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Beginning & Ending Narrations (Voice-overs)

THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY SERIES

A - B / C - H / I - O / Q - S / T - Z

CADILLACS & DINOSAURS/CBS/1993-94
[Narrator] "In the 26th century Mankind faces an epic struggle for survival. The forces of Nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities have crumbled and the Dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the earth. In this savage land, one man stands alone...Jack Tenrec. Defending humanity in a world gone mad. A world where only the strong survive. A world of CADILLACS AND DINOSAURS!"

CAPTAIN AMERICA/1966
[Song Lyrics] "When Captain American throws his mighty shield.[KLANG! POW! ZAM! WAP!] All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield. [BOP! TWANG! CLANK! ZZAT!] If he's lead to a fight and a duel is due then the red and the white and blue will come through when Captain America throws his mighty shield! [KLANG! POW! ZAM! WAP!]

CAPTAIN 11/KELO-TV (Sioux Falls. SD)/1955-1997
[Narrated by Tom Sheeley] "CAPTAIN 11! Today's man of the Future!...One man in each century is given the power to control time. The man chosen to receive this power is carefully selected. He must be kind. He must be fair. He must be brave. You have fulfilled these requirements; and, we of the Outer Galaxies designate to you the wisdom of Solomon and the strength of Atlas. YOU are CAPTAIN 11!"

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT/CBS/1954-56

[Originally sponsored by Ovaltine breakfast cereals, the program began with a jet plane coming in for a landing followed by the appearance of an heroic figure dressed in aviators uniform who addressed the audience with this important message]
Narrator:

"Hello, Secret Squadron members. We'll get right to our thrilling story in a moment, but first let me tell you how Ovaltine builds strength and health..." 

CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS/SYN/1967-68
[Narrator] "The Mysterons, sworn enemies of Earth, possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person...but first they must destroy. [cat howls, gun fires] Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name...CAPTAIN SCARLET" [A deep, foreboding voice announces] "This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us earthmen. We have observed the pathetic events of SPECTRUM to combat us and we have decided to render them powerless. We intend to immobilize the whole of SPECTRUM.

CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS/DUM/1949-55 [Sponsored by the POST cereal company, the program opened with the music from Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" over the sounds of a Morse code key pounding out this exciting message P-O-S-T...P-O-S-T...and then the announcer declaring]

"The cereals you like the most! The cereals made by POST...take you to the secret mountain retreat of. Captain Video! Master of Space! Hero of Science! Captain of the Video Rangers! Operating from his secret mountain headquarters on the planet Earth, Captain Video rallies men of good will and leads them against the forces of evil everywhere! As he rockets from planet to planet, let us follow the champion of justice, truth and freedom throughout the universe! Stand by for...CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS!"

CAPTAIN Z-RO/SYN/1952-55
[Narrator] "Somewhere on an uncharted portion of the planet Earth stands the laboratory of CAPTAIN Z-RO. In this secret location, known only to a few in the outside world, CAPTAIN Z-RO and his associates experiment in time and space to learn from the past to learn for the future."

[Program closing] "Be sure to be standing by when we again transmit you to this remote location on the planet Earth when CAPTAIN Z-RO and his associates will conduct another experiment in time and space."

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS/ABC/1978
[Narrator] "Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time-The Legion of Doom! Dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe! Only one group dares to challenge this intergalactic bunch-The Superfriends. The Justice League of America vs. The Legion of Doom. This is the Challenge of the Superfriends."

CLEOPATRA 2525/SYN/UPN/2000
[Female Narrator] "500 years into the future she will enter a world where machines rule the earth. Mankind has been driven under ground. And Cleopatra is about to discover...there's no place like home."

