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Old November 7 2012, 08:36 PM   #31
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Re: Great opening sequence

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Old November 8 2012, 01:45 AM   #32
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There are a lot of great ones out there but I'd have to give it to either The Sopranos or Game of Thrones.
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Old November 8 2012, 02:47 AM   #33
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My all time favorite is The Bob Newhart Show's 'Comming Home to Emily'. It has a cool 70s Jazz vibe, and according to Bob Newhart, the trip that he took from his office to home in would have taken him a couple of hours, and took him well over 100 blocks out of his way.

I also love those Mike Post and Pete Carpenter themes. I'm not sure if there's an album out with all their stuff on it, but that would certainly be worth getting.
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Old November 8 2012, 03:08 AM   #34
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Old November 8 2012, 03:50 AM   #35
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There are a lot of great ones out there but I'd have to give it to either The Sopranos or Game of Thrones.
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My all time favorite is The Bob Newhart Show's 'Comming Home to Emily'. It has a cool 70s Jazz vibe, and according to Bob Newhart, the trip that he took from his office to home in would have taken him a couple of hours, and took him well over 100 blocks out of his way.
Those of us who live in Jersey wondered where the hell Tony was going in those opening titles. Out of the Lincoln Tunnel, then South on the Turnpike past Newark to Carteret, then up thru Kearny, and northeast to his house in Caldwell... Yo, what da fock? That's, like, 2 or 3 hours of driving around.

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Old November 8 2012, 04:23 AM   #36
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Hill Street Blues is my favorite: The station door rolls up and the squad cars emerge with lights and sirens, sliding a little in the rain as they speed into the grim city streets. The sound of police radio calls gives way to the slow, almost halting introductory piano notes of the wonderful, evocative Mike Post theme.

My favorite on a current show is Archer, retro-stylish and sexy with a slightly bizarre edge.

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I also love those Mike Post and Pete Carpenter themes. I'm not sure if there's an album out with all their stuff on it, but that would certainly be worth getting.
Mike Post made a record years back with HSB, The White Shadow, Greatest American Hero, Magnum P.I. and The Rockford Files. Not the original recordings but damn good, with the brilliant guitarist Larry Carlton. It's available in MP3. They replaced the harmonica on "Rockford" with synthesizer, though, which I'm not crazy about.

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Old November 8 2012, 04:10 PM   #37
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The Addams Family, Dukes of Hazard, Gilligans Island, Classic songs with lyrics and visuals that give you the whole show setup in less than a minute.
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Old November 8 2012, 11:29 PM   #38
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The original Tomorrow People, this was my favorite show as a kid. We didn't get many British television imports, besides Benny Hill or the occasional Dr. Who. I couldn't wait for the Thames opening to come on and then the title sequence. Their titles had a very X-Files/Fringe feel to it, 30 years ago.

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Old November 8 2012, 11:54 PM   #39
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The Walking Dead - mainly because the music is damn creepy - and Game Of Thrones.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:16 AM   #40
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As a big fan of Space:1999 as a kid, the theme for both seasons has always stuck in my head. That also included the ITC spinning logo with it's music too, it was quite jarring to me to learn as I got older that it wasn't actually part of the opening theme, just the ITC logo theme.
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Old November 9 2012, 03:12 AM   #41
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I don't know how Perry Mason or Hawaii 5-0 or The Outer Limits or the George Reeves Superman or Fringe have been overlooked.

PS Or Lost in Space.

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Old November 9 2012, 04:17 AM   #42
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Best Music - Millennuim
Best Visual - Game of Thrones
Best Music + Visual - The Prisoner

Pitch perfect combination of rattling music, striking imagery and bizzare shit. Just like the show.


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Old November 9 2012, 04:54 AM   #43
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As a big fan of Space:1999 as a kid, the theme for both seasons has always stuck in my head. That also included the ITC spinning logo with it's music too, it was quite jarring to me to learn as I got older that it wasn't actually part of the opening theme, just the ITC logo theme.
I think that's one reason I didn't get into the Muppet Show that much. I'd see the ITC logo and get excited that Space: 1999 was coming on, then I'd get disappointed that it was only the Muppet Show.
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Old November 9 2012, 05:12 AM   #44
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Can't help it, I'm a sucker for the style of the 70's, 80's and early 90's
Highwayman
Riptide
Hardcastle and McCormick
Street Hawk
Simon & Simon
Stingray (NBC show)
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Hart to Hart
Cagney & Lacey
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Old November 9 2012, 05:15 AM   #45
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Loved the show Stingray.
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