Saturday, 24 July 2010

Doctor Who opening titles, 1963-2010

Below is an compilation of Doctor Who opening titles. Not only is it delightful to see the old title sequences, but watching them back-to-back provides an excellent insight into how science fiction graphic design, effects and music have changed over the decades.

I am most surprised by the older sequences, which still seem fresh by today’s standards. I also can’t help but feel that the more retrained typography of the early logo is better than the brash (and now rather dated) schemes used in the 80s and 90s. I suspect the “mandala” logo of the Eccleston/Tennant years may date similarly. Another thing that pops out is the speed of the sequences. The leisurely pace of the first ones gradually give way to the almost comic break-neck worm-hole plunge of the Tennant intro, which leaves one thankful that the present sequence is somewhat slower.

via BoingBoing

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic compilation! It's fun to watch them all together. The Doctor compilation at the end was a fun surprise too!