DARK ANGEL/FOX/2000-02
[Michael Weatherly as Narrator] "She was designed to be the perfect soldier. She was trained as a weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her, and she knew they would never stop looking. She was lucky...a few months later, terrorists set off an electro-magnetic pulse that fried all the computers. The U.S. went from superpower to third-world country overnight. It was easy to disappear. Now she has an unlikely ally. Logan Cale, underground cyber-journalist and crusader. He wants to save the world, or what's left of it. She just wants to find the others like her. Together...who knows? (from episodes 4, 6-12)

[Revised opening] "She was designed to be the perfect soldier. She was trained to be a human weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her, and she knew they would never stop looking. For ten years she's been on her own, always looking over her shoulder. Now she has an unlikely ally. Logan Cale, cyber-journalist and crusader. But this time it's not only her creators who are looking for her. She's got the attention of a foreign covert operation that wants to use her unique genetic code for its own ruthless ends." (from episode 13)

[Revised Opening] "She was designed to be the perfect soldier. She was trained to be a human weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her, and she knew they would never stop looking. She was lucky. A few months later, terrorists triggered an electro-magnetic pulse that wiped out America's cyber infra-structure. The U.S. became a third world country overnight. It was easy for a girl to disappear. Ten years later she's still looking over he shoulder. She's found an unlikely ally in Logan Cale. Born to a life of privilege, he's now an underground cyber-journalist crusading against a corrupt government. He wants to save the world, or what's left of it. She just wants to find the others like her. Together...who knows. (from episodes 14+)

[Revised Opening] "They designed her to be the perfect soldier...a human weapon... then she escaped. In a future not far from now...in a broken world...she is haunted by her past. She cannot run, she must fight...to discover her destiny."

DARK SKIES/NBC/1996-97
[Voice of Eric Close] "My name is Jon Lowengard. I am recording this because we may not live through the night. They're here. They're hostile. And powerful people don't want you to know. History as we know it, is a lie!"

DEAD AT 21/MTV/1994
[Narrator] "He can run, but he can't outrun his mind. It's coming apart, dream by dream..."

THE DEAD ZONE/USA/2002-2003
[Voice of Anthony Michael Hall] "I had the perfect life. Until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up and found my fiancée married to another man. My son doesn't know who I am. Everything has changed. Including me. One touch and I can see things. Things that happened. Things that will happen. You should see what I see."

THE (NEW) FANTASTIC FOUR/NBC/1978-79
[Narrator] "It was the world's strangest accident. While testing a new rocket ship, our heroes were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from outer space. Though they crash-landed safely, the strange, and powerful rays had changed each one of them. Transforming their leader, Reed Richards, into the plastic-skinned Mr. Fantastic. Sue Richards, into the "now you see her, now you don't" Invisible Girl. And Ben Grimm, into a mighty-muscled powerhouse called The Thing. Now together with H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot, the newest member of the group, they have become the greatest team of superheroes the world has ever known. The NEW Fantastic Four!"

FANTASTIC JOURNEY/NBC/1977
[Narrator] "Lost in the Devil's Triangle, trapped in a dimension with beings from the future and other worlds, a party of adventurers journey through zones of time back to their own time. Varian, a man from the 23rd century, possessing awesome powers; from 1977; Fred, a young doctor just out of medical school; Scott Jordon, the thirteen-year-old son of a famous scientist; Liana, daughter of an Atlantean father and an extraterrestrial mother; and Jonathan Willaway, a rebel scientist from the 1960s. Together they face the frightening unknown on the FANTASTIC JOURNEY."

FANTASTIC VOYAGE/ABC/1968-70

Headquarters: C.M.D.F.
(Combined Miniature Defense Force)
Project: Fantastic Voyage
Process: Miniaturization
Authority: Top Secret, Highest Clearance
Team:
  • Jonathan Kidd, Commander
  • Guru, Master of mysterious powers
  • Erica Lane, Doctor, Biologist
  • Busby Birdwell, Scientist, Inventor, Builder of the Voyager
Mission: In their miniaturized form to combat the unseen, unsuspected enemies of freedom
Time Limit: 12 hours
 

   -- Opening Narration by Ted Knight

FARSCAPE/SCI/1999-2003
[Voice of Ben Browder] (a garbled distress signal) "My name is John Crichton...an astronaut...radiation leak...I got shot up...I was lost in some distant part of the universe...on a ship full of strange alien life forms...listen please...can anyone out there hear me...Mayday...by insane military commander...I can't...I'm just looking for a way home."

