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> The Classic TV Titles Poll, With clips
Which is the greatest
Which is the greatest
Doctor Who [ 6 ] ** [27.27%]
Monkey [ 3 ] ** [13.64%]
Thunderbirds [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Six Million Dollar Man [ 1 ] ** [4.55%]
Space 1999 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
The Persuaders [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
The New Avengers [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
The Avengers [ 2 ] ** [9.09%]
The Prisoner [ 4 ] ** [18.18%]
The Professionals [ 1 ] ** [4.55%]
The Sweeney [ 1 ] ** [4.55%]
Other [ 4 ] ** [18.18%]
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:22 PM
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I'm sorry, all of the above are complete bollocks, just watch this:

Bring'Em Back Alive.

My God, I have tears rolling down my face having watched that!

What the hell is that on The Box's top lip?! (And has he shoved a snake down his pants?!!).
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 20 2007, 07:41 PM)
And appreciated moreso if you watch it straight after watching Streets Of San Francisco.

Fantastic theme.  And check out this week's guest star!
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You should check out the one with Arnold Schwarzenegger in it - a clip nyah. Playing a body builder - what a stretch! But a particularly sensitive one, so some (rather poor) acting required. It's worth the build-up (zing!) for his hissy fit at the end.

A great title sequence really needs to get you in the mood for the show. Matt Berry popped up on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe a few weeks ago discussing the work of Ronnie Hazlehurst and this very issue, viewable here.
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:28 PM
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It was a close call between Dr Who and Monkey but I had to go with Monkey in the end. That tune is just so funky.

We sang the Monkey theme in a Karaoke bar in Tokyo with my Aussie friend and her Japanese boyfriend. I think the Japanese wait-persons were quite surprised to see a bunch of gaijin singing that. Good times.
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:51 PM
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I've just noticed something watching those clips:

From Space 1999:



From NASA's picture of the day web site (today):



Where's the moon base gone?! It was there 8 years ago!!
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:04 AM
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At least there's a Millennium Falcon indentation remaining on that big central mound...
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Nov 20 2007, 11:22 PM)
I'm sorry, all of the above are complete bollocks, just watch this:

Bring'Em Back Alive.

My God, I have tears rolling down my face having watched that!

What the hell is that on The Box's top lip?! (And has he shoved a snake down his pants?!!).
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Never watched it. It was on the same time as the far superior Tales Of The Gold Monkey.

And Sunday night was Sloane night.



Now this is another Brit classic. Recognise the first two cast members anyone?
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 21 2007, 12:10 AM)
Never watched it.  It was on the same time as the far superior Tales Of The Gold Monkey.


They can't have been, I remember watching both of them as a kid! (Tales of the Gold Monkey was by far the better program though, I totally agree!).

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Crikey, it's like a hip version of The Chiffy Kids!
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:19 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 21 2007, 12:10 AM)
Now this is another Brit classic.  Recognise the first two cast members anyone?
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You really couldn't get away with calling a fat kid Doughnut and the nerd kid Brains in a kids show nowadays. That's like calling a disabled kid Wheels. Except the Burger King Kids Club got there first.
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 21 2007, 12:19 AM)
You really couldn't get away with calling a fat kid Doughnut and the nerd kid Brains in a kids show nowadays. That's like calling a disabled kid Wheels. Except the Burger King Kids Club got there first.
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I thought Doughnut was Johnny Vegas!
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:30 AM
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QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 21 2007, 12:19 AM)
You really couldn't get away with calling a fat kid Doughnut and the nerd kid Brains in a kids show nowadays. That's like calling a disabled kid Wheels. Except the got there first.
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biggrin.gif I wish there was a Stumpy.

QUOTE (Raven @ Nov 21 2007, 12:22 AM)
I thought Doughnut was Johnny Vegas!
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But you do have Peter (brother of Colin) Firth and Brinsley (Aswad) Forde in there



Shit show, but one of the lovliest theme tunes ever


If only the show was as good as the titles
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:34 AM
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QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 21 2007, 12:19 AM)
That's like calling a disabled kid Wheels.
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:40 AM
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Has to be Monkey. Although I actually prefer shows that don't have opening sequences. Or very short and funky ones, a la Futurama.
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post Nov 21 2007, 12:53 AM
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So here I was thinking V: The Series had the creepy, slightly Carpenter-esque synth music that I loved in its intro, but no... those titles sucked a smidge.

It was V: The Final Battle I was thinking of.
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post Nov 21 2007, 11:04 AM
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Doctor Who, all the way. In 45 years, it's only had 2 bad opening sequences. (McGlynn and McCulloch, I'm looking at you, here.)
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post Nov 21 2007, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 20 2007, 11:33 PM)

I was going to mention that one. And of a similar feel is Six Feet Under - classy, great theme, beautiful imagery.

I must give special mention to Mike Post and his vast canon of classic themes. Consider:

Quantum Leap
NYPD Blue
LA Law
Hill Street Blues
The A-Team
Muder One.

Whoop!
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