Searching for something else, I led myself to YouTube videos of the opening sequences for several TV shows I used to watch, when I was a kid in Nigeria, in the 70s and part of the 80s.
I had a good time reacquainting myself with many of these programs. Nostalgia... recalling moments from a previous time that I'd long forgotten... and now I'm mining YouTube for as many of them I can find!
Remember The Avengers? No, not the comic book series. The British television program that featured 2 secret agents in 1960s Britain, which ran from 1961 to 1969. I LOVED that show, and we never missed an episode, especially the Diana Rigg years.
Even though the program originally aired in Britain in the 60s, I didn't get to watch it until the late 70s/early 80s, since I obviously wasn't around in the 60s.
The Avengers was a combination of your run-of-the-mill thriller and science fiction elements, and both leads were all too cool for school, making an otherwise routine pair of spies significantly more interesting to watch!
I remember dressing up like John Steed (played by Patrick Mcknee), swinging an umbrella that, in my imagination, doubled as a weapon, much like Steed's did in the series. Although, I barely recall much; and now that I've rediscovered it, I'm going to go digging for a DVD set or two...
A shitty Hollywood adaptation starring Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes was released in 1998. It was a flop!
Here's one of several opening sequences of the original cult hit (more to come)... those were the days: