It's not been widely reported here in the UK but GLEN LARSON, TV Super Producer and Show Runner, died of cancer at the weekend. He was 77.
The name probably needs no introduction but, to recap, he was the Hollywood producer that brought us the STAR AGE small (and big) screen juggernauts BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY as well as lesser SF shows MANIMAL, AUTOMAN, THE HIGHWAYMAN, NIGHT MAN and GALACTICA 1980.
His wider body of work included QUINCY M.E, McCLOUD, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (he produced the second and third TV movies and although his vision of a super-powered James Bond didn't continue, their success ensured the long-running ABC series), THE HARDY BOYS AND NANCY DREW MYSTERIES, BJ AND THE BEAR and its spin-off THE MISADVENTURES OF SHERIFF LOBO, BATTLES, the pilot for MAGNUM P.I, THE FALL GUY, KNIGHT RIDER, COVER UP, MASQUERADE and many more.
Not all his show's were a success (the much derided MANIMAL only clocked-up six episodes before being dumped) and many were rightly lambasted for being rather-too-obvious knock-offs of successful feature films but they were always great fun and were Star Age essentials.
I'm planning to do more on the man and his work but... in the meantime... here's a compilation of some very memorable title sequences.