24 February 2010

ABC Sunday Night Movie Psychedelic!

Bill Ward on his website has posted a piece of great nostalgia: the 1983 HBO Logo, a huge piece of special effects design that was cutting-edge for its day. He also includes the ten-minute “making of” featurette HBO aired when the logo first started to appear. My first memory of the logo was seeing it before the premiere of Fraggle Rock.

So, in that same spirit, here is the television logo that stands out the most in my mind, the one that gives me shivers whenever I hear its theme play . . . The ABC Sunday Night Movie. How fondly I remember this appearing before viewings of The Last Dinosaur and The Land That Time Forgot! (There’s a bonus peak at what’s coming up on Dynasty this week.)