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Discussion in 'TV Central' started by bmasters9, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Soap Chat TV Fanatic

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    Just thought you might find this interesting: our favorite O-R ABC Dynasty was not the only series that used an on-screen pattern to lead into the first scene of its opening (Dynasty, and also The Colbys, using those Y patterns); another one that used one (and the only other one I know of, also on ABC) was The Streets of San Francisco (1972-77 ABC police/detective series w/the late Karl Malden as Lt. Mike Stone, and Michael Douglas [1972-76] as Inspector Steve Keller; Richard Hatch replaced Douglas for the final go [1976-77] as Inspector Dan Robbins).

    Here's Streets's pattern:
    streetstransitionpattern.jpg

    Do you know of any others that did likewise with openings?
     
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  2. Carrie Fairchild

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    There's this obscurity from 1980 - The Yeagers - which appears to be some sort of Dallas-esque drama about a logging business. It only aired for two episodes on ABC before getting the chop. The titles themselves have a hint of Dynasty in terms of the layout and the font colour.

     
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  3. bmasters9

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    Thanks-- I never knew that such a show existed, let alone how short-lived it was!
     
  4. Gabriel Maxwell

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    How about one of my favorite mini-series, Tommy Thompson's CELEBRITY [1984]:

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  5. Willie Oleson

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    Never-ending opening credits with patterns:
     
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  6. James from London

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    The titles are very Dynasty. And yet it was pre-Dynasty. How interesting!
     

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