "Stargate Atlantis" get my vote for most appropriate opening to show relationship.

Gary Mitchell November 6 2012 05:56 AM

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I always liked the openings for the different seasons of Babylon 5.

auntiehill November 6 2012 07:02 AM

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Stargate: SG1, Magnum, PI, PBS' Mystery, Deadwood, Dexter, Robot Chicken and The Simpsons are some to come immediately to mind.

Kirkman1987 November 6 2012 07:55 AM

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M*A*S*H has a very powerful intro, and it sets the mood very effectively. It's not entirely Representative of the show (at least in the earlier more comedic seasons) but I don't think it was inappropriate.

I also think those Mission Impossible montage intros were really slick.

inflatabledalek November 6 2012 09:22 AM

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Best original: The colour Emma Peel credits for The Avengers.

Best Lots-of-clips: The A-Team.

Claudia November 6 2012 10:01 AM

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Currently: Game of Thrones. I love that intro to bits.

Also: I liked the Enterprise-intro, B5 of course (esp seasons 3 and 4), Beauty and the Beast (the 1980's version), SG-1 (the syndication-version with the clips), MacGyver

CmdrAJD November 6 2012 02:17 PM

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I agree on the Sledge Hammer opening. The X-Files was another one where I thought the music and visuals went together perfectly with the tone of the show.

Balrog November 6 2012 03:26 PM

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Loved the nuBSG opening credits that included clips from the upcoming episode.

Forbin November 6 2012 04:13 PM

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B5, seasons 3 and 5
Space: 1999
Mission: Impossible
Hawaii 5-0
Cowboy Bebop
Ghost in the Shell (both seasons)
The Addams Family
Gilligan's Island
The Jetsons
The Avengers (Steed and Emma)

Lots more I can't think of right now.

DonIago November 6 2012 04:29 PM

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"Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" both have very artistic opening credit sequences, and they're great on their own terms, but I'm not entirely sure whether I'd call them representative of their series.

Forbin November 6 2012 04:46 PM

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Lost. Not!

Admiral2 November 6 2012 04:56 PM

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Jonny Quest
Mighty Max
G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero
Stargate SG1
Battlestar Galactica TOS
Twilight Zone
Wonder Woman
The Six Million Dollar Man
Seven Days
Police Squad! (IN COLOR)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Mister Fandango November 6 2012 04:57 PM

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I really love the opening for Dexter. It's a great demonstration of how twisted ordinary things can look if you simply choose to see them that way, and how someone like Dexter sees the world all the time.

sojourner November 6 2012 05:13 PM

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I always thought the intro to The Equalizer set the stage very well.

Gaith November 6 2012 05:14 PM

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In the City of Angels, under cover of Night
People are drowning in a sea of light...
The devil's holding your life on the line -
Angels are calling, praying for time!
Something's got to give - something's got to break -
Before it's too late - before it's too late!

Awesomeness. :techman:

Can't forget Walker, Texas Ranger or Early Edition (particularly Gary's narration, though "Time Has Come Today" was excellent also)... I love how the Boston Legal intro bleeds in and out of the episodes' reality... Louie is great... TNG is classic (just recently discovered you can actually see people walking inside the ship during the final fly-by)... The Pacific's theme is heartbreaking, with beautiful visuals... Sledge Hammer! is indeed topping...

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