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View Poll Results: Best Opening Credits Ever
Superman The Movie 4 30.77%
Spider-Man (1 or 2, both are very similar) 0 0%
Batman Flying through the Logo 1 7.69%
Firefly Old West Space Opera Stuff 0 0%
Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn 0 0%
Assorted Star Wars Opening Crawl 1 7.69%
Terminator 2 Judgment Day Burning Playground 2 15.38%
Gattaca Hair and Fingernails Falling 1 7.69%
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Zoom in from Space 0 0%
Blade Runner Los Angeles 2019 4 30.77%
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Best SF Opening Credits Poll

Watched Superman for the first time in years last week. I must admit that the opening credits instantly transported me back to my childhood. Having them zoom past me on my HD TV and surround sound didn't hurt any! I conclude that the opening credits to the original Superman are the best ever made.

I've got a few others that are close for my poll but of course there are many I did not think of.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Best SF Opening Credits Poll

None.

Babylon 5's 5th season opening credits, revisitng the main events of the last 4 years.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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I gotta go traditional, Star Wars credits are just too iconic.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Re: Best SF Opening Credits Poll

Blade Runner. One of the most incredible opening shots ever.

I also loved the credits to Serenity - did anyone else notice that it was all done in one take? Very, very impressive.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: Best SF Opening Credits Poll

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Blade Runner. One of the most incredible opening shots ever.

I also loved the credits to Serenity - did anyone else notice that it was all done in one take? Very, very impressive.

I almost added Serinity but felt like the opening credits to the TV show were just a tad better, mainly because of the theme song which, if I recall correctly, does not make an appearance in the film.

BTW - the opening sequence of the pilot episode is hand down, 100%, no question asked (Iwata, you B5 freak!) the best opening sequence ever to grace the television screen in any genre.

And I don't recall the specific opening credits of season 4 of B5 but the opening credits of the first season were just a rip off of DS9 with a voiceover!



Just kidding...it was actually a pretty cool opening credit sequence.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 02:20 PM   #6
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Out of the choices I went for T2. Although the Matrix's green text has a sense of Tech-Noir mystery to it that I like
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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I have to admit I was torn between Superman and T2. That beat, that music, the fireball, and the playground...definately the best apocalypse-type scene I've ever seen.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 04:07 PM   #8
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The theme music used in T2 and T1 is great. I'm driven musically so I'd pick whatever has the best score. The piano music used to track the love scene in the first film, including the lead up scene conversation by the window, is probably one of the most passionate and beautiful piece of music I've ever heard. Brad Fiedel be kissed.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 04:22 PM   #9
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I came across time for you Sarah...

A little cheesy I guess, but hey, gotta get down to the business of conceiving the savior of mankind so I guess it's okay.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 04:29 PM   #10
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Yeah. And the fact that John Connor didn't spontaneously combust at the end of T2 when Arnie died should have been a huge indicator that all was not well and the apocalypse was still going to happen.

You'd have thought someone would have noticed.
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 09:54 AM   #11
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I voted for Bladerunner as it was in the list.

But one of my favourites is

Event Horizon love the paramount logo then the camera goes past it and into space. Got me going when I saw that in the cinema.

I'm surprised Alien isnt there? the unesy feeling it gives you has you on edge before a word is spoken.

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Old Dec 3, 2005, 10:40 AM   #12
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I like "Resident Evil" as well.

The way if pans into the world, within that small windowed container, with a creepy (Manson) music playing in the background.

Good immersion.
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 04:26 PM   #13
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1. Gattaca (macroshoot of hair and skinflakes falling)
2. Terminator 2 (burning playground)
3. Blade Runner (Los Angeles 2019)

And there's quite a few I haven't seen. As for Star Wars opening credits: As you think of it, it seems kind of cool, but when you actually watch it.. bleeh "I didn't came here to read a friggin novel! LEMME SEE SOME LASERS AND SPACESHIPS AAARGH!!".
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