There are a lot of different elements which went into the holiday special – too many to cram all into one post. Well, we have a blog now, and that means we can write about anything, so I thought: Why not? So here’s a post which is just about the opening theme tune.
We’ve had a lot of different opening theme tunes over the years. Each season had its own theme tune. Additionally, each season had a secondary theme tune (a slightly modified version of the primary theme) which we used for bonus shows within that season. And just to pile madness upon madness, each holiday special had its own individual theme tune too. Season one had three theme tunes – for before, during, and after the release of the Big Damn Movie.
But until now, we have refrained from being self-indulgent. All of those previous themes were based upon clips from Firefly and Serenity, not on clips from the Signal. (There might have been some teaser clips in the cheesecake episode, but that was a special case). But now, in our final show, we changed the rules. The clips in this opening theme tune were all from previous Signal segments. Those clips were from: Moonshine, Borderline, The Guerrilla Marketing Section, Captain Reynolds’ Way, Adventures in Serenity, Dear BDH, and Banter – none of which appeared in the holiday special itself. It was kinda a medley of some of the segments we didn’t reprise. It was made with pride. It was a showcase. It was our way of saying “We did these. We’re proud of these”. But then none of them were even in the show that was to follow.
That was a lot of fun.