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(Onion AV Club)   Twenty-seven TV credits that evolved with their series   (avclub.com) divider line 22
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2013-01-30 01:50:25 PM
4 votes:
No Doctor Who?
2013-01-30 01:47:08 PM
4 votes:
Babylon 5. That is all.
2013-01-30 12:59:36 PM
4 votes:
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2013-01-30 07:33:43 PM
2 votes:
Lost in Space. That is all.
2013-01-30 06:01:18 PM
2 votes:
No Brady Bunch?  Marcia going from little girl to teen dream plus Mike, Greg, Peter and the evolving perms?
2013-01-30 03:14:10 PM
2 votes:
OH COME ON, NOW
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2013-01-30 03:09:44 PM
2 votes:
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2013-01-30 02:45:05 PM
2 votes:

Rhaab: Babylon 5. That is all.



Susan Ivanova's voice over will always be my favorite:


The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace.

It failed.

But in the year of the Shadow War, it became something greater: our last, best hope - for victory.

The year is 2260. The place: Babylon 5.
2013-01-30 09:24:31 PM
1 votes:
...and the rest the Professor and Mary Ann..
2013-01-30 06:02:33 PM
1 votes:
FarScape?
Space: Above and Beyond??
Rome???
Nowhere Man????

Bueller?
2013-01-30 04:16:42 PM
1 votes:
Well that was a pretty stupid article, almost every tv show that ran more than 1 season changed their opening credits at least once, would have been more interesting to look into shows that didn't change their opening.
2013-01-30 03:43:57 PM
1 votes:

Sybarite: Rhaab: Babylon 5. That is all.

Susan Ivanova's voice over will always be my favorite:


Agreed. They also changed from "The NAME of the place: Babylon 5" to just "The place: Babylon 5"....*much* better IMO.

Wasn't that the season where each character had one line in the opening?
2013-01-30 03:10:49 PM
1 votes:

someonelse: FirstNationalBastard: Just about any TV show that runs more than a couple years has an opening sequence that changes due to cast turnover or changing cast looks or something like that.

The article seems to be focusing on shows where the credits changed to reflect an actual development on the show, not just changing cast/hairstyles. I'm not familiar enough with most of those shows to know how good the list is, though.


Most of the instances they mention were because of changing cast, not some grand design.

X-Files, Happy Days, Petticoat Junction, and one other show were all updated because of cast changes.

The Simpsons was updated because of the move to 16x9 HD.

And the worst part of the article was the flowery prose written for the Dick Van Dyke Show's opening, when the reality was that CBS asked for something to be filmed to keep people interested from the beginning, so Carl Reiner, Sheldon Leonard, and Director John Rich decided to film the cast standing around while Rob comes home and trips over the ottoman. It was filmed in two minutes, and someone said "why not do one where he doesn't trip, so we can keep the audience guessing which one we'll use?", they took an extra two minutes to film that before going home.
2013-01-30 02:59:17 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Just about any TV show that runs more than a couple years has an opening sequence that changes due to cast turnover or changing cast looks or something like that.


The article seems to be focusing on shows where the credits changed to reflect an actual development on the show, not just changing cast/hairstyles. I'm not familiar enough with most of those shows to know how good the list is, though.
2013-01-30 02:57:53 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: FirstNationalBastard: I don't see what makes these few shows anymore special for having different intros than, say, Law and Order replacing cast members in the opening sequence.

And don't forget, the L&O theme changed from that tinny guitar played by some asshole who didn't know when to quit noodling to a smoother, deeper sound by a more restrained musician. I presumed it was to mark the passing of the torch from Michael Moriarty to Sam Waterston.


Actually, it was the year they switched from Dann Florek to Epatha Merkerson running the show that they cut down the intro from the 2 minute version to the nice, smooth 46 second version.
2013-01-30 02:54:30 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: I don't see what makes these few shows anymore special for having different intros than, say, Law and Order replacing cast members in the opening sequence.


And don't forget, the L&O theme changed from that tinny guitar played by some asshole who didn't know when to quit noodling to a smoother, deeper sound by a more restrained musician. I presumed it was to mark the passing of the torch from Michael Moriarty to Sam Waterston.
2013-01-30 02:51:39 PM
1 votes:
Just about any TV show that runs more than a couple years has an opening sequence that changes due to cast turnover or changing cast looks or something like that.

I don't see what makes these few shows anymore special for having different intros than, say, Law and Order replacing cast members in the opening sequence.
2013-01-30 02:38:16 PM
1 votes:
Let's not forget The Sopranos editing out the World Trade Center during Tony's commute home starting with the 2002 season opening credits.
2013-01-30 02:19:13 PM
1 votes:
Checked for Game of Thrones, left satisfied.

I use the fact that it changes every time as an excuse, since it irritates mrs.jms, but, really, I want to watch it every time even if it didn't because:

a) the music
b) what I wouldn't do to have a wargaming table that did that.
2013-01-30 02:18:17 PM
1 votes:
They left out the most important part of the Mary Tyler Moore evolution: "You might just make it after all" became "You're gonna make it after all."
2013-01-30 01:58:32 PM
1 votes:
I still get a kick out of the one episode of Buffy that had Amber Benson listed as a main cast member (she died in that episode).

/also, Jonathan!
//no Animaniacs?
2013-01-30 01:27:55 PM
1 votes:
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