FEARLESS FLY/ABC/1965-68
[Narrator] "Faster that a streaking rocket! Speedier than a flash of light! It's Fearless Fly! Possessed of a super strength so powerful: no fly swatter can harm him; no fly paper can hold him; no insecticide can stop him. Always careful not to reveal his true identity, Fearless Fly hides from view as he removes his glasses, which generate millions of megatons of energy through the sensitive muscles in his head and becomes a meek, mild, passive little fly known as Hyram."

FIRST WAVE/SCI/1998-2001
[Voice of Sebastian Spence] "In 1564 Nostradamus predicted the destruction of Earth in three terrifying waves. The first wave is here. My name is Cade Foster. These are my journals. They killed my wife. Framed me for murder. Now I run, but I don't hide. With the prophecies of Nostradamus as my guide, I seek them...I hunt them. I will stop the next wave." (followed by a reference to one of Nostradamus' predictions: "Quatrain 32 Century Nine - 'The pillars of light will fall with serpents coiled in their heads. Twelve Lords and Ladies of the Empire will be devoured by the darkness or spared by the fruit of golden hue'.")

GARGOYLES/SYN/1994-96
[Voice of Keith David as Goliath] "One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and we live again! We are defenders of the night! We are GARGOYLES!"

GENE RODDENBERRY'S EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT/SYN/1997-2001
[Narrator] "Three years ago they came, forever altering the future of humanity. William Boone's life has been destroyed. A man caught between two worlds. Assigned protector to the Companions; undercover agent for the Liberation. An alien implanted cyber-virus expands his mind. Controlling a bio-engineered weapon of unprecedented power, William Boone searches for the Truth."

[Opening #2] "They are the Companions. Aliens come to Earth on a mission of peace. Their true mission, the secrets they hide, forever altering humanity. Caught in the struggle between these Taelon Companions and the Human resistance is Liam Kincaid, a man whose more than human. The mystery of his past hold the key to Earth's future and the fate of mankind on EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT."

[Opening #3] "They have come to Earth with the promise of peace. An alien race called the Taelons. But there are those who resist these alien companions. For the Taelon's true mission, the secrets they hide, will forever alter our world. The fate of humanity now lies on those who dare challenge the future of Earth."

[Opening #4 Voice of Jayne Heitmeyer] "In the 21st century, an alien species, known as the Taelons, came to earth with the promise of peace...They lied. Their true agenda was to dominate us. After years of struggle, the Taelons have perished, leaving more aggressive beings in their wake -- the Atavus. My name is Renee Palmer. My mission is to stop this new species from dominating our planet. This is Earth's final conflict."

THE HERCULOIDS/CBS/1967
[Narrator] "Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, and his wife, Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes! They're The Herculoids!"

THE HIGHLANDER/SYN/1992-98
[Voice of Adrian Paul] "I am Duncan Macleod, born 400 years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone. For centuries, we have waited for the time of the GATHERING when the stroke of a sword and the fall of a head will release the power of the QUICKENING. In the end, there can be only one."

[Revised opening with voice of Jim Byrnes as Joe Dawson]: "He is immortal. Born in the Highlands of Scotland 400 years ago. He is not alone. There are others like him. Some good. Some evil. For centuries he has battled the forces of evil with holy ground his only refuge. He cannot die unless you take his head and lift his power. In the end there can be only one. He is Duncan Macleod, the Highlander."

[Third revision with voice of Jim Byrnes as Joe Dawson] "He is Duncan MacCleod, the Highlander. Born in 1592 in the Highlands of Scotland and he is still alive. He is immortal. For four hundred years he's been a warrior, a lover, a wanderer. Constantly facing other immortals in combat to the death. The winner take his enemy's head and with it his power. I am a Watcher, part of a secret society of men and women who observe and record but never interfere. We know the truth about immortals. In the end there can be only one. May it be, Duncan MacCleod...THE HIGHLANDER."

HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN/SYN/1998-99
[Voice of Paul Johanssen as Nick Wolfe] "She is immortal. A 1000 years old and she can not die. A creature of legend like the raven. A thief who stole the sun and the moon. They sent a warrior to bring her back. He found her. Together they brought back light to the world. I was a cop. To me she was just a thief. Another day on the job. But she wasn't. She changed my life. Changed everything. And both of us knew from that moment on nothing would ever be the same."

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