The Catacombs The Production Guide
Titles and Credits
by Martin Willey



Year One Original End Credits

Alternative titles

This is the original end title sequence, used on an early print of Matter Of Life And Death. The sequence is very similar in design to the end titles of Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet, with the camera showing two areas of paintings. The paintings are probably by Keith Wilson; one was used in UK commercial breaks in the original 1975-6 run.


Alternative titles 1. Note the different font (Futura Black). Screen end titles
Alternative titles 2. Zoom through space, with stars and planets flying past. Note there is no RAI credit. Screen end titles
Alternative titles 3. Zoom through space, with stars and planets flying past. Screen end titles
Alternative titles Transition: zoom towards a grey planet in the centre of the screen.
Alternative titles 4. A grey volcanic surface dissected by lava channels, under the black sky of space. Screen end titles
Alternative titles 5. Pan left to more of the volcanic surface of the planet, with a red planet in the sky. This is the view seen in UK commercial breaks (see above) Screen end titles
Alternative titles Transition: zoom towards the red planet in the sky.
Alternative titles 6. A rocky, barren landscape with a fierce red sky (presumably this is the surface of the red planet seen before). Screen end titles
Alternative titles 7. Zoom into close-up of curling vines in the shade of the rock. In the final sequence these credits are split across two images. Screen end titles Screen end titles
Alternative titles 8. Special Effects credits. This is a jungle landscape with a large planet in the green sky. Screen end titles

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