The Weisscam bit may've revealed something. They used it for the opening credits for S3 & S4, if I'm right. Debuted in God Mode
, if I heard Jonah & Richard J. Lewis correctly in the DVD commentary (utilized for MPOV shots that're taken from inside cars).
If it was not touched this year, does that mean there's no title sequence? To be honest, I'm cool with it if they just use the show's title card (like in the Pilot
, The Contingency
, Bad Code
, Deus Ex Machina
, The Devil You Know
, Terra Incognita
, and even partially in /
, & Control-Alt-Delete
) or the no-intros (a la God Mode
, The Devil's Share
, & A House Divided
Sure, the lack of it takes away the joy of fucking around with it for special ones (Relevance
, Zero Day
) but it's an acceptable loss. Go with simpler titles, and crank up the voltage with everything else in the storytelling. Very much like how it was with Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
(the crew credits displayed in a standard black background, following the teaser, though that was due to the fact they ran of time, & couldn't do it any other way). As a matter of fact, be cool if the card for every piece in S5, reflects the theme of the episode. Like the power-glitched one in YHWH
. Another strong illustration of this, is ABC's Once Upon A Time
, which has a different card in every single one, with some mystical motifs.
For example: Truth Be Told
can have one with a black bagged prisoner in solitary confinement at a CIA facility, with the show's title & the 'Created by Jonathan Nolan' credit in the foreground. A ham radio map for QSO
. Or a shot of the Washington D.C. skyline/major city landmarks for Synecdoche
, as the episode's set partially in the Capital. And if things've completely gone to hell in The Day The World Went Away
, a wrecked shot of either New York City or the Subway should suffice. Like how it was after Bane blew up most of Gotham in The Dark Knight Rises
. In a way, these cards evoke a feel of classic noir. Something that worked beautifully in almost every episode of Batman: The Animated Series
. The show's producer, Eric Radomski, personally designed them.
This technique perfectly plays into Chris Fisher's love for Film Noir. And it'll give the audience a shitload of wallpaper choices.
But, if they're hell bent on a having one like the seasons past, prefer it if it's done after The Machine's backup to full capacity, and the sequence alternates between its potentially new interface (or if it retains the old one), with the one of Samaritan's, and display key operatives from both parties. Like the Red/Blue intros for Fringe
, when an episode's set in both the regular & the alternate universe. And if you want to fuck around with that, even better.
Also, now I'm tempted to mix Welcome to the Machine
with Reese's exit of Rikers, and Fusco's Akimbo shootout with the Armenians.
Found this on another forum. Someone misconstrued 6,741
as number of days, than hours. That equates to a little over 18 years. Implies a dystopian future with a war fought between Gabriel Hayward, Genrika Zhirova, & Julia Control!
Read this posted there, too. With respect to which regular could die. Spoiler tagged to save space.