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Does Star Trek Have the Best Credit Sequences in All of SciFi Television? #SciFiSunday

What’s the all time best credit sequence in sci-fi tv? While I’m partial to the X Files intro and (weirdly) the Space Cases theme song, Alasdair Stuart makes a great case for Star Trek‘s superiority.

Read the piece in full on Tor.com.

I am an easy mark for a good credits sequence. “Good” doesn’t necessarily mean long, either—Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s exuberant twenty-second sprint tells you everything you need to know, while (in the UK, at least) Law and Order’s Rob Dougan-scored doom grimly trudges toward the same end. Then there’s the dozens of different versions of the Doctor Who theme, not the least of which is the Twelfth Doctor’s epic rock guitar take on his own theme music. Much like the Nerf Herder intro to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it’s a perfect summation of the show, and (also like the Buffy theme) it’s a strong contender for best TV theme music, and credit sequence, ever.

But Star Trek is the all-time champion. Across all six live action iterations of the show, the credits and theme music have done an amazing job of encapsulating the shows’ spirit and scope.

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