Great opening sequence

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by magarity, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I said out, dammit!
    Ah! Agreed. One of may favorite openings, despite my forgetting all about it in my first post. :)
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
  3. jbohn

    jbohn Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 29, 2000
    I always thought the theme and opening montage for Caprica was astounding. It gave me shivers the first time I saw it and I had to rewind and watch it again. Too bad the series as a whole didn't match that quality.
  4. Garak

    Garak Salty Dog Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Boardwalk Empire
    Game of Thrones
    Rescue Me
    True Blood
    The Wire
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  5. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    Great opening credits: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Carnivale, Caprica, DS9, VOY

    Bad opening credits: Boardwalk Empire, wtf is up with the music? And of course ENT

    Meh: Boss, Homeland
  6. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    Any time the question is asked, I direct people to this:

  7. Warp Coil

    Warp Coil Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    MD, USA
    Agreed. It nearly made my top 10 list. I love the music (it's Bear McCreary, after all) and I like the way they transitioned through the different families/groupings of the characters. Really nicely done.
  8. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    New York, NY
    I think Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Dexter are my current favourites. BSG was great and Voyager was pretty impressive when it debuted.
  9. Andrew_Kearley

    Andrew_Kearley Captain Captain

    Jan 13, 2007
    Moonbase Alpha
    Doctor Who, 1973-74 series.
  10. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    The Wire.
  11. Starscream2112

    Starscream2112 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2010
    Lost in space season 3
  12. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    There are a lot of great ones out there but I'd have to give it to either The Sopranos or Game of Thrones.
  13. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    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.
  14. DonIago

    DonIago Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
  15. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I said out, dammit!
    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.
  16. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    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.

    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.

  17. Icemizer

    Icemizer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 29, 2008
    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.
  18. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks There's a- a peck here with an acorn pointed at me Premium Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Syracuse NY
    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.

  19. Shurik

    Shurik Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 28, 2003
    Haifa, Israel
    The Walking Dead - mainly because the music is damn creepy - and Game Of Thrones.
  20. IcecreamLtDan

    IcecreamLtDan Captain Captain

    Jan 24, 2004
    North Carolina, USA
    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.